So I’ve already failed on getting two reviews posted per month. In January. Which ended last week. Cool. I would like to argue that school has kept me incredibly busy (because it has) and I didn’t have time to read, but excuses are excuses only in this case. I had some time (not much, but some) to read this past month. And I enjoyed all the reading I did. I managed to finish The Belles. IT WAS SO GOOD. No spoilers but it was so good y’all.
Even though I didn’t manage to meet my goal of posting two book reviews per month, I am trying to stick to my blogging schedule (I know, you’re probably like “she’s made a schedule? KAILEY?” Trust me, I’m as shocked as you are). In an attempt to try and be active here, I’m posting my monthly recommendations! You can probably guess what they consist of based on the books I’ve talked about in my past few posts, but I’m going to list them anyway. Here are the books I’m most looking forward to in this wonderful (and cold) month of February.
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – A YA Fantasy prequel to the Witchlands series. When the other Sightwitches start going missing, Ryber heads into the mountain to investigate. While there she meets Kullen, a Nubrevnan who has no memory of how he got there. While trying to figure out what’s going on they might just form a friendship–or more. Release Date: February 13th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton – A YA Fantasy about Camellia, whose quest to become the favorite Belle leads to discovery about deep secrets in the world of Orleans and her own powers. In order to save the princess she must make a choice, and the results could change her world as she knows it forever. Release Date: February 6th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston – A YA Sci-Fi about Ana, a girl in search of a lost ship that could hold the answers to her problems. Too bad she’s beaten to the coordinates by an Ironblood boy. Now they’re both outlaws, being chased by the kingdom, and they might not make it out of this alive. Release Date: February 27th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
People Like Us by Dana Mele – A YA Mystery set in Bates Academy, where the truth is not always what happened. And this is more than real when bodies start turning up, and Kay gets caught up in cyber-scavenger hunt to find the killer. Release Date: February 27th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza (sequel) – In this YA Sci-FI/Fantasy sequel Rhee needs to choose between making a deal with her enemy or losing her throne. Alyosha only wants to kill Nero–but will have to travel home to do it. Kara might have uncovered the secret to leaving her princess life behind forever. And Nero will stop at nothing to control the galaxy. Release Date: February 20th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena – A YA Contemporary about Zarin Wadia, aka the girl your parents warned you to stay away from. But when Zarin ends up dead with Porus Dumasia on the side of the highway, it becomes clear that there was far more to her than met the eye. Release Date: February 27th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine – A YA Sci-Fi that follows Zara Cole as she’s recruited to the Honors. While working in this program to explore the outer reaches of the universe she finds out that the galaxies aren’t all the sparkle and starlight she thought it would be. Release Date: February 13th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
American Panda by Gloria Chao – A YA Contemporary about Mei, an MIT freshman whose life has been set out before her: become a doctor, get married, have kids. She’s ready to follow through, even though she has other plans. While reconnecting with her brother she starts to wonder if it might be better to follow her own path, consequences and all. Release Date: February 6th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare – In this YA Historical Fantasy scriptologists can bring fictional worlds to life. When Elsa’s mother, a celebrated scriptoloist, is abducted, she has to travel to 19th century Italy and team up with a team of genius kids to find her. It would be a great plan, if it weren’t for the assassin following her to their doorstep. Release Date: February 20th. About: Goodreads. Purchase: Amazon B&N
I put a sequel on this list, but I never recommend reading a sequel without reading the first book previously. I know sometimes it’s okay, but I wouldn’t do it, personally. So my recommendation is to read Empress of a Thousand Skies before Blood of a Thousand Stars.
I’m in the middle of Sightwitch right now, and already finished The Belles. Both books I would highly recommend. I’m very excited to see everyone’s reactions to these books. Sorry there’s not as many books this month as last month, but I did warn y’all that it would vary. If you have read/are reading any of these right now come talk to me about them!! I want to talk about books with you. Leave a comment or talk to me on Twitter.
Okay, I have to go read some classmates’ words and give comments on them for my capstone. I’m loving my capstone so much, even if it’s crazy nerve-wracking when I’m up for workshop. I’ve gotten a ton of awesome comments so it’s my turn to give them great feedback in return. And then do some reading. Yay!