Sunday, 4 March 2018

Monthly Blog Wrap Up {February Edition} & March New Release Giveaway Hop!

*It has come to my attention that, the Instagram link I provided you guys with wasn't working and I wanted to apologize for it! I did fix it but, links are tricky so, if you guys have any trouble accessing it, please let me know in the comments so that I can refresh it again! *
Hello guys and welcome to another monthly reading wrap up and March's Giveaway, hosted by It Starts at Midnight! Fortunately, I'm able to do this during March as well and I'm extremely excited to be offering you guys one of your most anticipated releases for the month of March! Make sure to read the rules and enter the Giveaway located at the end of this post! The winner of February's Giveaway has already been contacted so, congrats Mary for winning a February release of your choice!

Moving on to the books I managed to read during the month of February! It was a very good month and I finished a total of 11 books! I have set a TBR and I might start including them in posts but, if you're interested in my book updates, make sure to follow me on Instagram

I'm also done with exams and a new semester has begun so, fingers crossed it'll be a good one! We're going to be studying Shakespeare, Frankenstein and Jane Eyre, which I'm extremely excited for! How many books did you guys manage to read during February? Did you do anything exciting?!
*The Boat House By Jana D. Barrett
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I Recommend it?

Definitely! This was such an interesting take on a stepfather's hold and how much it has affected the main character's life! It's beautifully written, suspenseful and full of plot twists that will keep you at the edge of your seat, if you decide to give it a fair shot!

*Promise Me By Kelly Walker
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป.5
Would I recommend it?

If you're a fan of heartbreaking Romance with a happily ever after, yes I would! It wasn't my favorite in terms of execution and throughout it, I kept feeling like something was missing but, overall, it was quite an enjoyable read!

*Sugar Lump By Megan Gaudino
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

If you' re looking for a quick read with a lot of surprise, yes! But, the execution fell a bit short for me, personally and the book itself was quite rushed. I feel like there were some plot holes that took away from the plot and made me enjoy it less than I probably would, if some things hadn't been so underdeveloped!

*Wicked Charm By Amber Hart
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

Depends! Even though I overall enjoyed Wicked Charm, I was quite disappointed when I realized that, the Romance overshadowed the Mystery aspect of it that was made to sound so intriguing in the synopsis! If you're interested in reading this, expect a 10% Mystery and a whopping 90% Romance!
*Casual By Emma Pearce
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป.5
Would I recommend it?

This one started out promising but, I didn't love it so, I wouldn't fully recommend it to you guys. It started out very promising but the characters were extremely underdeveloped and flat. The plot itself was poorly executed and I feel like it would've been a pretty good novel, if some more thought when into it!

*The Last Namsara {Iskari #1} By Kristen Ciccarelli
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

Duh!!! I've been raving about this on Instagram since I finished reading it! Every page left me hungry for more and I was hanging at the edge of my seat for the majority of it! Go grab yourselves a copy folks! You won't regret it!

*By A Charm and A Curse By Jaime Questel
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

Definitely!!! I cannot express my feelings for this book without sounding extremely cliche but, I fell in love with it as soon as I started reading! I've talked about my bad luck with books that have a circus setting in the past but, this time, it took another path and finally deserted me! It was simply perfect and full of twists I never saw coming that, I actually had to stare into space for quite some time after finishing it!
 *Dangerous Promise {The Protector #1} By Megan Hart
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

If you're a fan of books solely focused on the Romance aspect but, set in a futuristic world to put a spin on things, then yes! This one had a very interesting premise and was quite enjoyable but, something important was missing!

*The Vanishing Throne {The Falconer #2} By Elizabeth May
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

I've talked about The Falconer before and I thought I'd include it since, I had to re-read it before moving on to the sequel! Sequels are tricky but, The Vanishing Throne lived up to the glory of its predecessor and exceeded it! It was heart stopping, suspenseful, dark ad beautiful written! I had to take some time to regroup after finishing it and I cannot wait to get my hands on the third and final book in the series! And I seriously cannot recommend it enough!

*A Curious Beginning {Veronica Speedwell #1} By Deanna Raybourn
Rating: ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
Would I recommend it?

I ordered the sequel immediately after finishing this one! So, you decide! {Obviously it's a HUGE yes!}
*The Boat House By Jana D. Barrett
*Promise Me By Kelly Walker
*Sugar Lump By Megan Gaudino
*Wicked Charm By Amber Hart
*Casual By Emma Pearce
*The Last Namsara {Iskari #1} By Kristen Ciccarelly
*By A Charm and A Curse By Jaime Questell
*Our Chemical Hearts By Krystal Sutherland


Those were all the posts that went up on the blog during the month of February! Now, on to the

๐ŸŒปA book released in March of this year! You can check out the Most Anticipated Releases posts that are linked above!
๐ŸŒปYou must be over 18 or have parents' permission to enter and provide me with your mailing address!
๐ŸŒปMake sure that the Book Depository ships to your country!

Hope you enjoyed this post guys! Make sure to let me know which books you read during February and whether you enjoyed them or not!

Until the next post,

50 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing 11 books. That’s impressive. Good luck with the new semester! Have a great March.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. Looks like you read some amazing books this month. Quite a few of them have been on my TBR, I just haven't gotten around to reading them. Hope March is a good reading month for you as well.

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    1. I highly highly recommend most of them! Wishing you the best for March!

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  3. You had some great reads this month. I liked the concept of the Last Namasara. Hope you have a great week!

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  4. "By a Charm and a Curse" might be a good read!

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  5. One that's just gone onto my TBR list is Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. A multi-twisty psychological thriller!

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  6. Really enjoyed this! Your quick summaries of your thoughts for each book are very useful! I've made it my goal to read 125 books this year and so I've read quite a few in February, mostly fairytale/fantasy (favourite genres!!) or sweet romances. :D My FAVOURITE new release for 2018 so far is "If I Could Stay" by Annette K Larsen. What a swoony romance and fascinating mystery!! Yes yes yes!! :D For March I've got my eye on "The Last Numsara," "The Vanishing Throne," and "A Curious Beginning"! ;)

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    1. So glad to hear that! 125 is so many, I have no idea if I'll be able to reach my initial goal of 100! I have read one of Annette K. Larsen's other novels and really enjoyed it so, definitely adding If I Could Stay on my endless TBR! Highly recommend all three novels you mentioned! I loved every single one of them!

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  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway! <3 I hope enjoy March!
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Hi there Elena! Thanks for visitng my blog like ... A MONTH AGO! I'm busy still catching up on there! So far behind right now still!

    Thanks for following on Instagram! I enjoy seeing your posts. :)

    Wow you read so many books in FEB! I also enjoyed the Last Namsara and bonus points for it being so beautiful!

    I really need to start the Falconer! I't's been on my TBR for ages.

    Hope you have a lovely March!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved The Last Namsara and can't wait for the sequel! Highly recommend The Falconer! It's become one of my all time favorites and I'll probably never stop raving about it!

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  9. There are so many books this year that I am wanting to read. Thanks for participating in these giveaways.

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    1. So many books, so little time! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  10. Sounds like February was a good reading month. I haven't read any of these, but have now added By a Charm and a Curse and A Curious Beginning to my TBR. Both sound really good!

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    1. So glad to hear that! I immensely enjoyed both of them and cannot recommend them enough!

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  11. Hi!! Thank you so much for this opportunity :-) :-)

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  12. Thank you so much for this giveaway! A book that I'm really excited for is Children of Blood and Bone!

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  13. The Final Six is at the top of my wishlist this month!

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  14. The Instagram link in the entry does not work and the link here on the side of the page does not work either.

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    1. All fixed! Thank you so much for letting me know!

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  15. The Falconer series is one I have had my eye on, but I am having commitment issues lately and only reading stand alones. I was glad to see you like OCH. I absolutely loved it, as well as Sutherland's follow up.

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    1. I can't recommend The Falconer enough! It's definitely worth commiting to! And I can't wait to read more of Krystal Sutherland's novels! Her writing is wonderful!

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  16. Thanks so much for this giveaway!! =)

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  17. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. I would like to read "The Beauty That Remains". Lubka

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  18. Glad to have a chance to visit your blog!
    Dianna

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  19. March has some amazing releases. I want them all!! <3

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  20. I'm excited for The Wicked Deep.

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  21. I'm excited for heart forger by rin chupeco

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  22. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    I'm looking forward to Children of Blood and Bone.

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  23. I would love to win a new book!!

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  24. Thanks for the fun giveaway. I'd totally choose Obsidio if I won. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  25. the trick to time by kit de waal :)

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  26. thank you so much for the chance. There are so many amazing march releases I would love to read!

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