The BookBum Club: February Theme Reviews

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Hello everyone! I’m here today to bring you all the reviews for The BookBum Club’s Febraury theme.

There have been so many reviews posted for this theme, it’s been amazing! Thanks for all your love and support for The BookBum Club!

As before, everyone’s reviews with small snippets are below. They are all linked to the actual review, so please follow them and have a read!

On blogs:

I read The Good People by Hannah Kent

“This is my first Hannah Kent novel, and I absolutely loved it! As far as Historical Fiction goes, it’s not the best I’ve ever read, but I always have a soft spot for it, so it always gets a good rating from me!”


Cathy read Optickal Illusion by Rachel Halliburton

“I really enjoyed The Optickal Illusion and its evocation of a particular milieu of London society.  The philosophical debates and political turbulence of the period provide an additional interesting backdrop to the artistic shenanigans.”


Nicole read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

“I had to keep in mind that its audience was much younger than I am. It didn’t shy away from the dark — but very real — subject matter, but it did approach it from the eyes of a child.”


Vikki read Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

“The plot started out beautifully. I have to give a special mention to the prologue of the story because it was enchanting and really set the mood for the story wonderfully… Had the book ended at 50% it probably would’ve gotten 5 stars from me.”


Marija read The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

“I absolutely think that this book was masterfully done. I think it’s smart and atmospheric and it’s just wonderful.”


Jenna read Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

“Emma Mills’ Foolish Hearts is a heartwarming and funny story, wonderfully discussing the highs and lows of falling in love and creating new friendships.”


Dani read The Falconer by Elizabeth May

“If you take something that everyone already knows and put it in an world that is different from the norm then many times those stereotypes shine brightly. In the case of The Falconer the mix of the historical world with the steampunk really helped set apart Aileana and Kiaran’s story.”

and Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

“YES, it would have made for a cleaner story to drop Robb and Jax as POV characters… but what a LOSS that would have been too!! This isn’t the perfect book… but its fun, draws on your heart and reassures us the book world is answering the call for diversity!”

and Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

“If you LOVE the idea of a modern girl set in a medieval world… if you want to witness that epic battle of wills then this book is for you!!”


Kate read Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes

“Nineveh is certainly a unique story with a very thought-provoking voice, which envelops you easily into its world, well worth a read.”


Mayurakshi read Pains and Penalties & Forgive and Forget by Sarah Biglow

“I liked Forgive and Forget a bit more than Pains and Penalties because I found the mystery more mysterious than the last book.”


Jamie read Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

“If you have not read this series I HIGHLY recommend you give it a chance especially if you are a sucker for bad boys, mafia related drama, secret romances and a whole lot of gut wrenching action.”


Emma read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

“A completely original, utterly enthralling, witty and all round fantastic read!”


Taylor read By The Book by Julia Sonneborn

“It was quick and quirky and had me laughing out loud a couple of times. Definitely a good read if you’re looking for something to break up some of your heavier reads.”


Katiria read Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell

“Whoa, what an amazing and fantastic book was Embers of War was for me. I absolutely and thoroughly loved and enjoyed everything about this book, it had everything that I love in sci-fi books.”


George read Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

“Whilst it didn’t wow me as much as I thought it would I did really enjoy it, which is why I have given it 4 stars!”



On Goodreads:

Amalia read The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

“I don’t know….I don’t know how to describe the feelings I’ve experienced while reading each page of this book. I am not easily carried away by anything but when such a creation comes your way you cannot help but ending up staring in awe.”


Marina read When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

“I’m finding it difficult to give a star rating to When God was a Rabbit. Some parts of it I enjoyed very much – others I found irritating or even depressing.”


Katherine read Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

“When everything happened even though I felt my own soul coming out of my body seeking for salvation I couldn’t help but appreciate and respect how beautifully it happened.”

and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

“I feel… so many things. So many things that contradict each other but now that I’ve had a couple of days to think about it I think my positive side won. I loved it.”

and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

“V for Vendetta is an extremely powerful read that many people including myself found out about after its movie came out. The story in the book is quite different but the meanings it wants to get you to understand are the same.”


Callum read Vixen by Rosie Garland

“…there was just something about the overall feel of the book that I liked, and I enjoyed its look at the enduring nature of love and the questioning of faith when the two are put under immense pressure.”


Jamie-Lee read The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

“I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was absolutely mesmerizing. I definitely didn’t want this book to end ever.”


Amelia read Slated by Teri Terry

“Slated is a well-written book, set in a world full of terror – and ways to prevent terror.”


Denise read Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

“This book didn’t have twist and turns, making my mouth drop open upon revelations. Nope. I read majority of the book out of curiosity, hoping for some big shocks at the end. Never happened.”


Magical_Bookworm read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

“I absolutely loved this book. I had a few minor issues with this book but in the end did not affect my feelings about it.”


Hafsa Z.U read The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by by Lauren James

“I don’t want to write a long review and accidentally give spoilers, so I’ll just say that this was a fun, fast-paced, action-packed read…”


Gaby read The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

“..another YA read that I wasn’t blown away by, but held me just about long enough to give a three star review…”


There we have it! Those are the reviews from everyone who joined in for the month of February. Please let me know if you read a book for the Club but I missed your review! I will add it in straight away.

Don’t forget, you can join The BookBum Club at any point! We’re currently reading for the March theme AND THE AWARD GOES TO which you can read all about here, and join us on Goodreads too!

12 Replies to “The BookBum Club: February Theme Reviews”

  1. Thanks again love for showcasing all of our book reviews! Great post! Seriously, your group has been keeping me on my reading game! I’ve been so bad for reading lately with all the overtime at work on top of gosh knows what else. This way, I know I will read at least ONE book each month. Thanks again love ❤

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