Okay, so I had a really great reading month in January, but who knows if that’s going to last 🙈 I started a lot of series’ last month, so February is definitely going to be a month of sequels, but there are also a couple of extra books I want to pick up, including one that’s not even released yet. You can bet your butt that one’s getting prioritised as soon as it makes its way into my hands though 🤭 Anyway, let’s talk about the books I hope to read in February!
all the wandering light by heather fawcett
Even The Darkest Stars was my first book of the year, and while I wasn’t really expecting it to blow my socks off, I ended up enjoying the start to this YA fantasy duology immensely. This series is about Kamzin, a “small-town” girl who wants to carve a name for herself as a great explorer. The first book had such an incredible atmosphere and I really hope that’s still present in this sequel. I just want more magic, more romance, and more enjoyable writing 🤭
the fires of vengeance by evan winter
The Rage Of Dragons had an epic revenge plot and some fascinating character development, and this series definitely has the potential to become a new favourite. The magic is super interesting, and the worldbuilding had me hooked. There’s a lot that happened in the first book, but ultimately this is a story about a young man who vows to avenge his father’s murder. The things Tau accomplished and the relationships he built in that first book were a phenomenal introduction to the series, and I can’t wait to dive into this sequel as soon as possible!
throne of glass by sarah j. maas
I don’t think I need to spend too much time talking about this book. Everyone knows this is my absolute favourite series 😂 I re-read The Assassin’s Blade last month in preparation for restarting the series proper, and I just can’t wait to fall back into this magical world. I know Sarah J. Maas is an author whom a lot of people really don’t mesh with, but there’s just something about her characters and her worlds that I just adore with every fibre of my being. I just can’t wait to re-read this first book and finally see all my faves again 🤭
the mime order by samantha shannon
The Bone Season is a series that’s been on my radar for years, but there was always something about it that just kept pushing me away. But then I found the first book, in hardcover, for £2 in a charity shop and I just couldn’t resist 😂 Basically, this series follows Paige Mahoney, a clairvoyant in a world where clairvoyancy is illegal. Shenanigans ensue, but ultimately she’s caught and transported to a super secret location for… reasons 😬 I was a little disappointed by The Bone Season, but I think that’s because I just hear so much praise for this series in general. I’ve been told multiple times that the books definitely get better, so I’m willing to carry on and give this sequel a chance. I just want more of the romance, to be perfectly honest 🤭
little women by louisa may alcott
Okay, so I have to put this out there. Every time I hear about Little Women, my mind immediately goes to the episode of Friends where Joey and Rachel swap books, so I do know that something happens to a certain character 😂 That being said, I don’t really know much about this book other than that it follows four young sisters who are all dramatically different. That’s literally all I know 🙈 I’ve heard this is a story about sisterhood and solidarity, and is ultimately a very sweet story. I’m excited to finally read this beloved classic, despite Rachel’s bitchy spoiler 🤭
royal assassin by robin hobb
Assassin’s Apprentice was a spontaneous re-read for me in January, after only reading it for the first time a few months ago 😂 I didn’t continue with the series then (I was slumping, that’s the only reason 🙈), but this time, I’m going to carry on and hopefully get through at least this first trilogy in the Realm Of The Elderlings extended universe. Assassin’s Apprentice was an extremely character-driven book and I loved every second of it. I’m super interested in the magic of this world, as well as the characters themselves. Fitz is a fantastic narrator and I can’t wait to see where life takes him next. I don’t know if this series will progress into a traditional epic fantasy, but I have a feeling I’ll love this trilogy even if it continues to plod along at a slower, character-driven pace. I just love Robin Hobb’s writing, in all honesty 🤭
a court of silver flames by sarah j. maas
It’s going to be a Maas kind of month for me and I am living for it 🤭 I love A Court Of Thorns & Roses with all my heart, and though Throne Of Glass peaks as my favourite series of all time, A Court Of Mist & Fury is, hands down, my favourite book by this author. When I found out that she was writing a Nesta/Cassian spin-off, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. The more I re-read the series, the more Nesta grows on me, but I still just don’t like her 😬 Cassian, on the other hand, is one of the most precious characters and he deserves the world. All I’m saying is that Nesta best get her act together or I’m not going to be happy 😂 I am so ridiculously excited for this book and I just need it in my hands right now.
So there you have the 7 books I hope to read in February. Hopefully the reading momentum I built in January can carry me through the shortest month of the year 🙈 What are you hoping to read this month? Until next time, happy reading! 😘