February 2021 Wrap Up

Here’s everything I read in February!

February is traditionally a pretty slow reading month for me, but this year wasn’t half bad. I will forever stand by the sentiment that February is the worst month of the year though 😅


February Stats

Books Read: 14
Pages Read: 5,181

Genres
YA Fantasy: 2
Contemporary Romance: 4
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance: 6
Historical Romance: 2

Age Range
Adult/NA: 12
YA: 2

Format
Physical: 6
Audio: 8

Other
ARCS: 3
Owned TBR (Owned physically/electroncially prior to reading): 7
Borrowed: 2
Rereads: 2


Books Read

If I’ve posted a review, it is linked in the title. The Goodreads page is also linked for each book below!

The Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR

Highlights: YA, Fantasy Romance, Unique magic system, Part of a series but stands completely on it’s own

Pros: Loved the unique and open magic system, Great world building, Sweetest romance – Po is everything

Cons: The ending/wrap up with the villain was a little abrupt for my taste


My Dad’s Best Friend (A Touch of Taboo #3) by Katee Robert

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Kindle E-book

Highlights: SUPER SEXY, Less taboo than the previous books in this series, Age gap romance, Forced proximity

Pros: No writes sexy romances like Katee Robert, Mutual pining

Cons: Not quite as sexy or taboo as the previous books (this may be a pro for you!)


Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
ARC, Audible

Highlights: Adorable rom-com, Older heroine (I believe she’s 34), Small English town + bookstore setting, Shakespeare references, An adorable farm dog, All the small town vibes

Pros: The most swoon-worthy romance, All the feel-good vibes, Great side characters, A setting that feels like a warm blanket

Cons: This is really character driven and lacks much plot substance – it’s all about the setting and romance!


What He Doesn’t Know (What He Doesn’t Know #1) by Kandi Steiner

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Reread, Hoopla

Highlights: Love Triangle, Angsty AF, Married couple, Man from her past, Heavy discussion of grief (miscarriage/loss of a child, death of loved ones)

Pros: One of the best love triangles, Extremely emotional, Great character development

Cons: Cheating and miscommunication, The female narrator for the audiobook is way overly breathy


Torn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Libby

Highlights: Part of trilogy, New adult, Paranormal romance, Discussions of assault & PTSD

Pros: Fun paranormal aspects, High stakes, Swoony romance

Cons: Not much plot development


Brave (A Wicked Trilogy #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Libby

Highlights: Final book in trilogy, Romantic reconciliation

Pros: Big epic battle, HEA/Happily for now, Great side character development

Cons: Ending is left quite open (possibility of more books?)


The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
ARC, Physical TBR

Highlights: Norse mythology, Witches, Loki romance, Bi representation, Stunning prose, Grey morality

Pros: Beautifully written, Loki is perfectly outlandish yet lovable, Strong female characters, Easy to read even if you don’t know the backstory of these characters

Cons: If you do know the backstory – this follows very closely so this may not be as captivating


A Court of Silver Flames (ACOTAR #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR

Highlights: Spinoff series, ADULT, Super sexy, Strong discussions of PTSD and abuse, Feminist

Pros: Amazing character growth for Nesta, Strong themes of female empowerment

Cons: I’m sure there’s plenty but I was too in love to see them


Hello Stranger (The Ravenels #3) by Lisa Kleypas

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR, Libby

Highlights: Historical Romance, Victorian, Part of a series but can be read on it’s own

Pros: Independent female lead (doctor), Loads of romantic chemistry

Cons:


Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels #4) by Lisa Kleypas

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR, Libby

Highlights: West(!), Historical Romance, Victorian, Widowed heroine, Dislike (definitely not hate) to love, Single parent

Pros: WEST (the best character in the series), Wonderful heroine, Adorable kids, More tension and chemistry than should be legal, Witty banter, Charming as hell

Cons: The stakes weren’t ever that high (the thing keeping them apart really wasn’t a big roadblock)


Heir (Bloodline Vampires #2) by Katee Robert

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Kindle

Highlights: MMMF parnormal erotic romance

Pros: As always with Katee Robert – amazing sex scenes, poly relationship is well balanced

Cons: A little cheesy and predictable


Love at First by Kate Clayborn

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
ARC, Physical TBR, Hoopla

Highlights: Contemporary Romance, Doctor, Second change (ish) romance, Damaged hero, Found family, Set in Chicago, Low angst, Character driven

Pros: Soft, Sweet, and beautifully written, One of the most swoony heroes ever, Adorable found family

Cons: Nothing


Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR, Reread

Highlights: YA high fantasy, Fae, Assassin, Competition plot, Love triangle, It was really interesting reading this (SJM’s debut) directly following ACOSF – her writing has changed (and improved) so much. It’s amazing.

Pros: Loved seeing all the small hints on this reread, Fun competition plot, Easy & fun read

Cons: The constant reminder of Celeana’s beauty, I still hate Chaol pre-Tower of Dawn 😅


Archangels’ Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Physical TBR, Libby

Highlights: Part of Guild Hunter series, Paranormal Romance, Angels & Vampires, Fated Mates

Pros: Edge-of-your-seat ending, Creepy prophecy, Amazing characters

Cons: The brother-in-law mystery-esque plot was a little lackluster


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