February 2017 Wrap-Up!

This is a few days late but hey, at least I did it! Normally I just forget or get too caught up with actual life, and end up–well, not doing it at all, lol.

February was a decent month for me. I tried to get through some books by authors I went to see at the North Texas Teen Book Festival (post about that coming soon) this past weekend, and I think I did all right.

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While I didn’t love every book I read this month, I was glad to have the chance to read ARCs of Gilded Cage and The Bone Witch, which released just yesterday, March 7.

Here’s a recap, with links to each of my reviews:

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – ★★★1/2
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – ★★★
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – ★★★
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – ★★★★★
Gilded Cage by Vic James – ★★★1/2
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – ★★1/2

Now that I’ve read Glass Sword I hope to read King’s Cage soon even though book 4 won’t be out until next year, most likely. I loved The Sun Is Also a Star more than Everything, Everything, so I’m eager to read what else Yoon will write.

I was underwhelmed a bit by both Truthwitch and The Bone Witch, but I think TBW has great potential if the pacing of the story quickens in the next book. I loved the world-building the most in both of these stories, and I look forward to reading Windwitch, the sequel to Truthwitch.

As for Gilded Cage, I loved the concept, but some of the world-building left me very confused. I know the sequel, Tarnished City, is expected to be released in September of this year, according to Goodreads, meaning I’ll keep a close eye on this series until then.

What were some of your favorite reads in February? What do you look forward to in March? This month has a few of my highly anticipated releases, which I plan to highlight over the month on “Waiting on” Wednesday posts. Keep an eye out! 😉

If you haven’t already, please vote for Kestrel (and me!) to move onto Round 3 of Book Madness 2017! You can vote here and also enter for a chance to win cool bookish prizes! This week’s giveaways include some 2017 ARCs! Voting for Round 2 ends on March 10 at 11:59 CST!

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5 thoughts on “February 2017 Wrap-Up!

  1. Sarah says:

    100% agree with you on TBW.

    My main read for February was Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Incredible story, uncovers a lot of history that’s not often learnt about in schools or commonly reported on. It packs such an emotional punch and it’s so engaging.

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      • Sarah says:

        I’m hoping that since most of the build up is done in TBW that the sequel will move more quickly with a lot more action. Will have to wait and see! 🙂

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