Monthly Wrap-Up : February 2016

Okay, I’m going to keep playing with formats until I hit something I actually like. In the interest of site optimization, coverlinks are out for something like this.

This month we’re going to try links to my reviews of each book. If no review is available (I may have it slotted for review in March or April), I’ll link to Goodreads instead.

So, here we go, books that I finished in February 2016.

Outbreak! Plagues that Changed History by Bryn Barnard – (Awesome book.)

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer (GR link) – (I hated it.)

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb (GR link)  – (It was okay. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but this series needs to end while its still good.)

Saber-Toothed Cats by Susan E. Goodman (GR link) – (Fun kids book that teaches how we figure things out about extinct animals.)

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (GR link) – (Its really, realllllly hard to appreciate Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles after reading The Shadow Queen.)

The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky – (Awesome book.)

Nightmare Man by Alan Ryker (GR link) – (Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling – (Loved it, of course!)

Rushed by Brian Harmon (GR link) – (Well done, vaguely reminiscent of The Stand in the beginning. No desire to read more, though.)

Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton (GR link) – (Nice ‘soft’ introduction to horror stories for teens/tweens. )

Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation by Marci and Elle Fair – (Good, but not as good as the first.)

Sky High by Helge Mahrt (GR link) – (Good but ultimately forgettable. )

Blackout by Tim Curran – (I wanted it to be awesome, but…)

Lockwood and Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (GR link) – (Awesome book.)

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone (GR link) – (90 percent awesome. Then we hit the ending.)

The Laptev Virus by Christy Esmahan (GR link) – (Not breathtakingly awesome, but a good, solid read nonetheless.)

Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia by Animal Planet -(Prefer their Animal Bites series, but this is lovely in its own right.)

Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler (GR link) – (Ehm…its okay.)

Ellie Goes Back to School by Marci and Elle Fair – (Good kids book that does what it sets out to do.)

The Thirteenth Child by David Dean (GR link) – (LOVED it! He made vampires scary again!)

One Creepy Street: Annica’s Broom by Lee Jordan – (Good kids book with an admirable aim.)

Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King by Kathleen Krull  (GR link) – (Good, informative kids book.)

Anywhere but Here by Jason Morrow (GR link) – (Okay but it needs some tweaking because it can be a confusing read.)

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – (Good but not great.)

The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke (GR link) – (Great read, but also really predictable.)

The Six by Mark Alpert (GR link) – (Good read, but be wary of it if you’ve lost anyone to a terminal illness.)

A Better World by Marcus Sakey – (Much, much better than the first book in this trilogy.)

Timbi’s Dream by Max Nowaz – (Gaaaaaaah.)

17 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up : February 2016

  1. So. Many. Books. Also, it’s nice to find someone with similar views on Scarlet because I had to put that bad boy on hold after trying to continue it for a month. I should probably look into The Shadow Queen to see if that’s better for me. Surprisingly, I haven’t really been hearing too much either way about that one.

      1. That’s tragic. I only started this series to get to the black princess in the last book, tbh. And I’m starting to wonder if I can just skip ahead. Same here. It just came out, didn’t it?

      1. Argh, not good! 🙁 When I can’t sleep I can’t focus on reading. Last time I tried, I ended up reading the same line 6 times in a row without realizing it…

  2. WAAAAH. Your reading abilities are majestic. Teach me your ways, master. :O I haven’t read any of these, except HP and Scarlet. Shame you didn’t like the latter though. I quite enjoyed it! :3

    1. I enjoyed Cinder. Scarlet just failed abysmally for me. I’m about halfway through Cress. Its better than Scarlet, but not by much.

      I can teach you my reading ways. Its called: Insomnia . Get this magical thing called chronic insomnia, and you too shall see your finished reading lists triple. *sagenod*

      1. That’s too bad! I enjoyed Scarlet more than Cinder, mainly because I didn’t like Cinder as a character initially. I like her better when she’s part of a bigger crowd. Hope the series gets better for you! 🙂
        And aw, that sucks. I wouldn’t say I have insomnia, but I have a milder form. I survived high school on 3 hours a sleep at night, and it kicks sometimes now and then, but it’s not nearly as bad. Again, not insomnia but sleeping… problems. Hope it gets better for you. <3

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