Monthly Wrap Up | February 2019

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The shortest month of the year, but somehow, it felt really long! With multiple snowstorms and just all round terrible weather, it has been the perfect month to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate – and I definitely made good use of it! I got through a very good variety this month with an even mix of new releases, backlist titles and some old childhood favourites. Without further ado, here’s a look at my February 2019!


Books I Read in February 2019
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
The Dead Queens Club – Hannah Capin (⭐️⭐️⭐️ )
You Won’t See Me Coming – Kristen Orlando (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) – Laura Sebastian (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Enchantée – Gita Trelease (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Fame, Fate & the First Kiss – Kasie West (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
A Curse So Dark And Lonely (A Curse So Dark And Lonely #1) – Brigid Kemmerer (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Triumphant (The Valiant #3) – Lesley Livingston (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) – C. J. Redwine (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Catherine Howard Conspiracy (Marquess House #1) – Alexandra Walsh | ARC (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) – Tehlor Kay Mejia (⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2)

Backlist
Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand #1) – C. V. Wyk (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire #3) – C. J. Redwine (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2)

Re-Reads
The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) – Sarah J. Maas (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Selection (The Selection #1) – Kiera Cass (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Rebel Queen – Michelle Moran (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) – Kendare Blake (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) – Renée Ahdieh (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Other posts & reviews this month

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) – Leigh Bardugo ( ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 )
Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) – Laura Sebastian (⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2)
Mini Reviews #1 (The Iliad, The Dead Queens Club, The Fire Queen, A Curse So Dark & Lonely)
Down the TBR Hole #1


Reading challenge updates:
1. Beat the Backlist: This month, I read 3 books from my backlist, including The Afterlife of Holly Chase which I’ve been wanting to get to for ages! I’ve been a little focused on rereads though, so this number isn’t as high as i would’ve liked.
2. Year of Epic Reads: As I mentioned, I’m doing both the monthly and quarterly challenges for this one. I’m still thinking over what to choose for the quarterly challenge, and I’m planning to pick a book for this in March.

  • Challenge of the Month: ON AN ADVENTURE!
    This challenge is daring you to read a book that takes you on the road, on a mission, or to a place you’ve never gone. Travel the galaxy between the covers of a book!
    Chosen Book: Enchantée
    I knew this was going to be my pick for this month the minute I saw the challenge. France has always been a place I’ve wanted to visit, and Versailles in particular has been #1 on my bucket list since the age of ten. Fun fact, a middle grade memoir of Marie Antoinette was one of the earliest historical fiction novels I read, and that was the book that first introduced me to the world of Versailles and the French Revolution.
    Check out my full review here!

 


Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 19
Number of Pages: 7,870
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 30/100


Well, I think I had a rather productive month. Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!


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