Hello everyone! Today, I’ll be doing a monthly wrap up for February. This has been a really good month for books and I’ve read and reviewed loads of really good ones!
Books I’ve Read:
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty:
I liked this book but not as much as I thought I would because it was really long and dense. The characters were also a bit annoying.
The Martian by Andy Weir:
I loved The Martian! I would never, ever want to be stuck on Mars because it sounds TERRIFYING but the story was really engaging, exciting and funny and I really enjoyed it.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo:
King of Scars was amazing and it was a joy reading about Nina, Nikolai and Zoya again. I’m so excited for the next book to come out! Also, after reading it I realised that I really need to reread the Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows. Sometime soon, I’m going to write a super long gushing review for this book so watch out for it!
eARCs I’ve Read:
the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace:
I liked the message this book gave but I really didn’t like the writing style- it just didn’t agree with me.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He:
Descendant of the Crane was amazing! The plot twists, the characters, the writing- everything was just mind-blowingly good. I really hope the author writes a second book.
Whispers from the Depths by C. W. Briar:
I liked this book because it felt like a cinematic experience while I was reading it. The characters were trapped in a house with evil water spirits trying to kill them and tension was built up so skilfully.
Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck:
This book was pretty average because I felt like I’ve seen it all before. It wasn’t bad but I had loads of Red Queen and The Hunger Games vibes whilst reading it.
Books I’ve Reviewed:
This month, I’ve reviewed SO MANY good books. As you can see, they were all 5 or 4 stars. Generally, I tend to rate books highly because I’m really picky with what I read and I tend to read things that I know I will like- it’s not always a good thing but I do try to challenge myself occasionally.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | 5 stars
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | 5 stars
- The Martian by Andy Weir | 5 stars
- Descendant of the Crane by Joan He| 5 stars
- The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty | 4 stars
- Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett | 4 stars
- Circe by Madeline Miller | 5 stars
- Theorie of the Storm by Jane Delaney | 4 stars
My favourite post of the month:
My post about the link between slavery and Valentine’s day because it’s a really major issue that not many people seem to know about and I wanted to raise awareness about it. (Read it here: Roses: Symbols of Romance or of Suffering)
That’s my February in books all wrapped-up! How was your February? Let me know in the comments and if you’ve done a wrap-up feel free to link it- I’d love to read them!