I’m happy to say February was a great reading month full of rereads and romance novels. I couldn’t be happier with everything I read so here are all the books I finished in February!
You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
An amazing book for anyone who wants to change their mindset towards money and develop a healthy relationship with what is deemed as a taboo item in society. It’s a practical book that looks at the powerful way our mindset and thoughts can change the way our bank accounts look. Highly recommend.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
In the world where different types of Witches exist, Truthwitch Safiya and her Threadsister Threadwitch Iseault just want to be free to live their own lives. But as war is coming to the Witchlands, with the help of Prince Merik and a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the girls must fight enemies, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Safiya because of her rare and useful power.
I was sadly underwhelmed by this book as what I love most in fantasy books, the worldbuilding, was lacking. I did adore Iseault though so if I do continue with the rest of the series it will be for her as the ending of this one wasn’t particularly captivating or left me wanting to find out what will happen next.
The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.
But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?
Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.
I had no idea how to shorten the description or write it in my own words so hopefully that long paragraph gives you a taste of how gruesome and thrilling Chris Carter books are, it’s no surprise that I love this series and you will be seeing it in future wrap ups as I want to get as much of the series done before Hunting Evil comes out in May!
Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin
Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn’t mind being called bitchy and closed off. It’s safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good. She ends up signing up for a romance writing class and the sexy RA Gavin Murphy proposes to be Clem’s book boyfriend to help her write scenes for her assignment as the best scenes are taken from real-life experiences. As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake … and maybe even her life.
An amazing New Adult Romance that I absolutely adored rereading, I highly recommend the audiobook as the narrators are amazing and this whole series is amazing!
Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
A forbidden romance set in the world of the NBA.
Iris kissed a prince but he turned out to be a fraud. Her and August meet and cannot resist the attraction between them, but her fraudulent prince just won’t let her go.
Definitely go into this book knowing it tackles some very serious topics, such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse. You definitely need to be in the right mindset to read this book, it’s so haunting yet so beautifully written. Iris, her cousin and best friend Lotus, are amazing and strong female characters and I absolutely adored them. The pace was fabulous and I just cannot get over how this book emotionally impacted me. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the Hoops series.
Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin
A companion novel to Dearest Clementine, which can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the Dearest trilogy in order as the timelines sometimes overlap between books. In this one we follow Jax, Clem’s twin brother, and Dani, Clem’s new roommate. On his twenty-first birthday he and Dani hook-up and he starts to think that maybe he is ready to stop sleeping around. Yet, the next time they meet, Jax cannot remember what he did with Dani on that night, still he is attracted to her. I really enjoyed this book and I adore Dani but this is definitely my least favourite out of the three.
Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin
Maddie and Darren are both busy, Maddie is trying to make it as a broadcast reporter and Darren is newly signed in the NFL. They are both way too busy for a relationship but as both are attracted to each other so they come to the conclusion to become friends with benefits. Yet, both might be falling for each other! I loved this book as you know going into it that it’s going to be a friends with benefits relationship and I personally enjoy them immensely. Maddie is one of my favourite female protagonists as I just adore how driven she is and Darren is a lovely guy too. I loved the interactions between both of them and I just could not get enough of this book. Highly recommend.
She Found Him by B. Cranford
One thing Rose Riley is proud of: standing up for what she believes in while living her best life kindly. One thing she’s not so proud of: whacking a man on the head with her handmade sign at an animal rights march. Especially when she takes the whimpering puppy dumped on her front porch to the nearest vet and he turns out to be the man she struck . . . Awkward.One thing Rose didn’t expect to find before going back home to Australia: Love. I didn’t feel the need to rewrite the summary of this book that you can find on Goodreads as it sweet and bang on the spot of what you can expect from this book. Such an adorable and quick read that you can definitely read in one sitting. The only problem I had with it is that I wanted more, hehe 🙂
Now onto the books I’m currently reading and hope to finish in March:
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – the audiobook I hope to finish this month.
The Executioner by Chris Carter – my ebook read for my commute to university.
You Are a Goddess: Working with the Sacred Feminine to Awaken, Heal and Transform by Sophie Bashford – another ebook and non-fiction book I hope to finish.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – really hope to finish this.
Hope you all enjoyed this post and definitely share with me what you read in February and what you’re currently reading as I would love to know!
See you in my next post 🙂
Natalia aka Bookish Vegan