February is usually the month i hit my reading slump; i try so hard to get a head start in January that come February i tend to slump so the fact I've read 3 books this month is pretty impressive for me. My nan also very kindly gave me her old Kindle this month which despite the fact i always said I'd never get one, I'm actually really loving it!
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
Maud keeps finding notes about Elizabeth in her pockets, she doesn't remember writing them nor does she remember a lot of things but there is something about these notes that really nag at her. No-ones willing to help her; her daughter, Elizabeth's son not even the police it's almost like their hiding something. I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book; I felt like the story was really slow and it made it difficult for me to get into it really quickly and i also feel like part of the ending was quite predictable and i guessed it just a few chapters in. That being said; i loved that it's written from the perspective of someone who is suffering dementia, you can really feel their frustration and fear they feel when they suddenly forget things. Her search for Elizabeth also parallels with a story from her past when her sister went missing which was quite a fascination angle to take.
Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
I've had this trilogy in my TBR box for ages but just never got round to starting it. I finally made myself pick up book number one and i honestly flew through it. Since a local boy was killed by the wolves, the town has become a place of fear but Grace is fascinated by the wolves and by one yellow eyed wolf in particular. As you can probably tell, this is a very typical supernatural, girl loves boy/wolf type of story but i honestly really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading the next two to see how the story pans out.
The List by Siobhan Vivian
I bought this on a whim on the kindle and i flew through it, it was such a fascinating read. Every year the week before the homecoming dance, a list is posted; a list that announces the prettiest girl from every grade and the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list but once your on there, the damage is done. The book is told from the perspective of every person on the list; i thought this was really well written and i loved that they wrote it from the perspective of the people on the list and seeing the way each of them reacts to being either the prettiest or the ugliest. The only thing i didn't like was that i felt the ending cut off a bit too short, i felt like they could have added a few more chapters onto it but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm so glad that i kept up with reading this month as usually i do hit a slump in February but I've persisted and it's paid off. Let's hope i continue to read more in March! Feel free to add me on goodreads and follow my progress!
What have you been reading recently?