February 2020 Reading Sum-Up

This month was a hard month of reading for me (in many ways):

  1. Valentine’s Day (aka Hell Week if you’re a florist – which I am so..), just- wow okay. I think the shortest shift I did was like 12.5 hours so there was a major black hole in the middle of february that was literally just red roses, so I squeezed basically no reading time in around this
  2. I saw my all time favourite band (who I never thought I’d ever get to see cause they’re a smallish American band and I think they’ve toured once years and years ago in Australia). I’m still dreaming about the show. And for like a week leading up to it all I wanted to do was listen to their music, not read so..
  3. And the biggest reason for how hard this month was is the fact I decided to reread the ENTIRE Throne of Glass series

Why you might ask? Because I’m sick of having the big-arse monstrosity of a book that is Kingdom of Ash sitting on my tbr shelf. It’s literally been there since the book was released and I’ve just never read it and at this point I don’t even remember what happened in the other books, so I was like hey, you know what would be a good idea? Rereading the entire series before reading Kingdom of Ash!

It was not a good idea.

Anyway, I’m like a third of the way into Empire of Storms and… it’s a journey okay, we’re getting there. Slowly. I’m really struggling with it, but we’re getting there.  

So here’s my summary of February:

The Widow of Pale Harbour

By Hester Fox – 4/5 stars

Technically this was a January read, but I had like one chapter left and finished it in Feb, so I’m counting it. I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I loved the creepy vibes and gothic setting. And my poor little gothic heart beat for the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired murders. It was written really well and I’ll definitely be looking into Fox’s other book!

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42867787-the-widow-of-pale-harbor?from_search=true&qid=QbLIhGg40s&rank=1

Throne of Glass

By Sarah J Maas – 3/5 stars

Okay, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one the second time around. I think I forgot how much I actually liked the first couple of books in the series before it went weird (you know what I’m talking about). I read this one really quickly and while I had my issues with it, I dealt with it and moved on.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7896527-throne-of-glass?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=otcagdfhSa&rank=1

Crown of Midnight

By Sarah J Maas – 3.5/5 stars

This one I enjoyed even more! Look at that slight increase in rating. How could I have forgotten how enjoyable this one was? It was also emotional and heart wrenching and I remember my first read of this series, this book gave me hope for the next ones, most of the issues I had with the first book were dealt with in this one and I’ll admit it, I kind of like a Sarah J Maas book. There I said it.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17167166-crown-of-midnight?from_search=true&qid=smZVR3zYtX&rank=1

Heir of Fire

By Sarah J Maas – 3/5 stars

Aaaaaaaand we’re back to three stars. Yeah. This one didn’t do it for me. Like at all. The only saving grace for this book was the introduction of Manon Blackbeak and the witches and the dramatic ending. I don’t really have much else to say about this one except that maybe it could’ve been half the size?

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20613470-heir-of-fire?from_search=true&qid=ZI4DBsaeiL&rank=1

Queen of Shadows 

By Sarah J Maas – 3.5/5 stars

I think this might be my favourite of the whole series. It was action-packed and dramatic and emotional and we got more Manon so I was happy. Again, I don’t think it needed to be that long, but I’m seeing a pattern here with Maas’ books (they’re never short and to the point).

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23848145-queen-of-shadows

February’s Favourite Read:

The Widow of Pale Harbour. Definitely. Although if you forced me to choose from one of the other’s I’d probably say Queen of Shadows. 

Books I’m looking forward to reading next month:

This month is March and that means… CHAIN OF GOLD IS OUT. I’m just a little bit excited. I haven’t read any Cassandra Clare since the Queen of Air and Darkness book came out and I’m stoked to get back into the Shadowworld. I’m also excited to having this goddamn Throne of Glass series finished.

What are you looking forward to reading in March?

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