Wrap-Up: February

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)The Belles (The Belles #1)The Prince and the DressmakerLords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)

Novels: 4
Novellas/short stories: 0
Graphic novels: 1
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 5
Page count: 1 935
Completed series: 0
Started series: 2

3 Favourite Covers:

  • Thunderhead
  • Lords and Ladies
  • The Hazel Wood

3 Favourite Books:

  • Thunderhead
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker
  • Lords and Ladies

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Citra (Thunderhead)
  • Granny Weatherwax (Lords and Ladies)
  • Sebastian (The Prince and the Dressmaker)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Citra & Rowan (Thunderhead)
  • Sebastian & Frances (The Prince and the Dressmaker)
  • Magrat & Verence (Lords and Ladies)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Citra & Scythe Curie (Thunderhead)
  • Granny, Nanny & Magrat (Lords and Ladies)
  • Alice & Ella (The Hazel Wood)
To Be Brief…

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2): What can I say, if you liked Scythe, you’ll like this one as well, because this series is only getting better and better. Shusterman’s work never fails to be thought-provoking, and his characters suffer like no other. Have fun! 5/5 stars

“Marie, if we were judged by the things we most regret, no human being would be worthy to sweep the floor.”

The Belles (The Belles #1): Sadly, I found The Belles kind of underwhelming. The overall concept was pretty cool, the writing did manage to set the mood for the story, and it had diversity, which is always nice, but I just wasn’t that interested in the plot or the characters. Not a bad book, but at this point I’m not sure I’ll pick up the sequel. 3/5 stars

“You can never be clean enough, pretty enough, or smart enough.”

The Prince and the Dressmaker: This is one of the most adorable, heartwarming, lovely, and charming things I’ve ever set my eyes on. A must if you’re looking for a short and sweet graphic novel! 5/5 stars

“It’s weird, I don’t feel like Prince Sebastian could lead a nation into battle, but Lady Crystallia could.”

Lords and Ladies (Discworld #14)Another great and hilarious book about everybody’s favourite witches! If you’ve never read anything by Terry Pratchett, I highly suggest you do it as soon as humanly possible. 4/5 stars

“You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked for long. All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.”

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1): This was a difficult book to rate. There’s quite a shift in setting and mood, and liking the first half of the book won’t necessarily mean you’ll like the rest. I for one really enjoyed the middle, but the first and last thirds just didn’t quite do it for me. The creepy short stories were actually my favourite parts (which is very unusual for me), and I wish the rest of the book had given me the same feeling. I’ve seen people comparing this to The Raven Cycle, but that’s doing them both a disservice in my opinion. Try not to expect this book to be something it isn’t. 3/5 stars

“Maybe it’s a test,” he said. “Like, only the true of heart can find their way in. That would be classic.” “The true of heart? Guess I’m out of luck.”


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