February Wrap-Up

So February was a good reading month for me actually!
I read five books in the month of February, so my total books read this year so far is nine (which means I’m on track for my reading challenge!)

The five books I read are:
1. The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg.
Here is the goodreads synopsis: At the turn of the 19th century, bacteriological research has made a tremendous leap. When epidemics were still untamed and claimed thousands of lives, Pasteur and Koch isolated deadly bacteria to develop vaccines. Biological warfare was but a small step away…

In Victorian London’s cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city’s drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine – a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper’s deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

Warning: This book contains foul language, non-explicit sex-scenes, explicit dissection scenes, violence, and considerable female power.

I rated it 4/5 stars.
It was interesting, and if you click on the title it will take you to my review if you want to know my thoughts 🙂

2. The Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper 5/5 stars

Biased as I love Doctor Who and this was a Doctor Who book 😛
This book also went towards my Popsugar Reading Challenge as ‘a science-fiction book’. Again, the title has a link to the review- this one is hard to explain but it’s pretty self-explanatory.

3. The Horse and His Boy by C.S . Lewis

The third book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and originally, the one that stopped me reading the rest of the books. Now that I’m older, apart from the subtle racism and links to Christianity, I enjoyed it a lot more.

That being said, I only rated it 4/5 stars, which is lower  the previous book being a tough one to follow.
I explain more about why I gave it this rating in my review, which is linked in the title.

4. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

I received this book from Netgalley last year and I finally got around to reading it last month. I liked many things, the time period, the characters, and the fact it was set in a totally different culture and setting to what I had pictured in my head.

I love to visit Ceylon, just to see if it was really as beautiful as Dinah Jefferies says it is.

However, there were a few problems- a few bits that made me want to put the book down and walk away- so I rated it 3/5 stars. This does not mean I didn’t like this book though. Click on the link above to read my full review if you’re interested.

5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

This book is a new release, which ticks off the ‘A book published in 2016’ category of my 2016 reading challenge! I got this book in my Illumicrate and was excited to delve into it that I didn’t even bother putting it in my TBR jar!

One thing I’ll say is that the hype doesn’t really make this book any better- there are some moments that I was disappointed with, some other bits I really liked, and I was unsure if I was going to finish it when it started off slowly- it was a little boring but then I pushed myself!

I didn’t feel that I could rate it over 3/5 stars- but check out my review to see my opinions.

And that’s all I read this month!
Thanks for reading!
~Katie

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