This is slightly late, because I have had one hectic week!
I’m only going to be counting up to Thursday, so this can tie-in with my February Wrap-Up, which will be up later next week.
Since the 22nd, I have read six books, which I am going to review in turn today.
1. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas ⭐️🏳️🌈💙
I devoured this book in one sitting and it was utterly superb! Bri is such an excellent, authentic teenage voice, ranging from angry to confused and ultimately relatable and lovable. The lyrics within this book just gave me pure goosebumps. THUG set a high bar, but On The Come Up meets it. Four and a half stars.
2. The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M.Wilson 💙
A fitting and addictive finale for an amazing series, I have loved exploring Piloria, even if some of the creatures have been pure nightmare fuel! This is a thrilling, fast-paced and thoroughly interesting sci-fi trilogy which I would highly recommend and I cannot wait to see what S.M.Wilson does next (which she hinted at in my interview). Four and a half stars.
3. Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan 💙⭐️
A genuinely spine-tingling, creepy and atmospheric horror that I devoured in one sitting. The setting was so well described and I could almost feel that wintry chill. I loved every character, particularly Hanna and that ending took my breath away. Definitely an author to watch. Four stars.
4. The Burning by Laura Bates 🏳️🌈⭐️💙
Trigger warnings for slut-shaming, sexual harassment, rape (off page) and abuse
This is one intense book. It’s raw, complex, authentic and dark, but so important and powerful. Everyone needs to read this (but please be aware of trigger warnings) and the topics within need to be discussed more. A hard but necessary read that really moved me. Five stars.
5. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson 💙⭐️🏳️🌈
An utterly excellent sequel that ramps up the action with great character development and even more excellent twists. I’m still in shock and cannot believe that I have to wait another year to find out what happens next! Four and a half stars.
6. The Stolen Ones by Vanessa Curtis 💙
A haunting, powerful and educational story that begs to be heard. Inge was a great protagonist with such a strong and memorable voice. I really need to read Curtis’ other book now. Four stars.
Which great books have you read this week?