Book review

January wrap up + February TBR + February Anticipated releases

Hiiii guys , the start of the year is over. And the smollest month is reaching to us.

Books read

  • Descendant of the crane

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

I was reading this e-ARC from December end and read through new year. And then finished it in jan 1st. Seriously people , preorder this book if you can because everyone should read this gem.

  • Missing of Clairdelune

When our heroine Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight and her special gift is revealed to all. Ophelia knows how to read the secret history of objects and there could be no greater threat to the nefarious denizens of her icy adopted home than this. Beneath the golden rafters of Pole’s capitol, Citaceleste, she discovers that the only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic fiancé.

As promised the cover.was released soon and I updated it in my jan tbr post. This was a mysterious and complex read even more than A winter’s promise which I didn’t think possible.

  • Ruin and Rising

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

This was a reread for me and it was as magical it was at first. I read it and summarised it for Previously on Grisha post with Esmee.

  • The Mannamong -Volume 1

Set in a fictional version of earth with its own lists of mythos, the mannamong is a common topic of ancient folktale discussing Mother Nature as a deity, the world’s natural order, and the conditioning of the soul. While interpreted as a myth to the common man, our main lead Kali Teal learns they are indeed real after being cured by them of an intense unexplainable illness that has plagued her for a long time. The source itself came from a mannamong gone rogue with his own mysterious incentives from getting captured by his own kind. An unsettling relationship unfolds between Kali and her tormentor while she experiences a new awareness of the spiritual realm unseen by mankind. What’s one little girl suppose to do? Trust the mannamong or not?

This was my first English Graphic novel read and it was totally cool. But it had more concept to be a novel so it sounded more like a novel with cool pictures but meh..

  • Tangled in time – Portal

  • Breaking up is hard to do but you could’ve done better

It was funny , adorkable and amazing

  • Whatmakes girls sick and tired

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a feminist manifesto that denounces the discrimination against and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood. The graphic novel, illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style with images of girls with varied body types and personalities, invites teenagers to question the sexism that surrounds us, in ways that are obvious and hidden, simple and complex.

This book was also smol and cute. And really amazing.

  • Wicked deep

I just got to this book finally and I wasn’t impressed. It was only 2 star read. It was boring and slow burn romance which didn’t make a lot of sense. The link to my spoiler review is here.

  • Cinderella liberator

A literal retelling of cinderella with a few changes made in the ending .

  • Daughters of salem

This was a comic and its like the first part of a series i guess. Anyway I didn’t like it much.

  • Running with the wolves

This one was a 4 star read for me . It was really interesting. Check my review below


Blogging wise , January was really awesome. I had the highest stats since i started blogging!!! And I reached 200+ followers!

And I received a physical ARC for review which really meant a loot to me. And I was in a review program and sent 2 physical Indian written books too.


Anticipated reads of 2019

January plans

Weekly wrap up

White Stag – review

Tangled in time – portal

Unpopular opinions tag

Running with the wolves

Previously on grisha

Noticeable events

Paperfury released the cover of her second book the boy who steals houses which was sooo gorgeous.

I loved clo’s “Why I’m scheduling like its going out of fashion” post.

And 50 ways to be a better blogger by art of blogging was awesome. Follow then if you don’t already.

I won my very first giveaway hosted by Dini @ unputdownable books for her 2nd blogoversary.

February TBR

Like I said for January , I don’t have a big list of tbr which I’m exactly gonna follow. These will be the books on priority .

I received this book for reviewing thru bookgenie and almost gonna finish it.

This book is also for reviewing and the summary was really intriguing . Looking forward to reading this one too.

I’m really hoping the order will come thru and gonna ask in the post office. Wish me luck.

I didn’t read this one in January. But I’m reading with dini for stars and sorcery book club. I really hope to get thru and love this one.

I’m taking part in a blog tour for this book so I’ll be reading this book too.

Anticipated releases

I know this post won’t be fulsilled if it wasn’t adding some books to your tbr. So brace yourself.

That’s it for now . I’ll see you soon with another post soon.

This was a lengthy post than i expected. But bear with me and I’ll make my February much more bearable. How was January for you guys? Are any of these books in your tbr?? Let’s talk.

P.S : I’m nearing 250 followers and got 230+ followers. If you like my content give me a follow .

Happy living


37 thoughts on “January wrap up + February TBR + February Anticipated releases”

    1. Thanks Clo!!! And it was a really awesome post which nudged me enough to make thru scheduled hassle free February! Thanks clo


    1. Yeah it’s so awesome!!! The release date is still 1 or 2 months away. But I couldn’t wait to read it and I finished it😅. Thanks for reading my post Kelly!


  1. Amazing Post! I remember reading Ruin & Rising and loving it, and I am planning on re-reading it soon. I haven’t really heard about many of the books in this post but I will probably be adding some to my TBR. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE GILDED WOLVES TO COME OUT! Lovely post and have a great day 🙂

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    1. Thanks Alexa! Yeah the reread is even better. And the Gilded wolves released in January and you should totally check it out! Thanks for reading my post❤

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    1. Mirror visitor series is a french bestseller translation and its sooo good if you love slow burn , political thriller and epic fantasy!!! You should check it out!!!!


  2. There are so many great recs on here. I had to stop and switch to my TBR pile so I could add the titles of the books. I’ll have to reach out to you once I get my hands on Girls of Paper and Fire. The cover is just grand and so beautiful!

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    1. I just can’t say how proud I am to read this😭 . Thanks. And yeah Girls of paper and fire cover is to die for . Thank you so much for making my day Alyssa❤


  3. It’s seems like you had a great January! So many books read too. I am excited to read the sequel to A Winter’s Promise and I’m even more excited now that you said that it’s even more complex.

    Have a great February, Dany! xx

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    1. Thank you so much rain!!!! And missing of clairdelune is really awesome and you’ll definitely love it❤. Have a great February rain😊


  4. Great post! You have so many amazing books in your Wrap-up and on your TBR! I absolutely have to start reading the Grisha Trilogy. I’ve only read the SoC Duology for now. Good luck with your TBR this month 🙂

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  5. Congrats on reaching 200 followers, I am glad to be counted among them 😀

    I love the look of your Feb TBR pile, I have seen the Gilded wolves around and I really must buy it.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you so much Jules!!!!! And gilded wolves has got so many good reviews and I’m gonna read it with a Twitter bookclub!!!!! You should read it too!!!!!

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