February was a really good month, full of happy moments and events that I was highly anticipating:
- I finally finished my internship and I’m so glad about it. Well, except for the fact that I’m unemployed now, but I’m hoping to find something else soon.
- I reunited with a lot of my friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and I laughed more than I had in a long time.
- I graduated from university! I’m officially an anthropologist and a political scientist.
What I read
1984 by George Orwell (4 stars)
I didn’t enjoy reading this book, but I found it perturbing and thought provoking. The concept is what makes this book interesting, especially the parallels Orwell draws with the society and the time he lived in and the imagination required to envision a future based on what he saw around him.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (3,6 stars)
I really liked the first half of this books, it was full of cute, romantic and even some relatively steamy moments. I feel like the second half when the issues between the characters start appearing they were dragged out.
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (4 stars)
This book has characters you’ll fall in love with and the banter and chemestry between them is incredible and makes their dynamic captivating. Here’s my review.
Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid (3,8 stars)
I was so excited to recieve an arc of this that I almost cried. I really liked the characters in this book and even if they were some plot points that were similar to other books in the series, this book still had unique plot elements that I enjoyed.
The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (4,2 stars)
It’s been a while since I read a fantasy book that I enjoyed this much. This has complex characters and they are what made me love this story. The plot was captivating even when there were some parts that were a bit predictable.
Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell (4 stars)
This book has a m/m romance, that’s full of chemestry and intense feelings. I really liked both of the main characters, they go from best friends to lovers, which is my favorite thing. The plot was a bit darker and sadder than I was expecting, but I think the heavier subjects were handdled really well.
Sunset Park by Santino Hassell (3,7 stars)
The main character is a bisexual man and I loved the representation. It was fantastic. The main characters go from friends to lovers after becoming roomates and it is sucha great premise for the book and I really enjoyed reading their story.
Corrupting Chris by Santino Hassell (3 stars)
This was just a short story, it was steamy but nothing special.
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (3,8 stars)
There’s a lot of good poems in this collection, but there are some that weren’t as good.My favorite one was Conversations About Home (at the Deportation Centre). This deals with themes like domestic violence, rape, family, refugges, inmigration, among others.
Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee (4 stars)
I love Bells as a main character, I also love all the other characters in this series. I had a few issues with the beggining of the book becuase it tells the important parts of the first book from Bells POV so it felt a bit slow and repetitive, but after that the plot completely picked up.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (3,8 stars)
I had been meaning to read this for years and I finally did it! I actually really enjoyed it, I liked the main character and some of the secundary characters. The plot wasn’t the most unique, but it still was entertaining. My main problem was with the romance, it came out of nowhere and there was no chemestry betweem the characters.
Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann (4 stars)
I fell in love with this book from the beginning, I love Alice’s voice and I love her as a character. I’m so glad there’s a book with an asexual main character. Also, I love the romance in this book.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (4 stars)
I suffered through this book, I was so worried for the chracters the entire time, because I adore the three main characters, Monty, Percy and Felicity. They are hilarious and sassy. Also, there’s so much diversity, a bisexual narrator, a m/m romance, chronic illness, and PTSD.
Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook (3,5 stars)
The format of this book was cool, but this didn’t really feel like a poetry collection to me, it was more like random thoughts that the author put together, but they were entertaining and meaning full enough to hold my interest.
On the blog
Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:
- January 2018 Wrap Up
- Most Anticipated Book Releases -February 2018
- The Movie Journal: January 2018
- 2017 Releases I Want to Read in 2018
- Book Review: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!
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