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February 2020 Wrap-up & Book Haul

Time surely flies by so fast. We’re already on the third month of the year. Almost a quarter of the year done.

It’s sad to say that my reading rush has died down because I started re-watching my favorite anime,ย Detective Conan, again. So my reading time was consumed by my watching time. But still I managed to read a descent amount of books this month.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the books!

 

 


~Wrap-Up~

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ‘

~This book is a reread and even though I enjoyed it more than the first time, I still don’t like it. I enjoyedย The Darkest Mindsย and I was hoping to enjoy this book as well but it did no happen. The romance in this story is overpowering. I feel like the plot, though interesting, was overshadowed by how much the characters love each other and I hate that kind of romance in a fantasy book.

 

 

 

 

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Follow You Down by Michael Bradley

Rating:๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ‘

~This is a psychological thriller following a lawyer who is a bully not just in court but way back in High School. When he comes to a mini reunion with his High School buddies he learned that the guy that he formerly bullied committed suicide. Then he started seeing him and other things that relates to him.

It was a very interesting story. Although the mystery/thriller aspect of the story is quite predictable, the story as a whole made me think about things up until I finished reading the book.

Check out full review!

 

 

The Detection Club Vol. 1 & 2 by Jean Harambat

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ‘

~I am not a fan of this graphic novel. It has a very interesting concept with all the famous authors of detective stories as main characters. However, the authors felt out of character and the story as a whole felt flat and not at all interesting. I feel like it is such a waste of time and the plot is too simple. I kinda hate it at one point.

 

 

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Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ‘

~This is the concluding novel of theย Passengerย duology. I was hesitant to read this book because of how I felt with the first book. But thankfully, this book is so much better than the first one. The plot is more developed and we get to dive deeper in the story of the time travelling families. I just wished that we get to explore the world more. All in all, the story was wrapped up quite good. But there are still unanswered events in the whole story.

Check out full review!

 

 

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Charmed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Pretty Committee by Lisi Harrison

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ‘

~This is a reread and it just gives me nostalgia whenever I reread this book and the series as a whole. However, I think some of the plot does not coincide with the first book. But whenever I read this book, it always makes me happy. And even though this is not perfect it is very dear to my heart.

 

 

 

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ‘

~Two people living in the same flat but have not met each other and communicated only in post-it notes? We all know how that ends. But I really love the exchange of notes. Though the story have a lot of subplots. But I don’t like how Leon’s POV was written and that’s my only issue. It was enjoyable at best.

 

Check out full review!

 

 

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Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Rating: ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ‘

~I first started this book way back in 2019 but I decided to put it down because the pacing was so slow and it almost gave me a slump. I decided to pick this up again this year. Even though the story was slow-paced I realized that I still recall everything that I have read in this book. The plot is interesting and the discovery of the Undying would also peak your interest.

 

 

 


~Book Haul~

So this is my only book haul for this month but I am so happy. The Narnia book is so beautiful with its full illustration. And I’ve been meaning to read theย Arc of Scytheย Trilogyย and I am lucky enough to find this in a very cheap price. And besides, hardcover books are so expensive in my country.


So that’s it for this wrap-up and and book haul. I just realized that I wrote a book review forย Wayfarerย but I didn’t wrote a review forย Passenger. I will definitely write one for that!

Until next time!

Mariaโค

Author:

A reader who becomes a villain, a queen, a princess, a heroine, and a warrior depends on the story that she reads. A dreamer who wishes to dwell in the world that she visited through the pages of her book. A frustrated blogger who wishes to put into words the frustration, boredom, and excitement that she felt throughout her many journeys outside the real world.

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