What I Read in February

51o73qlwmol-_sx320_bo1204203200_The Assassin’s Blade, by Sarah J. Maas

This book is a compilation of the novellas leading up to Maas’s Throne Of Glass series, and WOW they are good.

I couldn’t put the book down; the plots were fabulous, each short story weaving into the next, and I loved Celaena’s exciting life as an assassin.

I’ve got the Throne of Glass eBook on request at my local library and I can’t wait to read more in this thrilling, girl-powered series!

51xkwge2ayl-_sx322_bo1204203200_Ink Heart, by Cornelia Funke

This story is absolutely fantastic. The plot pulled me in and the eloquent writing was just magical.

There was one line which I loved: ‘…books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them,’ It really rang true with me, and it’s such a beautiful quote.

I didn’t want to put Ink Heart down, and I’m now desperate to get my hands on the next two books in the trilogy.

51xk3dd1oml-_sx310_bo1204203200_Silence is Goldfish, by Annabel Pitcher

This book really gripped me, practically forcing me to keep turning the pages. The writing made it feel like a completely different world at times, and then at other times the story felt as real as anything; in a way, the contrast made me like the book all the more.

Tess Turner was an interesting character, and her sarcastic comments to herself and ‘Mr Goldfish’ cracked me up. I will definitely look out for more of Pitcher’s works.

61urnu6emkl-_sx336_bo1204203200_The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

The Wolf Wilder is a must-read for everyone. The plot, the characters, and the amazing illustrations by Gelrev Ongbico all came together to make this one of the best books I read this month.

I was transported to a snowy Russia, and felt like I was roaming across the countryside with Feo, Ilya and the wolves.

It was just such a magical book, and I loved every second of it.

5165qwthp7l-_sx311_bo1204203200_Love, Lucie, by Marita Conlon McKenna

I had grabbed this one from my local library without reading the blurb; just going on the fact that it was by Marita and I loved her Irish famine series. I was not disappointed!

The story was told by Lucie, writing letters to her dead mother as a way of expressing herself and dealing with her mom’s recent death. The story was so sweet and poignant, and the way it was written through letters made it really personal.

I may have shed a tear or two at the end, and I really grew to care for Lucie and her family. It was such a wonderful book.

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