February, 2023

February 2nd, 2023, 5:34 p.m. - They call it a thriller but I didn't read anything thrilling

5. The Villa (Rachel Hawkins)
I love Hawkins but this just...wasn't good. The main mystery wasn't compelling. The decisions that the protagonist made that were supposed to be empowering, I guess, were stupid. There was nothing thrilling about this. Swing and a miss.

Up next: City Under One Roof (Iris Yamashita)

February 10th, 2023, 8:03 p.m. - February isn't off to a great start for me, reading-wise

6. City Under One Roof (Iris Yamashita)
Half the book was just...nothing. Nothing happens. There's nothing interesting or compelling about the characters. One of them is more or less completely unnecessary. The climax barely qualifies as one. A waste of my time.

Up next: The Woman in the Library (Sulari Gentill)

February 16th, 2023, 4:59 p.m. - Leo, I will pay you to shut up

7. The Woman in the Library (Sulari Gentill)
This was a lot different from what I expected, but not in a bad way. Great twists and pretty satisfying pacing. Finally, something I liked this month!

Up next: Don't Fear the Reaper (Stephen Graham Jones)

February 26th, 2023, 2:27 p.m. - Not-so-final final girls

8. Don't Fear the Reaper (Stephen Graham Jones)
I don't know if I'm bold enough to say that this was a sequel that surpassed the original, but it's pretty freaking close. I can't wait for the third in the trilogy.

Up next: Just Like Home (Sarah Gailey)

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