January Wrap-Up || February TBR (2017)


Happy February, guys! Can you believe we’re actually one month into 2017 already? Time moves crazy fast. 😱

January was a pretty hectic month for me. I didn’t go on the blog as much as I planned to and even fell back on commenting and blog-hopping, especially at the second half of the month — I’m currently writing this to you from my parents’ place in Indonesia, having flown back to celebrate Chinese New Year with them.

Homecoming always makes me feel really odd, and this time’s no different — I’ve mostly been spending my days chilling and avoiding things that stress me out. But! Here’s what I did get up to:

Book Reviews

Book Looks

Miscellaneous Posts

Around the Blogosphere

Most Anticipated Reads

A Conjuring of Light – V. E. Schwab


London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike.

The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.

I debated not including this book because every one and their mother probably know how excited I am about it, but HELL, WHATEVER. I’m planning to practically devour this when it comes out. 🙌

History is All You Left Us – Adam Silvera

history-is-all-you-left-us-adam-silveraWhen Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

I’m actually not sure if I’ll get to this one. I’m worried that it’ll make me feel sad, and I… don’t really want to be sad. 🙈

I Hunt Killers – Barry Lyga

i-hunt-killers-barry-lyga-jasper-dentJasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

I actually finished reading this a few days back but felt a strong need to include it, just because I’m thinking it might be my first five-star read of the year. So… that’s why it’s here. 😂

How did your January go? What are you currently reading or planning to read soon? Leave me a link to your wrap-up/TBR or let me know in the comments! 💖

72 thoughts on “January Wrap-Up || February TBR (2017)

    Thank you SO MUCH for featuring my blogging prompts! I see them growing each month and it delights me.
    I really need to read some more V. E. Schwab…what’s your favorite book by her?


    • THAT’S OKAY BECCA. Look at how late I am too! It’s just part of life, I’m convinced. 😛

      And no worries! I love your blogging prompts and can’t help but to want to share them.

      My favourite Schwab book is probably Vicious, and I’d argue that it’s definitely an easier book to get into compared to the Shades of Magic series. It’s just more fast-paced and addictive — I literally could not put it down. I hope you give it a chance. 💕


  2. Welp. Guess that’s another added “deus ex” tropesies to add to the talley re: Caraval. Such a shame too because for every 10 people who loved it, I am reminded of this comment (which I herald as a problem for me in terms of reading experience).

    I actually really enjoyed Life in a Fishbowl. Well, “really enjoyed” might be a bit much but perhaps the Cancer POV overinflates my perception of the story (it was a grand time).

    The Serpent King yaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    I was actually pleasantly surprised how intricately written I Hunt Killers was. I read it back in November (fully hoping to read the whole trilogy buuut you know how it goes) and once we got to the bird-feeder-stone-well thing scene, I was like “WHAT COULD IT MEANNNN?” Definitely need to read book two soon!


    • Welp. I dunno, deus ex machina miiiight potentially work for me (though I can’t recall a specific book off the top of my head), but in Caraval’s instance it’s just not really my thing. Are you going to read it, do you think?

      I can see why you enjoyed Life in a Fishbowl! It’s definitely quirky and having the Cancer POV was… different. 😛

      Pleaaase read Game soon. For me I Hunt Killers was the best in the whole series, but it’s pretty good up until the end. Jazz is such a great protagonist, and it gets SO dark and twisted. (I mean that in the best possible way.)


  3. You read a lot of great books in February! I’m very much looking forward to A Conjuring of Light myself 🙂 Best trilogy ever.


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