The dissipation of February gives way to the strands of spring – March is now truly here, and where did all of the time go? Today I would like to dip my toe in the waters (metaphorical, of course, it’s still freezing) of this generic blogging meme and run-down the month just past.
Die for Me // The Accident // The Death Cure // The Testing // Independent Study
This month was a pretty average dissection of my reading schedule. Firstly, I finished off the Maze Runner series by James Dashner and although I was not overly enthused at the start of the trilogy with the lack of character development, this book really was it’s own demise – especially the ending. (I feel like that deserves a double underline). 2/5 stars.
I then progressed to starting a new teenager/YA series of dystopian fiction known as The Testing (by Joelle Charbonneau) and I really enjoyed the read. Though all dystopias have been somewhat destroyed by comparisons to the Hunger Games for me, these books stood up for themselves by creating a dynamic plot line and likeable characters. 4/5 stars.
Attempting to push myself (if vary precariously) out of my bookish comfort zone, I then read The Accident by C. L. Taylor. What a divulging read!! Mental illness, murder, and suicide all made for thoroughly engaging topics that I had usually steered clear from, and an excellent thriller:a genre which I will now definitely be reading more of. 4.25/5 stars.
It appears as my month progressed, I enjoyed the books more (that, or I ate more donuts and was therefore positive by default *nods*) and Die For Me by Amy Plum (as recommended by the wonderful Kirstie @ Upside-Down Books) was no different. I loved this book, and the proceeding novels in the Revenants trilogy firmly deserve their place on this month’s TBR – list down below. 4.825/5 stars.
Self-promotion is definitely the way forward. *confetti* (Leonardo’s shiny forehead will suffice)
(Alert: if you aren’t fully up to date with The Walking Dead, don’t read this section as it may provide some suggestion of which characters are still alive – via photo form.)
The Walking Dead Season 6 has been SO good. Besides being my favourite TV show of all time (I’m veritably sorry, Miranda), it has really improved this season and is definitely at its peak right now.
As well as that, I’ve begun to rematch the whole thing (yes, I’m sad, poke your fun *shakes head*) and revisiting Seasons 1 and 2 has been a thing of beauty. It’s so interesting to compare past, and present characters, see their development and notice all of the foreshadowing/little details that you brush past on the first watch.
Secondly, my best friends recommended me to watch Pretty Little Liars around 2 months ago now, and since I have been furiously delving into the series – it has been so worth it. I am currently completely caught up, and am enjoying the 5 year time-shift they have implemented. (Although, I wish the plot would be more episode-specific).
… Oh, and did I mention that I’m loving The Walking Dead? *cheers*
I saw Deadpool with a group of my friends a couple of weeks into February, and it was honestly so funny. I’m not the biggest fan of superhero movies as a whole (sorry to generalise) but this was on its own level of humour and completely unique to anything I had seen before. I 110% recommend you see this film, the cheeky humour was so well placed!!
Also, I’m now really hyped for Suicide Squad!
STATS: 8 posts // 8941 words // a multitude of Scream Queens gifs and an over-representative insight of my love of food.
- DIE FOR ME: Amy Plum | ReviewOn February 6th I opened Intro To Blurb (wow, it feels like a lifetime ago) and took you through the basics of me as a human: Introductions & Formalities
- Then, on February 8th I talked you through my favourite non-egg pancake recipe in honour of Shrove Tuesday (and discovered my adoration of lemon and sugar topping): How To: Non-Egg Fluffy Pancakes
- A day later (wow I was persistent to start with), on February 9th Hunger Games characters were compared to edible eateries in: Hunger Games Characters as Pancake Toppings
- Then, on the 15th of February I reviewed The Accident by C. L. Taylor (I realise that I have now advertised this twice in one post, but like I say, self-promoion is really in this month)
- The next day (February 16th), I posted my first response to the Top Ten Tuesday meme: Envisaging Songs as Books
- After a lull of a couple of days, I decided to embark on my own personal mission of starting a meme for my blog, Throwback Thursday, and walked you through my memory lane (no euphemism): Favourite Childhood Books posted on February 18th.
- February 23rd brought about my review of Die For Me by Amy Plum – what a book!
- Finally, on February 28th I posted my response to the Totally Should’ve Book Tag!
The City of Ghosts.
Until I Die – Amy Plum // If I Should Die – Amy Plum // SEKRET – Lindsay Smith // Follow Me Back – Nicci Cloke // Wolf by Wolf Ryan Graudin // We Were Liars – E. Lockhart