My February reading wrap up feels a bit short because I didn’t get as much reading done last month as I did in January. It was a good month for me, though. I actually spent a lot of time working on my manuscript and I read one of my favorite stories so far.
- Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi)
- Sky in the Deep
- The Simple Wild
- Home Making
Favorite Reads of the Month
- Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation I can’t begin to express how much I love this story! Like, to the point that I want to shove it in everyone’s face and scream, “Read this now!” It is a Chinese novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, that has since been adapted into a manhua (Chinese manga), donghua (Chinese anime), audio drama, and a live-action show that you can watch on Netflix called The Untamed. It has a beautiful non-linear storyline with different plot lines that all get wrapped up in the end. The world and the magic within it are so interesting and well developed with a deep history and a superb cast of characters. It has romance, heartbreak, complex villians, supernatural creatures, music magic, strong family bonds, found families, humor, and so much more. The novel is not officially translated into English, but you can read the translation from Exiled Rebels Scanlations, here.
- Sky in the Deep I started this one as part of Adrienne Young’s behind the book read along on Instagram, which was supposed to be spaced out over three weeks, but I ended up finishing the book in two days. I love the pacing of this story and that Eelyn is such a badass. The romance between Eelyn and Fisk is beautiful, and I love the family bonds throughout the book. This is a Viking inspired fantasy, so it’s full of lore and beautiful imagery. The fight scenes were some of my favorites and I love how much thought and research the author put into them.
What did you read this month? What were some of your favorites? And have you read any of these? Let’s discuss!