Hi everyone! I can’t believe February has already come and gone. While my February has been a bit stressful with the pressures of graduate school continually building, I managed to still read 10 books this month.
- The One Who’s Not the One by Keris Stainton – 5 stars. What happens when your ex (that should have been the one) walks back into your life? You fall for his brother! This was that laugh out loud, absolutely relatable rom-com that I just couldn’t put down. Here is my review.
- Potency (Glow #1) by Aubrey Hadley – 2 stars. This book had so much potential! The idea of people falling prey to a sleeping syndrome was right up my alley, but the execution of the plot was poor. So frustrating.
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – 5 stars. I have my reservations about Beauty and the Beast retellings because it’s my favorite fairytale, so I have some pretty unrealistic expectations. That being said, this was everything I needed and more. This adaptation gave the fairytale a modern day glow up, and I need more of Harper’s sass in my life! Here’s my review.
- The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner – 5 stars. Irréelle’s story is heartbreaking but watching her band together to save her friends and discover the truth of her creation was a great adventure to behold. Here is my review.
- Of Rioters & Royals by M.L. Greye – 4 stars. What if the color of your eyes determined your magical abilities? This was a fast-paced adventure full of romance and magic, which I loved. Here is my review.
- Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan – 4.5 stars. I’m still describing this one as a blood soaked fairytale. This book lives up to all the hype. It’s incredible. Review will be posted next week.
- The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis – Graves – 5 stars. I’m still suffering from book hangover after reading this one. It completely tore me apart. I didn’t want Annika’s story to end. Review will be posted next week.
- The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate – 3.5 stars. This post-apocalyptic/dystopian follows the story of Zadie (lacks magic) who must enter the Labyrinth and complete the sinister challenges to find her friend Landon. Overall, I enjoyed the story, but I think the timing of the plot needs some work.
- Little Darlings by Melanie Golding – 4 stars. There is something so unbelievably chilling about changelings/possessed children. Each page had chills running down my spine yet I couldn’t turn away from this creepy tale. Here is my review.
- The Everlasting Rose by Dhionelle Clayton – 3 stars. This was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I LOVED The Belles, and I couldn’t wait to jump back into this world. However, I expected so much more from what I got out of the sequel. Here is my review.
Have you read any of these books? Are any of these books on your TBR? Let’s discuss!