2016 January & February Wrap-up!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I read 10 books in January and 14 books (incl. a novella) in February (and 2 books so far in March, which I'm including here)

Here are my quick thoughts on the books I read, and my favorites from the month!

Scroll down to the bottom for my Favorite Books of January and February! 

Mid-Series Books I Read:
Wintersmith (Discworld, #35)The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)
Wintersmith (Discworld #35) by Terry Pratchett 
Read this book if you want to LOL every page

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey 
Read this book if you loved The 5th Wave and want MOARRR; Yancey's writing is really fantastic & the revelations in this book are mind-blowing. Great plot, great characters, great writing.

Series I Finished:
Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles, #1)Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles, #2)King (The Dragon King Chronicles, #3)
The Prophecy series by Ellen Oh
Prophecy (2013), Warrior (2014) & King (2015)
Read this series if you like Tamora Pierce. Oh, and Korean mythology!!! ;)

The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl #8: The Last Guardian (2012)
Thank you Eoin Colfer for giving us Artemis Fowl.

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #2)
A great historical fiction YA set in 1930's Germany, Hitler's "niece" falls in love with a young Jewish reporter

In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink, #2)
Not a Drop to Drink series by Mindy McGinnis
I'm a fan of McGinnis' spare, beautiful prose. She really reaches into the core of her characters. The relationships in these books are soul-deep.

2016 Debut Book I Read:
The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
What a wonderful debut. I loved all the mythological elements woven into this story <3

Adult Books I Read:
Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze, #8)Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16)Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3)
Falling Into Bed with a Duke (The Hellions of Havisham, #1)The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels #1)River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6)
Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines
Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole
Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3) by Emma Chase
Falling into Bed with a Duke (The Hellions of Havisham #1) by Lorraine Heath
The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels #1) by Kerrigan Byrne
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs

You can check out my mini reviews of these: HERE on goodreads

Proposal (The Mediator, #6.5)
Proposal: A Mediator novella (Mediator #6.5) by Meg Cabot

First Book in a Series:
Passenger (Passenger, #1)Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1)
Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
This is Alex Bracken's new series, and therefore....read it just for that, cause she's fabulous! But I really liked the maturity of the romantic friendship/relationship between the two main characters.

Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood #1) by Jessica Day George
I'm not completely sold on this series...yet, about two cousins who return to their ancestral home in Romania and find out their supernatural legacy.

Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy #1) by Kerstin Gier
This first book was like a reverse harem i.e. one girl and a ton of cute boys. I enjoyed it! A fun English school romance with a paranormal twist.

Graphic Novel or Manga:
Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Story Adaptation by Stacy King; Art by Po Tse
This was really cute! A MANGA adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice

UnhookedShadowshaperStealing Heaven
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Read this if you find a young Captain Hook sexy.

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
Read this if you want a cool, urban heroine.

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
Read this if you like small town romances and coming of age stories.

Inferno (Blood for Blood, #2)
Inferno (Blood for Blood #2) by Catherine Doyle
I enjoyed Vendetta, the first in this series, but didn't really love it until the end. I LOVE THIS BOOK THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH. If you're a fan of Luca, you will love this book.  

Between Shades of GraySalt to the Sea
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The characters in this book are flawed and beautiful - I am a Ruta Sepetys admirer for life.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea is such a harrowing, powerful, beautifully told story.

What were your favorite books of January and February? Any recommendations? Have you read any of these; if so, what did you think?

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