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My February Reads

I’ve read quite a lot during February, which is surprising given the amount of work I had to do! Here are all my February books, with some successes but also some failures!

Here are all my February reviews:

  1. The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
  2. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
  3. Air Awakens by Elise Kova
  4. The Ivies by Alexa Donne
  5. Hollow by Jazalyn
  6. The Immortal Twin by D.B Woodling
  7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

Themes: YA fantasy, witches, mystery

My rating: 3,5/5

Synopsis: Available here

Quick review: If you discovered my blog when I started it, you probably saw how fond I was of The Ravens. Unfortunately, this sequel didn’t live up to my expectations…

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

Themes: YA fantasy, romance, witches

My rating: 3,5/5

Synopsis: Click here!

Quick review: Well, February was definitively not a good month with regards to sequels… I’m still looking for the plot development of this one! Hopefully, the final book will make me forget my disappointment!

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Themes: YA fantasy, adventure, romance

My rating: 3/5


The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world.

Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

Quick review: This time, I’m talking about a new author and a new series a friend recommended to me a while ago. I finally found the time to read the first book and it was a nice read after my previous disappointments! There is nothing spectacular in this book and the heroine has the tendency of getting on my nerves but it was still a nice YA fantasy.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Themes: YA, mystery

My rating: 3.5/5


Everyone knows the Ivies: the most coveted universities in the United States. Far more important are the Ivies. The Ivies at Claflin Academy, that is. Five girls with the same mission: to get into the Ivy League by any means necessary. I would know. I’m one of them. We disrupt class ranks, club leaderships, and academic competitions…among other things. We improve our own odds by decreasing the fortunes of others. Because hyper-elite competitive college admissions is serious business. And in some cases, it’s deadly.

A thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn’t an extracurricular. 

Quick review: I like to mix genre in my TBR and thus selected this one for the February murder mystery. It was an atmospheric read even if the mystery was way too easy to solve!

Hollow by Jazalyn

Themes: contemporary, poetry

Quick review: A very unusual read for me who usually do not read any poetry!

The Immortal Twin by D.B. Woodling

Themes: YA fantasy

My rating: 2/5


Celeste Torok and her twin brother Nick could not be more different. Celeste is as introverted as Nick is charismatic. There is one thing, though, they have in common: they are mortal. Their immortal adoptive parents made sure of that.

When Nick’s rebellious ways place Celeste in danger, she is forced to seek safety in the Midwest. As if the familial alienation isn’t enough, she’s tormented by her forbidden desire for Tristan, the supreme warrior of her parents’ coalition, the Realm. With her future uncertain and her past shattered, she follows in her biological father’s footsteps and joins law enforcement.

As lead investigator on several bizarre child abduction cases, Celeste soon discovers that bullets and modern weaponry will not stop these criminals, and that a war is brewing between the Realm and renegade vampires. 

Quick review: In addition to the sequels, February was also the month of novelties since The Immortal Twin was my first audiobook. But even though I hate giving low ratings to books I have to say this one barely reached the 2 stars. It lacked a clear plot, good characters development… everything that makes a book enjoyable!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Themes: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ

My rating: 5/5


Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Quick review: As you may know, I absolutely adored this book! The characters were well developed and the story extremely interesting, about the other side of Hollywood in the 50s. A strong end for February, increasing my hopes for March!

Still reading: Descendants of the Crane, A Darker Shade of Magic

Note: Most synopses are taken from Goodreads.

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