Hope everyone had a good February! My February reading wise was sadly not as strong as my January was. I only ended up reading a total of 7 books which isn’t bad, its normally my usual amount. Onto the books I read!
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I started this in January but ended up finishing it February. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. It was a bit confusing in the beginning having Alex already in the secret society, I thought it would star out where she just joined it. But the flashbacks that appeared as the book went on made it easier to understand the society and magic. I am still not 100% clear on everything magic and society wise but it became less muddled as the book went on. This was an enjoyable read and I am very much looking forward to the next installment. I gave this 4/5 stars.
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I did not enjoy this book. It took me forever to get through and almost put me in a bit of a slump. I didn’t find the story enjoyable or the characters. Don’t really have much else to say about this book other than I did not enjoy it. I gave this 3/5 stars.
In Restless Dreams by Wren Handman
My main issue with this book was the length. It felt way too short, especially for a fantasy book. Because it was short the story felt rushed and not flushed out and the characters felt one dimensional. I did like Handman’s writing and how she describes the faerie world. I have a full review here. I gave this 3/5 stars.
The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett
This was a book that took me a bit by surprise. I thought I was going to get lost in all the political talk but I wasn’t! The main character is also new to the political side of things so having her being new to it made it easier for me to understand. The only issue I really had with this book was the magic system. It was confusing to me and it was never really explained. I have a full review here. I gave this 4/5 stars.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Wow. I really enjoyed this book. I loved every minute of it and I never wanted to put it down. Everything about it had me on the edge of my seat. This was such a well done debut book I cannot wait to read more of Jackson’s books. The only issue I had was with the cliché aspects of the book, did a little eye-rolling from time to time. I have a review here. I gave this 4.5/5 stars.
With Malice by Eileen Cook
I was disappointed by this book. It just turned out to be like every other cliché thriller/mystery book. It was also predictable and it was easy to see where the author was leading the book. Didn’t really like any of the characters, except maybe one of the doctors. Also didn’t really like the ending, wish there was some more explanation to go along with it. Very mediocre read. I gave this 3/5 stars.
The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
I am not going to say too much about this book because I am planning on doing a full review for it. This was my last book of the month(finished it about 2hrs before midnight lol). I think the genre was misleading which made the book a little disappointing. Its pitched as a psychological thriller but I was searching for that whole aspect of the book while I was reading. This read more of a contemporary book. That being said, the plot was interesting and it really dives into toxic relationship, mainly the one in this book. I gave this 3.5/5 stars.
So, those were all the books I read this month! I’m hoping March will be a stronger reading month and also include a 5 star read or two, fingers crossed!