RCP: February 2019

Reading Challenge Progress (RCP): February 2019. Books reviews and opinions by Lourdes Montes.

February is one of the shortest months, so I surprised myself by finishing four books before the month ended! I must admit it was partly because I chose to read books I had been looking forward to reading for a while–that always helps, especially if they're as good as you expect them to be.

Overall, I'm 7 books down my reading challenge and I have 38 books to reach my goal.

Not bad at all!

Here are the books I read in February (in order):

4. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

No. of Pages: 367

POV: 1st person, narrated by Gaury and 3rd person on Vikram's perspective.

First Sentence:

"Vikram had spent enough time with bitterness that he knew how to twist and numb the feeling."

Favorite Character: Gauri, because she strong and Vikram because he's smart. .

Favorite Quote:

"He smiled. A true smile. I knew his smirks. His half-grins. Even halfhearted and lopsided upturns of his mouth. That smile was different. It was soft and unguarded. And it softened me in return. I had put that smile on his face and I felt strangely territorial about it. I wanted to keep it."

Thoughts: I loved so much the story in this book. Gauri is a badass female character and Vikram is so smart and

Would I recommend it? Yes! You don't have to read Star-Touched Queen t keep up with the story.

Add it to your Goodreads and Read the summary here.

5. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

No. of Pages: 298

POV: 1st person, through Stephanie, Emily and Sean's POV.

First Sentence:

"My mother used to say: Everyone has secrets"

Favorite Character: Sean, because I kind of felt sorry for him.

Favorite Quote:

"They might actually have become friends if Emily hadn't been looking for a fish, if Emily was capable of friendship."

Thoughts: The story was such a page turner. I enjoyed But Stephanie's blog made me cringe (which is why I gave the book 4 stars instead.

Would I recommend it? Yes, it's a quick read and the story is good.

Add it to your Goodreads and Read the summary here.

6. Because You Love to Hate Me (Edited) by Ameriie

No. of Pages: 339

Favorite Story: Gwen and Art and Lance by Soman Chainani

Favorite Quote:

"Death is a girl with blue eyes.

A girl with bare feet and a white dress stained by red farewells and spring storms."

Thoughts: I loved the way the villains on each story were presented, so human and flawed and with feelings. The lines between good and bad were blurred until the very end, and the way in which each story is presented is unique!

Would I recommend it? Yes! The stories can be read without a specific order and each is unique.

Add it to your Goodreads and Read the summary here.

7. Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

No. of Pages: 492

POV: 1st person through Theo's POV

First Sentence:

"My mother once told me that peace was the only was Astrea could survive."

Favorite Character: Søren, because he accepts Theo and how complicated she can be.

Favorite Quote:

"He looks at me like I'm his favorite book, one he's read every page too many times. One whose secrets he's uncovered but he keeps coming back for more anyway."

Thoughts: I cannot express how in love I am with this series. The world is so diverse, the love triangle is real (I already chose Søren as my favorite), and it reflects real world problems.

Would I recommend it? Absolutely! But read Ash Princess fist (of course) because you don't want to miss the action!

Add it to your Goodreads and Read the summary here.

Currently Reading

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

There was such a hype on Instagram about The Gilded Wolves, and they got me at "treasure hunt set in Paris, 1889" but nothing compares at how in love I am with the diverse characters and the unique magic within this book. Every character holds a unique passion, interest and intellect that draws you to the story and and the quests they venture into.

I am currently halfway through this book and I'm so happy that it will have a sequel!

Add it to your goodreads and read the synopsis here.

"Severin stared at the luminous dark of the Eye of Horus.

In that second, the air smelled metallic. He could almost see it. Gray rippling the sky as if it were hectic with fever.

fanged teeth of light flashing in the clouds–a taunt to snap. This realization felt like watching a storm.

He couldn't stop what would come next.

And he didn't want to."

The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi.

What did you read in February?

Which book should I read next?

Drop your read books and reading suggestions in the comment section.

Thank you so much for following my reading challenge. I hope you find your next read or share the love I have for some of these books.

To check out what I read in January, click here.



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