My February Wrap Up is coming a bit later than planned as the last few weeks have been very busy. We’ve now moved into our new home! It’s been hectic but I’m so happy we’re finally here. There’s still a lot of unpacking and sorting out to do. I am missing blogging so hope to be back more regularly once things have settled down! Unsurprisingly, I haven’t had much time for reading or writing this month, but I have read a couple of great books.
Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐ – The finale of the Serpent & Dove series brought the story to a good conclusion, but was weakened by the planned duology being drawn out into a trilogy. The plot of Gods & Monsters was too similar to Blood & Honey, and it felt repetitive. Having said that, I still love this series and the characters, and would recommend it to those who enjoy more character-focused fantasy romance.
Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz ⭐⭐⭐.5 – Competition plotlines are one of my favourite tropes, so combine that with dragons (another of my favourite fantasy elements) and there was no way I wasn’t going to pick this one up. It was a quick, fun YA fantasy read and I loved the integration of the magical elements into the contemporary world.
My Fairyloot edition of The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh finally arrived. The Beautiful was a surprise favourite for me so I want to catch up on the rest of the series.
My most anticipated release of the year – One For All by Lillie Lainoff – also arrived recently and I felt so emotional holding this book in my hands. I can’t wait to read it and share my review. Disability representation is so important and seeing the love this book has received has warmed my heart.
What books have you enjoyed this month? Chat with me in the comments!
3 thoughts on “February 2022 Wrap Up”
Happy March! I really enjoyed the pair of reviews in this wrap-up :). I don’t know if Serpent and Dove will be for me (I love character-driven romantasy, though, so we’ll see!), but I’m definitely noticing what you described w/r/t trilogies and duologies. How many volumes a story is published in *seems* like it’s something that shouldn’t matter, but I’m surprised how often it messes with the structure! Hope you also enjoy The Righteous and One For All! I’ve heard great things ❤️
Yes I think it’s something that did effect this series for sure! It was originally intended to be a duology then was announced it would be a trilogy before the second book was released, from what I remember, and I think the tighter structure of a duology would have been better in that case, as it would have been less dragged out. Thanks, I hope you enjoy your reading this month! :) ❤️
Thank you! You too 💕