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A Reader of Fictions: February: Month in Review & Book of the Month Giveaway

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Friday, March 1, 2013

February: Month in Review & Book of the Month Giveaway

Reviews Posted in February:
During February, I posted 26 reviews, 15 of which were for dystopian titles. My most common rating was 4 stars, which is awesome, but I also had quite a few unfortunate reads too. Oh well. The average of my ratings for the month is 3.3. Not too shabby!

4.5 Stars:
Shadow on the Crown (Emma of Normandy #1) - Patricia Bracewell
In the Shadow of Blackbirds - Cat Winters

4 Stars:
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself - Alan Alda
When We Wake (When We Wake #1) - Karen Healey
Because I Said So! - Ken Jennings
Prodigy (Legend #2) - Marie Lu
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) - Beth Revis
Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) - Kristen Simmons
Orleans - Sherri L. Smith
Fall for Anything - Courtney Summers
Kiss Me Again (If We Kiss #2) - Rachel Vail

3.5 Stars:
Not Exactly a Love Story - Audrey Couloumbis
Rootless (Rootless #1) - Chris Howard 
Legend (Legend #1) - Marie Lu 
The Kassa Gambit - M.C. Planck 
Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection - Don Roff 

3 Stars:
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles #2) - Isobelle Carmody
Gamers (Gamers #1) - Thomas K. Carpenter
Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year #1) - Trisha Leigh
Shards & Ashes - Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong, eds.
Firebrand (Rebel Angels #1) - Gillian Philip

2.5 Stars:
Ashes of Twilight (Ashes Trilogy #1) - Kassy Tayler

2 Stars:
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) - Alexandra Bracken

1.5 Stars:
The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
The Prey (The Hunt #2) - Andrew Fukuda

1 Star:
Modelland (Modelland #1) - Tyra Banks  

Book of the Month Giveaway:
Each month, I hold an international giveaway for one of my favorite books reviewed during that month. This month, I had a lot of good reads (and some unfortunate ones). I'm putting the spotlight on debut author Cat Winters' In the Shadow of Blackbirds, a must-read for historical or paranormal fiction fans. Check out my joint review discussion with Lenore Appelhans here and here for more information. 

In the Shadow of Blackbirds doesn't come out until April, so I'll preorder the book for the winner. If the winner lives in the US, I'll give the option of choosing the ARC instead, so they can read it early. If shipping the ARC costs more than a nice, shiny finished copy, I just don't see the point. Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter! 

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Blogger Unknown said...

Hi! thanks for the giveaway, but I'm having trouble trying to find the rafflecopter. :)

March 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Sorry. Fixed.

March 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

That's a lot of 4 star reviews. I love it when I have a good month of reading. That's also a whole lot of reviews, especially with Feb. being a short month. Awesome job!!

March 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm a reviewing machine! Though I always wish I could read more!

March 1, 2013 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

3.3 average? You are getting generous ;-)

So glad you liked In the Shadow of Blackbirds!

March 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Vivien said...

I am so excited for this book. It sounds utterly fabulous!! Glad you really enjoyed it :)

March 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Vivien said...

But seriously the premise is what makes me want this book. I need it!

March 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger KatOfDiamonds said...

I love the month in review format!

March 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks. I recently switched to doing it by star ratings and I think that was the right choice.

March 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yes, ItSoB is AMAZING. You are right to be excited!

March 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to read your 4.5 starred reviews! I've had my eye on In the Shadow of Blackbirds for some time. Looking at my reviews I think I've grown a little soft in my old age! I think my average is a lot higher than yours!

March 11, 2013 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

You should read them! They're awesome. Some months I have a lot more 4.5s, but just wasn't my month. Next month has more high ratings I think.

March 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM  

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