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February Wrap-Up

Can you believe February is over?! I almost thought I’d got my dates mixed up, I know it is a shorter month but this seems ridiculous, especially considering the size of my TBR, but shoot for the stars, am I right?

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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard 🌟🌟🌟🌟

22328546This is the third time I read this book, but every time it just gets better and better. Red Queen is the first book in a YA fantasy trilogy set in a world where people are segregated into two groups. The ruling class, the silver bloods, have special abilities, while the working class, the red bloods, are just regular people. However, our red blood protagonist Mare finds herself trying to survive in the silver court when she awakes a latent power. As I always mention, this has one of the best plot twists and even though I’m pretty familiar with it now it still gets to me ever time I read it. Another thing that’s really interesting in Red Queen, and something that I forgot, is that Mare is a very flawed protagonist. I won’t say much more but I will probably have a series review up sometime in the future.

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February Book Haul

As of right now I have read 19 book this year which translates to 3 books I’m allowed to buy, so if we ignore the audible subscription I am on top of things. Yay! My new years resolution lasted a month. and here are the books that I bought in February:

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King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard [Released February 9th 2017]

30226723This is one of my most anticipated books this year so I pre-ordered this a long time again and now that time has finally come. King’s Cage is going to be dealing with the aftermath of that shocking thing that happened at the end of Glass Sword. I don’t know about anybody else but the person who Mare is going to be spending a lot of time with is one of my favourites and I’m super glad that we’re going to be seeing more of that person. I’m being so careful about spoilers here, because of the huge plot twist that happened back in book one, but I hope you can see just how excited I am to finally be reading the conclusion to this amazing trilogy.

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Book Discussion: “Intellectual” Reads

Recently I was having a nice conversation with my uni housemates about reading, which went a little something like this:

Boy: “I find it easier to relax watching Netflix that to read.”

[To which I gave no answer because that is his opinion, and that’s fine, whatever floats you boat and all. But then the unforgivable was said…]

Boy: “I agree. See I don’t read as much as you [meaning me, of course] because my books are intellectual.”

Excuse me. Intellectual. Are you trying to imply that the books that I read are not intellectual? Let’s discuss that, shall we…

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Book Review: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons [SPOILER FREE]

“[He] knew that before he had light instead of darkness, he had to deserve light instead of darkness. The time for him had obviously not come. He still had to earn his stars.”

Title: The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman #1)

6323104Author: Paullina Simons

Release Date: April 2001

Pages: 811

GoodReads Rating: 4.35

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Review: This historical fiction novel was one of the most horrible (in a good way) and vivd that I have read. Taking place at the outbreak of the German-Russian war, during world War II, in 1941, The Bronze Horseman charts the siege of Leningrad and beyond. I’ve always been super interested in Russian history, but I’d never read from a Russian point of view before and it gave such a unique perspective on the events of World War II.

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Book Tag: 2016 A Year in Review

Yes, this is a tad late, but I want to do it anyway after seeing Rendz do it (You can check out her picks here) so let’s go!

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Trump vs. Clinton: Name is your favourite character rivalry.

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Eli Ever vs. Victor Vale from V.E Schwab’s Vicious.

Superhero vs. Supervillain. Which is which?

Turkey Failed Coup: A book you started but failed to finish? DNF.

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February TBR

I’ve always liked February because it’s a short and sweet month, over and done in a flash, so it probably isn’t the best idea to put even more books than usual on my TBR. But I’m going to do it anyway.


Hardcopy:

A Bone To Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2) by Charlaine Harris

22093674The second book in the series deals with a fresh murder mystery in the life of part-time librarian in Smalltown, Southern USA, Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden. This time, we kick things off with the funeral of one of her friends, the elderly Jane Engel, who, much to Roe’s surprise had bequeathed her, her house. But maybe the human skull hidden in the window seat has something to do with that? Roe embarks on her first cold case as she endeavours to discover who the skull belonged to and most importantly, how did they die. Harris’ series is very much that of the cosy murdery mystery with plenty of humour to keep things light and fun.

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