I had a brilliant reading month in February. I read 6 books and DNFed 1.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I had to read this book for my school book club and I was super reluctant. I had watched the show and I thought it was far to intense and didn't deal with the topic matter very well however I thought the book was fantastic. It wasn't high class literature but I read it in less then 24 hours. I was hooked from the first page. I'm not so sure I liked Clay as a person but I thought that he was a brilliant way to narrate the story. Hannah Baker was a very likeable character and I was heartbroken for the girl. The best thing about this book was that often books about mental health read too much like instruction manuals and this one definitely didn't. I would feel very comfortable someone with depression or suicidal thoughts reading this book as long as they weren't going to be triggered by one of the plot points. I gave this book 4 stars.
This book was one of the only books that I was excited for its release. I used to be a giant Holly Bourne fan and for whatever reason I just stopped reading her books but when I saw the blurb for this I knew I had to read it. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be but it was very good. My biggest issue is that until about halfway through the main character really annoyed me but luckily she had character development and developed into a very interesting character to read about. The last 100 pages of this book were phenomenal. If the rest of the book was as good as the last 100 pages it would have been 5 stars unfortunately this wasn't the case and therefore I gave the book 4 stars because even when the Audrey was unbearable the romance was still super cute and well written. I think I should definitely go and the trilogy of Holly Bourne's that I've ignored for many years.
I DNFed this book. It was depressing and miserable. It really messed with my head and I felt like as you read it you could tell it was written by a guy with depression. It just wasn't the book I thought I was going to be and I didn't want to read the book it actually is. I'm going to do a whole post about why I DNFed this book which I will eventually link here