Friday, February 28, 2014

February in review

February was a pretty good reading month for me though of course I am (as always) surprised by how quickly the month went. In February I signed up for #FinishItFeb a challenge hosted by Caroline and Faye and I'm really impressed with the results. I will now challenge myself every month in some way if it helps me to power through more books that I really want to read.



Books Read in February:

1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (4 stars)
2. Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan (3 stars)
3. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (3 stars)
4. Sleeping Angel by Mia James (4 stars)
5. Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner (4 stars)
6. Butterfly Grave by Anne Cassidy (4 stars)
7. Dead Silent by Sharon Jones (5 stars)
8. The Academy: Love Match by Monica Seles (3 stars)
9. Dead and Buried by Anne Cassidy (4 stars)
10. Deeper by Robin York (4 stars)
11. Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (4 stars)
12. Baby, One More Time by Esme Taylor (4 stars)
13. In Too Deep by Bea Longworth (4 stars)
14. Poppy by Mary Hooper (4 stars)
15. The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss (4 stars)
16. Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhardt (4 stars)
17. Shadowplay by Laura Lam (4 stars)

Total: 17

Total for 2014:36

While I enjoyed all of the books I read this month, I only rated one book 5 stars and I rated quite a few more with only 3 stars. It's slightly disappointing because I'd hoped that some of these books would have been absolutely amazing. At the same time as reading 8 sequels and being caught up with 7 series, I did also start 6 books this month that are the first book in a series or will have a sequel. Which I just don't have words for. Bring back the standalone novels!

What was the best of the bunch though?

February Book of the Month:


Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

This was a very easy book of the month to choose. I absolutely love this series and Poppy Sinclair. I really enjoyed this murder mystery, I thought it was exciting and fast-paced and tense and I'd love to read more books following these same characters!


Books reviewed in February:

Sleeping Angel by Mia James
Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner
Butterfly Grave by Anne Cassidy
Dead Silent by Sharon Jones
The Academy: Love Match by Monica Seles
Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhardt
Unlocked Books Valentine's Novellas

Non-review posts during February:

Faber Children's Picture Book Event
Unfinished series #FinishItFeb
YA Tag Line Game
What I've Been Watching Lately 
Blogoversary Giveaway



UKYA in 2014


UKYA published in February 2014

Cover Reveal: The Illusionists by Laure Eve 


This is a feature that I hope to continue with in 2014. If you are an author of UKYA (or MG!) being published this year who would like to guest post (or interviewed, though this is less likely!) on Fluttering Butterflies, do let me know!




British Books Challenge update in February


Sleeping Angel by Mia James
Butterfly Grave by Anne Cassidy
Dead Silent by Sharon Jones
Dead and Buried by Anne Cassidy
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan
Baby, One More Time by Esme Taylor
In Too Deep by Bea Longworth
Poppy by Mary Hooper
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Total in February:10
Total in 2014: 14

10 books read by British authors in February! I'm massively happy with that. What a great start to the year. Let's hope that this continues in the next ten months!


Personal challenge to read 10 non-review books a month:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan


Total in February: 2
Total in 2014: 3

In February, I was mostly concentrating on catching up on review books so my personal challenge to read more of my own books mostly fell to the wayside. Perhaps a challenge for later months in this year will be to concentrate on reading books I bought myself so that I can have some chance of clearing my TBR pile!



What was your favourite book that you read in February? 

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