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My February reads were so good!! Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I put The Testaments by Margaret Atwood on hold at my library while I was still reading The Handmaid’s Tale back in December, and this month I finally made it off the waitlist! I was so worried that this book wouldn’t live up to the hype, and thankfully, I had stayed away from all of the spoilers, so I was definitely unsure of what to expect. Honestly, it was so much better than I thought it would be! Atwood nailed it once again with her powerful way with words.
The second book of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword continues the amazing story of Mare and the world of Norta. It felt like I was still reading the first book because of how well the story and style blends together. I love that she picks up almost immediately where she left me hanging. What a beautiful storyteller you are Victoria! Can’t wait to finish this series!!!
The Scent Keeper
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister was ReesesBookClub pick for this month. I was excited to read this one, mainly because I wouldn’t have picked it out to read myself. But I’m so glad I was introduced to this author because she is so creative in how she paints pictures and materialized scents with her words. I wrote an entire book review of The Scent Keeper if you’re interested in reading more about what I thought of this February read.
I can’t get enough of the Red Queen Series!! King’s Cage was by far the most grueling book so far in that I had no idea what was going to happen. Aveyard certainly knows how to keep her readers on their toes. I may or may not be slightly obsessed with these characters. She makes them so complex and real, not far off characters that you can’t relate to. I’m so sad that I only have one book left; I think I may go into a book hangover after I’m finished!
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
I’d heard a lot of good things about this book, but it really didn’t live up to my expectations. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple only gets three stars from me. Bernadette’s ramblings got on my nerves pretty early on, actually, because I couldn’t relate very well to her character. Honestly, almost all of the characters were very irritating to me; Bee was the only one I wasn’t annoyed with. I’m not sure I can pinpoint what exactly I didn’t like, but I just wasn’t a fan of the writing style and format. The storyline was good, and I enjoyed the bits of humor and drama; overall, it’s kind of a “meh” from me.
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of February reads. I’m still right on track with my 75 book goal for the year! How many have you read so far this year? Let me know in the comments!
Didn’t quite get a bingo this month. I definitely need to plan my TBR pile a little better for next month!