Monthly Wrap Ups+Book Hauls

February 2019 Wrap Up + Reviews

*It’s time again for a recap of what I books I read, bought, and loved this month. I also mention my favorite bookish merch and what I’m looking forward to next month. Grab a cup of coffee and join the conversation!

February 2019 Book Reviews and Wrap Up

February 2019 Book Reviews

The Mime Order
By: Samantha Shannon
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1920’s gang atmosphere set in a future dystopian London. Espionage, crime, secrets, mayhem, betrayal. Oh my lovely, this book was jam-packed with action and breathtaking circumstances. The ending has me itching to get to the next book in the series, The Song Rising.

The Gilded Wolves
By: Roshani Choski
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A group of 6 kids take on the mysterious Order of Babel. Secrets abound in this race around 19th century Paris. There are lost heirs, destroyed Houses, and so many secrets. I can’t wait for the next book in this trilogy.

Strange the Dreamer
By: Laini Taylor
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This book has some of the most beautiful writing. Dreamers, unknown pasts, and ghosts abound in this magical tale about dreams dead gods. There is some instalove, but I didn’t notice it until after I finished the book. The second book in this duology is next on my TBR.

Shadow of the Fox
By: Julie Kagawa
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First of all, I have never read a book like this before. I like it so much. The Japanese inspiration is amazing. It was like reading an anime instead of watching it. I felt that the world in Shadow of the Fox was just about perfect and I really liked how new it felt. I know that nothing is original, but Julie’s take in this book was very refreshing.

Sky In the Deep
By: Adrienne Young
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While this wasn’t a terrible book, it was not great either. I felt that it was too rushed to really do the topic it addressed justice. There was barely any depth to the story. Character development was non-existent. Since it is a stand-alone, I feel that it could have been much longer than it actually was.

Rereads:

Inheritance
By: Christopher Paolini
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This was a looong book. The first couple hundred pages were a bit slow, but the middle and end were amazing! I could have been less descriptive, but that is Christopher’s writing style. I expect as much from him.

Book Haul

*I was able to purchase quite a few books this month. I’ll just link them to Goodreads below so you can read the synopsis for them.

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm, by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
Eragon (Barnes and Nobel Special Edition), by Christopher Paolini
City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare
The Priory of the Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon
Crown of Feathers (Owlcrate Editon), by Nicki Pau Preto
Enchantée (LitJoy Crate Edition), by Gita Trelease
Sightwitch, by Susan Dennard
Strange the Dreamer (U.S. Edition), by Laini Taylor
Year One, by Nora Roberts

This was a really good book buying month for me. But, who am I kidding? There are always more books I want to buy. Maybe a monthly wishlist would be helpful for me? I will have to add one to my book journal.

I hope you all had an excellent reading month!

Happy reading,

Alicen

P.S. If you want to catch up on February’s posts you can find How I Organize My Books, Why +How I Unhaul Books, and my February Book Chat.

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