February 2019 TBR

Posted in Books
on 13/02/2019
There should be more anti-hero characters in books. The Ruin of Kings is going to be so much fun.

After a pretty good reading month, I can feel myself slipping into a bit of a slump so my February TBR is a little lighter on books – I’m currently flip-flopping on books literally every day so my wrap up might not match this! That being said, there are SO MANY good books coming out this month that I cannot wait for, fingers crossed my slump comes to an end.

So, let’s jump into this.

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A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab

Kell's coat takes centre stage on the cover of A Darker Shade of MagicKell wore a very peculiar coat.

Yep yep yep. I am caught from the very first line in the book and it is time for my love of V. E. Schwab to get even deeper. Travelling through different versions of London (the red one, white one, grey one and black one), Kell is a magician who delivers messages between the different London’s – until he delivers a package he knew he shouldn’t.

I think I might end up reading more of Schwab this month if this book catches me as I think it might!

Dark Pines, Will Dean

I LOVE a good Scandi murder/mystery, and Dark Pines is bloody creepy.SEE NO EVIL. HEAR NO EVIL. SPEAK NO EVIL

I’m doing a re-read – something I never do – because I love Tuva and I love Will Dean’s writing and Dark Pines has the best plot.

Tuva is a deaf reporter who ends up covering a series of murders within Gavrik, a small Swedish town. The victims eyes have been gauged out and it looks like a killer from the past is killing again.

 

 

Red Snow, Will Dean

The next in the series after Dark Pines, Red Snow promises to be just as good.

TWO BODIES. TWO COINS. TWO WEEKS.

Next up for Tuva is a suicide and a murder – are they connected? Liquorice coins cover their eyes and #Ferryman starts trending as locals start to get sliiightly freaked out.

If Red Snow is even half as good as Dark Pines, I am in for an amazing time. The way Dean writes is just amazing, the setting just the perfect balance of beautiful and downright creepy.

I have three different copies of this book – I think I’m obsessed.

 

The Last, Hanna Jameson

A hotel in flames for a post-nuclear setting in Hanna Jameson's The Last

BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington

Historian Jon Keller is in Switzerland when the bombs go off. So remote is the hotel, Jon and the rest of the hotel’s residents survive and have to come to terms with potentially being the last people alive.

Then they find the dead little girl and realise that there may be a murderer within the survivors.

I’ve read a few chapters of this book already and it is brilliant! The writing is fantastic, the detail is exquisite and you really get a feeling of isolationism (not sure if that’s a word).

 

The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons

There should be more anti-hero characters in books. The Ruin of Kings is going to be so much fun.

Then again, maybe Kihrin isn’t the hero, for he’s not destined to save the empire. He’s destined to destroy it.

I’m in love with this book. It’s funny, it’s clever, it’s creative and rich with detail plus it showcases my favourite trope: the antihero.

I’m less than 100 pages in, but this book is shaping up to be a book of the month contender. I absolutely love the two characters you are first introduced to and the style of the prose is absolutely fabulous.

 

The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon

It's almost here. The Priory of the Orange Tree is the one book I cannot wait to get my hands on.

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

I feel like e v e r y o n e is talking about this book. But, then again, there’re dragons involved so why wouldn’t they?!

I was lucky enough to receive an excerpt of Priory via NetGalley and it is incredible. Similar to The Ruin of Kings, it has such a rich, creative world and is beautifully constructed.

The Priory of the Orange Tree comes out at the end of the month and I cannot wait!

 

 

And there you have it – my short and sweet February TBR! I’ve already been jumping from book to book so don’t expect my wrap up to look anything like this. Keep your fingers crossed my reading slump ends soon!

 

Let me know that you’re reading in the comments!

The cover of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo features the actress herself in THAT famous emerald dress.

3 Comments

  • Jules_Writes

    Great selection, I’m eagerly awaiting my pre-order of the priory of the orange tree.

    13/02/2019 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Maddie

    The Last, Hanna Jameson looks like it’s going to be REALLY good! I am going to have to add it on to my TBR as well. Nice picks!

    13/02/2019 at 11:07 pm Reply
  • Yaya

    What a great selection! I think Red Snow is the one that tickles my fancy the most!

    14/02/2019 at 5:55 am Reply
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