I can’t believe that today is the last day of February! It’s been an incredibly stressful month because of unnecessary work drama. I’m hoping that everything starts to go back to normal next week because then I’ll have the energy to do bookish things again.
I managed to finish reading four books this month, which is both disappointing and better than expected. I broke my book buying ban this month because there was an Indigo event and I couldn’t say no to 20% off my entire purchase.
Books I Finished:
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson: This is the sequel to Truly Devious, and I am absolutely in love with this series! I adore the characters, and I love the idea of a mystery within a mystery. The ending of this book left me speechless, and I can’t believe that I have to wait until next year to find out what happens next. This book gave me my first book hangover of 2019, and that earned it a 5-star rating!
Queen to Ashes by Mallory McCartney: I received this book as an ARC from the author, and I really enjoyed it. I loved all the strong heroines, character development, and world-building. The ending left me on the edge of my seat, and I can’t wait to see what happens next to the rebellion. Overall, I gave this book 3.5-stars because there was a lot going on in the book and at times I found it difficult to keep track of what was going on. If you’re interested, you can check out my full review here!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: After reading The Vanishing Stair, I wanted to read more mysteries, and I am in awe of how amazing this book is. Agatha Christie really is the queen of mystery because this book is phenomenal. I gave this book a 4.5-star rating because the twists and turns kept me on my toes the entire time.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: I would like to start my commentary about this book by making paradactyl fangirl noises. I absolutely love this book, and every time I think about it I want to jump for joy and squeal because I love it so much. I adore Lucy Hutton, and Joshua Templeman is my new book boyfriend. This book gave me a major book hangover, and if it were possible, I’d rate it higher than 5-stars.
Lifelike by Jay Kristoff: I picked up this book because I’ve wanted to check out Jay Kristoff for a while now and I like the cover of this book. I don’t know when I’ll get to this book, but I’m looking forward to reading it when I do.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I picked up this book because I have heard so many amazing things about this series. If all goes as planned, my friend and I should be buddy reading this book in May, and I’m hoping that it lives up to all the hype.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory: I picked up this book because I was looking for my fun romance reads after I finished The Hating Game. I’m looking forward to reading this book because it features the fake-dating trope which is something that I love to read about.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory: I wasn’t planning on picking up this book, but the description made me laugh-out-loud in the bookstore. This book features someone turning down a proposal in a sports stadium, which is something I’ve always wanted to see.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I already have two hardcover copies of this book, but when I saw the paperback edition at Indigo with green sprayed edges and new fanart, I had to add it to my collection.