Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February 2016 Wrap Up!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I will be showcasing the books I read this month! I'll be listing them from worst to best. I didn't do much reading, but I'm not too worried about my goodreads goal. If I do get behind, I know that I will easily make it up in the summer. So I only read a total of six books this month. That's pretty low for me, but like I said, I'm not worried.

6.) First by M.A. Grant - 2.5 Stars
I actually did a review of First! It is a read now book from NetGalley, so if this book sounds interesting, give it a go! I was very conflicted with First. It's pretty much two new adult stories put into just one book. I think two separate books would have been better. That way, the characters could have been expanded and the lot wouldn't be as rushed. The book fell right down the middle for me, so I gave it 2.5 stars! 

5.) Defy by Sara B. Larson - 3 Stars
I picked up Defy on a whim when I saw it available in my online local library. I've heard some mixed things at the time, so I wanted to pick it up and see for myself. This first book in the trilogy was really fun, but I had issues with the main character, Alexa. Her thought process and decision making was sometimes the opposite of what I would have done, but it did make for a very interesting read. I gave Defy 3 Stars! If you want to know more, check out my series review!

4.) Day 21 by Kass Morgan - 3 Stars
Day 21 is the second book from the 100 trilogy by Kass Morgan. These novels are the basis for the CW show The 100, which is one of my favorite TV shows on air right now. Unfortunately, I didn't like the second installment as much as the first. I'm still trying to collect my thoughts, but I am very torn on the progression of the series. As a fan of the TV show, I was expecting more similarities to the cut-throat world that I watch every week. Needless to say, it wasn't as badass as I wanted it to be.  

3.) The 100 by Kass Morgan - 3.5 Stars
The 100 is the first book of the aforementioned series. The 100. I actually liked the opening novel more than its sequel. Instead of feeling like it didn't live up to par, I enjoyed the changes between the book and the show. While I didn't necessarily like the changes more than the plot of the show, they did interest me! My favorite part of the book is that there are two main characters, Luke and Glass, that aren't in the show. They are by far my favorite characters of the series! 

2.) Ignite by Sara B. Larson - 3.5 Stars
Second to last is the second book in the Defy trilogy by Sara B. Larson! As I mentioned above, I did do a series review of this trilogy. Ignite was such an improvement of the first book. The narrative was better, the character development was strong, and the plot was more intriguing. The ending was really great in the way that it made me want to pick up the next book immediately but wasn't a major cliffhanger.  

1.) Endure by Sara B. Larson - 4.25 Stars

My favorite book of the month was the final book in the Defy trilogy! This was such a step up from the other two. My only complaint was that the villains were pretty one dimensional. They were just the classic bad guys. I like villains that have a god backstory with them, like Levana from the Lunar Chronicles.

Other Posts of the Month!

Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses
Adaption Talk: Shannara Chronicles
Book Blitz: Starflight by Melissa Landers
Book Review: First by M.A. Grant
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten OTPs in YA Books!
Adaption Talk: The 100 S3E4 - Watch the Thrones
January 2016 Wrap Up!
Characters I'd Like to Spend a Snow Day With!
Currently Reading - Day 21, DIMLY (February 2016)
Waiting on Wednesday #1
Top Ten Tuesday: Books Outside My Comfort Zone
Adaption Talk: Shadowhunters S1E7 - Major Arcana
Book Review: Defy Series by Sara B. Larson

And that is my wrap up of February! Have you read any of the books I did? What were some standouts of February for you?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. I've heard of the Defy series, and I've been debating whether to read it or not due to mixed reviews. I might give it a try, since the series seems to get better after the first book!
    Great wrap up :)

    1. I hope you do! It was a blast reading them. :D I wouldn't buy them personally, but get them from the library.
      Thanks so much!

  2. So many books I've been meaning to read! That's sad to hear you didn't like Day 21 as much as The 100. I just got all caught up on the TV show and things are definitely heating up again in the violence department. That's kind of disappointing that the book doesn't really match the show but I'll still read it any way :) I'm excited to hear more of your thoughts on it. I hope you have a wonderful March!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. It wasn't that Day 21 was bad, I was just expecting more. I'm actually watching The 100 right now! You as well Laura!

  3. They all look good to me! :-)
    Happy March!