This week on Road Trip Wednesday, YA Highway asks the question:
What’s the best book you’ve read in February?
Hm … All of the books I’ve read in the month of February were great. I started off the month with Suzanne Collin’s THE HUNGER GAMES series, finished Lauren Kate’s FALLEN series with RAPTURE, read The 19th Year series, AFTER DARK and the sequel, DAY AFTER by Emi Gayle–both awesome–and I rounded out the month with Michael Scott’s final book in The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, THE ENCHANTRESS. Lucky for me, my line edits haven’t begun on TIED, so I’ve had more free time to read everyone else’s stuff for a change.
There were two books I gave 5 Stars to in February — well, one book actually and one series of books.
THE HUNGER GAMES series by Suzanne Collins was truly an incredible, pull-you-in-and-refuse-to-let-you-go story, and for that reason, it was my favorite series for the month of February.
BUT … DAY AFTER by Emi Gayle, was my favorite book for the month.
Both of these reads, although YA, are completely different and therefore can’t really be compared against each other. Dystopian vs Urban Fantasy. I am, and have always been, the biggest fantasy fan, and DAY AFTER delivered for me in that category. It’s not due for official release until May, though, and you’ll have to read AFTER DARK first, too! 😉
So, you guys? Favorite books for February?
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February 27, 2013 | Categories: Author, BLOG HOPS, Blog Tours, Books, Current Reads, Reading, Writing, Young Adult Novels | Tags: After Dark, Best Books for February, DAY AFTER, Emi Gayle, Fallen, Hunger Games, laney mcmann, Lauren Kate, Michael Scott, Road Trip Wednesday, Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Suzanne Collin, Suzanne Collins, Urban Fantasy, YA Fiction, YA Highway, young adult book releases 2013, young adult novels, young adult urban fantasy | 3 Comments
After finishing The Hunger Games in an almost obsessed sort of sprint to the end, I’m on to another YA series, The 19th Year. When I wrap my head around the Hunger Games and formulate my words for a review, I’ll post them over on goodreads.
Now: AFTER DARK, book one of The 19th Year, by Emi Gayle
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists — which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
LINK: J. Taylor Publishing
Can’t wait! 😉
February 6, 2013 | Categories: Books, Current Reads, J Taylor Publishing, Reading | Tags: 19th Year Trilogy, After Dark, Emi Gayle, Hunger Games, laney mcmann, Mac, Mac Thorne, Reading, Teen books, teens, Winn, Winn Thomas, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, Young Adult, young adult books, young adult novels | 5 Comments