Great Reads from February 2017

I did a much better job of blogging regularly on Opinionated Book Lover this month, and I read a lot of great books, so I have 7 books to share with you today. These are books that received 4-stars or 5-stars from me and were reviewed between February 16, 2017 and March 15, 2017.

Click on the book title to open my full review from Opinionated Book Lover.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere.

Marissa Meyer did a great job of playing within Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, but the pacing was a little off for a stand alone novel. All of the action is in the second half of the book. I love re-tellings and prequels and this book was fairly well done.

4 Stars

Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

Seventeen-year-old Rose Levenson has a decision to make: Does she want to know how she’s going to die? Because when Rose turns eighteen, she can take the test that will tell her if she carries the genetic mutation for Huntington’s disease

Wow! So much plot in this book, and an unexpectedly interracial relationship. I had a lot of fun reading this book. Rose is so me!

4 Stars

We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they’ve graduated high school, and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard.

This book is entirely letters between Cath and Scott in 1982. I loved it! They have some big things happening in their lives…and also some big feelings.

5 Stars (my first 5-star read of 2017)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin…until she meets Bo. Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant.

Great girl power story! I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. It’s kind of like Miss Congeniality set in high school.

4 Stars

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

A damaged young woman gets the unique opportunity to rent a one-of-a-kind house. When she falls in love with the sexy, enigmatic architect who designed it, she has no idea she is following in the footsteps of the girl who came before: the house’s former tenant.

This book had such good suspense. It unfolds in past and present and details are revealed at the perfect pace. I was totally creeped out…in a good way.

4 Stars

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

This book lives up to the hype. It’s classified as sci-fi, but it’s really more of a suspense book that happens to have science in it. Fans of The Martian will love this book.

4 Stars

Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders

Sanders shares experiences from the campaign trail and outlines his ideas for continuing a political revolution to fight for a progressive economic, environmental, racial and social justice agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health care for all.

This book is a great primer for anyone wanting to learn the inside truth about the issues facing our nation. Bernie gives his political history and outlines the Progressive platform and our way forward.

4 Stars

Today’s post will be linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for her Quick Lit series.

What great books have you read lately?

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