Monthly Wrap Up

-| I Rated 4 Books 5 Stars? Wrapping Up February 2020 |-

February has been such a good reading month for me in terms of ratings. I’ve read 11 books and not a single one has been rated lower than 4 stars, with a massive 4 books receiving 5 stars! I have full reviews for all but 2 of these books so I will be linking them below.

The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
The Memory Wood is not like anything I’ve read in a long time. It’s an unpredictable wild ride, at no point could I relax while reading this book. I was so hooked from the first chapter that I finished this book within 24 hours.
Full Review

Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera
I’m hoping to post a full review for this soon but there’s always the chance it won’t happen.
I didn’t actually plan to listen to this book, I was just on Scribd before a commute and decided to give it a go. It had a really rocky start, I hated our main character, I took a lot of notes just about her but by the end I had warmed to her. I think I will listen to the second book in the duology.

Tales of Unexplained Mystery by Steph Young
I absolutely love reading about unsolved mysteries and this book has plenty! However I made the mistake of reading this in bed and it gave me a serious case of the heebie jeebies and sent a shiver down my spine!
Full Review

Toxic Deception by K.C. Gillis
Toxic Deception is the introduction to the Jordan Reed mystery series and oh boy what a way to make an entrance! The story itself was thrilling, I could barely tear myself away from it. I’m already excited for the next mystery that we will be getting to the bottom of with Jordan Reed.
Full Review

Death Deserved (Alexander Blix & Emma Ramm #1) by Jørn Lier Horst &Thomas Enger
Over the last 18 months I’ve fallen head over heels with Nordic Noir so being able to read a book written by two of the genre’s beloved authors was a thrilling experience.
Death Deserved was an explosive introduction to a series which I can definitely see becoming one of my favourites.
Full Review

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman
I’ve tried so many times to write a full review for this book that I just don’t think it’s going to happen. I read this as a child where so many of the topics just went way over my head, I loved the magical polar setting and our cast of characters. I will definitely be continuing with this.

Never Look Back by A.L. Gaylin
This is my first book from A. L. Gaylin and I really enjoyed it!
Loved that this was in a podcast format, I believe this worked even better in audio with the added sound effects. I really felt involved in the investigation, I love true crime so I found the premise of this book super interesting and couldn’t wait to get started.
Full Review

A History of Madness (The Outlands Pentalogy #2) by Rebecca Crunden
Oh man! It was so good being back in this world and I think I loved this book even more than the first. We had so much character development for both Nate and Kitty when they became separated from each other. This is the second book in the series so I won’t be going into much detail plot wise.
Full Review

The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist by Kerry Daynes
Each of the stories are so fascinating and thought-provoking I would love to be able to pick Kerry’s brain about the topic. I enjoyed the dark humour spread throughout, however this was done in a respectful way to the participants in the story.
This is a must read for those interested in Crime and Psychology.
Full Review

Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling
This is the most bizarre book that I’ve ever read and honestly I couldn’t give it anything less than 5 stars! We start this book with a tour guide pamphlet and technical note, I knew straight away that this book was going to be something completely different to my regular reads.
Full Review

Rage and Retribution (D.I. Sterling series #4) by Lorraine Mace
This is the fourth instalment in the D.I. Sterling series, I’ve read and reviewed the other three books, I rated them all 5 stars, Rage and Retribution has definitely not disappointed! I’m so happy to be back with Paolo and the team!
Full Review

I hope that you’ve had a great reading month!
See you in the next one…


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