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February Wrap Up: My Month of Pure Magical Escapism

February is the month for books about books, books about doors, books about missing stories, and books that take me away from reality. They’re the fantasies I love reading because they remind me why I love books and reading.

They’re magic.

February is dedicated to three books, two of which I finished, and the third which I’m still reading, very slowly.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor – the book I put off for the longest time because I didn’t want this duology to be over. It’s the backstory, the foundations of this world, why it is the way it is, why the characters are their own heroes and villains, and it made me fall in love with it all over again. It captured my heart in every conceivable way and it is certainly on its way to taking the top spot for best book of the year. ★★★★★

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow – The book that is both infuriating and wonderful, complex but also predictable. It is so many things that I don’t honestly know what I will ever think of it. It’s definitely a book that needs a second read some time in the future. ★★★★☆

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – The current read and one I can’t fully comprehend at the moment. Similarly to the Ten Thousand Doors of January, there are so many stories intertwining that my head can’t piece them all together yet. However, it is Erin Morgenstern at her best, weaving magic in her words and keeping my eyes open to the wonder of worlds and stories. It’s a slow read, but one I am enjoying very much that will be alongside Muse of Nightmares as a favourite book.

As well as the three books, I also have a bit of a book haul because this month was certainly one for pre-orders and a couple of books I needed in physical format to enjoy them more.

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by HG Parry
High Fire by Eoin Colfer
The Mercies by Kiran Milwood-Hargrave
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
The Binding by Bridget Collins
The Foundling by Stacey Halls.

I’m excited to read all of these!!

That is it for this wrap up and book haul!

What did you read in February?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

5 thoughts on “February Wrap Up: My Month of Pure Magical Escapism”

  1. I read Wilder Girls which was such a gruesome and creepy read! I can’t wait to read The Starless Sea, I keep putting it off because I know it’s going to be amazing and I don’t have the time to dedicate my full attention to it

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    1. It is definitely a book that needs your undivided attention. I wish I could have an uninterrupted day to sit down with it properly.


  2. I really liked The Ten Thousand Doors of January! I would probably want to read it again too to catch some things! I’ve been wanting to read the book House of Salt and Sorrows, but haven’t got around to it yet. Might be a good one to check out though. I recently finished The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder is the first one) and I really loved that series! It’s a bit cheesy sometimes but overall very creative and good read.

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    1. I love the Lunar Chronicles! You’re right about it being a little cheesy but I love how it’s twisted the fairy tales. It’s also such a fun, easy read which is good right now.

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