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Hey Epic Geeks,
This month I hit a pretty bad reading slump. I’m not sure why, but I did. I finished up a series and January’s book of the month for the Diversely Booked Book Club … then just kind of stopped. I didn’t read for the majority of the month. I didn’t listen to any. I didn’t do anything related to reading literature until the last week of February and then I knocked out two more books; one that was on my TBR and one that I had never heard of. Stick around until the end because I have a question for you all to answer!
The first book I read was Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Liani Taylor. I fell in love with this series last month and had to finish it. The covers are gorgeous and the entire series is like nothing else I’ve read. The characters are fun and well written. I gave this a 5-star rating on my Goodreads. Definitely recommend the entire series. Remember this is book 3 of the trilogy. Go read all of them.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst was finished shortly after and just yes. I gave it 4.5 stars but that’s only because some of the side characters were under developed and overall the story could have used more in places. I loved the main characters and the main concept. Princess Denna was betrothed to the Prince, but instead falls for his sister. Woops! Magic is banned, but guess what, she has that too. She has too many secrets to keep as her magic grows stronger and so does her love for Mare. I hope to write a full review for this because I really did love this book.
By the way, Of Fire and Stars is an own voice book. In this case, it had a lesbian relationship (actually in two different cases) and the author also is a lesbian. Own voice books are great to support to get more realism and diversity in the industry.
Next book was Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I gave it an absolute 5 star. I love time travel but sometimes authors can nail the history factor. Bracken definitely nailed the discrimination and didn’t back down when it came to what women and difference races faced in different times. I cannot wait to pick up Wayfarer. I’m really glad I finally read Passengers.
The Queen’s Poisoner was the last book I read this month. It had a slow start and is the first book in a long time that I actually considered setting down and not finishing. I did finish it and honestly, it didn’t end up too bad. I gave it 3.5 stars and if you remember, that’s not a bad review. I liked it … it just wasn’t absolutely amazing. If you pick this up, don’t set it down until you start meeting people like the Queen’s Poisoner and the annoying girl you think you’ll hate. Trust me, you know who I’m talking about. The book starts picking up the pace after that.
Those were the four books I read in February. What did you read?
Now … for my question for you. Since I don’t write a full review for every book I read, what would you think of me writing mini reviews and emailing them to you? Would you subscribe to that? There would be much more detail than I offer in my monthly wrap up and the reviews would be spoiler free. This also means you’d have the opportunity to email me back and we can have a one-on-one spoiler discussion if you wanted. Please let me know in the comments below!
In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,