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
Queen of Air and Darkness (2018) by Cassandra Clare
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!).
The Indigo Spell (2013) by Richelle Mead
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.
The Cruel Prince (2018) by Holly Black
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 Deal (2015) by Elle Kennedy
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.
Slayer (2019) by Kiersten White
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.
Secret (2014) by Brigid Kemmerer
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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