Sunday, 1 March 2015

Reading Wrap-Up | February 2015

February was another good reading month for me! I didn't read as many books as I read in January, but so far this year I haven't read a single book I've hated. In fact I enjoyed pretty much every book I read this month.

(And to any of my fellow book bloggers who happen to live in Wales, Happy St. David's Day!)

by Diana Rowland

My Rating: 

Angel Crawford is a loser.

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.


Reviewed here!

by Mizue Tani and Ayuko

My Rating: 

Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor, one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man! Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!

Reviewed here!

by Damian Walford Davies

Judas Iscariot—one of the Bible’s most notorious characters—comes to life in this dramatic and thought-provoking new collection of poems by Damian Walford Davies. Fully aware of how ancient enmities shape modern conflicts, the author draws on 20 centuries of representations of Judas to set out a tale that challenges our preconceived notions of holiness and betrayal.

I got to read this poetry collection pre-publication at work! It's a really interesting collection; I'm a big fan of poetry collections that draw on history, mythology and theology, so I'm glad I got to read this. I've refrained from rating it for the timebeing because I never know how to formulate my thoughts on poetry and I don't think I can rate it. Sadly, I'm no poetry expert.

by Diana Rowland

My Rating: 

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right--the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower--and maybe a brain smoothie as well--in order to get through it without falling apart.

Reviewed here!

by Marissa Meyer

My Rating: 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Reviewed here!

by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

My Rating: 

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York! 

If you haven't been able to tell, I've gone on a bit of a graphic novel binge this year. 

What a fantastic start to a series. First of all, I'm ashamed to say I don't think I've actually read a book where the main character has been a Muslim. Evidently that's something I need to change; I like to think I read quite diversely, but I know I still have a lot I can improve in that respect when it comes to my reading habits. 

Kamala is such a fun character, and I really loved her relationship with her family, particularly her father. I could understand why Kamala was clashing so much with what her parents wanted for her, but her parents were still portrated as likable people which I really appreciated. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series!

What did you read in February?


  1. White Trash Zombie looks awesome! I really enjoyed Fairest too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I definitely recommend checking the series out! =)