February was a solid reading month for me. During the shortest month of the year, I managed to read four books, which averages to a book a week. This month, I found myself drawn to romance books due to Valentine’s Day and all the contemporary romances on sale for my Kindle due to the holiday. Here’s what I read (full reviews will be linked to book titles):
- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (★ ★ ★)
The Unhoneymooners had a fun, interesting premise that drew me in, and after seeing many positive reviews, I decided to buy it. Although my experiences with books by Christina Lauren had only been average, The Unhoneymooners sounded right up my alley with the enemies to lovers trope and a vacation to Hawaii. While there were some aspects of this book that I enjoyed, the execution fell a little flat for me.
- If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberely and Austin Siegemund-Broka (★ ★ ★)
If I’m Being Honest is the first book I read by this author duo, but it definitely won’t be the last. I actually gave this book 3.5 stars, although the stars above only show three because I enjoyed how vastly Cameron Bright differed from the typical YA protagonist and enjoyed how the main character’s relationship with her mom grew and changed throughout this novel. While I don’t think everyone will enjoy the main character of this novel, she completely embodies the popular mean girl trope, I recommend this book for anyone who loves books inspired by Shakespeare or unlikeable protagonists.
- Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberely and Austin Siegemund-Broka (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
Always Never Yours is my second book read by this author duo and it is the book that makes me extremely excited for their next book to be released later this year, Time of Our Loves. Typically, I am not a fan of books that involve acting or school plays, but I absolutely loved this one. Like with If I’m Being Honest, I enjoyed how the main character in this book, Megan, was outgoing and confident in herself. I also enjoyed how seamlessly all aspects of Shakespeare blended into this novel and how it strayed away from the typical Romeo and Juliet retelling in favor of focusing on Rosaline.
- Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins (★ ★ ★)
Prince Charming is another book that looks like three stars on my list, but I would really consider a 3.5 star book. Although many books may be labeled as a “romantic comedy,” I never find myself laughing out loud. That wasn’t the case for this book. There were many moments were I found myself laughing and heard other people laughing while reading this book after I recommended it to them. I also appreciated how this book took place in Scotland, as opposed to England where many royal YA romances take place. If you’re a fan of the Rebel Belle series, you will definitely enjoy this book because it contains many of the same elements. Unfortunately, it does mimic the Rebel Belle series in the way that the plot and pacing becomes inconsistent at the end.
What was the best book that you read in February?
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