It seems like I just wrote the books of January post… oh wait. I did.
Anyway, here are the books I read in February. Lots of historical romance here, except that they’re really historical mysteries with romance.
The best books last month? There were a lot!
First, Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphonsa (10/10) is MARVELOUS. I read some rave reviews and ordered it, but it sat for a few weeks before I got around to reading it. OMG THIS IS SO GOOD!
Next up, Lescaut Quartet by Tracy Grant, Shores of Desire and Shadows of the Heart. These are historical mysteries with romance, but what makes them extra fabulous is that the heroines are all older women, both widows. And in one, the heroine is pregnant at the start of the book. I loved both of these.
ALSO marvelous is the The Spymaster Series by Joanna Bourne, especially My Lord and Spymaster, which has a heroine who is a genius accountant (or rather, “England’s expert on skullduggery in accounting”).
Plus, some supernatural fantasy, including Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (9/10) which is a sequel to Legion, which I also adored. Tales from the Nightside by Simon R. Green (9/10) is a collection of the Nightside short stories, as well as a new novella.
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal (2014) G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphonsa (10/10)
Girl Genius Volume 12: Siege of Mechanicsburg (2013) Phil & Kaja Foglio (7/10)
Girl Genius Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City (2014) Phil & Kaja Foglio (7/10)
Now, for the breakdown!!
For book format, I snuck in some trade paperbacks, because I read comics. Yes, I am completely inconsistent, because I don’t like reading comics as ebooks.
The re-reads (and multiple formats) were the Kate Ross books, which I adore.
Trade Paperback : 3
eBook : 11
Multiple Formats : 2
Re-read : 2
Genre was predominantly historicals this month, most of which were mysteries in some form.
Fantasy : 5
Mystery : 10
Romance : 7
YA : 3
Comic : 3
Anthology : 1
Because I read a lot of books that were predominantly romances, I read a lot of female authors. But I’d like to point out that the primary author of Ms. Marvel is a woman. So YAY!
Male : 2
Female : 9
Joint : 3