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

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



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


Standalones:
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.


FAVORITE BOOK OF JANUARY 2016:
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.  


FAVORITE BOOKS OF FEBRUARY 2016:
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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