So it is the end of February all ready and I have decided that I am going to carry on with my monthly round up of everything I have read in the previous month, so without further ado… let’s get into it:
The Young World by Christ Weitz
Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he is secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence within the chaos. But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gun fire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, and braving the wilds of the subway – all in order to save humankind.
5/5 (Absolutely amzing, lots of plot twists that no-one could have seen coming and real, down to earth characters.)
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands. An ancient curse means that Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next…
5/5 (This is the first book in a trilogy and it is one of the best series I have ever read. All the characters and written perfectly and I was sobbing. You MUST read it.)
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Heartbroken and forbidden from being with Lucas, Helen has been tasked with breaking the curse that keeps apart by killing the Furies. She spends her nights wandering the Underworld in search of them and, tormented by her worst nightmares made real, she’s beginning to suffer from extreme exhaustion on top of her heartbreak. One night, Helen meets another person in the shadowy underworld: Orion, descended from Adonis and with the power to control desire. Still in love with Lucas but drawn to this seductive stranger, Helen must make a choice that could save her life but break her heart…
5/5 (The second book did not disappoint… so many feels.)
Goddess by Josephine Angelini
‘She wrapped her arms around his chest and let the tears come…for Orion, for herself and for Lucas. She had power over the most magnificent forces on Earth, but she still didn’t feel like she had power over the most important thing of all – her own heart.’ Helen’s powers are increasing – and so is the distance between her and her mortal friends. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous traitor is lurking among them, and all fingers point to Orion. Still unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision or risk all-out war.
5/5 (A stunning ending to this phenomenal trilogy that thankfully ended happily.)
As you can see from all of the ratings for the books I have read this month I have a had a good month in terms of picking up the right books. If you have been checking in with my blog regularly then you would have seen my reader’s block post which I put up about half way through the month. I was feeling really uninspired to read and I couldn’t find the right book, but then my good friend recommended the Starcrossed trilogy to me and I LOVED it! I am going to be posting a book review for the whole trilogy later this week, so stay tuned for that.
I honestly cannot stress enough just how good these books are and if you haven’t read them then you really, really should. I promise that you won’t be disappointed. What have you read this month?
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out