And it’s already time for our second batch of Calendar Girls posts! My, how time flies! For those of you new to Calendar Girls, it’s a new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!
If this sounds like your cup of tea, please check out Melanie’s or my launch post for more info, and sign up if you are still interested after reading everything. Also, if you would like to see examples of past posts, you can look at Melanie and I’s January posts here and here, where the posts of other participants will also be listed. We’d love to have you join in the fun!
And now…without further ado, here is my choice for February’s theme…
❤ Best Romance in YA ❤
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! And to those of you following my blog for a while, this should come as no surprise at all. I do ramble about this book quite a bit, mentioning it as often as I can! Haha. It really is my favourite though, and I think it’s the best YA romance (out of the ones that I’ve read, of course) because:
- Feyre is one badass independent woman
- Her love interest loves that about her (I won’t mention names for the sake of those who have not read this series yet!)
- There is not only some incredible attraction between Feyre and her significant other, but also RESPECT!
For the sake of those who may not have read this book, or the previous book, before, I will also not be sharing the synopsis! I will, however, share the synopsis for the first book in the series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, because it too is quite an amazing book, and you should all read it if you haven’t already!
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
If you want to read my more in-depth thoughts about either of the books in this series, you can read my review for A Court of Thorns and Roses here, and A Court of Mist and Fury here! And I seriously don’t think I can make it to May 2nd with my sanity in tact. I need book three right NOW!
Note: We will be accepting posts throughout January! So don’t worry if you were unable to get your post in yesterday! New participants can also still join!
– Best Book with an Active War –
Note: By war we mean not only books containing WWI or WWII (or even older real world battles), but also Fantasy books or Sci-Fi books containing active wars! Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you’ll choose!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? ALSO, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK OR ADVICE YOU MIGHT HAVE REGARDING THIS EVENT! EITHER MESSAGE ME PRIVATELY OR LEAVE YOUR OPINION IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! IF YOU ARE A CALENDAR GIRLS PARTICIPANT (AND EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT), YOU ARE WELCOME TO COMMENT ON ANYTHING REGARDING MY POST, OR THIS MESSAGE, BELOW! I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING (WELL, READING) ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS!