What did I read in February?

Hello everyone, you may have noticed I’ve been a busy bee over the last month where reading is concerned. Since it’s easy to miss seeing my latest reviews on Twitter, I thought I’d drop a quick blog post with all the wonderful books I read or reviewed last month. I was so grateful to be a part of some brilliant blog book tours with Random Things Tours.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe was an interesting look into Greek mythology. As I mentioned in my full review, I’ve never been engrossed in Greek mythology but was always aware of it and interested to learn more. The thing about Circe is that everyone who posted about it loved it. I think the hype ended up leading me to enjoy it less. Not that it isn’t a great book, because it is. For me, it just wasn’t mind-blowingly amazing like I’d expected it to be. I do my best to go into books with no expectations, but I got Circe based on the rave reviews it was getting. I was left a little disappointed by it in the end because it didn’t capture my attention as much as I’d hoped it would.

Read my full review here.

Shipped by Angie Hockman

shipped cover

*Sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.*

As my first five-star read of 2021, Shipped had me reeled in from the very beginning. Some people may be bored by the enemies-to-lovers trope, but I’m certainly not one of them. I loved reading as Henley and Graeme’s relationship developed naturally, even if they were forced into a work-trip together to the Galapagos Islands. What really sealed the deal for me was that Hockman had been to the Galapagos herself, so she knew exactly what she was writing about. That personal touch made me love the story even more. I can’t wait to read Hockman’s next book!

Read my full review here.

The Last Snow by Stina Jackson

*Sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog book tour for Random Things Tours.*

The Last Snow intrigued me because it had a real ‘whodunit’ element to it that I love in books. Unfortunately, this one fell a little short for me. I understand Liv struggled to escape her domineering father’s grip, but her backstory came off as a tad dry. I understand why it was included but the first half of the book was a slow-burner for me. I’m not keen on slow-burners which is why I dropped my rating.

Read my full review here.

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

*Sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog book tour for Random Things Tours.*

This is a book that can simultaneously break and heal your heart. It’s currently my favourite read of 2021. Lenni and Margot’s friendship develops so naturally, it’s special to be a part of. Reading their life stories as they painted their joint one hundred years on earth together was an honour. I cannot praise this book enough. It’s incredible that it’s Cronin’s debut novel. I will be sure to read anything she releases in the future.

Read my full review here.

Can you see me now? By Trisha Sakhlecha

*Sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog book tour for Random Things Tours.*

Can You See Me Now? was an intriguing read, and definitely got better as it went on. However, I did find that the start was a little slow and I didn’t really get into it until I got to the halfway point in the book. Sabah and Alia fought for the top spot as Noor’s best friend for the majority of their teen years. I found it a bit nauseating that they were in constant competition for her attention. All of their friendships were toxic and frankly, felt rather empty. The last half of this book was great, and the plot twist at the end made this book far better in my opinion.

Read the full review here.

What books did you read in February? Did any of these books feature on your list?


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