So you understand why I was surprised that I actually read 10 books this month, well 8 if you're not counting the DNF's. I told myself that this year I wasn't going to force myself to read a book that I just can't finish, which is why I have one or two a month.
This is going to be a long post, so let's get going with the books I read this month. As stated above I read ten books, five of which were for review.
.The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: I gave this book 4.5 stars. I really liked it and I'm glad that I read this a few months before the second book came out. I can't read a book when it's first comes out when it's all hyped up, because I come in thinking I'm probably not going to like it. I've been burned a lot with hype books on Booktube, so I thought this would be like the rest.
The reason this wasn't a 5 star read for me, has to be the POV of Tariq and the female lead's father. I know they were needed, but I didn't care for it at all.
Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano: 3 Stars. I liked it, but not enough to continue on with the series. I really didn't connect with the characters and wasn't emotionally invested in the story as a whole.
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo: 3 Stars. You definetely need to read the first book, but I suggest if you don't want to read the book, go on YouTube and search for "KonMari". I wrote a review for it here.
A Single Light by Patricia Leslie: 3.5 Stars. I thought this book was okay, I liked it, but I wasn't in love with it. There were parts that was boring and dragged a little, especially in the beginning. Once it got around 30%, it was really good, I didn't put it down, even though I was tired. The ending was unexpected and I liked it a lot. Reveiw.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: 2 Star. This was okay, there were parts I did like, but overall, I found Clary to be annoying, and since I watched the t.v. show, have that Clary voice in my head, which is annoying when she's annoyed. I guess I know why it took me forever to continue on with the series.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: 1.5 stars. DNF. No. It was a huge no for me. I just. No. Clary and Jace was beyond annoying. I decided that I won't be continuing on with the series, and donating all Clare's book. Even though I heard good things about The Infernal Devices Trilogy, the hype train is too strong for me and I don't want to be disappointed like I am with The Mortal Instrument Series.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan:_ 1.5 stars, DNF. 44% in and I still couldn't connect with the characters, they were so dull and the heroine whines a lot. The only character I liked was Carwyn, whose name I'm most likely spelling wrong.
Through the Veil by Colleen Halverson: 1 star. I had high expectations for this book, but everything went through when Elizabeth was wooed by Finn. Her personality was not doing it for me at all and how their relationship was so predictable. The only thing I liked was the mythology aspect of it.
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins: 4 stars. For the most part I liked at least half of the short stories, while some wasn't doing it for me, at all or was just too confusing to understand what was going on. I wrote a review for it, along with the short stories.
Favorite Book of the Month
That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy: 5 stars. I haven't been disappointed in anything she has written yet and I doubt I will ever be. My love for this ship is so strong. No words, so I give you a gif and my review which expresses how much I love this book.
February was also the month of me buying tons of books, because sales. Between Valentine's Day and President's Day sales, I've gotten a lot of books. Sales are my weakness, especially when the books I really want go on sale; there is no reason to hold back.
These are only my physical copies, which is 12, all from Book Outlet. The bottom book on the left was before the sale and I got that because someone had a coupon code for 50% off of it and I couldn't say no.
The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier: I already read this book and reviewed it on my Kindle. I loved it, obviously, and I wanted a physical copy of it.
Hallowed by Tonya Hurley: The last book in The Blessed Trilogy. I need to know what is going on after that crazy ending at book 2.
Sempre and Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower: I read a Kindle sample and I was in love.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Thief(1) and A Conspiracy of Kings(4) by Megan Whalen Turner
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: After reading her short story, I wanted to try out this series.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Ruthless People, The Untouchables, American Savages and Black Rainbow by J.J. McAvoy: Like I said, I'm obsess with her writing and I need to get all her books
The Paper Swan by Leyla Attar
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
The Crown & The Arrow by Renee Ahdieh
What books did you read in February? Did you buy a lot of books in February?