February Wrap Up (2016)
February has been a heck of a ride. I have started back at uni this month and it has been so good. I have a YA class that is taught by an aussie ya author and it’s awesome. It’s everything that I love. I have also done workshopping of my extracts from my WIP in two of my classes and the feedback has been quite good, so I have been feeling better about it recently.
I hope you like the amount of posts that are going up each week – for the most part it has been 3, but sometimes things are just scheduled close together and there are more than 3. Are you guys liking the amount of posts? Next week I am getting my wisdom teeth out so I might be MIA for about a week, depending on how I feel.
I read a decent about of books in February so let’s get onto it. I read about 11 books in February.
–Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar | 4 Stars: Summer Skin is not for the faint hearted, be prepared for a sexy, slow burning love full of passion and secrets. Summer Skin deals not only with young men taking advantage of women, but how women can act differently to it. It shows us that people hide behind fronts not only to keep themselves safe, but others as well. Summer Skin is full of empowering young women that take a stand. | Review
–Winter by Marissa Meyer | 4.5 Stars: What a brilliant way to end a series that I adore. It was so good. There were things happening left right and center and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. Winter has all the characters that we all know and love and brings in some new ones; some we hate and some that we might just like. I adored Winter, it was just so beautiful.
–Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso | 3 Stars: I liked the first 15% then really didn’t like the rest. The ending was abrupt and everything happened way to fast for my liking. The romance was way to instalove for and it was very wired | Full review coming soon.
–Easy by Tammara Webber |4 Stars: It highlighted things that people don’t like to talk about, but I think that they need to. I loved Lucas, can he please be mine… Overall Easy was a read that every teen girl and book should read to help them understand that some things aren’t the right things, that love can be found anywhere and being smart isn’t always a bad thing
– Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey | 3.5 Stars: Overall, I quite enjoyed Love Me, Love Me Not. The protagonists were really enjoyable to read and I did find interesting. The plot was intriguing and very unique, that he has me turning page after page, however I did feel that it lacked in the world building element and had me begging for me. | Review
–The Protected by Claire Zorn | 4 Stars: The Protected is a beautiful, heartbreaking novel that tales a story of a girl who not only has to deal with her sister dying, but memory lost, her family breaking down and the torment of school. The Protected deals with bullying, grief, mental illness and it’s like to really move on.
–The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas | 4.5 Stars: The Darkest Corners is a mind thriller that had me at the edge of my seat. There was so many twist and turns and I had no idea to believe. I guessed some things and was way off on others. This book kept me thinking and thinking, I could not put it down. Kara Thomas is brilliant. Her writing style is easier to read, but her plot flips your mind. The Darkest Corners is mind-blowing, heartbreaking and shows us that family is not always family, not matter what you believe. | Full Review Coming Soon
–What I Saw by Beck Nicholas |3.5: Overall, What I Saw by Beck Nicholas shows us that sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest thing, that sometimes family isn’t everything and the importance of how a king hit can not only hurt the Victim but everyone else around them | Review
–The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater |3.5 Stars: Okay so I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I love the characters like a lot, but thew world can be very confusing at times and we are jumping from here to there and just yer.
–How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss |4 Stars: Hard to get into a first, but the end it was really beautiful. An emotional, gripping read that both, warms your heart and rips it out. | Review coming soon
–The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski | 5 Stars: I am so in love and what a beautiful way to end an amazing series. | Review coming soon.
As part of the Contemporary Romance Challenge, there is a wrap up post that needs to be done. I am just doing mine here, because everything comes together. You can check out the February link up here and see what others have posted. You can also sign up to the challenge here. This is the first year that I am participating in something like this so I am pretty excited.
These are contemporary romance books that I have read in the month of February. You can check out my goodreads shelf, I will adding all the contemporary romance books that I read. Not all of them will have full written reviews on my blog, but all will be rated with a small review on goodreads.
I also read these book on the last couple of days of Jan and didn’t put them in my wrap up for jan, so there are here now.
February has been pretty good with blog posts. Like before I said I am trying to get at least 3 posts a week.
Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
TTT: Top Ten Historical Settings I Love to Read
4 Years of Angel Reads + Giveaways (INT)
Book Review: Beyond The Stars by Stacy Wise
TV Series Review: Shadowhunters Ep3 *Spoiler free
TV Series Review: Shadowhunters Ep4 *Spoiler Free*
TTT: Top Ten OTP’s
Book Review: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
TV Series Review: Shadowhunters Ep5 *Spoiler Free*
Book Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
TTT: Top Ten Songs that remind me of books.
Book Review: You’re Still the One by Rachel Harris
Book Review: Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey
TTT: Six Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre
Book Review: What I Saw by Beck Nicholas
TV Series Review: Shadowhunters Ep6 *Spoiler Free*
I love posting photos of my books on Instagram. I may not be a fantastic photographer but it’s fun to take these photos. Here are some that I posted in February. You can follow me at angelreads.
Also I want to share my love for some lovely book lovers on Instagram. So this month feature is; bookwormboutique
And that is it for my monthly wrap up! How was your February? What did you read? What was some of your favourite posts? I hope you have an amazing March.