February Wrap Up

“February – the month of love..?!! 
No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.” 
― Dinesh Kumar Biran

eBooks

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne ★★★★★

99 Percent Mine

Romance, Contemporary

I stayed up until 6.30am to read this book. That should really tell you enough about how much I enjoyed it 😅

It was a complete joy to read that left me with warm fuzzy feelings and a book hangover.

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★☆☆

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Fantasy, Young Adult

I have such mixed feelings about this one. It started with a bang and ended with a bang but the middle was a bit of a chore to read. I think this book could probably be taken out of the series and make it a duology instead of a trilogy…

There were some interesting moments and we get a lot of character growth during the middle when nothing is going on but I feel like it could have been condensed a bit more.

I would give it 3.5 stars because I loved the opening so much.

Ruin and Rising (Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo
★★★★☆

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Fantasy, Young Adult

3.5 stars
Ok, I’ve never experienced this before but the first book was the best.
I did enjoy this one. The conclusion to the story is mostly satisfying BUT I feel like a lot of the complications for the main characters that had been developed were too easily resolved. Almost conveniently resolved to tie everything up in a neat little bow and the consequences for everything that happened were minimal or actually beneficial.

But it is a really good story and the villain is one of the best I’ve read.

Audiobooks

Harry Potter: A History of Magic by The British Library, Narrated by Natalie Dormer ★★★★★

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

History, Fantasy, Exhibition

This was so interesting! I loved the interviews with Stephen Fry, Jim Kay and Jim Dale and all the little snippets about Rowling writing the first Harry Potter book. And I loved all the actual history of magic and creatures that inspired Rowling.
Natalie Dormer was a great narator as well.

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Print Books

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill ★★★☆☆

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)

Urban Fantasy

I’m not sure how I feel about this one… I enjoyed it but found it a bit boring at the same time. It was very predictable.
I think the previous books were so high-octane that this follow-up was a bit of a letdown. It was good but not as good as previous books in the series. It does have a satisfying ending though.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★

Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)

Fantasy, Young Adult

Oh my god, I wish I had read this the day I bought it instead of waiting months and months! I was really surprised by this book. By how much I liked it and by how unpredictable the plot was (for me at least).

I absolutely LOVE the complex and alluring nature of the main villain. He’s as well rounded as Loki in the MCU. Someone I just love to hate (and maybe just love a little bit in general…).

It was just fantastic! I loved it and really want to keep reading the series but I have a feeling this is the kind of story I could get obsessed with so I’m going to try to pace myself….. try.

My edition included bonus material in the form of a letter Mal wrote to Alina while he was searching for the stag and an interview with Leigh.

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