Dec 20, 2013

365 Days of Books: February 2013

With the new year fast coming up, I thought I'd recap 2013, the most bookish year in the history of me. Today, it's all about the month of hearts! I'm not one for themed reads but looking at these books now, I realize that they all have romance in them. Not that romance is rare in the books I read...

Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane (3/5)
Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (3.5/5)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (4.5/5)
Ashes & Ice (Ashes & Ice #1) by Rochelle Maya Callen (4.5/5)
Dark Promise (Between Worlds #1) by Julia Crane & Talia Jager(1.5/5)
(2nd re-read, hence the star lol) Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi (5/5)
Hooked (Hooked #1) by Liz Fichera (5/5)
Recalled (Death Escorts #1) by Camria Hebert (3/5)
A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters #1) by Charles Sheehan-Miles (5/5)
Total: 10 books

Book of the Month
(I decided not to include re-reads in this selection, so this time that would be Shatter Me.)
Title: A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters #1)
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Release Date: December 2nd 2012
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
Age Group: New Adult
Everyone should have something to rebel against.
Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.
Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.
When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.
I've read a bunch of New Adult books since I learned of the genre, but I can say that A Song for Julia has been unshakeable from the top three. It's not your usual NA. It is sexy and witty and twisted, but it is also, to date, one of the deepest, most heart-wrenching books I've read. Just go read it.

How was your February? Read any romance books that I should take note of? Share them in the comments!


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