Hello everyone! I hope you all are safe and happy. I can’t believe that we are in March already! Spring is almost there (and we are again in a sort of lock-down… yay), we got some really beautiful days, maybe a tad too hot for the season, but really pleasant and February just flew by. It is true that it is the shortest month, and that I was really busy this month, and time just flew when you have a lot of things to do, but still… wow! It was just so fast! Anyway, let’s see how my reading went this month! And be warned, it was a really rich month!
Books read: 26 + 3 DNF + 6 short novellas
Physical books Vs ebooks: 6 vs 20
The Amazing Ones!
February was an amazing month, really! I have read a lot of books (and I am still trying to understand how I have managed it, but that’s just a minor detail!), but what is more important is that I have read a ton of amazing or really good ones! THUD! was just amazing. I don’t have words to say how much I loved this book. I can’t ask for more, and I had some pretty high expectations, but it did surpass them! MEMENTO is a short novella and a prequel to The Illuminae Files. It was just so good to be back to that world, and meeting again AIDAN (and see him/it at the beginning of his/its story!). Blood Heir is maybe the less “good” if I have to really be objective but… but I enjoyed this one so much that I am not feeling guilty at all putting this book here. And last but not least, Tyrant’s Throne. It took me quite a long while to read this but it was by no means its fault. It is just so full of feelings. And things happening. And it hurt so much. And it was just so so good.
The Really Really Good Ones!
Spellswept is a prequel in the series The Hardwood Spellbook, that I discovered last year. It was even better that what I was expecting, it is just a novella but it has it all! And then there is Winter’s Orbit. This book was surprising, and it is full of good things, a really sweet romance, great characters, action and plots and intrigues! Also, both of them have amazing covers!
The Really Good Ones!
Dragon’s Claw is a novella of the Dorina Basarab series, but it is not so short. (Well, it is around 170 pages, so it is not really long, but it has some length to it!), and it was the missing piece that I need before finally reading the fifth book in the series. To be sure I would also read the other “novella” (I don’t know how to call it, it is the bookk 4.6 in the series but it is a proper book, not a novella or short story or whatever) to be safe, before going on with it. Anyway, I really enjoy the characters here, I think that they are my favorite, but we don’t see enough of them (especially Radu and Marlowe) in the main series! Tripping on a Halo and The Roommate are two romance and both of them are really good! They are fun, quite a lot of it, trust me, and both of them are quite original. I loved them both!
To be completely honest, I have loved the first three books in this session a bit more, but those three here are quite good anyway, so I decided to put all of them together. Awfully Appetizing is quite original, and it was a good book. Sure, sometimes it is a bit gross, but since the MC is a ghoul it was to be expected. Half A King was a re-read, and I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first time around. Now I just have to go on with the series! La Città Perfetta is a short story and an Italian mystery. It was really good!
The Good Ones!
I have to confess that To Be Taught if Fortunate is in this session because of my enjoyment of it. I think this is a great book, and the author choose to show how some original point of views on things. I appreciated this a lot. And I think that this is a great book. But, even if I enjoyed it, I didn’t enjoyed it as much as I was hoping. Rafael is the latest book in the Anita Blake series. This series was my guilty pleasure but I think I am falling out of love with it all. Pox is a non-fiction book about syphilis. I was always intrigued by this ailment that it makes its appearance everywhere in history. And it is an interesting book, even if a bit repetitive, and quite inconclusive. But it was interesting. Daisy Jones and The Six has a great concept, and I loved the way in which the author chooses to tell the story. It was really original, and I enjoyed the reading, but I didn’t care for the characters and even for the story. It was captivating, but once I closed the book I didn’t take anything away with me. Stockings and Spells is the fourth book in The Vampire Knitting Club, and so far is the least favorite of this series. It is not a bad book and I enjoyed it, it was cozy and fast. But I enjoyed the previous one more.
Shitty Beer is a cut scene more than a novella, for Cassandra Palmer series. It was nice to read it. Half-Off Ragnarok is the third book in this series, and it was as the previous ones a fast and fun reading. Not demanding and quite fast. I don’t love this series, but I enjoyed it enough to go on with it. And there are some really valid points in there. And the last two books are two short Italian mystery. They were quite intriguing, but nothing special.
The Not So Good Ones!
I cannot say that The Raven King was bad. It has some really interesting and complex characters. But it was just so so dark. I wasn’t sure before, but now I think I would drop this series. It has some really good things in it, mainly some of the characters, really. But it is just too much for me. While And Shall Machines Surrender has an interesting title and some interesting premises, but nothing else. It is really quite bad to say something like that, but I think that the plot and its development were quite… useless. It started good but then… nope.
The DNFed ones!
For all three of these books I can say that I have tried, but that they weren’t the right one for me. With Unsouled I couldn’t care less. There were some sparks of interest here and there, but they were just small sparks soon gone. I cannot really say what didn’t work for me, but I didn’t care. Sea of Pearls and Leaves is a really imaginative book, with a lot of colors and magical places. But the two MC weren’t really up my alley. And I need good characters to really enjoy a book. The Envoy’s Honor has a ton of interesting things in it, but it has also the most irritating characters ever. I was just so irritated with them, that all the rest was just scenery.
Three reviews are not really a lot, but at least I am slowly going back to writing them. And this is great!
Finished: 1 + 1 dropped + 1 last volume published
And what about you? And have you read some of the books I have mentioned? And how was your February?? Let me know!!!