Another month passed, which means another wrap-up!
Check out my January Wrap-Up here.
February was a slow month for me. I had a lot of work to do (still do) so I just managed to read a few times here and there.
This month I read more Bookburners episodes. I’m really enjoying the third season, more that I expected to. We are getting to know a lot about Menchú’s past, which is exciting.
Then, I read The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini and Dave McCaig. This is the first volume of Low, a Science Fiction graphic novel series. In this book, mankind has been forced to live on the bottom of the ocean. I really liked this graphic novel! The story was captivating and fast-paced. The characters were unexpected because they were so different from what I’m used to. I’ve seen a lot of bad reviews of this book on Goodreads but, luckily, I wasn’t one of them. I can understand some of their points but I still really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone that likes Science Fiction.
After that, I read Black Seed by Kenneth Marshall. This book was the Book Club pick of the month (discussion). I wasn’t able to finish the book but I feel like I can review it and talk about it since it was so similar to the first book of the series, White Seed (review). The only thing that changed was the main character but it still felt like I was reading the first book all over again. I honestly expected to see improvement in this book but ended up disappointed. Needless to say, I won’t continue reading the series.
Next, I read Flambé by John Layman. This is the fourth volume of Chew, a series about Tony Chu, a cibopathic FDA agent. He knows the story of everything he bites, which makes him a great detective for the FDA. This volume focused on the flaming letters that suddenly appeared in the sky in the end of the last volume. I love this series and recommend it to anyone that likes mystery.
Then, I read Body of Lies by Iris Johansen. This is the fourth book of the Eve Duncan series that I’ve come to love. I started the series last year and have been enjoying every book since then. It is about Eve Duncan, a woman who reconstructs faces from skulls. Her daughter was murdered when she was a child and that trauma has shaped Eve’s life ever since. This is na action packed series that I never thought I would enjoy this much. I really want to read the next book, Dead Aim and will probably get around to doing it soon.
Finally, I read Monster by Naoki Urasawa. This manga is about Dr. Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon that saves the life of a young boy against the orders of his superiors. I can’t say more without spoiling it but this is a gripping thriller that I would recommend to anyone that likes horror. I loved this story and its characters, and I really want to continue reading it.
Firstly, I posted the review of Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli and Todd Klein (review). This is a fantasy graphic novel divided into two stories, one about cats and the other about owls. I liked both stories but found them too short. I read it because I borrowed it but I don’t know if I would even read it if I had to buy it since it has only 48 pages. Still, if you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman, you can try this book, it ended up being enjoyable.
Then, I posted something different. I discovered Humble Bundle also sold books so I wrote a post titled “Today I discovered: Humble Bundle” where I discussed the website (link to the post). It was a fun post to write and, if you want Humble Bundle updates, let me know in the comments.
After that, I posted my disappointed review of Black Seed (review). I already mentioned the book above so I’m not going to talk about it here, just know that I didn’t like it at all.
Then, I posted the review of The Shining by Stephen King (review). I read this book some time ago and enjoyed it but, because of all the hype, I think I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have. I had really high expectations and I feel like that usually doesn’t end well for me. Still, I recommend this book.
After that, I posted my review of Into the Wastelands by M. K. Reed and Brian Smith (review). This is the second volume of The Castoffs, which is a series about mages fighting against robots. The art of these graphic novels is gorgeous but I keep forgetting its story. The characters are likable and I want to know what happens to them, it’s just that when I started reading this volume, I had already forgotten the story of the first.
Then, I posted my review of The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie (review). She has become one of my favorite authors and this book didn’t disappoint. It was an anthology with five Hercule Poirot stories and one Miss Marple story. I liked all of them, ones more than others. I recommend this book to anyone that likes mystery and, specially, to anyone that enjoys Agatha Christie’s books.
Finally, I posted my February Book Haul.
Books added to my TBR
In this section, I usually put the books I added to my “Want to read” list on Goodreads, not the books I bought or the books I already have on my shelf or my Kindle.
The first book I added to my TBR was Gnomon by Nick Harkaway. From what I can tell, this book is a dystopian mystery with lots of characters and stories woven together. It sounds complex and crazy, which was enough for me to add it to my TBR. Besides, it has a pretty good rating on Goodreads.
Then, I added The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds. This seems to be another Science Fiction mystery that, honestly, sounds pretty good. At the time I’m writing this, it has a 4,15 rating on Goodreads, which is very good! I hope I get to read this book someday.
Next, I added Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey. I read some of her books when I was younger and really enjoyed them but never actually read more from her. In this book, humans have been enslaved by aliens. Now, the aliens found a new planet and decide to drop hundreds of slaves to discover if it is inhabitable or not. This book sounds really good and, since I’ve enjoyed some of her books in the past, I’ll probably enjoy this one too, if I ever get to read it.
Finally, I added The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston. This is a Historical Fiction/Fantasy book that I’ve already seen around YouTube and other blogs. I never actually paid attention to it but, this month, I finally opened it on Goodreads and read the synopsis. From what I can tell, this is about na immortal witch that starts teaching a teenager about magic. It could be fun.
And, with that, I finish my February Wrap-Up. Let me know in the comments if you read any of these books and which books you read in February!