February Wrap Up 2019

March 1, 2019

Hello again dear fellow booknerds and happy SPRING! It feels like I just wrote my January wrap-up, I cannot believe how time is rushing by these days. Do you know how massive my TBR is, I mean, can we slow down just a bit?! I honestly don’t know how my reading went this month. I’ve been super busy but also feel like I’ve been reading a lot in the mornings and before bed so.. who knows? Let’s find out together!

Here’s the list of books I read in February ordered by date:

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

(Finished February 2nd)

The third book in the Wayward Children series where we meet children who, against their will, have returned to our reality after visiting other peculiar worlds. This was my favorite so far! We’re invited into the sugary world of Confection where even the dust is edible! It isn’t all sugarcoated though, as there are definitely dark undertones and subjects present as well. Check out my full review here.

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4/5
Page count: 174

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

(Finished February 10th)

This a cute LGBTQ story of an interrupted meet-cute and the following modern moves our two MC’s take to find each other again. This was a major event of 2018 – two of the most beloved contemporary authors hooking up for a fresh project.. unfortunately it felt more like a re-read than a cool collab. Check out my full review here.

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4/5
Page count: 437

One-Punch Man Vol. 1 by Yusuke Murata

(Finished February 12th)

When I was younger I read SO many mangas and then, for whatever reason, I stopped for a few years. I grabbed One-Punch Man on a whim after hearing about it from a friend, and it was the perfect kickstarter to getting back into manga. It’s a hilarious story of a man (Saitama) so strong it bores even himself. Not much of a plot formed in Vol 1 though, let’s keep going.

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
Page count: 199

One-Punch Man Vol. 2 by Yusuke Murata

(Finished February 16th)

Since mangas are such easy, fun reads I grabbed a few volumes from this series. The second volume is hilarious as well and filled with weird characters and delicious sarcasm. The art work is what I would call typical manga in the best way. Still not much of a plot yet though.. I am so watching the anime adaption on Netflix – YES, it’s on Netflix!

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
Page count: 199

book cover of You

You by Caroline Kepnes

(Finished February 19th)

I’ve talked about this book a lot in the last few days – with friends, on Goodreads and Bookstagram – and that’s good, because I need to process this book. Some of you might have read it or seen the Netflix show, and I think you’ll agree that it’s dark. SO VERY DARK. There are trigger warnings for everything: stalking, abuse, sexual content, mental health, assault.. it’s an awesome book but strengthen your nerves before picking it up!

My rating: 4,5/5
Goodreads rating: 3.8/5
Page count: 424

One-Punch Man Vol. 3 by Yusuke Murata

(Finished February 26th)

YES! Finally a plot seems to be shaping up. There’s a lot of random, weird characters popping up in this series and you never really know if they are there for 5 pages or here to stay. Again, hilarious. Saitama is the golden boy of sarcasm and never listens to the villains background stories because he knows what’s coming. One punch, BAM, out!

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
Page count: 210

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

(Finished February 26th)

I gather that I don’t have to say much about this book. One of the most hyped books of 2018 and I was happy to finally get to it. Not so happy afterwards though.. Holly Black is a great writer and her world building is awesome, but I didn’t like the MC and the story itself was soooo slow. Full review in the making – stay tuned!

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.1/5
Page count: 370

Total amount of pages I have read this month: 2013
Book of the month: You by Caroline Kepnes

I suppose I read a decent amount of pages this month – but the mangas definitely helped with their visual fill. You is a book that will take me some time to forget. So dark, so twisted.. I still think particular scenes over randomly, so it definitely left a strong impression. I was happy to finally get around to reading The Cruel Prince and What If It’s Us, so I’m kind of bummed about both of them being disappointing. But the hype train can be tricky sometimes and I picked a fun middle grade book for my first March read, so fingers crossed!

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