Wrap up

February Wrap-up and life updates

Hi guys! I know we’re already March 6th, and I’m a little late to do a wrap-up, but I’ve felt very unmotivated lately. I’ve been in this weird mood for 2 weeks, so I can also see the impact of this in the February wrap-up. I “only” read 6 books this month, versus 10 in January. I hope March will be a bit better, but I highly doubt it. I also would like to go back to blog hopping, which I’ve basically stopped doing these past few weeks, because I usually really get motivated by other people’s posts! Are there some posts you loved recently and you recommend?

I’m trying to get back to reading, and I have picked up Legendborn! I saw so much nice reviews about it I really hope it will get me out of this bookish slump 😀 So far, it’s pretty cool, and it feels like it’s going to be a nice magical realism book!

Now, let’s go for the February wrap-up. I read 6 books in total, including 2 for work (and won’t review of course). Here’s what I read this month :

Enchantée | Gita Trelease | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Although it was an entertaining book and I enjoyed the magic system, I don’t think it lived up to the hype it used to have. Also the whole French ambiance felt a bit exaggerated to me, but maybe it’s because I’m French myself haha. Still, I enjoyed the story, and I read it pretty fast.

The Scarlet Harvest | Kate Ashbrook | ⭐⭐⭐

The concept of this book is really interesting. Population is divided depending on their DNA in this reproduction-controlled dystopia. I enjoyed it, but I felt like the writing was a little too childish/teen-y for me. It lacked some detail, and I wasn’t always sure why this or that action was happening, and how. Still, the plot in itself was captivating, and I wanted to learn more about this society in itself.

One to watch | Kate Stayman-London | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is definitely a feel-good book even though it rises important topic such as prejudice against overweight people. It brings the reader in the backstage of a Bachelor-like TV Show, in which the production wants to control Bea as much as possible, all while trying to look good by having a main suitor that has curves. So yes, the book encourages to accept yourself and stand up for yourself, but I thought it also shows the toxicity of TV shows, and exposure in general. I really liked the end and the choices Bea made! She’s a good bookish role model!

Litany of Dreams | Ari Marmell | ⭐⭐⭐

After the disappearance of his flatmate, a Elliot, a college student, decides to investigate a mysterious ancient artifact that could be linked with the event. With the help of a foreigner looking for the very artifact that is missing, and a college librarian, Elliot goes on a quest that will lead him to follow a strange litany with seemingly dark origins. I enjoyed the topic, and the mystery surrounding the litany and the search for a missing person. However, I thought it was quite fast-paced, and I didn’t always process everything happening, which had me confused from time to time. I also would have loved to have more detail and background about everyone in the book! Since it’s part of a Lore called “Arkahm horror”, I wonder if the characters are more explained in other books or something?

That’s it for today!
Thanks for reading me,
See you soon,
Jade ❤

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