FEBRUARY WRAP-UP!

Hello world! I hope you all are happy and safe, and that you are reading some amazing books! I know that we are near the end of March, so it would have made sense to just wait and write a wrap-up for February and March together, but I have read quite a lot and I didn’t want to write a super long post so… I decided to write now the recap for the last month, because even if by the end of it I was in a slump, I have read some pretty amazing books, and they all deserve a shout out!

Books Read: 18 + 1 DNF
Physical books Vs ebooks: 18 vs 1
ARCs: 1

The Amazing One!

The best book I read in February wasn’t really a book, but a novella, and I loved it to pieces. It is also a story that the author tells in a full-length book, and I have read it, but the book as a whole was good, obviously, but this first part was simply amazing. So here we are, while the full book is in the next section. Weatherman is amazing, and Miles is just perfect!

The Really Really Good Ones!

I waited so long before reading Binti, but now I understand why all the love. It is a fascinating story, and the worldbuilding is so good! I wanted more, and this short story didn’t really satisfy my curiosity! Witches Abroad shouldn’t be in this category, if I am being completely honest, but the first time I read this book I didn’t enjoy it, while this second time around I enjoyed it a lot more. And I think that the difference in my opinions about it is the reason I am so fond of it at the moment. Sure, it would fade pretty soon, but for the moment I am really happy to have read it and so here we are! Dial A For Aunties was a surprise of sorts. It is not my usual book, and I would have dropped it really fast if I wasn’t prepared. And knowing what to expect helped me enjoy it. It was such a fun read! And even if it was a constant “wait, what???” it was a rollercoaster and it was so enjoyable. So, again, maybe the right place would be with Pratchett’s book in the next section, but who really cares?? And then we have A Spindle Splintered, and this was quite surprising. I read a lot of interesting things about this book, but I always thought that it was not really the right one for me, and I was wrong. It is brilliant in some parts and a good book with a fascinating idea! I really enjoyed it!

The Vor Game is the full-length book I mentioned before, and even if the shorter novella with the first part of the book was my favorite, this was a pretty good book, and I am so looking forward to continuing this series! Then we have my first Zapata’s book, and I have to say that From Lukov With Love was a nice reading, and I want a Lukov of my own. I need him! He is so swoon-worthy, and the book was quite a smooth read! And then we have an Italian book. This was an amazing reading, and it is a sort of love letter from a father to his two daughters, and it is sweet and wholesome. And the author is a journalist, so we have actuality in there too, and this makes it even more harder to find a genre for this book, but who cares? It is a good book!

The Good Ones!

Moontangled is a short novella in this series, and it was a nice way to cleanse my palate between more demanding books, and it was a nice read. Fated is the first book in an urban fantasy series and even if I was expecting more, it was nice and fast and I had a good time with it. I think I would read the second one, even if I won’t do it in a rush. The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo is proof that this author is not the right one for me. She writes interesting books, with some delicate topics and diverse cast but even if I appreciate them on a theoric level, I don’t really enjoy the reading as a whole. The beginning is always fascinating and her characters are peculiar, sure but… but then my interest disappears and I can’t really care when we near the halfway point. Educated is a fascinating and disturbing reading, at least for some of the topics. And it is interesting and eyes-opening. It is an important book, and I think it should be read for a lot of reasons.

So This Is Ever After was a tad disappointing because I was expecting so much more from this one. Mind me, it is a nice book, and it has some really interesting characters. And it is funny but… but sometimes it tries too hard to be funny, and this was what didn’t work for me. It is an okay read, but I was hoping for more, even if, all things considered, it was a nice reading. This Is Going To Hurt is another book that I think should be more widely read, because it shows what it means to be a doctor (and you can apply the same thing to the nurse and to medical personnel in general). It shows not only the romantic parts of it, but the hard work, and the life that the medical people do. And it is not so glamorous. And then we have Unchanged. This is not my usual kind of book, but it was a fascinating book, and I was captivated by it. I don’t recommend it if you are planning a trip to the jungle or to the Amazon, but otherwise, I recommend it if you want to read something original, and that would keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Disappointing Ones!

The Collar Bound was a big disappointment. On one hand, we have a fascinating world-building and some promising characters but… first thing first, it does not happen a single thing until the last couple of chapters. And this is maddening. It is okay to take your time to introduce all the characters and the plot moving, but a whole book just as an introduction is like mocking the readers. Not cool. And then even if I was interested in the characters I wasn’t really invested in them. It is quite a shame. And Cleansing Rain is another wasted opportunity. Sure, the plot is not the most original ever, but the book is quite interesting all the same, and we have one of the best romantic couples in there, and it was quite hard to put down, because it is smooth and with a perfect pace. But… it does not end. It’s not a cliffhanger (and I have strong opinions on those, too), it does not end. Literally. And, again, I feel like the book is a mockery for the readers. So against it!

The SPSFC2 One!

I have already reviewed Aestus, so I won’t say a lot, but you should read this one!

The DNF One!

The idea of this book was interesting, but the book didn’t work for me. I don’t really know what went wrong here, if not for the bullies. There are so many of them in there! And I simply wasn’t interested in the story and I didn’t care for the characters too, so I decided to let it go.

Series:
Finished: 0
Continued: 2

And that’s all for today! What about you? How was your February?? Let me know!

Happy reading!
S.

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14 thoughts on “FEBRUARY WRAP-UP!

  1. pagesandtea says:

    I want to read A Spindle Splintered as I’ve enjoyed other things by Alix E. Harrow.
    I also have Evelyn Hugo on my TBR list but haven’t got around to reading it yet.
    Hope your reading slump is over now πŸ˜€

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  2. Zezee says:

    Glad you liked Witches Abroad this time around. It’s my favorite of the Witches books. And Dial A For Aunties sounds like a fun one. I have a buddy read planned for it in the summer.

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    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      This second time around I really enjoyed it, and I am enjoying more The Witches series in general this second time around! And I really hope you would enjoy Dial A For Aunties. It is chaotic and sometimes it can be frustrating but it was really fun!

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