Welcome back, friends!
It’s time for the monthly books I read review! This month brought some really good, and fresh content. I explored out of my comfort genres and ended up finding a new favorite book. If you’d like to stay up to date on what I’m reading, feel free to follow me on GoodReads.
Let me know down in the comment what your favorite book in February was!
Without further ado, let’s hop into the reviews!
Book #1: Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
Quick Summary: Famous detective, Max Mingus, just got out of jail and already has another case. A little boy in Haiti has been missing and no one has found him in years. Many folks believe he was taken by infamous Mr. Clarinet legend, a spirit who takes children by attracting them with his flute.
My Review: I came into this book thinking it was going to end one way, but the plot turned completely upside halfway through. This book is thoroughly detailed as Stones wants to take you on the adventure with Max. However, I am either not accustomed to reading mystery and crime novels or I just found it to be too detailed. I thought the book would never end. In addition, my dad hyped this book up so much; I think I was mainly disappointed by my high expectations. The reason for my low rating is due to the fact that I might not like mystery novels. Overall, I don’t think I would continue this series.
Would I Recommend This Book? If you love mystery, crime, and detective novels, you might like this one. You learn much about Haitian politics and culture, which gives the book a more realistic vibe. Nick Stones is an amazing author and creates a very vivid world.
Book #2: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Quick Summary: Lilac LeRoux is one of the richest and luckiest girls in the universe as her father has great success. Traver Merendesen is a war hero and feels like he does not belong in places like the ship The Icarus. When the ship crashes and Lilac and Trever are stranded, it is up to both of them to lean on each other and try to survive.
My Review: What’s up with me and my high expectations?
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now and was excited for a romance set in space. Having read Kaufman’s and Kristoff’s series The Illuminae Files, I thought that the romance would somewhat resemble that. However, the story for me was quite flat and got overall confusing at the end of the book. Some positives would be that I enjoyed Tarver’s personality (Lilac’s not so much) and the humorous, hate to love relationship the characters grow to have. In the end, the book wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t memorable.
Would I Recommend This Book? Eh. It’s not the best sci-fi romance out there in my opinion. On the other hand, I recommend The Illuminae Files. That series has much better romance and action.
Book #3: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Quick Summary: Nova has always been a supervillain. She detests the Renegades and the way of life they promote due to a tragic accident in her family. To get vengeance, Nova goes undercover where she is met with betrayal, adventure, unknown friendships, and danger.
My Review: Marissa Meyer, I have missed reading your books. I might be a little biased because I consider Meyer to be one of my favorite authors. She makes complex characters and worlds easy to understand and relatable. Every character had my heart, especially Nova, and every moment was action-packed. I loved how this made you draw the line between good and evil and makes you understand that everyone has a reason for their actions.
Would I Recommend This Book? Yes! If you love action, dystopian, romance, sci-fi, comics, or superheroes, this is for you 100%. I also recommend literally all of Marissa Meyer’s books.
Book #4: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Quick Summary: I’m not quite sure how to “quickly” summarize this book, so here is a link to a summary: Click me!
My Review: Excuse me, please hold. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
This was the first classic I have read that was not for school and I’m so happy that I chose this book. To anyone apprehensive about reading classics, don’t be! In fact, I highly recommend this one to be your first! It’s so beautifully written and also pretty easy to read for a classic, as I’m not used to that particular writing style. I love the characters and fell in love with the Bennet’s. I literally can’t think of anything else to say other than this is beautiful and I will continue to read more of Jane Austen’s books.
Would I Recommend This Book? If you enjoy classic, romance, and quite light-hearted tales I highly recommend this book.
Well, loves that it for today’s post! Please let me know down in the comments what your favorite book was in February. I’ll see you all very soon!