Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Best of February 2013

So according to Goodreads I've read about 40 books in February alone. I seriously don't know how I did that. Some of them were awesomely amazing, some of them were just good, some of them, well, some of them were not so good. I will say I noticed one pattern though. I was all about the angst. Here are my top 3 reads of the month of February (I know, I know I'm a few days late lol):



 #3- A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters)
by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Everyone should have something to rebel against.

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.

Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.




 #2- Night Blade (Colbana Files #2)
by J.C. Daniels

Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse…literally.

People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either.

The stakes are high this time around, higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.



And my number one book of the month also happens to be my number one book of the year so far.


#1- If You Stay (Beautifully Broken #1)
by Courtney Cole


24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.
Seriously. 
He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. 
But he’s got his reasons.

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count. As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect fa├žade.
So he slipped far, far from it. 
Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?
 
Wrong. 

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.
When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness. 

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.

He knows that. And he’s working on it.

But is that enough to make her stay?


There you have it, my February top three (and man was it a tough month to pick from). If you haven't picked any of these up, it's definitely worth it!

2 comments:

  1. Wow 40 books! Amazing, haha:) I have heard and seen a lot of 'If You Stay'! Also a lvoely book cover ;)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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    1. Oh my gosh it's so good!! You should definitely give it a read!

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