Or as I like to call it, the month of not knowing what the hell to read.
Yes.The only thing I can think of is that I had a list of books I wanted to read and my brain became so overwhelmed with it that I didn’t feel in the mood to read them all.
I read two books and luckily, I enjoyed both. Oh, and I got my hands on my most anticipated read of 2019 so I can’t complain!
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury.
Our main character Twylla is known to be the most lethal poisoner in the country. One touch and everyone is dead. Now when I first read that, I got major Shatter Me vibes and I didn’t like that book very much, so to really enjoy The Sin Eater’s Daughter was a surprise. What I like the most about this book is the mythology behind the setting and that everything isn’t as it seems. Also, the villain is twisted and evil to rival Dolores Umbridge and by god I’m drawn to what makes her like that. Secondly, Melinda Salisbury’s writing is addictive. She has this unbelievable knack of enticing you into the story from the get go and I love it! The only problem I have with this book is the unnecessary love-triangle. It does nothing for the story and it makes Twylla a little insufferable at times. That being said, I still really liked this book and I am definitely riding the Melinda Salisbury hype train!
Rating – 4 ★
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury.
So this was a book I actually started reading last year just before YALC. I was buddy reading it with Kate @ReadingThroughInfinity and Beth @OffTheShelf but when YALC came along I left the book at home and ended up leaving it unfinished. That is until now! I felt like reading it again after finishing The Sin Eater’s Daughter and I wanted to read it before Song of Sorrow was released. I’ll admit this book has a bit of a slow start but I can see why that is the case because everything is intricately planned to the last detail and it helps to build the story, especially with all the politics. I’m not ready to see what she does with Song of Sorrow but I cannot wait to dive in and watch everything unfold.
Rating – 4 ★
A few posts ago, I published a post dedicated to all the books Sarah and I had bought or received recently. Of course, me being me, I picked up a number of books since then (5 to be exact, and that’s not including pre-orders) and I still cannot get over it. I went in the local charity shop just for a few minutes to browse before getting some food and they had such a varied selection of fantasy which is rare for them! Although, it’s more that if I’d bought these in Waterstones, they’d be a little over £40, and I paid £2.50. WOW!
The Traitor Spy Trilogy by Trudi Canavan.
I’ve been meaning to read Trudi Canavan’s books for over 5 or so years and never quite managed getting round to them. From the little research I’ve done on the series, they are a continuation of the Black Magician’s trilogy but set a couple of decades later. I had no idea they were connected so that’s news to me and it gives me even more motivation to finally read that first trilogy. I just hope I stick to my word as I’ve said that before and never done it. Oops.
A Shadow on the Glass and The Tower on the Rift by Ian Irvine.
I have no clue what these are about. All I know is that they’re the first two books in Irvine’s The View from the Mirror quartet, and part of a bigger series called The Three Worlds Cycle. From the blurb of the first book, there’s something about having to steal an ancient relic, a chronicler was expelled from university for uncovering a mystery, and two characters are thrown together by fate. The reviews seem a bit hit and miss but I’m intrigued and it will be nice reading an adult fantasy series that started to be published when I was little (1998 and 2000 respectively). We’ll have to see.
And that is it! I had a better book buying month than a reading month but you know, that’s not always a bad thing. I think I got too excited about all the pre-ordered books and just didn’t know what to read.
What did you read during February?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!