February was definitely a much better reading month than January was. Not only did I read more but I also found a couple of new favourites.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I kind of loved this. It’s a fantasy dystopia that’s very romance heavy and I just devoured it. It was dramatic, it was shocking, it kept me guessing the whole time. I had a lot of fun with this book. But then…
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard ⭐ ⭐
…The sequel happened. This book just went downhill for me, it lost everything I loved about the first book and I completely lost interest in the series as a whole. I definitely won’t continue. I have read what happens in the final book and oh boy am I glad I gave up on it.
Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I was so excited for this book because it’s the book featured in my first ever blog tour post where I shared Holly Smale’s favourite movies, which you can find here.
In this we meet the Valentine’s siblings who were born into Hollywood royalty. Our main character is waiting for her chance in the spotlight and spends her time day dreaming about finding the one.
This Savage Song by Victoria Aveyard ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Aveyard is so well loved in the online book community and every time I pick up one of her books I’m so sad I don’t love them as much.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
My first five star of the year! And believe me when I say I was not expecting it to be this book. It’s no secret I’m not a fan of poetry and this is the first book I’ve ever read that was in verse. I was tentative about that so I listened to the first half in audiobook which is narrated brilliantly by the author herself. I just loved everything about this really.
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown ⭐ ⭐
I was disappointed by this book but, even though I only gave it two stars, it’s not terrible. Just not what I was expecting. This is about Sydney whose dad is killed. It’s ruled an accident but she finds the circumstances suspicious. It sounds like a thriller/mystery but it’s much more about grief and the MC sexuality.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I really got into my YA contemporary this month thanks to the Contemporaryathon. This is about Frances whose every decision is based on her getting into Cambridge University. But that changes when she meets the creator of her favourite podcast she makes fanart for.
This book has great diversity in it’s characters and I related with a lot of what they were going through, especially because it was set in the UK.
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
When Mara’s twin is accused by his girlfriend of rape she is forced to choose between her brother and her strong beliefs.
This book, being about sexual assault, is a heavy and difficult read. But an incredibly important one. This book challenges rape culture by showing us how women who accuse someone of rape are treated. And the possible consequences when they aren’t believed.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star ⭐
I can’t count how many times I’ve read this book. It’s definitely my favourite Austen. The plot itself is so intricate and perfectly paced and I just love the characters.
Now I’m going to go and continue reading Priory of the Orange Tree which I am quickly falling in love with.
Thanks for reading,