Another month has passed.. what?? | 2016 February Wrap-Up

Ahhh I honestly wonder sometimes; will it always feel like a month passed, in like, a week?? ‘Cause it’s been happening to me since forever, and every time I still can’t believe it. Kind of like how it feels like my chocolate stash always seems to go from a lot to, like, a crumb in a day? (There’s much less of a mystery of how it happened in that case though, lol. #shhthechocolatemonsterisme)

But anyway, case in point: time flies! And I thought I might as well reminisce of how my month of February went, to cling to the past a bit before another month starts to fly by. XD Let’s get on to it!

2016 February Wrap-Up

Books Read

  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: I kind of succumbed to the hype with this one?? There were so many glowing reviews and the premise just had me so intrigued. I’m going to have to add to the hype now; it was quite entertaining, despite the flaws! I loved it. ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes: To be honest, this was leaning more towards the 3 stars range in terms of the critical aspects (plot, characters, etc.) but in terms of entertainment it’s more of the 4-stars range for me. By no means amazing, but still decent! Hence a final rating of: ★★★☆☆ ½ (3.5 stars)
  • Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: I think it’s best to go into this one without knowing too much? At least, it worked out fine that way for me. So I’m not going to say much about this other than this book was so entertaining and really worth the time for me. Such an unconventional love story! ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: I was debating whether to give this one a 3 vs 3.5 stars—I went with 3. But it was by no means a bad read! I just think in my head, I hyped it up a bit too much, and it turned out to be good, decent, and entertaining, but didn’t live up to MY personal expectations. So. :/ ★★★☆☆ (3 stars)
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: So adorable, this one! I don’t know why I put off reading this for so long. It was really sweet, and great for a light fluffy read. I have the link to the review below, if you want to check it out! (Flawless self-advertising, guys, and I’m not even sorry.) 😉 ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
  • Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstorm: Haha I seem to have hit on the great contemporaries this month. Despite the difficulty I had at first to get into it, NISUF was delightfully refreshing read that I really loved. It was so interesting reading from the POV of a blind protagonist! ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: Ahhh the rating for this was such a struggle! I SO wanted to love this, but… there were a bit too many flaws for me to rate this higher than a 3. Unfortunately. I mean, 3 stars isn’t bad, believe me! But in this particular case, 3 is almost stretching it. :/ ★★★☆☆ (3 stars)
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes: To be honest, I think this could very well be the same rating I gave for Rebel Spring, but I decided to add another .5 for entertainment. This book was, as the rest of the books, filled with drama, tension and action, and although maybe critically it wasn’t the best, it was still addicting to read! ★★★★☆ (4 stars)
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: Ahhh THIS BOOK. Oh my gosh. My heart literally got stomped into a thousand tiny pieces and it was not okay! Yet I absolutely loved this book. #bookwormlogic. You all should definitely read it! ★★★★☆ ½ (4.5 stars)
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: I had no idea I’d love this book so much! Although I had read many glowing reviews on it prior to reading it, I had my expectations set medium-ish, and WBW totally surpassed them! Full of action, suspense and even some romance, this book was truly a great read. ★★★★★ (5 stars)
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I can’t decide between 4 and 4.5 stars right now, so I’ll just leave it at either or. Because although I really adored this book (it was seriously so good), there were parts that I was more meh about that I can’t ignore, so… but overall absolutely fantastic! ❤ ★★★★☆ ½ (4-4.5 stars)
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: Ahh, the bind-up collection of the Lunar Chronicles novellas were a pleasure to read! A few I’d already read seperately, but a few I hadn’t and those were great. ★★★★☆ (4 stars)

Hm, looking at this I’m kind of wondering if I’m being too generous?? I don’t know, my ratings seem so high—Lol, I know I make it sound like a bad thing, but it’s really not. Just… gah. I don’t know. A thought to be talked about another time, I guess! But for now, I guess I’ll just leave it at I have had a pretty good month in terms of book ratings! XD

Books Reviewed

Well, I’d been hoping to write reviews for at least half the books I read… but something’s better than nothing, right? *attempts to make self be optimistic* *fails* *goes off in search of chocolate to cure my sadness*

Book Tags

Woo, love-themed book tags! Who’s surprised I did these this month? XD

WWW Wednesday

Book Snacks Babbles

Yayyy I’ve actually been pretty successful with my discussion posts this month! I had so much fun writing them, eep! Definitely hope to continue the trend March too. 😉

Other Posts


Yayyy that was a successful month! Which calls for chocolate! (Success means chocolate. Yes.) February was actually more of a low-key month for me in terms of schoolwork too, which probably explains why I’ve actually been posting quite often. Though now that I’ve said that, watch March be the complete opposite… *SIGH* But anyway, success for now! 😀

So, how had your February gone? Successful? (HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE.) Unsuccessful? (ALSO HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE.) Let me know in the comments, along with any other thoughts you might have! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

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21 thoughts on “Another month has passed.. what?? | 2016 February Wrap-Up

  1. Just, HOW do you do all of this, wow, that’s crazy. that was a successful blogging month! 😀 And yay for chocolate, I love that you keep mentionning chocolate. I LOVE it so much haha :p You’ve written so many great discussion posts this month, hope you’ll keep on with those 🙂

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    • Aha thank you!! 😊 It definitely was, so much more than I expected I’d be able to accomplish! OMG yessss chocolate is my true love aside from books, eep! I probably won’t stop mentioning it anytime soon, oops. 😂 Thank you, I hope so too! ❤️

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  2. Something that I do that might with writing more reviews is 1. Writing them down on paper as soon as you finish reading and 2. Share them the month after you read them. I find it easier to organize my blog content for the month that way, just thought I would share 🙂

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    • Eep yes once I figure out how I managed to read so much I will definitely share! 😂 I’m actually quite surprised I managed to read so much, it’s been such a crazy month. Ooh I can’t wait to see what you think of More Happy Than Not! I loved that book so much. 😍

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  3. I’ve only read the first 2 books in the Falling Kingdoms series and I feel the same way as you do. Critically they’re okay but I always enjoy myself while reading them. Such fun reads. Glad you enjoyed the third book and makes me excited to continue on with the series. 😊

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  4. YOU READ SO MANY BOOKS TEACH ME HOW. *waits eagerly for the master’s lesson* I’m a fast reader, but now between blogging and all the life thingys I can never find time to read. BUT REALLY. You should write a post teaching us how to read SO MUCH.

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    • AHHH let me take a rain check on that one! I have no idea, to be honest. 😄 February has been so hectic! I consider myself a fast reader as well, though it’s definitely been incredibly hard balancing so many things at once, for sure. SIGH. Sometimes it feels like life is trying to outrun me and I’m here like, nah I just want to read my books…So. 😂 Many complications!

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    • Haha thank you, looks like I did! 😊 Ahh yes the hype can be quite lethal..! I think if you lower your expectations a bit more you should be fine though. 😉 Wolf by Wolf is amazing! I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ❤️

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  5. AHH SO MANY GLORIOUS READS!! It looks like you had an amazing reading month. :’) And this makes me 94839% more excited for Wolf by Wolf and Stars Above. XD And I really need to read More Happy Than Not, too! *squeaks* Of course we bookworms love the books that absolutely mash our feels…WE’RE SMART LIKE THAT.
    (I’m laughing at the chocolate monster part. XD OMG SO RELATABLE.)

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    • EEE I KNOW RIGHT. 😂😂 I can’t wait to see what you think of Wolf by Wolf!! It’s really such a good book. And Stars Above too, of course. 😉 Aha yes, of course, bookworm logic dictates that we love emotional books!!
      YAY LET US UNITE IN BEING CHOCOLATE MONSTERS! 🍫❤️

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