February was definitely a slower month for reading, probably because it’s shorter and it’s a busy month in general. But, I still managed to get through three books, which is pretty great. So, here are the books I read in February!
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile by Shannon Messenger
This book is the second installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. I read the first one last month and enjoyed it so I decided to keep up with the series. The second book built on the world very well – and began filling in the plot holes and some of the world building gaps presented by the first book. The series follows the main character, Sophie, as she learns to navigate her new world of elves. Even though this series is considered “middle grade”, it gets kind of dark and deals with a lot of themes like empathy, isolation, and justice, just to name a few. I enjoyed this book and I am excited to continue the series.
2. Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze by Shannon Messenger
The third installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series did not disappoint, just like the first two. I’m not sure how to review sequel books very well, especially since I don’t want to give any spoilers. But, I enjoy the writing in these books so much. Each character is very multi-dimensional and interesting and the story is paced so that there is never a dull moment.
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
I am keeping with the trend of reading books I have never read before. This book is very clever, and I cannot believe I never read it as a kid. I am planning a unit with my Grade 7 learners on this book since it seems to cover all of the competencies in the syllabus. I can’t wait for next week to start so that we can start reading. I also recommend the movie!