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February Wrap up

Reading challenge

Of Glass and Glamour by Chanda Hahn

Of Glass and Glamour is the second book in the Daughters of Eville series and this time we’re following Ella to Candor (which is something that took me into the Divination world) where we follow the story of Cinderella.

Ella is quite the girl and has got herself into one hell of a predicament. I loved seeing how this unravelled and I can’t wait for Of Sea and Song.

Traitor's Masque by Kenley Davidson

Traitors Masque, I don’t want to bad mouth a book but I just simply couldn’t finish it. To me, it seemed to drag on and wasn’t going anywhere fast.

It started ok but at 40% in I wasn’t quite sure where it was going and 50% in I still felt like this. A lot of people have seemed to have enjoyed but I may have missed the mark as it wasn’t quite for me.

Feather by Olivia Wildenstein

Although technically not a fairytale retelling its a retelling of a classic so I decided to add it here. What an amazing story and well done Olivia Wildenstein for remaking an absolute classic.

I’ve enjoyed this book and struggled to write my review because I didn’t think anything I’d write would do it justice.

Cinderella by Jamie Brook ThompsonCinderella: A Real Life Fairytale was such an easy read I wasn’t even aware I was at the end when it finished.

I initially liked the idea of a modern day Fairytale but for me this missed the mark. It wasn’t bad I have definitely read worse. It was just super short and I felt there could have been a lot more too it.

Cinderella by May SageThis Fairytale I actually liked. it was set in a modern day setting but still in a fantasy world.

I liked that Ella was a spunky girl and not a shy and demure person. She told the King to Fuck Off. That was one of the reasons I chose this if I’m being completely honest.

Other reads

Nightworld Academy by LJ Swallow

I remember downloading this book but I didn’t remember what happened towards the end of the last book other than Ash’s brother than being an absolute arse.

This book itself was OK and ended on a cliff hanger and I’m ready and waiting for the final term at Nightworld Academy.

Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster…

Josie McMaster is an amazing woman and when she gets entered into a bridesmaid lottery for the rich and famous she takes it in her stride. Not a YA which has been my thing lately but such a good feelgood read.

I think it helped that although I’m not a skinny model as she seems in the books I was that person at school. I was the idiot who broke my arm sitting down Was banned from using all the machines in woodwork and well all of the technologies. Luckily I didn’t have a disaster diary.

Dirty Like Me by Jaine Diamond

I’ve read this before but I felt like I needed to reread this because I heard it was being made into a game on Moments which I have been known to play on occasion.

As I enjoyed it the first time I thought I’d read it again before attempting the game and I love it when you read books you’ve read before and picked up on things you missed the first time.

Jesse is definitely not quite sure that Katie is the type of girl who will go along with his plan and it’s lovely how they all come together. Also, I’m going to be looking at the soundtrack that goes with this story. Can’t beat a bit of ACDC and Jimi Hendrix.

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope WardStepbrother Dearest is one that came along in my recommendations and seemed like a weirdly sweet romance. Sometimes especially as it was Valentines Weekend a bit of Romance is all a girl needs as her husband is visiting his friends 3 hours away from where we live.

So Greta has a step brother she’s never met who will be coming to live with them for a year. Elec is a little shit and does all he can to make her mad. However that isn’t all. I liked that the book was in two parts and there was a high school part and then seven years later.

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle JawandoAnd The Stars were Burning Brightly was one I got from NetGalley (almost write Netflix, idiot) and it is a book I really enjoyed.

Al is a teenager who has committed suicide and his brother Nate doesn’t believe that this was without a reason and he sets out to find a reason behind the suicide with Megan. I also liked this as it was based in Manchester England so I knew of some of the places that were mentioned in the book.

Annihilate Me Vol. 1 by Christina RossThis was one of those books that was recommended through a Facebook advert and I am sure that the blub must have sounded good for me to choose this as one of my Kindle Unlimited read.

Although is was alright this book was predictable and had some fifty shades of Grey feel to it without the sex but more zombie books.

Amethyst Pledge by Leonie RogersA different type of fantasy read from what I’m used to. I feel it’s leaning towards teen read rather than YA.
It is well written and is an easy read with an interesting plot. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Thank you, NetGalley for the ARC.

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