February was a pretty good reading month for me, I read a total of 6 books, all of which were fantasy:
- one 2 star book
- one 3 star book
- one 4 star book
- three 5 star books
The one star book was The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, it just wasn’t for me and there was just not enough background information and world building for me to really get into it. I really thought it was going to be more of a fantasy book, but it felt like it was more along the lines of magical realism which I’m not really a fan of. To see my full review, click here.
My three star book was Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I really enjoyed this book, but I couldn’t really connect with the characters the way I wanted to. I liked the writing style and the book flew by, and I’m currently in the middle of the second book, Rebel Spring. To check out my full review of Falling Kingdoms, click here.
My four star book was The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. I loved the dragons and how they needed to hear the old stories to become stronger, but I did not like the main character Asha which is why this ended up being a 4 star read instead of a five star read. I’m really looking forward to the second book in this series. Check out my full review here.
My first five star book was Furyborn by Claire Legrand. This book got my heart racing and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I was able to get an e-galley of this book, so I wasn’t able to get the full effect of the book (such as a map, which I’m really hoping the finished copies have!) I’m planning on buying the finished copy because this is most likely going to be one of my top reads of 2018. Check out my full review here.
The next five star book I read was Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, and it was a hilarious fantasy novel! This was my first ever fantasy novel that had a lot of humor in it, and I immediately went out and bought a whole bunch of funny fantasy novels. This was one of my favorite reads so far this year, and I’m anxiously awaiting the companion novel, Bloody Rose which is expected to be released July 10, 2018. Check out my full review here.
Last by not least, I read The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross. This five star read was really unique and interesting. The descriptions in this book were beautiful, not too much, but just enough to really feel like you are there and experiencing what the characters are doing and feeling. It seemed like there were influences from Scottish and French cultures, with one land being more clan/warrior like and the other being more refined and high society. This is the first book in a new trilogy, but there are no dates or titles for the next books in the series yet. To check out my full review, click here.
That’s it for my February wrap up! Have you read any of these books? Did you add a few more to your TBR list? Comment and let me know!