I really enjoyed making a blog post last month about the books I read in January so I thought I’d do the same for this past month! I took part in a little readathon in February called #FantasyFebruary so a lot of the books I read fall into the fantasy genre.
The first book I finished in February was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas, the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series that I started in January. I gave it 5 stars and I absolutely LOVED it, even more than I loved ACOTAR. I can’t really say much about the storyline without giving away what happens in the first book, but if you like fantasy books then please give this series a go!
The next book I read was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I gave this one 3 stars but I was struggling between giving it 2 or 3 stars. It’s a young adult contemporary fantasy novel that starts off quite a big series and I am intrigued enough to continue with the series, but this book in particular was pretty dated (it was published in 2007) and is really obviously not written as well as young adult fantasy is today. It’s quite a well-loved book by fantasy lovers but I just didn’t get on with it as well as I thought I would!
The third book I finished in February was a really quick one that I read in one sitting which was Paper Girls Vol. 2, the second book in a graphic novel/comic series. I gave it 4 stars, I really enjoyed it! I love splitting up some of my bigger books with comics or graphic novels as they’re much easier to read and can make you feel quite accomplished as you can usually read them in one sitting. This comic series follows a group of American paper girls from the 80s and some weird sci-fi stuff starts happening in their town! Very interesting.
Next was Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. This is another young adult contemporary fantasy and after this one I’ve decided I don’t really get on with contemporary fantasy! I find it really hard to suspend disbelief when it’s in a contemporary setting – it’s so much easier to believe the stuff you’re reading when it’s set in the past! Historical fantasy is probably my favourite genre to read. I gave it 3 stars, and I did enjoy it, but it just wasn’t really for me. One thing this book does amazingly well is representation and diversity. There is non-binary, gay, lesbian, bi, and BIPOC rep, and that’s just from the top of my head, there’s probably even more! So I really would recommend picking this book up, even if it’s just for the fantastic representation.
I’m loving the escapism reading is giving me at the moment. I really recommend making a habit of reading if you don’t already! I hope you read some fab books in February too.