I didn’t actually think I read a lot last month at all until now looking back at everything. It honestly felt like I didn’t have any time to read and because a few of the books that I did read took so long I don’t know how I managed to fit them all in but it seems I did! It was a good reading month too, and I can’t wait to chat about all the books I read, so let’s get straight into it, here’s everything that I read in February.
Watching You | Lisa Jewell | ★★★★★
Lisa Jewell is definitely one of my favourite thriller authors, everything I have read by her I have loved. So of course I had to read Watching You as soon as the paperback was released. And I absolutely loved it. The story follows quite a few different characters, and there’s quite a few different story lines to follow so it’s really hard to explain the story. But basically, there’s been a murder, and to find out whodunnit, we need to go back to the start and unravel a hell of a lot of secrets. It’s very gripping I couldn’t stop reading it right from the very first page and I really enjoyed the ending too!
Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard | ★★★★★
After reading Red Queen and absolutely loving it, of course I was very, very excited to read Glass Sword. It completely blew me away, so much more than I was expecting and I absolutely loved it. I can’t say what happens in it because it would be spoiling so much in the first one (which I highly recommend you read) but just trust me, it was so good! It surprised me as soon as I started it because it through me straight into the action like no other book. There was no ‘recap’ from the last book, no introductions, just straight action and I loved it.
Spark | Alice Broadway | ★★★★
This is another sequel so again I can’t really explain what happens in this one without spoiling the first one (Ink) but I loved it. The story took a really unexpected turn and it made me enjoy it a lot, even more than the first one which isn’t usual for me. There were twists again, like in the first one and I didn’t expect any of them. I was all that excited about this series after reading Ink. I knew I would carry on with it but I wasn’t dying to if you know what I mean, but now after reading Spark, I am definitely excited to carry on with the series and I cannot wait until book three is released.
Extinction Trials – Rebel | S. M. Wilson | ★★★★★
This book. This series. First off, I cried when I finished this book because I really, really didn’t want it to end. Okay, so if you didn’t know, Rebel is the third book in the Extinction Trials series, and the last (from what I can gather it’s staying as a trilogy) and because it’s the third book in the series, again I can’t tell you what it’s about but know this, there is a lot more Piloria. Over this book, this series, was incredible. The atmosphere is great and exciting, the characters are lovable and very easy to get on with and the plot is perfect. Loved everything about it.
King’s Cage | Victoria Aveyard | ★★★★
I was very, very excited for this book after finishin Glass Sword but there was no way could I have read it straight away because the paperback of War Storm hadn’t been released at this point and I really didn’t want to end up waiting for it so I held out as long as I could haha. When I finally did pick it up, I’ve got to admit I was a little let down. Don’t get me wrong, I was still fully invested in it, but it was nowhere near as exciting as Glass Sword and everything seemed a bit slower, and honestly – no spoiler – I don’t like Maven’s character all the much, so the fact that there’s a lot more of him in this book did my head in a little bit, I wanted more of the Glass Sword type gang and I just didn’t get it. But I did settle into it and I got used to the change in pace and I really enjoyed it. It took me a while to get through but I savoured every moment.
Snowhook | Jo Storm | ★★★★
So I am actually, even though it’s got 4 stars, quite disappointed in this book, I’ll explain in a sec. So it’s basically a story of a young 14 year old girl who’s with her mum and little sister in the middle of no where in the middle of a big storm. Accidentally, she breaks her mums insulin and decides to go on a little adventure with the snow dogs to get her mum some more but everything that can go wrong manages to go wrong. I had very, very high hopes for this book, I’ve not read a survival story before and I was really looking forward to it, especially for the fact that it had dogs in it, and I did love it, I was very engrossed in it, up until the end. When I read that last page I just sat there like, this is it? I have too many questions for this to be over already. (spoilers ahead) so one of the characters, Peter, doesn’t like dogs, we never find out why, he also hurts himself quite badly and we never find out if he was okay, he also had an aunt with PTSD and we never find out what happened to her throughout the time they were on this adventure. We never find out if Hannah got the insulin back to her mum, or whether all the dogs were okay, or even if Hannah’s mum was out searching for her 14 year old girl. They just find this random man, that says he knows Peters uncle (or dad I don’t remember) and that’s it. There definitely should have been a epilogue at the end, because it kinda’ felt like I’d wasted a long time on that book for no real ending.
The Day Of The Accident | Nuala Ellwood | ★★★★★
Now this was a very, very good book. I’d been putting it off for a while because I had so much to read but I am so glad that I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it read because it was amazing. So the story is, Maggie wakes up in hospital after being in a coma to find out that her daughter drowned and her husband has disappeared. She can’t remember what happened but everything points to Maggie being the reason her daughter drowned, but she’s sure she wouldn’t have hurt her daughter and needs to find out the truth. It’s absolutely brilliant the ways it’s done, I can’t say why because it’s a massive spoiler, but if you’ve read it you’ll know what I mean. I didn’t click on to the twist right until the end, although I did have a funny feeling about something and I was right (for once haha!) but it definitely didn’t ruin the story because it was nowhere near anything I was thinking and I was completely blown away by it. This is definitely one of them books that I recommend to any thriller reader, it was brilliant.