I didn't do so great in February, but it was a particularly busy month! Here's hoping for a better blogging month in March.
In February I read:
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (reread)
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favourite book of February:
While The Book Thief was truly, truly amazing, my actual favourite was The Archived. Victoria Schwab's books are so creative and so immersive. I can't wait for the sequel, The Unbound, to arrive! You can read my post of gushy-ness about Victoria here
Books acquired in February:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
Loki's Wolves by Melissa Marr and Kelly Armstrong
Vicious by V.E Schwab
Banished by Liz de Jager
Bird by Crystal Chan
I bought The Gospel of Loki and Loki's Wolves with my work discount (we get an insane discount off all other Hachette books from working at Hachette Children's Books) and was clearly having a Loki day (who am I kidding, EVERY day is a Loki day!) The cover for TGoL is SO BEAUTIFUL, I just want to stare at it all day. You *may* remember I bought Vicious last month too...I just could not resist that beautiful American hardback. I also bought Banished, the book I was most excited to read in Feb! Thanks to The Pretty Books for Bird, I hadn't heard about it before I got it, but it sounds great.
Thoughts on the month:
I am a little disappointed with what I read in February, especially after such a good month in Jan, and one book was a reread. But Feb was pretty busy, I went home for one weekend and had my boyfriend staying for another, which always impacts upon how much I read. I've already finished 2 books in March, so hoping this month'll be slightly better.
What else happened in February:
I discovered Veronica Mars and Battlestar Galactica, both of which I LOVE. I went to see The Book Thief at the cinema (honestly, I wasn't that impressed). I became re-addicted to Irn Bru, I looked round the Victoria and Albert Museum. I helped at the launch party for one of our biggest books of the year, Rock War and I staffed events at the Imagine Festival! It's been a busy month.
Most excited for in March: There's two, this month, one at the beginning and one at the end, both debuts and both from Walker Books! Trouble by Non Pratt and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton are too very different but very, very awesome books. I loved them & I can't wait for you all to love them too!
How did you do in February? What are you looking forward to in March?