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) by Terry Pratchett
Read this book if you want to LOL every page
tags: fairies, fantasy, favorite-author, favorite-heroine, favorite-mg-series, gods-and-goddesses, greek-mythology, lol, mg-fantasy, mg-humorous-fiction, read, second-world-fantasy
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.
tags: absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder, aliens, alternate-usa, badass-heroine, book-boyfriend, favorite-author, favorite-hero, favorite-heroine, favorite-secondary-character, favorites, forbidden-romance, girl-crush, horror, i-hate-you-but-really-i-love-you, lol, multi-pov, pretty-writing, purple-writing, read, sci-fi, setting-midwest, setting-the-apocalypse, survival, worldbuilding-101, wtf-beginning, wtf-ending, wtf-middle, ya-action, ya-horror, ya-post-apocalyptic, ya-romance, ya-science-fiction, ya-thriller
Series I Finished:
The Prophecy series by Ellen Oh
Read this series if you like Tamora Pierce. Oh, and Korean mythology!!! ;)
tags: alternate-asia, badass-heroine, cousins, debut-author, dragons, fantasy, female-fantasy-author, historical-fantasy, medieval, mfa-2nd, read, setting-asia, setting-korea, setting-war, ya-action, ya-alternate-history, ya-diversity, ya-fantasy
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl #8: The Last Guardian (2012)
Thank you Eoin Colfer for giving us Artemis Fowl.
tags: book-boyfriend, crime-lords, epic-fantasy, fairies, favorite-author, favorite-hero, favorite-mg-series, favorite-secondary-character, favorites, lol, mg-fantasy, mg-humorous-fiction, mg-post-apocalyptic, multi-pov, read, setting-ireland, tears-tears-wah-wah, worldbuilding-101
Prisoner of Night and Fog duology by Anne Blankman
A great historical fiction YA set in 1930's Germany, Hitler's "niece" falls in love with a young Jewish reporter
tags: 1930-s, forbidden-romance, historical-fiction, nice-guys-finish-first, read, setting-england, setting-germany, spies, survival, worldbuilding-101, worldwar2, ya-historical-fiction, ya-mystery
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.
tags: alternate-usa, badass-heroine, feminist, read, setting-california, setting-midwest, setting-the-apocalypse, wtf-beginning, wtf-ending, ya-dystopian, ya-post-apocalyptic
2016 Debut Book I Read:
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
What a wonderful debut. I loved all the mythological elements woven into this story <3
tags: 2016-a-z-reading-challenge, 2016-february, 2016-must-read, bff-to-bf, debut-author, dragons, fantasy, historical-fantasy, myths-folktales-legends, pirates, read, setting-at-sea, setting-hawaii, signed, thieves, time-travel, worldbuilding-101, ya-alternate-history, ya-caper, ya-diversity, ya-fantasy
Adult Books I Read:
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: A Mediator novella (Mediator #6.5) by Meg Cabot
tags: badass-heroine, favorite-author, favorite-heroine, ghosts, novella, paranormal-romance, read, setting-california, will-read-anything-by-him-her, ya-paranormal-romance
First Book in a Series:
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.
tags: 2016-a-z-reading-challenge, 2016-january, 2016-must-read, cousins, dual-pov, historical-fantasy, nice-guys-finish-first, pirates, portal-fantasy, read, setting-france, setting-new-york, setting-the-middle-east, time-travel, will-read-anything-by-him-her, worldbuilding-101, wtf-ending, ya-alternate-history, ya-fantasy
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.
tags: cousins, dual-pov, historical-fantasy, read, setting-romania, standalone, werewolves, womance, wtf-middle, ya-alternate-history, ya-fantasy, ya-historical-fiction, ya-mystery
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.
tags: demons-devils, portal-fantasy, read, setting-england, sisters, ya-contemporary-fantasy, ya-mystery
Graphic Novel or Manga:
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!
tags: historical-fiction, historical-romance, lol, manga, pride-prejudice, read, retelling, setting-england, sisters, standalone
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Read this if you find a young Captain Hook sexy.
tags: 2016-a-z-reading-challenge, 2016-february, 2016-must-read, alice-in-wonderland, brothers, dark-fantasy, fairies, fantasy, lord-of-the-flies, pirates, portal-fantasy, read, setting-england, standalone, ya-fantasy, ya-retelling, ya-romance
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
Read this if you want a cool, urban heroine.
tags: alternate-usa, debut-author, ghosts, lgbtq, mfa, mfa-2nd, necromancers, read, setting-new-york, standalone, urban-fantasy, ya-action, ya-contemporary-fantasy, ya-diversity, zombies
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
Read this if you like small town romances and coming of age stories.
tags: bff-to-bf, contemporary-romance, lol, nice-guys-finish-first, read, setting-small-town, standalone, thieves, ya-caper, ya-contemporary
FAVORITE BOOK OF JANUARY 2016:
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.
tags: 2016-a-z-reading-challenge, 2016-january, 2016-must-read, 6-stars, bad-boy, best-of-2016, bff-to-bf, book-boyfriend, brothers, contemporary-romance, cousins, crime-lords, favorite-author, favorite-hero, favorite-heroine, favorite-romance-series, favorite-secondary-character, favorites, forbidden-romance, i-hate-you-but-really-i-love-you, lol, read, romantic-suspense, romeo-and-juliet, setting-chicago, tears-tears-wah-wah, will-read-anything-by-him-her, womance, wtf-ending, ya-action, ya-contemporary, ya-romance, ya-thriller
FAVORITE BOOKS OF FEBRUARY 2016:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The characters in this book are flawed and beautiful - I am a Ruta Sepetys admirer for life.
tags: cousins, debut-author, favorite-author, historical-fiction, read, setting-russia, standalone, survival, tears-tears-wah-wah, worldwar2, ya-historical-fiction
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea is such a harrowing, powerful, beautifully told story.
tags: 2016-february, 2016-must-read, best-of-2016, book-boyfriend, dual-pov, favorite-author, favorite-hero, favorite-heroine, historical-fiction, nice-guys-finish-first, pretty-writing, read, setting-at-sea, setting-war, standalone, survival, tears-tears-wah-wah, will-read-anything-by-him-her, worldwar2, ya-historical-fiction
What were your favorite books of January and February? Any recommendations? Have you read any of these; if so, what did you think?
Thanks for stopping by!