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A pretty dull month // February Wrap Up

Hi, happy Friday WandaVision day!!! Kind of heartbroken today’s the last episode but also hyped because it means it’s almost time for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. I apologise in advance for the person I’m going to become when this show is released.

Before I start my nerdy ramblings, today I’m going to be talking about everything I read in February. I read way more then I was expecting but I didn’t really love anything. There was lot’s of 3 stars, so many in a row infact that I started thinking I was the problem.

Thankfully I had fanfiction to keep me entertained. I’m in the midst of a new “fandom obsession” at the minute so I’ve been reading a lotttt of fanfiction. It’ll wear off soon enough so right now I’m just riding it out and my sleep schedule is the one suffering.

February was the month of me reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and it’s sequel Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. This series is ok but I don’t I’m loving it as much as everyone else seemed to. In the first book especially Audrey really falls into “not like other girls” territory and part of me understands it’s the time period and doing post-mortems would be weird but the other part of me was just groaning inside.

I am going to finish this series because I have the entire series bind-up on my Kindle but most for Thomas Cresswell who I love and adore. Him in general plus his relationship with Audrey is my favourite part of this series.

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo was actually my last book of the month and I had so much fun re-reading this one! After watching the trailer I was finally motivated to re-start and this time finish the Grisha series. I enjoyed this first book more the second time around and I also liked Mal more. I don’t know what I had against him when I first read this book but the dude seems sweet.

Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest makes me sad. I had such high hopes for this book but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.Don’t get me wrong there was nothing overly bad about it. I mean it was a super quick read and kept me entertained. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I just didn’t like it as much as I was expecting.

While I loved Milo and members of his band so much I would read a whole book about them, I found the main character Evie to be really spoiled and rude. It was really hard to root for her or ship the romance and when the whole book is about Evie with the side element being the romance …. At least I’ll always love the cover.

And then I got ahead on a couple of my blog tour ARCs:

The Secrete Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer was a fun and cute. Nice and easy. I liked the romance and how it dealt with cheating and how being cheating on affects future relationships while still being light and not too serious. I also liked the found family elements with the project group.

And then Bright Burning Stars by A.K Smalls was my favourite of the month, without a doubt. This book is dark and intriguing as it follows two best friends at thier elite ballet school. Please check out the trigger warnings beforehand but I found this book to be very compelling and I couldn’t put it down.

So there we have the six books I read in February. I’m hoping with my whole heart that March is miles better. I can’t take another subpar reading month 😭

As always I’d love to know what you’re reading and if you’ve read any of these books, what you thought! Thanks so much for reading and stay safe!!

Elli xx

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