February 27, 2013

Best Book of February

Road Trip Wednesday is a 'Blog Carnival' where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic:
What's the best book you've read in February?

I read some pretty great books in February so it was really hard to choose just one. That being said, one book in particular stood out among the rest: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi



Things I Loved About Perry Roar Through the Ever Night:

  • This is Book 2 in a trilogy, but it did NOT suffer from middle book syndrome. It was even better than Book 1!
  • Perry was just as swoonworthy as ever (though, I could have used more Perry + Aria scenes).
  • Moar Roar. I love that guy.
  • We get to see more of this series' world, which is just really fascinating.
  • There's a lot of edge-of-your-seat moments that make this book truly unputdownable.
  • Perry and Aria really come into their own, particularly Perry as chief of the Tides.
  • It set up Book 3 (Into the Still Blue) in some really can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on-it ways.
The only thing I wanted more of was a greater amount of smooch between Perry + Aria, but that's about it.

Honourable Mention: Unravel Me by Taherah Mafi


I suppose you could even say that this is a tie, because I really enjoyed Unravel Me. In fact, I read Destory Me then promptly cracked open Unravel Me and proceeded to read it cover to cover in one sitting. It was that good. I'll keep this brief, but the top five things I loved the most about this book were:
  1. Kenji—So darn funny and such a good friend to Juliette.
  2. Adam—Of course. What isn't to love about this guy?
  3. Warner—There is SO much more to this character than we got in Shatter Me. Jaime = torn.
  4. Omega Point—The whole X-Men sort of feel was totally fascinating to me. I love that stuff!
  5. Mafi's Signature Style—Less crossed out sentences and tortured ravings, but still so, so good.

What was your favourite February read?

25 comments:

  1. What a funny coincidence, Through the Ever Night was one of my February favorites, as well...mostly thanks to all the Roar we got to see ;)

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    1. It was so darn good, and Roar was one of the best parts! :)

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  2. I really, really need to read Under the Never Sky...and then I'd get to read a Book 2 done right! *move up on interminable reading list*

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    1. They're such good books with characters that I really like. And I totally know what you mean about interminable reading list. Mine's seriously out of hand. O_o

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  3. I'm reviewing THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT tomorrow and my thoughts are very similar to yours... Loved it! I was really worried that it would drag as middle books often do, but oh my goodness... I couldn't put it down. Perry and Aria have some of the best chemistry I've read in YA.

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    1. I always have that concern with middle books, and sometimes I'm disappointed. This was so not the case with THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I'm so happy you loved it too! Can't wait to read your review. :)

      And you're so right about Perry + Aria and the chemistry between them. Their relationship is one of my favourites in all of the YA I've read.

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  4. I'm holding off on reading both UNRAVEL ME and SCARLET because I have books on my shelf that have been there longer that I need to read. But I am soooo looking forward to reading them. Especially after the non-event that was my February reading... :\

    Glad you enjoyed UNRAVEL ME, Jaime. :)

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    1. I still have to get to SCARLET. It's sitting on my table right now in a stack of other books I can't wait to get to. I think March is going to be chock full of awesome reads! :)

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  5. These are two books that I've heard so much about, but I still haven't read either one! I've been trying to read more indie books, but there are only so many hours in a day... I'm looking forward to the summer (because, as we all know summer = toasting on the beach with a good book and a cold drink. Ahhh.)

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    1. If only there was more time to just read, hey? These books are both worth checking out. They're really good! :)

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  6. Ooh, I haven't read these yet. But it's great to hear EVER NIGHT didn't suffer from saggy middle syndrome! Makes me want to read! Great review(s), Jaime!

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    1. Nothing worse than saggy middle syndrome. I'm not sure if I can think of any other examples of series where the middle book was better than the first one. This is kind of rare, I think. :)

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  7. Under the Never sky is on me list 0 i will have to move it up!

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  8. Haven't read either of these, and you're making me really want to pick up DESTROY ME and UNRAVEL ME. I loved the first installment so much!

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    1. Definitely make sure you read DESTROY ME before moving on to UNRAVEL ME. It gives insight into Warner's character that made me see him totally differently. And that makes UNRAVEL ME just that much better. I really enjoyed both of them. :)

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  9. Ack! I still have to get to both of those. And Scarlet. And...probably a bunch more I"m forgetting about! But glad to hear they were good!!!

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    1. SCARLET's coming up soon for me. I have it, I just need to get around to it. I was really in the mood for a simple contemporary, so I opted for that before moving onto more sci-fi. :)

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  10. I just got UNDER THE NEVER SKY on my Kindle so I'm excited to read this series. I've heard only good things!

    I really liked SHATTER ME so I need to read the sequel. I'm glad to hear you liked it.

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    1. I'm excited for you to read UNDER THE NEVER SKY. I hope you like it! Perry is one of the best book boyfriends ever. :)

      Like I said to Crystal, make sure you read DESTROY ME (the novella about Warner) before moving on to UNRAVEL ME, because it gives really good insight into Warner's character which makes UNRAVEL ME that much better.

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  11. As you already know, I loved THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT for all the same reasons you did. I think I actually enjoyed it even more than the first book, which rarely happens with sequels. UNRAVEL ME is sitting on my coffee table just begging to be read. Can't wait!

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  12. I can't wait to get my hands on UNRAVEL ME - loved the first one! And I have yet to read Rossi's series. Must get on that!

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  13. So I need to read both of the first books in these series before I can read their sequels! They've been on my list, but I keep not getting to them. While I expected my favorite February read to be SCARLET by Marissa Meyer (because I am obsessed with the trilogy), it ended up being SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard. So so good.

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  14. WARNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love him. My favorite February read....such a hard one! I really liked SLIDE (just reviewed it on my blog), and the SHATTER ME series like you :-) and a few others... Tough question!

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  15. Love hearing about a sequel that's even better than the original - like you said, that's pretty rare, and I'm looking forward to checking out both of those series. Thanks for the tip! I'd have to say "The Raven Boys" was the best book I read this past month - so good!

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