February Wrap-Up & Bookish News

Hello everyone! I'm here with my very late February Wrap-Up. Oops.... I've just been feeling so lazy lately!

I read 8 books this month! That's practically a record for me during the school year...

I took my first foray into NA with the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. Siiri and Sue kept pushing the series, and I'm so glad they did. I absolutely loveeeee it! The Heart of Betrayal was a phenomenal sequel while the four 2015 debuts I read this month did not disappoint. The Ruby Circle was quite underwhelming, and a bit more than a disappointment.

Challenge Progress:
- TBR Pile 2/10
- Netgalley & Edelweiss 5/10-19
- Fairytale Retelling 2/5-9
- Flights of Fantasy 6/15
- 2015 Debut Challenge 6/15
- 105 Challenge 14/105
- Contemporary Challenge 4/6-10
- 365 Days of YA 9/10
- Discussion Challenge 4/24

My Top Posts:
Review ~ Red Queen (RQ was a #1 NY Times Best Seller, I predicted good things for this book!!)
Tag ~ 20 Things About Me
Discussion ~ On Plagiarism (This sucked, but the bookish community was so supportive of me <33)
Blog Event ~ Love-A-Thon Intro Questions

In My Life:

I took my first college entry exam. I got my results back, and although I scored in the 90th percentile I still need to raise it a bit higher. Back to studying I shall go... I went to Apollycon to celebrate Jen Armentrout's release of "The Return." It was so much fun!! I'll be publishing a post on that sometime this week. Something pretty irritating happened to me in the beginning of February. Yup, plagiarism. I'm still trying to work past it. My parents ditched me and went to Italy for 10 days. I felt better when they brought back presents for me though! I can't really remember anything else that happened...

Now tell me about your month! What did you read or do, etc.?


  1. Oh you are LUUUUCKY :D! I am SUPER excited for The Heart of Betrayal <3
    The cover for Frozen Tides is so beautiful!
    you scored in the 90th percentile?! Congrats, that's amazing :D
    My favorite book I read for February was The Battle of The Labyrinth, the 4th Percy Jackson book :)

  2. Yay, so glad you decided to give Addicted series a chance and loved it :) I think it is the best series NA genre can offer at the moment. I hope you will love next instalments as well!

  3. So many pretty covers! I especially love the cover from Soundless and Frozen tides :) Happy reading!

  4. I love the cover for Soundless and Frozen Tides so very much. They are beautiful. You got some great books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. You had a much better reading month than me. I was only able to read three books, which is sad because school was to blame. At least they were good books! :P College entry exams and basically the whole application process seems really scary. *tries not to think two years ahead* *fails miserably*

  6. I'm so excited to read The Storyspinner! It sounds amazing :) I was also disappointed in The Ruby Circle. I thought it was so mediocre compared to the rest of the series. I love all the cover reveals this week, though! I'm really looking forward to Frozen Tides and The Boy Most Likely To. I'm excited to see your Apollycon recap post! :)

  7. Ooooh, I had missed the cover for The Rose Society and it's AMAZING!! And I also adore the cover for Soundless too!!

  8. I need Under a Painted Sky so very much. And The Storyspinner sounds really good too, and Dead to Me, AND Shutter and.... apparently I need all the books, okay?

    Now. These covers. I love covers. I don't know what Frozen Tides is, but I love the cover. I don't love Wandering Star as much as Zodiac, but it's still pretty good. And I am a little confused about The Rose Society, to be honest. I feel like it doesn't fit with anything from The Young Elites, but maybe I am forgetting a lot of stuff?

    And my parents love to ditch me and go on vacation. NOT COOL. The last time they went to Paris and brought back placemats. Um, no!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  9. Great wrap up! I am so jealous that you have read Under a painted sky. That one is on my TBR for sure.

  10. Oh my gosh, I hope you get that plagiarism thing sorted, that is really terrible to hear! I just love the cover for Soundless, it looks freaking amazing. Can't wait to hear what you thought of Apollycon!

  11. I can't wait to read The Heart of Betrayal! It looks so good!

    I'm loving the covers for Wandering Star and The Boy Most Likely To. :)

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

  12. Look at those pretty covers! I'm going to need The Rose Society, The Boy Most LIkely To, and Soundless! I love the other three covers too, even though I haven't read the other books in those series. I've heard great things about The Heart of Betrayal, so I'm super psyched to start that series.

    Bummer your parents ditched you to go to Italy! I would have been SO MAD. Probably because it's my favorite place on earth and I want to go back. LOL. That was nice of them to bring you something back though!

  13. Ahhh I don't know what i'm more excited about. The fact that you finally picked up Addicted To You and Ricochet (YOU BETTER CONTINUE ON WITH THIS SERIES) or that you already finished Heart of Betrayal! I'm so unbelievably jealous!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  14. Eight books is seriously awesome for being in school! I read... two. xD College, WHY. Sadly, I've heard similar things about The Ruby Circle, which is a shame because I thought Last Sacrifice was a great conclusion to VA and it's sad not to have that here. Covers seem like they are just getting better looking every month! *drools*

  15. I can't wait to read Shutter! I already asked for it as a birthday present, but even though it's only a month away it seems so much time until I get to read it lol
    Plagiarism really sucks, it's awful that someone did that to you! I don't know what people expect doing that, it's just plain terrible.

  16. Oooh, Pretty Covers! I love a pretty cover! Anyway, looks like you had a great February, with an unfortunate and extremely crappy blip in it. I hope March is just plain great, no blips at all!

  17. Sounds like you had a great month! 8 books is so awesome! And Apollycon looked fun :) I really like the cover for The Rose Society - i love wolves!!

  18. Omggg yaaay I'm so glad you like the Addicted series! It's a really unique NA series - waiting to see your review on it soon :) Benish | Feminist Reflections

  19. YAY! You read and liked the Addicted series! I'm so excited about that. I <3 that series so much.
    And I can't wait to read Soundless and Boy Most Likely To. They both sound amazing.
    And that's so fantastic about your result!! I hope you get exactly what you want next time around.
    Happy reading and I hope your March is as epic as you February!

  20. EIGHT books? I hardly get past five in a typical school year. Next year's going to be extremely difficult for me (and another one of my cobloggers) since our schedules are going to be pretty loaded (though I pretty much look like an angel compared to some). Good luck on your entrance exams (I've yet to take my ACT soon)! I also love the cover for Soundless... and the synopsis (shhh, it's not because I'm Chinese and therefore loves reading books based on Chinese folklore... that's a bonus)!


  22. What a great month! I am thrilled to read quite a few of these including Under A Painted Sky & Heart Of Betrayal! I finally got a copy YAY! So many gorgeous covers!! Hope all is well Rach!!
    <3 Britt

  23. Glad you had fun at Apollycon! Wish I could have been there to meet you. Hopefully one day!
    So I definitely squeed when I saw The Boy Most Likely To cover - I need that book in my life!
    I need to know more about Under the Painted Sky - I've been hearing such great things!

  24. Great haul! You had an awesome month!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  25. I can't believe your parents went to Italy without you!! And congrats on the great SAT score!! I did not know The Heart of Betrayal was available as an ARC... hmmm, must request. Seems like you had a great month!!


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