February 2016 Wrap-Up

February flew by!

I didn’t even get to celebrate the blog’s first anniversary on the 19th, bummer.

Happy anniversary, Ana’s Lair!

I read four books and watched three movies.
Not all were brilliant but I had some new experiences, which I value very much.

Overall I would say it was a great month!

February Summary:

Total Books Read: 4

Longest Read: Room (433 pages)

Shortest Read: The Field Trip (272 pages)

Book of the Month: Room

Favourite Cover:

Challenges Progress:

GoodReads: 9/50
2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss: 6/?

February Books:


The first book I finished in February was The Field Trip, by R.A. Andrade.

It was quite a disappointment. Not an impressive plot nor execution. Poor writing, convenient development and predictable.
Could not care less about the characters or what happened to them.
Not much more to say except I do not recommend it.

I rated it 1.5/5 stars.



I moved on to something completely different from what I have read so far: The V Girl, by Mya Robarts.

I can see why young adults, particularly girls, would go crazy over this one. It explores sexuality and its boundaries and has plenty of steamy hot scenes. Personally, I would prefer a bigger emphasis on the dystopian world and not so much on the romance, but I know this will be a hit for fans of the genre.

I rated it 3.5/5 stars.



I moved on to a crime novel taking place in the late 80s, A Thorn Among the Lilies, by Michael Hiebert. It is the third of a series and I just could not seem to connect with it much. It was mostly the writing that put me off, but also that my hunches about the mystery being right from the get-go.

I rated it 2.5/5 stars.



Room, by Emma Donoghue was such a powerful book.

There were bits and pieces that felt off but, on the whole, this is a very powerful book that addresses a highly disturbing theme. It’s a wonder that the author managed to do it without making the reader burst to tears all the time.

I rated it 4.8/5 stars.



Where I got the books:

Book Depository

  • Room


  • The Field Trip
  • The V Girl
  • A Thorn Among the Lilies (Detective Leah Teal series #3)


Movie Reviews:


Other Posts in February:


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