- # of books read: 17
- audiobooks listened to: 3
- ebooks read: 6
- ARCs read: 2
- books from the Throne of Glass series: 2
- graphic novels: 4
- total page count: 3,877
- year total page count: 8,253
Well, not so many books read as last month, but a lot of that has to do with February being 3 days shorter than January, as well as the fact that I took a week off from work, which means less time commuting to listen to audiobooks.
I breezed through 2 advanced reader copies, one from Edelweiss Above the Treeline and one from Netgalley. I had some issues with Reaper by Kyra Leigh, although it was still a fast read (mostly to do with the ending). Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta fit in well with my rewatch of the Outlander series. It involves a history of Scottish witches using blood magic. Reaper will be released in May and Bad Blood will be coming out next month.
In newer releases, I got to read Veronica Roth’s new book, Carve the Mark. This wasn’t the easy read Divergent was, and for a while in the beginning I thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish. A few chapters later, once I hit Cyra’s point of view, all that changed. Akos and Cyra’s slow burn relationship was quite enjoyable to read, so much so that I can almost forgive the fact that this ends without really wrapping up ANYTHING.
I also got my hands on History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund, which has been on the hold shelves at my library for months. It wasn’t quite as thriller-y as the jacket blurb makes it out to be, but the tension throughout and the descriptive passages made this a worthwhile read.
The graphic novels I read this month can be split quite evenly into Awesome and Pretty Good. In the Pretty Good category: The Monstress is an award-winner, and has gorgeous artwork (the story itself is a bit too confusing and complex for me), and Trashed (by the author of My Friend Dahmer) was part memoir and part lecture on landfills. In the Awesome category: Paper Girls 2 had all the greatness of the first volume, and Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean was cute as all hell.
In vintage YA, I discovered a horse series that I hadn’t read: Flambards, by K.M. Peyton. It was delightfully old-fashioned, I suppose because it was written in 1967 and takes place in the early part of the century. Since I would have to interlibrary loan the rest of the books, I attempted to watch the TV series, but that was really too old-fashioned for me. Guess I’ll never find out if Christina marries William or Dick.
And finally, I finally read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (immdiately followed by Crown of Midnight) and I was a near-instant convert! What took me so long?? In a way, I’m sort of glad I waited, because it means I get to read them all at once. Up next is the prequel, The Assassin’s Blade.