Private by Kate Brian
This is book 1 of the Private series which focuses on a boarding school and a group of girls who are beautiful as they are mysterious. Our main character, Reed Brennon, wins a scholarship to Easton Academy and she’s all too happy to get out of the house that’s given her so much heartache. And when she comes across the elite students of the school, she realizes that she’d do anything to be in the same group as those girls.
Along comes the popular boy of the Academy and Reed’s life becomes a juggle of studies, friends, romance and popularity. When secrets starts revealing themselves one after the other, Reed realizes that Easton Academy is not what she expected it to be.
It’s been a while since I read a book featuring an academy, but I must say I enjoyed myself and if you’ve been living under a rock and not read this book till now, like me, then I do recommend you go and check it out because once in a while you do enjoy an easy read when you feel like being a little laidback.
Animal Families by Lorrie Mack
I read this book for the reading challenge I’m participating in, which is known as Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge. In fact, all the books I plan on reading this year are for this challenge mainly, and one of the prompts of the challenge was to read a book about animal families; so here we are, reading this book.
This book is all about animal families and how just like human families, the animal families care for their young and play with each other. It’s a children’s book and I finished it in like ten minutes, but it was for the reading challenge and I’m glad I was able to fulfill the prompt and be one step closer to completing the challenge.
Neverfall by Brodi Ashton
This is a novella following Cole’s perspective from the time he meets Nikki to everything he experiences because he refuses to accept his feelings for her. I would say this is book 1.5 in the series by Brodi Ashton and it gives us a nice perspective on Cole and how he felt about Nikki.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It was short and interesting. I enjoyed reading it, and look forward to reading the remaining books in the series. Yes, Cole is selfish and evil but his feelings for Nikki are genuine much to his surprise. But I’ll only know how the series unfolds once I read the remaining books in the series.
Unveiled by A. D. Trosper
This is book 1 of the Raven Daughter series and was one of my most anticipated reads. Like this book was released some time ago but I hadn’t gotten the chance to read it until now and let me tell you guys, I was really excited to read this book and had high expectations from it. Perhaps it was because of the gorgeous cover—scratch that, it was because of the pretty cover that I was expecting this book to blow my mind and become a new favorite. However, it did not reach my expectations.
Our main characters include Jo, who’s a reaper, though she didn’t want to be one, but became one regardless and a half-demon who just so happens to be the reapers’ enemy. But when things start going south and souls start becoming Lost, the two sides have no option but to work together to find out who’s responsible for the souls becoming Lost.
I did not expect this book to be so… boring. I did not like the world, which appeared to be too Sci-Fi-ish and I was not expecting that from a story about angels and demons. And then we have the main character. I’m personally not a fan of characters who’re just too perfect, and that’s exactly how Jo was. Like she’s mature, she’s also super powerful—okay that is to be expected from a YA novel but it still irks me—and not to mention that she’s responsible for saving the world—which is also to be expected from a YA novel, but still…
Anyways, I had high expectations from this novel and it didn’t meet the mark. However, I will be reading the second book in the series and maybe things will become more interesting.
Relish by Lucy Knisley
This is a really delicious graphic novel about food and funny stories. There’s a recipe given at the end of each chapter which you can try out. I was definitely inspired to recreate the recipes given and I’m someone who never cooks.
The author writes about her journey with food and how she grew up with food being such an integral part of her life. Not to mention the cute and funny life stories she throws in which makes this an interesting and easy read.
I enjoyed this book and found myself quickly finishing it. This was a nice, laidback graphic novel which really gives you a beautiful glimpse of the author’s life. Do give this a shot if you’re looking something related to food other than a cookbook.
Glitches by Marissa Meyer
This is book 0.5 of The Lunar Chronicles series which is about Cinder and how she came to live with her new family. It’s a novella which gives us a flash of the inception of the world created by Marissa Meyer.
After reading this book, I couldn’t help the heaviness in my heart. The way Cinder’s adopted mother treats her and the way her adopted father contracts the virus, it not only hits a little too close to home—considering the pandemic we’re living in—but my heart goes out to Cinder and it makes me wish that I could help her somehow.
Though you don’t have to read this before you read the other books in the series, it does tell you how it all started and why Cinder was the way she was.
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
If you need a fun, lighthearted, slice of life kind of a book, then you should definitely give this book a shot. This book is so relatable and doesn’t fail to make you laugh. It is pure, raw and allows you to accept the changes of life.
The author talks about her life in this book and the reasons behind the decisions she made in life. From choosing her apartment to the kind of bag she buys, she’s given details about her life that you cannot help but appreciate the author for writing such a book. I’m really glad I stumbled upon this book and I highly recommend it.
Capture by Melissa Darnell
This is book 4 in The Clann series by Melissa Darnell and this follows a completely new set of characters instead of Tristan and Savannah which were the protagonists of the previous three books.
Tarah and Hayden used to be the best of friends but due to misunderstandings drifted apart. Now, once again destiny forces them to work together and allows them to finally accept their feelings for one another as the world around them threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.
When I read book 3 in the series, I thought that was the end until one day I was scrolling through Goodreads and came across this book which was labeled as book 4 in the series. So me being the completionist that I am, I had to read it.
I enjoyed the writing and the way the events unfolded. However, I felt the ending was a little rushed. I don’t know if there will be more books in the series or not, but the ending of this book made me think that there will be more books coming as a lot of things were left unresolved. I just can’t imagine the members of the outcast to be living in hiding forever and the world leaders not knowing where they’re hiding. Let’s see what the author’s plans are for this series, but I did enjoy this book and do recommend the series.
Legend by Katy Evans
This is book 6 in the Real series by Katy Evans and just like the rest of the books in the series, this book is one hell of a drool-worthy ride. The story follows Maverick who’s main goal is to defeat Remy aka Riptide and Reese who happens to be Brooke’s cousin. One encounter in the gym has sparks flying between the two. Neither of them can fight their attraction for the other but by belonging to different worlds, their happily ever after stands with a big question mark.
Katy Evans is an expert at writing drool-worthy heroes and she hasn’t failed this time either. Remy was a dream but Maverick is no less. The way he falls for Reese and the way he’s so possessive of her is the reason why I’m still single. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants a dreamy book boyfriend to fantasize about.
So this is what I read in the month of February. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or are planning to read any of these. Also, do let me know what you read and what was your favorite book of the month.