February Monthly Recap | ft. me trudging through my exams 😅

I’m going to be honest, and say, that 2021 is definitely not going the way I hoped. February was not a very good reading month and I blame it on the abundance of schoolwork.

All I’m looking forward to is April 23rd now. Nothing else in life matters. Well, me getting good grades obviously does, but you know what I mean. The Shadow and Bone trailer released on the 26th and oh my god, I could not control my excitement. You can bet that the moment the it comes out, I will be with a box of popcorn in one hand, and the TV remote in the other.

Anyway, all that aside, let’s get down to business!

Books I read in February

The Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman

I loved this series a lot, and was definitely one of my favourite reads of this month. It was a really cute, light read and kept me smiling all throughout the books. Graphic novels are not something I’m very used to reading, but after finishing this, I might just pick up more in the future. All the characters in these books were so loveable and I can’t wait to read more books by this author.

I also wrote a review for this series on my blog which you can find here.

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

This is the last installment in the Cursebreakers series and as much as I loved the previous books, the third one didn’t exactly hit the mark. A lot of the characters ticked me off, but despite all that, I can’t say that the ending didn’t make me emotional, because then I’d be lying. You always get that hollow feeling in your chest when one of your beloved series comes to an end. Though I’m still rooting for a novella or even another book, because that ending left me hanging.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. It definitely distracted me from the pressure of homework and tests, and I loved every moment of it. I would understand if some readers found it confusing or a bit slow-paced, as it is a little hard to get the hang of. But once you start understanding the fantasy world, the story becomes that much better. The characters were not something I could connect with at a deep level, but it was a nice ride nonetheless.

You can find my blog review for this book here.

A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

I’m so glad I was finally able to read this book this month. It was a very big emotional rollercoaster and honestly, I expected nothing less. The worldbuilding was so intricate and you could actually picture every single detail as a scene was unfolding. The characters, as always were spectacular and I liked that a lot of soft subjects were also touched, along with giving us great character arcs.

My review for this book on Goodreads can be found here.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Science fiction isn’t really my cup of tea, so when I started reading this I didn’t expect it to become one of my favourite books. Aurora Rising has amazing characters, a lot of humor that made me laugh so much, the plot is very intriguing, and though the worldbuilding took some time to get used to, it was outstanding all the same. The ending totally threw me off, and I’m still recovering.

My Goodreads review can be found here.

So those were the eight books I read in February, out of which five were from my TBR. I think I did a pretty good job.

My February Blog Activity

Total: 5 posts

  1. 2020 Book Tag! (3rd February)
  2. The Heartstopper Series: Book Review (5th February)
  3. Book Blog Newbie Tag! (11th February)
  4. Book to Film Adaptations I Loved (17th February)
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: Book Review (24th February)

A Few Blogging Updates!

  • I mentioned this in one of my earlier posts, but I’ll say it again. My posts will be irregular all throughout March and April, starting from March 8th (I have a really exciting post planned, well exciting for me anyways, so stay tuned for that!), as my exams have now commenced (if you didn’t already know that from the title). So you might not see a lot of me 🙂
  • I wanted a little insight from you guys as to what I should post more. Reviews? Tags? Book Recommendations? Answer the poll below, or let me know in the comments!

And that’s all for today! How was your February? Did you come come across any interesting reads? Let me know in the comments!

11 thoughts on “February Monthly Recap | ft. me trudging through my exams 😅

  1. Great post! I know too many people who had a reading slump in February. Ahhhhh yes April 23rd, can I come to the binge-watching? For now, we can put the trailer on repeat. Good luck with your exams!

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    1. Thank you! Haha yeah I’ve seen a lot of that too. Ooh totally! I would love that lol. Thank you Brooke!


  2. AHHHHH YES the Shadow & Bone trailer had me hyperventilating omg!!!! 😱🤩 And I totally get what you mean about Vow!! I loved it, but I have to say it was my least favorite from the series 🥲 And ugh I can definitely relate to being bombarded with exams — glad to see I’m not alone in my struggle 😅

    Great post Rania!! Wishing you a lovely March ❤️

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    1. Yessss I’m literally shaking!!! Exactly! Haha you’re totally not the only one 😂

      Thank you so much! Hope you have an awesome March too!

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  3. Aaah I have to agree with you about A Vow So Bold and Deadly, it just wasn’t as good! And I’m so glad that you enjoyed Aurora Rising, it was such a good book! I hope that you pick up the next one soon!
    Oof good luck with your exams! Can’t wait to see your exciting post! And yeah I’m really excited for the Shadow and Bone TV show!

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    1. Yes I agree! Aaah yes it was so good! I’ve already started the second one and it’s really good till now! Thanks! (I’ll definitely need it 😅) I can’t waist for you to see it either! Ah yessss I’m so hyped for it!!

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