Monday, 3 March 2014

February Wrap Up Post

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?


  1. You did better than me. I thought the Book Theif movie was ok but nothing compared to the book.

  2. I finally bought a copy of The Book Thief last week. About time! I've been hearing great things about The Archived and Victoria Schwab's writing in general so must check out something by her.

  3. Can't wait for Trouble either! Not heard of the Loki book but it's LOKI so I might have to get that... xD Happy reading for March! :)

  4. Yay for Banished and Trouble. The Gospel of Loki looks gorgeous; I'm gonna have to go have a lookie at that!

  5. Whenever I don't get as much read in February I always tell myself it's because its a short month. ;) I still need to buy Banished and I'm so excited to read Trouble hopefully this month!

  6. It seems every week is busy so far this year! Im very excited to start VM soon and see what all the fuss is about. Ditto with VE Schwab. Im reading Bird at the moment and its really beautiful. And yay for Trouble and Rock War <3

  7. I'm so happy you loved The Book Thief! I hope you enjoy Bird, too.


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