Weekly Wrap-Up #1

As my monthly wrap ups can get quite long, as shown with my one from January, I’ve decided to share a weekly wrap up of the books I’ve read that week (from Friday to Friday, yep this post is late) instead!

1. Toil & Trouble 🏳️‍🌈 ⭐️ 💙

I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies and luckily, this was one that I loved. Every single story was interesting, memorable and had a really unique and enjoyable take on magic. The casual representation was awesome to see as well and I will be trying to read more from each author. One that I’ll be re-reading frequently. Four and a half stars.

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas ⭐️ 💙

So, this is my first time reading the Throne of Glass series and I’m utterly hooked. This was so intriguing, bold and I really liked the main trio and Princess Nehemia. As ever, I really enjoyed the political intrigue and all the underhanded deeds. Four stars.

3. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo 🏳️‍🌈 💙 ⭐️

Bardugo can do no wrong. I loved every moment of this story from the character work, to the callbacks to previous stories (I would recommend that you read the Six of Crows duology and the Shadow and Bone trilogy before picking this up, as it has major spoilers) and the romances! I cannot wait for the sequel. Five stars.

4. Pulp by Robin Talley 🏳️‍🌈 💙

Everything I like in a book: great premise, interesting characters and good representation. I learnt so much about LGBT+ history at the same time as well and I liked how the multiple narratives were woven together so well. Four stars.

5. All The Lonely People by David Owen ⭐️ 🏳️‍🌈 💙

This was wonderful. Original, timely and deals with some dark and intense issues, without sugarcoating them. I really liked the more fantastical element and think that, sadly, it’s quite true for teenagers nowadays. Four stars.

6. As I Descended by Robin Talley 💙 🏳️‍🌈 ⭐️

A dark, atmospheric, LGBT+ re-telling of Macbeth that really gets going. So basically, the best thing to read when I was fed up of studying Hamlet. I would recommend that you go into this without knowing anything more, as there’s some twists and turns that I really liked. Four stars.

7. Kick The Moon by Muhammad Khan 💙 ⭐️

The artwork in this book is beautiful. Just putting that out there. On top of that, Khan has crafted a powerful and timely story filled with naturalised diversity and characters that will stay with you. He doesn’t shy away from tackling tough topics and is definitely an author to watch. Four stars.

8. Slay On Tour by Kim Curran 💙 ⭐️

This series is just joyous to read. It has such a unique and interesting premise and great plots to back that premise up. The characters are relatable, memorable and develop over the course of the two books. I just need more adventures with Slay. Four stars.

Which books have you read so far in February?

9 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up #1

  1. Aurora Librialis says:

    I’m so happy to hear that you loved Toil & Trouble! I have a hate-love relationship with anthologies too, but I’m so excited to read that one. Witchy stories are my faves 😊

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    • ashortbooklover says:

      Well this is packed full of witchy stories, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Lately, I’ve loved more anthologies, so hopefully this pattern continues. Thank you for all your support and lovely comment.

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  2. bookishlauren18 says:

    I love robin! I haven’t read those books yet but they are on my list! I’ve read Dirty Little Secrets, The Silent Patient, The Colour or Shadows , and Proud so far and possibly another one but can’t remember what🤣🤦‍♂️

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