February Reading Wrap Up

Physical books that I read in February

Physical books that I read in February

In February, I was able to read 6 books, putting me 6 books ahead of schedule for my 2019 reading challenge. My average rating for this month is 5/5 stars! I read the book from my January OwlCrate box, 1 of February’s featured reads for the 50 Book Pledge, and listened to 2 audiobooks. The longest book I read was On the Come Up (464 pages) and the shortest was Queen to Ashes (301 pages).

Here are the books I read this month and what I thought of them:

Queen to Ashes by Mallory McCartney

Published by Clean Reads in 2019

Published by Clean Reads in 2019

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


This sequel is a thrilling addition to the Black Dawn series filled with complex characters and beautiful world building! The detailed descriptions make me feel as if I’m right there with the characters, experiencing everything they are. The story is filled with rich and complex characters. The depth of each character is revealed through alternating perspective. None of these characters are black and white; they’re all flawed. Queen to Ashes is unpredictable with (literal) jaw dropping storyline endings.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Audio Book)

Published Scholastic Audio Books in 2008

Published Scholastic Audio Books in 2008

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The audiobook of The Hunger Games, narrated by Carolyn McCormick, is one of my all-time favourite stories. Despite what people think about Katniss, I feel as if the novel does her way more justice than the movies ever could because the text shows Katniss’ motivations. Katniss is a survivalist. I admire her strength and dedication to her family.


The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Published by Wednesday Books in 2019

Published by Wednesday Books in 2019

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My January OwlCrate book is absolutely amazing! The descriptions are vivid, making you feel like you're in the story. The characters are rich: each with their own voice and way of interacting with the world. The interactions between the 5 main characters are heartwarming, as well as the bonds between Séverin and his friends. Hypnos also was a great character. I wasn't a fan of him at first, but his character was so well developed that I couldn't help loving him at the end. I'm so excited to read the next book in this series!


On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray in 2019

Published by Balzer + Bray in 2019

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Angie Thomas' new book, On The Come Up is wonderfully crafted, full of rich characters and amusing character dynamics. The relationship between Jay and Bri, as well as the development of that relationship was realistic and it was nice being able to see how far Bri has come with accepting her mom and with the choices that Jay made after Bri's father was murdered.  I’m so excited that the film rights were purchased for this book. This story is going to be amazing to see on the screen and I'm really excited for the cast to be revealed!


Divergent by Veronica Roth (Audio Book)

Published by Harper Audio in 2011

Published by Harper Audio in 2011

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I always forget how much I love the Divergent series because of how different the films are from the book trilogy. The audiobook, performed by Emma Galvin, is a great listening experience. I love seeing Tris’ growth in this dystopian coming-of-age story. She goes from being uncertain about where she fits into the world and a strong (physically and mentally) woman who knows who she is: a Divergent. This series is a great example of how the books are better than the movies.

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No Exit by Taylor Adams

Published by William Morrow in 2019

Published by William Morrow in 2019

RATING: 5/5
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wow this book is wild! It’s filled with unpredictable twists and turns with strong characters, each with their own motivations. Darby Thorne is put into a difficult position when she discovers a kidnapped child while snowed in at a highway rest stop. The story takes place over the span of an evening where Darby is forced to make tough choices in order to save the little girl from a horrible fate. Darby must trust her gut to make the right decision and live with the choices she makes.


How many books did you read in February? Let me know in the comments below!

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