Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 2015 Wrap-Up

Hello, it's time for another wrap-up! This was a very short month, but I still managed to get quite a bit of reading done!

This month, I completed 8 books.
Animal Farm, by George Orwell

I didn't expect to like this classic as much as I did. I had to read it for school, which generally makes a book boring, but I quite liked this one. It had unique characters combined with an interesting writing style. It really made an impact with me.
5/5 stars

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

I hadn't read this one since I was in the fourth grade, but since I love the movies so much I decided to give it another try. It was just as good as I remember. I love the quirkiness there is in his writing, and the effortless humour among the action and depressing scenes. I loved the company dynamic as well.
5/5 stars

The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

And... I have officially read all the currently released Cinda Williams Chima books! It's no secret that Chima is one of my favorite authors, and while this was a solid conclusion to her Heir Chronicles series, it didn't blow me away like The Dragon Heir did.
4/5 stars

The One, by Kiera Cass

Another series conclusion, this time to a trilogy. The spin-off book, The Heir, is coming out in May, 25 days before my birthday (there's an idea for a birthday present! haha) and I'm really looking forward to it. In the meantime, I might be writing a trilogy review to express my full feelings...
5/5 stars

Variant, by Robison Wells

I picked this book up on a whim while at the library. It's a dystopian about kids who are trapped in a school with no authority figures... and Benson Fisher, the main character, wants out. It's a really fast read that I could NOT put down! It really surprised me.
5/5 stars

Feedback, by Robison Wells

This is the second and final book in the afore-mentioned Variant series, and I thought it was alright. Not as good as the first book was, but I still whipped through it and really liked it. It wrapped things up pretty well.
3.5/5 stars

The Two Towers, by J. R. R. Tolkien

I love this book. Gollum is great. My favorite quote was on page 408, I believe it was, I had to sticky-note that page to remember it. It made me realize how much I love Samwise Gamgee. I feel like I can relate to him, as well, since I'm a person who doesn't have much ambition at all. Again, the characters were great.
5/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

This is a re-read so it didn't count towards my Goodreads challenge, but this is my favorite of the series. Things are just starting to get darker. I love how there's an interesting plot that is super gripping, and it's never boring throughout the book. Harry, Hermione, and Ron's friendship grows. Also, Rita Skeeter! People hate Umbridge, but it's Skeeter I want to push off a cliff. Ha. She's terrible.
5/5 stars


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