Well, February happened, I guess 😂 We’re already two months into 2021 and I have no concept of time anymore, apparently 🙉 Unfortunately, February turned out to be a not so great month for me, both in terms of my reading and also my personal life. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me, but I’m slowly working through it, and trying to carry on looking forwards as best I can.
Now, as far as my reading goes, this month felt like a complete failure coming off the back of January 😂 I had such a fantastic start to the year, but not only is February the shortest month, I also didn’t touch a book for over a week. However, I still managed to read 5 books which is nothing to scoff at, so I can’t be too mad at myself 🙈 Anyway, let’s just get on with it, shall we? Here’s my February reading wrap-up!
- In February, I read a total of 5 books.
- This equated to 2,738 pages.
- I read an average of 98 pages per day.
- My average rating for the month was 4.2 stars.
- I read 5 fantasy books.
- They consisted of 2 young adult books, and 3 adult books.
- I read 4 hardbacks, and 1 paperback.
- 1 book was a re-read, and 4 books were new to me.
all the wandering light by heather fawcett – 4★
Even The Darkest Stars was a fantastic opening to this duology, and a surprising new favourite within the YA fantasy genre. Something I absolutely adored about the first book was the atmosphere, and I was pleased to discover it really carried over into this sequel. There are a lot of differences between the settings of these two books, but I thoroughly enjoyed what Heather Fawcett did with them. All The Wandering Light gave us more magic, more romance, and a great conclusion to a super enjoyable YA fantasy story. I honestly can’t recommend this duology enough if you’re looking for something fun and quick to read 🤭
the fires of vengeance by evan winter – 4★
Oftentimes, I find myself hyping up the sequel to an epic fantasy I loved way more than I should, and oftentimes I find myself disappointed. That was not the case with The Fires Of Vengeance. Everything I loved about The Rage Of Dragons was magnified tenfold in this sequel, and the inclusion of several strong female characters really solidified my love for what I already know is going to be one of my favourite series’ of all time. This is a series driven by revenge, but focused on camaraderie and fighting back against injustice, and there is something simply amazing about the way Evan Winter develops his characters. I just can’t wait to see where he takes their stories in the future.
throne of glass by sarah j. maas – 4★
Reading this series always feels like coming home, and every time I pick these books up, I find something new to fall in love with. I’m not going to lie, Throne Of Glass isn’t the strongest book in this series by a long shot. But the foundations that Sarah J. Maas built here are so vital to the development of not only the overall story, but also the characters. In my eyes, Maas has created an amazing fantasy world with great character development and a whole lot of witty dialogue that always has me laughing out loud. I know that a lot of people put this book down, feeling as though the start is just too slow, but I promise you that once it gets going, you’re in for one hell of a ride. Murder, intrigue, politics, romance, magic… this series has it all and I simply can’t wait to continue on with my re-read 🤭
a court of silver flames by sarah j. maas – 5★
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never liked Nesta Archeron. Throughout the entirety of the original books, I found her to be insufferable, and I struggled to imagine how Sarah J. Maas could possibly redeem her. I really should have had more faith. I’m not saying Nesta is perfect – far from it – but I found myself utterly surprised by how relatable she became whilst reading from her perspective. By the end of this book, I found myself admiring and rooting for Nesta far more than I believed was possible. I still can’t say that I love her, and I doubt she’ll ever be one of my favourites, but the development of her character in this book is something to behold. Though there is a plot (and quite an interesting one at that), A Court Of Silver Flames is very much a character-driven experience. It focuses on the little things that people need to do to help achieve inner peace: celebrating growth, no matter how small, and not allowing the bad days to set the tone and prevent you from moving forwards in your own way. The relationship between Nesta and Cassian is extraordinary, and I just can’t wait to see where Sarah J. Maas takes their story next 😍
royal assassin by robin hobb – 4★
I think it’s clear from this wrap-up alone that character-driven stories are totally my speed, and Robin Hobb’s Farseer books are no exception. The way she writes such slow-paced books and still manages to keep hold of my interest is nothing short of brilliant, and the development of not only Fitz, but every single side character is just fascinating. Fitz’s relationships with the people (and animals) in his life are incredibly complex, and the struggles he faces within those relationships make it easy to find yourself emotionally invested in everything he does. Though I loved every moment of this book, I have to say that the last hundred or so pages were just phenomenal. Engaging, intense, and beautifully written, Robin Hobb is well on her way to becoming one of my favourite authors of all time and I’m so excited to dive into the final book 😍
So there you have the 5 books I managed to read in February! Did I read any of your favourites this month? What was your favourite read of February? Until next time, happy reading! 😘