February is the shortest month of the year yet I managed to read 15 books and I enjoyed them all! I reread a couple of old favourites and a few new(ish) releases. I’ve been slacking on blogging this month so I don’t have any full reviews for the books I read but I promise to get better for next month!
Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish – 4/5 – I read a book by Avon Gale at the end of last year and really enjoyed it and I saw a lot of people talking about this book and decided to give it a go. It’s a m/m NA romance that’s super fluffy and cheesy but also quite emotional which I really liked.
Until It Fades by K. A. Tucker – 3/5 – I saw someone post a picture of this book on Bookstagram and the cover was gorgeous so I decided to get it on my Kindle. Unfortunately I didn’t love it – it was enjoyable but nothing in the story stood out making it an average read.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – 4.5/5 – I adored this book from start to finish and I highly recommend that everyone reads it! It follows two boys who fall in love during a writing class in a Mormon town where being gay is rather taboo. This story was beautifully written and our two boys, Tanner and Sebastian, are so wonderful.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – 3.5/5 – another book that I’d heard a lot of wonderful things about but it just didn’t hit the mark for me. It was an enjoyable read but rather average for me.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (reread) – 4/5 – I’m rereading all of Cassandra Clare’s books this year and I’ve found myself quite disappointed with my reread of The Infernal Devices. I adored this trilogy the first time I read it but the two books I’ve reread so far have dropped down a star in my rating. I can’t quite put my finger on what I’m not enjoying as much this time round but I hope the final book in the trilogy lives up to my expectations.
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell – 4/5 – this is a diary/memoir of a bookseller in Scotland that my Aunt bought for Christmas because we once visited his shop on a family holiday. This was a really funny and honest account of running a bookshop and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – 3.5/5 – this is such an important book about religion, family, terrorism, friendship and love and I really wanted to love it. I thought the look at terrorism was so incredibly written but the love story really let this book down for me. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the main character but I still think this is a must read for everyone!
Just One of the Boys by Leah Rooper – 3.5/5 – I’m such a huge fan of hockey romance stories so I was really interested in a story about a girl playing hockey. This was a really fun and lighthearted YA story.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – 4/5 – it took me a while to get into this book but once I was in I was hooked! I loved the art doodles that were spread throughout and I thought the story was really unique. I wasn’t a huge fan of the romance but I still really enjoyed this book.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling – 5/5 – this was incredible. The art is so beautiful and it adds another dynamic to the story that made rereading feel like I was reading for the first time. I can’t wait to read the other illustrated editions!
Fence #4 by C. S. Pacat – 4/5 – I’m loving this graphic novel and I can’t wait to have a physical copy of the first volume!
We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson – 4/5 – this book is beautiful and sad and I wanted to wrap Henry up and keep him safe. I was in a bit of a reading slump when I read this and I think if I read it again I would give it a 5/5. This was a really unique story about humanity and friendship and love and I adored it.
I then reread the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi in anticipation of Restore Me being released. I read this trilogy for the first time in January 2017 and I adored it! This time round I gave all 3 books a 4/5 because I found Juliette to be really irritating this time round. Ignite Me is still my favourite of the books and I can’t wait to read Restore Me!
What did you read in February and what are you planning to read in March? Let me know in the comments!