For some reason i feel as though i read way slower than usual in February. My tally of books still looks high, but a lot of them were novellas of less than 200 pages. Anyone else had a month where they are reading less than usual for no obvious reason? I am still reading every day, but it just seems like less. Anyway…. here is a wrap up of all the stories i discovered this month.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – 4 stars – a new compelling addition to the YA fantasy genre. Engaging, action packed, intriguing. Can’t wait for more.
3013: Outlaw by Kali Argent – 4 stars – 3013 book 14. Finally the steam has returned in this one. A great sci fi romance series.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling – 3 stars – it was light and funny, but not fabulous.
Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian – 4 stars – Midnight Breed book 11. I don’t really like when a book series jumps decades into the future – what about all those years in between… but it was as action packed as expected, and enjoyable.
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance – 4 stars – a solid biography on this eccentric genius.
Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich – 4 stars – another light and funny instalment in the Stephanie Plum series. But they are getting a little same-same.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamiln – 4.5 stars – a marvellous mysterious world and intriguing characters. Stunning cover.
Buried Passion by Aiden Bates – 2 stars –solid writing but the world needing fleshing out. All this talk of alphas and omegas but no mention of shifters, talk of men getting pregnant but not one word about how that came to be or how it plays out. Needed more body.
The Crying Place by Lia Hills – 4 stars – a great addition to Australian literature. Engaging and well plotted.
Quid Pro Quo by L.A. Witt – Market Garden Book 1 – 5 stars – a new m/m discovery. Super hot. I am not usually a fan of rentboy storylines but it was not seedy or cringe-worthy in any way.
Take It Off by L.A. Witt – Market Garden book 2 – 5 stars – this series is hot hot hot.
If It Flies by L.A. Witt – Market Garden Book 3 – 5 stars – great novella series so far.
Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan by Barry Dickens – 4 stars – interesting true crime non fiction read.
If It Fornicates by L.A. Witt – Market Garden book 4 – 4 stars – not as addictive as earlier books but still plenty steamy
Capture and Surrender by L.A. Witt – Market Garden book 5 – 3 stars – my least favourite so far, but mostly because I didn’t enjoy these particular characters.
Payoff by L.A. Witt – market garden book 6 – 4 stars – another steamy instalment to the series.
If It Drives by L.A. Witt – market garden book 7 – 3.5 stars – I like the characters and enjoyed the return of Nick, but the chemistry seemed a little off.
On The Clock by L.A. Witt – market garden book 8 – 4 stars – I was loving it, but I feel as though it needed more of a conclusion, or an epilogue.
The Battle of Hackham Heath – The rangers apprentice: the early years book2 –
4 stars – a great addition to an adventure series I love.
Orlando by Virginia Woolf – 3 stars – I really have tried to like Ms Woolf but I have to admit she is just not for me. The writing is good but her style just does not speak to me.
L’Enfant Entitled by Owen Fitzgeoffrey – 4 stars – super cute illustrations.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown- Red Rising book 2 – 5 goryhell bloodydamn stars – I was left speechless. An emotional rollercoaster. A brutal and brilliant book just like the remainder of the series. Not for the faint of heart. I was too emotional to even consider another book for a day or so afterwards. My Book of the Month.
What He Left Behind by L.A. Witts – 4 stars – enjoyable, light m/m read. Well written.
Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt – 4 stars – Ms Witt is fast becoming a go to author for a little hot m/m novell action.
Lion by Saroo Brierley – 4 stars – a moving and emotional biography.
25 books read…..Okay so that is still a pretty long list even though some of them are novellas. Maybe it just felt like a slower month because i added a couple of biographies and a classic that were a little dry, and less consuming. I do prefer those fantasy stories that sweep me away to magical lands.
How did your reading month go? Any stand outs? Any must-reads i need to add to my insane TBR pile?
Have a brilliant March everyone.