Happy February! It’s hard to believe it’s time for a monthly wrap-up already. January was a solid reading month. I finished 4 books and have 2 that I am currently reading.
My first read of the month was The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab. It was a moving, atmospheric tale of a girl from the 1700s who makes a Faustian bargain with the Devil to live forever. The catch is that no one will remember her, until one day in 2014, someone does. I really enjoyed it, and gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
From there I moved on to Legendborn by Tracey Deonn. This compelling urban fantasy retells the Arthurian legend by blending it with secret societies and a modern school setting. It also seemlessly addresses issues of equality, racism, and grief. The characters are diverse and easy to relate too. This one surprised me, and was an instant new favourite. I gave it 5 out 5 stars.
My next read was Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve been seeing this one all over the internet, so I decided it was time to dive right in. Maas’ first adult fantasy that blends the familiar aspects of her previous books that her readers love, including great romance and interesting characters, with a gritty urban setting and a murder mystery plot. I know some people have issues with it, and while I’m not blind to them, I was totally sucked in. I couldn’t put it down and gave it 5 out 5 stars because I enjoyed it so much.
From there, I decided that I wanted to finally catch-up with Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. However, before finally reading the final two books, I wanted to re-read all the previous installments, including the prequel, which I skipped the first time around. So, I started with a re-read of Throne of Glass, which tells the story of famous assassin Celaena Sardothien who participates in a tournament to become the King’s Champion and be pardoned for her previous crimes. Along the way, she becomes involved in a love triangle with the Prince and the Captain of the guard and tries to understand a mysterious magical force. I enjoyed my-reread, it made me nostalgic and felt like catching up with old friends. I gave it 4 out 5 stars.
Now I’m reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. I’m really enjoying it so far and hope to be finished soon. Once I’m finished I’ll post a full review post.
My other current read is The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme. Which is scheduled to be published on March 2, 2021. Thank you to I received an ARC from NetGalley and McMillan/Tor-Forge in exchange for an honest review. I’m enjoying it so far, and looking forward to finishing it as soon as possible. Once I do, I’ll write a review post.
I’ll also post updates, photos and reels on Bookstagram. You can find me there as well. My username is theclumsybookworm
And that sums up my reading activity for January What books did you read in January? What was your favourite read?
Happy Reading! 🙂