I’m so glad that February is a short month because it has been a rather boring one. I’ve not done much this month and I’ve not read much either. Throughout February I have read a total of 5 books which isn’t the best for me.
So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post! I have some thoughts I wanted to share on the books I read in February. This year I have added a section to each of these posts about my reading statistics. Here is a little post that is full of mini reviews for the books I read in February!
Forever Ends on Friday by Justin A. Reynolds
Jamal’s best friend, Q, doesn’t know he’s about to die . . . again.
He also doesn’t know that Jamal tried to save his life, rescuing him from drowning only to watch Q die later in the hospital. Even more complicated, Jamal and Q haven’t been best friends in two years—not since Jamal’s parents died in a car accident, leaving him and his sister to carry on without them. Grief swallowed Jamal whole, and he blamed Q for causing the accident.
But what if Jamal could have a second chance? An impossible chance that would grant him the opportunity to say goodbye to his best friend? A new health-care technology allows Q to be reanimated—brought back to life like the old Q again. But there’s a catch: Q will only reanimate for a short time before he dies . . . forever.
This is one of those books that although it took me a while to read, I adored it so much. There is a message in this book that I’m sure will stick with my for years and years to come. It is such a stunning book but it also made me laugh out loud at parts! I wrote a full review of this, which you can find here.
If you are looking for a book that is funny, has sci-fi elements but is also heart-warming and eye-opening then this book is for you.
A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer
SPOILERS FOR THE CURSEBREAKERS SERIES, SCROLL TO NEXT BOOK TO AVOID
Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone—even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.
Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.
This was the final instalment in the Cursebreakers series. I loved this series a lot and I loved the way this series ended. I would have loved to see a couple of things happen differently and even a bit more violence and action. But, all the same this book is excellent and this series is well worth a read.
I want another Brigid Kemmerer book in my life because the minute I’ve read one I want to read another! If you haven’t read a book pay her yet, you are missing out!
The Deep-Sea Duke by Lauren James
THIS IS A SEQUEL TO THE STARLIGHT WATCHMAKER, SO SPOILERS AHEAD
When Hugo and Ada travel to their friend Dorian’s planet for the holidays, android Hugo is anxious about being accepted by Dorian’s powerful family. But when they arrive on Hydrox, there are more pressing things to worry about, as the planet has been overrun by refugee butterflies. Displaced from their home by climate change, the butterflies have been offered sanctuary by Dorian’s parents, but they’re quickly running out of space. Meanwhile, beneath the seas, a strange creature is wreaking all kinds of havoc …
Can Hugo, Dorian and Ada step in before the crisis gets out of control?
Of course when a new Lauren James book comes out I will read it immediately. I loved this one and its absolutely adorable contents. Everything in this book is wonderful, there is friendships, science and world-building.
This is a lovely, sweet and fun little series that I would highly recommend. Lauren James’ writing is stunning as always!
Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph
Tom’s family have moved into their dream home. But pretty soon he starts to notice that something is very wrong – there are strange messages written on the wall and locks on the bedroom doors. On the OUTSIDE.
The previous owners have moved just across the road and they seem like the perfect family. Their daughter Amy is beautiful and enigmatic but Tom is sure she’s got something to hide. And he isn’t going to stop until he finds the truth behind those locked doors. . .
Will their dream home become a nightmare?
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book but for some reason it took me a while to get round to reading it. I wish I had read it sooner because this book was excellent. It is a creepy and mysterious book that grips you from start to finish.
I can see so many people reading this one in one sitting because I would have done that had I had the chance. It is well worth the read, just make sure you have the lights on whilst you do so! I wrote a full review of this, which you can find here.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Lara Jean is having the best senior year.
And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.
Life couldn’t be more perfect!
At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.
This is, I think, my 4th re-read of Always and Forever, Lara Jean and I will always love this book I’m sure. There is something about this series that brings me so much joy and happiness that I never get bored when re-reading them.
I re-read this ahead of the final film being released (I wrote a review of that here) and I’m so glad I did because I could notice the little difference. If you have not read this series yet, you are missing out!
The Project by Courtney Summers
Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there’s more to the group than meets the eye. She’s spent the last six years of her life trying—and failing—to prove it.
When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its leader, Lev Warren and as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her—to the point she can no longer tell what’s real or true.
Courtney Summers books are always wild but this book was even more wild than any of hers that I had read previously. This book is eye-opening and it is thrilling from start to finish. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a mystery/thriller book and especially to those who have an interest in cults.
I am hoping to read more books by Courtney Summers soon and this has certainly pushed them up my TBR!
Books read this month: 5
Pages read this month: 2,045
Books read this year: 17
Pages read this year: 5,386
There you have it, that is everything I read in February! What have you read in February and what are you looking forward to reading in March? Let me know in the comments!