February is such a short month that it always feels like it’s barely started before it’s over again, but maybe that’s just me. The first two weeks of this month were a bit hit and miss when it came to my blogging schedule, but now I’m back on track, and while I didn’t manage to get as many books read as I would have liked we’ll blame that on the fact that this month is shorter than the others rather than my poor planning.
Still I feel like this was a productive month for me; I published my first discussion post, with others to come, and even received my first physical ARC from a publisher which was very exciting. All in all my 2017 is off to a great start so here’s hoping it continues that way.
Books I Reviewed
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
This book was not as good as I expected it to be. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I’d read the original Phantom of the Opera story but as is I was just left disappointed by RoseBlood.
The Sin-Eater’s Daughter Series
The Sin-Eater’s Daughter was a re-read for me, one I enjoyed just as much the second time around, in preparation for starting The Sleeping Prince which, if anything, was even better than the first.
The Sin-Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
By Your Side by Kasie West
While By Your Side isn’t my favourite Kasie West book it was still an amazing read. Fluffy and light it was the perfect book to spend an afternoon with, which is what I’ve come to expect from her.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
This book deals with some very real and heartbreaking issues, it was incredibly written and nothing important was brushed under the rug or forgotten about. Adam Silvera is just an incredible author.
The Girl at Midnight Series
The Girl at Midnight was another re-read for me so I could start the second book and know what was going on. Again this was a series I enjoyed just as much the second time as I did the first.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
ARC Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
This had to be one of my most anticipated books of the year so of course I was bound to love it. The Song Rising is a brilliant addition to my favourite series, the only issue I have is the (unbearable) wait for the fourth book.
I received a copy of this book from Bloomsbury.
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Books I Wish Had …
Top Ten Favourite YA Couples from Books I’ve Read in the Past Year Part Two
Top Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Despite all appearances to the contrary this isn’t actually a lot of books for me this month, and I didn’t even spend too much on them. I managed to get the whole of The Young Elites series for £6, and four books were in a buy one get one half price deal at Waterstones which saved me a fair bit of money. In terms of managing my book buying better this year I’m not off to a bad start.
So far I have yet to get through all the books in one of my monthly TBR lists, but I have a good feeling about next months. Wires and Nerve, The Scarecrow Queen and A Conjuring of Light are all highly anticipated releases of mine that I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to sooner, and The Night Circus is an all-time favourite so I should be able to fit them all in next month.
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure—with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.
In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury
The final battle is coming…
As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever…
Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury’s internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
The battle between four magical Londons comes to a head in this stunning finale to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy by rising star V. E. Schwab
London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.
March is going to be a month of reveals for me on Reading Every Night. I will be changing the design of my blog now I have an idea of what I want it to look like, and I will be launching my Goodreads profile now that my reviews on this blog are in some kind of order.
Basically February was my month for planning, March is my month for unveiling.