What We Read In February

What did we read in February? In this post, we highlight each of our favourite reads, from Queen of Air and Darkness in Cassandra Clare’s highly popular Shadowhunters world to Kiersten White’s Slayer, which takes us back to the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Here we are, finally catching up on posting!


We are avid readers with to-read lists a mile long. Sitting down to review all of them properly takes too much precious reading time, and we have busy lives. So, in the style of Modern Mrs Darcy, we are doing a quick round up for you.


What Melissa Read

Melissa: February was a cracker for me, starting with Queen of Air and Darkness and ending with The Cruel Prince!

510zTVo5ARL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Queen of Air and Darkness (2018) by Cassandra Clare

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I have too many good things to say about this book, I reviewed it in full. These characters are just so compelling and the stories epic. I particularly adore the inclusiveness and the careful handling of the relationship between Kieran, Christina and Mark (not a triangle!).

8709526The Indigo Spell (2013) by Richelle Mead

Rating: ★★★★☆

Review: Continuing a rereading frenzy of the Vampire Academy and then Bloodlines series, I read this again. I love Sydney as a protagonist (smart and careful and naive) and her developing story- her realizing her indoctrinated worldview is fraught with lies and her relationship with Adrian.

TheCruelPrince_9780316416948_OwlCrate_F1.inddThe Cruel Prince (2018) by Holly Black

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: This was so different for me. I don’t usually appreciate such dark stories or protagonists- this reminded me of Throne of Glass in the prickly lead and dark storyline. But I adored it. The writing was so excellent I forgot how young Jude was. 5/5


What Luke Read

Luke: Being my last month where I was on a break from my studies, I managed to read quite a bit in February. Obviously, I didn’t love all of them, though I did enjoy them to some degree. Here, I want to share my favourite reads of February.

The DealThe Deal (2015) by Elle Kennedy

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Hannah Wells makes a deal with the captain of the hockey team, Garrett Graham, to help her attract her crush’s attention in exchange for tutoring, but things start to change the more they spend time with each other. I enjoyed The Deal, more than I expected: it was filled with some pretty hot scenes, with some funny moments, and I loved Hannah and Garrett, who were fully-fledged characters, both deeply human.

SlayerSlayer (2019) by Kiersten White

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: When Nina discovers that she is the last slayer, she must hone her skills while fighting off evil, but with everything that’s going on, she finds herself being tested more than ever. Being one of my most anticipated books of 2019, I was excited for Slayer. I wasn’t disappointed: it has a lot of things you expect from anything Buffy-related, from those memorable one-liners to adrenaline-filled, action-packed moments.

SecretSecret (2014) by Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Nick Merrick has a lot riding on him, including his secret—all the feelings his “girlfriend’s” dance partner stirs within him, feelings he can’t deny—but that’s not all: threats are out there to get the Merricks, and theirs lives are yet again in danger. I read Secret for the third time, and I fell in love with Nick—and Adam—all over again. Brigid Kemmerer captures everything so well in Secret.


Look out for what we read in March!


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Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – a review by Luke

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