February 2018 Wrap Up!

While February was a decent reading month, it was nowhere near as productive as January but that’s okay. It is two days shorter and there is still plenty of time to read as March is now here! Overall I read a grand total of four books this month and I am happy to say I enjoyed them all.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

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This was a re read which I picked up for a cute, easy ray of warmth to pick my spirits up in the dead of winter. While this book isn’t always the brightest, acknowledging some heavier topics, it was a nice escape from our world for a little while. Just Listen follows our main character Annabelle, who appears to have the perfect life on the outside. However, on the inside she has anything but. Her sister is struggling with an eating disorder, putting a strain on her family and her friends despise her for something she didn’t do. Some light shines in her world again though, when Owen Armstrong comes into her life and sees her for her imperfect self. I know there are many flaws in this book, but it was nice to give it another read! 4/5 stars

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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I actually listened to the audiobook for The Lost Hero and it was so much fun! I love this world and these characters, and have since I was ten years old. It was refreshing revisiting it all through a different format, and the narrator was really great, adding to the already amazing story. The Lost Hero is the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series, which follows large and diverse cast of characters who come together to save the world from the ultimate threat, mother Earth. There is action, adventure, and romance, and just brought so much nostalgia when I listened to it. 4.5/5 stars

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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This was a first read for me, and I was really looking forward to it because I had heard great things about it. It seemed cute and fluffy, and it definitely was all that. The Sun is Also a Star follows our two main characters, Natasha and Daniel who meet one day in a whirl of chaos and fate. Natasha is an immigrant whose family is about to be deported, and Daniel is going to an interview that will lead him to a life he doesn’t want to live. The story follows their romance and relationship as it grows in only a time span of several hours, and how they believe they were destined to meet. This book was quite cliche and “insta-lovey” but I did enjoy it and thought it was a fun read. I’m not sure if I would read it again, but I recommend it if you like contemporary! 3.5/5 stars

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Restore Me comes out in just under a week and I am so, so excited, thus why I am re reading the first three books in the series! I just finished re reading the first book yesterday, but I didn’t realize how much I had forgotten regarding the story and the characters, so it felt as if I was reading the book for the first time again. Shatter Me follows Juliette, a girl whose touch kills. Because of this, she is locked up in an insane asylum to keep everyone safe from her curse. However, one day she is broken out by a strange boy, and she learns that she is wanted by the government as a secret weapon. I love this book so much and I am so excited to continue on with the series again! 4.5/5 stars

Those are the four books I managed to read in the month of February and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: March 2018 TBR

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5 thoughts on “February 2018 Wrap Up!

  1. I really enjoyed The Sun Was Also A Star. I totally agree with you on the cliche instalove, there were moments when I was just annoyed by Daniel and his abrupt love declaration to Natasha. All the flashbacks and stories of the minor characters though really helped me get past the over the top lovey dovey stuff though.
    Enjoy your March reads! 🙂

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