So here we are again. The end of a month, where I round up my favourite books of the month/ scream into the void hoping it will choose the books for me. Since it is a leap year so February has an extra day, and also because I can do whatever I like on my blog, I am going to give my favourite book from this month, followed by a few more which were awesome
THE WINNER – QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK
Let me have everything I ever wanted, everything I ever dreamed, and eternal misery along with it. Let me live on with an ice shard through my heart.Holly Black, Queen of Nothing
What I liked about it: everything. Jude. Cardan. Faeries. Humour and beauty. Plot twists galore. AN epic conclusion to this trilogy.
What I didn’t like about it: it’s the end of the series 😥
My favourite character: Jude all the wayyyyyyyy. She’s so badass and powerful and unashamed of wanting power.
Position in series: 3/3
Genres: young adult, fantasy, romance
THE OTHERS THAT I LOVED
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
What I liked about it: murder. It is set near where I live. Andie just straight up ignoring everyone who tells her what to do. The tension. The mixture of formats including transcripts and case notes.
What I didn’t like about it: I did not know there’s meant to be a sequel released this year. Also, the sequel hasn’t been released yet, which is very upsetting.
My favourite character: Andie. She just does what she wants but in a nice way.
Position in series: 1/3?
Genres: crime, young adult, contemporary, mystery, thriller
The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne
What I liked about it: the emotions. The contrast of past and present. More emotions. The slow unravelling of the story.
What I didn’t like about it: I have mentioned three authors on this page so far and they’re all called Holly. This is beyond confusing.
My favourite character: Amelie, my poor sweetheart.
Position in series: 1/1
Genres: contemporary, young adult, romance-ish
It’s Not OK to Feel Blue and Other Lies
What I liked about it: honest, diverse, emotional, easy to read because it’s made up of lots of short pieces.
What I didn’t like about it: Sometimes I got a bit confused because occasionally a sentence would be in massive letters to emphasise it. But that’s probably just me.
Genres: nonfiction, mental health
Pride, collected by Juno Dawson
What I liked about it: A range of genres, easy to read and lots of adorable LGBTQ+ relationships
What I didn’t like about it: It wasn’t long enough
My favourite character: Can’t remember her name but the girl with the phoenix
Position in series: N/A
Genres: LGBTQ+, short stories, anthology, poetry
And so that concludes my February roundup! February has seemed a very, very long time, and I don’t think it’s just because of the extra day. With three family birthdays, a hospital appointment, college, half term, two new piercings, a couple of cinema trips, a museum trip, a talk from Mary Beard and 17 books read, I’m definitely ready for some rest and relaxation in March. Preferably with more reading time. I hope you’ve all had a good February, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.