February Wrap-Up and March TBR


Oh. It’s time for the wrap-ups and TBR, isn’t it? It’s going to be a showcase of shame, so come on in, and settle down—my treat :P. I could just type up a whole paragraph of excuses for why I couldn’t read enough, but I’m only going to mentally chastise myself and hope for the best next month.

FEBRUARY WRAP-UP (click on the books for the reviews!)

I read 4 books this month, with one of them being a children’s chapter book. Shame. I know I said that I would read more this time, and I did, although by one actual book. But it’s not enough. I seriously need to jump on the reading bandwagon in March, or else. . .

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Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (re-read) [review coming soon]

Geronimo’s Valentine (I read this for Valentine’s day 😛 haha) [no review :)]

MARCH TBR 

Again, my goal is to read more (obviously!) and to post reviews more often. I think that if I don’t remove books from this TBR until I have read them, I will feel bad and end up reading them soon. At least, I hope it works for this month 🙂

Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Your Beautiful Heart by Lauren Scruggs

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I have 31 days to do this. A lot of time to read, considering spring break is hitting the school year this month, and I’m excited! A lot of books on my TBR and a handful of time is all I need to hop on this reading challenge.

* Oh, and I did limit my watching of Teen Wolf and the Vampire Diaries 🙂 And that’s the only reason I could shove in one more book 😛

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Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter


* E-Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Netgalley and Alloy Entertainment.

Every Ugly Word’  follows the story of Ashley, a teenager who has been bullied throughout high school. She has been so pressured and troubled that now she actually believes that she is worthless and no longer needed in this world.

What was supposed to be a tiny, attention-seeking lie, turned Ashley Watson’s life upside down. Now, she is left with only one friend, Matt. And even he seems to be drifting away from her. Her “friends” make snide comments, not behind her back, but in front of her. And, to top it all, she sees her older self in the mirror. Too many problems, no solutions.

It was extremely easy to step into the characters’ shoes, regardless of their personality and nature. The author made all the characters relatable and real. The story, as recounted by Ashley, is laced with many twists and turns, bad situations giving way to worse, unimaginable tortures. Never once does the reader lose interest in the book—that is how good this intricately weaved story is.

I absolutely loved this book. It was my first novel about a person who is bullied, and even though I have not yet explored the others, I will have to say that this one would be one of my favourites. The feelings are so intense and the hope that comes off the book so radiant.

Favourite Quote: “. . . it isn’t what happens to you that destroys you. It’s what you do about it.”

I, in all honesty, would recommend this book to everyone who has either been bullied or is going through it now. There is a lot to learn from this, even if it is a fictitious story. Anyone and everyone can relate to this touching piece of work.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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