February TBR | First TBR Jar Pick of the Year, ARCs & Witchy Reads 🎍

 🎍 Hi, my beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having the most incredible day with the best readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new Monthly TBR, where I share with you my reading plans for the month of February. This is a super special month for me because it’s my birthday month! YAY! 🎊 I’ve never been a fan of celebrating my birthdays, but this year I feel so blessed with so many good things in my life that I’m really super excited about it and besides being able to celebrate my 26 years with you, nothing makes me happier! 😭 And for this special month, I’ve planned a special stack of books to enjoy and share with you.
I think that seeing the whole picture I had a very good January in readings, I’ve read a lot, I’ve almost completed my TBR and I’ve also reached a record for me in pages read, so I’m very excited to continue with that streak during the year and obviously in this February.

Speaking about my readings, I’m super excited to tell you that I’ll be participating in the #Februwitchy readathon hosted by Asha | A Cat, A Book, and A Cup Of Tea | This readathon takes place throughout the month of February and there’s no specific rule you just have to read books about witches 🧙‍♀️ , and it works both if it has the name witch in the title as if it’s specifically about witches, you know? I leave the link in case you’re interested and want to know more, all you have to do is sing up in a Google Doc, the one that Asha provides you and there you can add your TBR and your books read during the month. It will be a lot of fun! so if you like witches I recommend you check it out. Personally, I’ll not be reading ONLY about witches, but I do have a small stack that has been reserved to participate because you know that I LOVE witches 👏🏻 and there are several books that I’ve been wanting to read for a while, so it’s perfect, I’m doing this as a gift for myself in my birthday month & nothing can be better. 😍 

Then I also have a couple of ARCs, as always, which I feel absolutely blessed to be able to read before their release date & in addition to ALL of this, I have a book that I’ve been wanting to read for months now, with another one that I’ve chosen from my TBR Jar. As you know, I’ve started doing the Lows & Highs posts every Sunday in order to clean my TBR and from there you have chosen a book every week, a book that has gone directly to my TBR Jar, so from there I have chosen one for the month, and I’m a little scared about it, but I think it will be fun to know what I think and share it with you. 😊  So without further ado, I want to jump right into to show you everything I plan to read in the month of February, I hope you enjoy it and thanks for being there ALWAYS 💞, you’re amazing. 🎍



 🌊 Monthly ARCs 🔮

🎍 What the Other Three Don’t Know by Spencer Hyde | Will I still be loved if I show people who I really am?  

Four high school seniors. Four secrets about to be told.
 If Indie had it her way, she would never choose to river raft with three other high school seniors, mostly strangers to each other, from her journalism class.
 A loner, a jock, an outsider, an Instagram influencer. At first they can’t see anything that they have in common. As the trip unfolds, the unpredictable river forces them to rely on each other. Social masks start to fall as, one-by-one, each teen reveals a deep secret the other three don’t know.
 One is harboring immense grief and unwilling to forgive after the death of a loved one. One is dealing with a new disability and an uncertain future. One is fearful of the repercussions of coming out. One is hiding behind a carefully curated “perfect” image on Instagram.
 Before they get to the end of Hells Canyon, they’ll know the truth about each other and, more importantly, learn something new about themselves.
 
What the Other Three Don’t Know is a poignant and gripping YA novel about the unlikely friends who accept you for who you really are and the power of self-acceptance.

March 3rd 2020 by Shadow Mountain


🎍  The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A.K. LarkwoodWhat if you knew how and when you will die?
Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.
But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.
But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due

February 11th 2020 by Tor Books



 🌘 #Februwitchy TBR 🧙‍♀️ 

🎍 The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco | In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price. When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice. 


🎍 Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Córdova | Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.
The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…
 


🎍 Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw | Be careful of the dark, dark wood…
Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.
But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.

For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why.



 👠 TBR Jar ⚱️ 

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🎍 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer | Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
 



  ❤️ Finally Reading… 💙 

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🎍 Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston || What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?

Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.



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Have you read any of these books? | What do you think about them? | What will you be reading this month?

🌿 Let me know everything in the comments, you know that I always love to know what you think 🌿

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43 thoughts on “February TBR | First TBR Jar Pick of the Year, ARCs & Witchy Reads 🎍

    1. Tammy, that’s so exciting! Many bookish friends have their birthdays in February, it’s crazy. I hope your birthday is incredible, honey and enjoy your readings! ❤️
      I’m currently reading The Unspoken Name and I hope to end up enjoying it as much as everyone 😍

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    1. OMG, twins! ❤️😄 I love that, so many people have already told me that they also have their birthday in February, it’s super crazy, I wish we would all live nearby to celebrate 🥰
      Thank you SO much, honey! I hope you have an amazing birthday & enjoy all your readings this month 😊

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    1. I’m SO glad you enjoyed RW&RB, I’ve heard the best things and I’ve been wanting to read it for months, so I think the time has finally come, I’m excited! 😍
      It’s good to know that, I’ve heard that Cress is the favorite of many so I’ll keep it in mind when I start reading Cinder.
      Thank you SO much for your comment, honey & I hope you have an amazing month ❤️

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  1. What an awesome list! 🤤❤️ I’m reading Winterwood and loving it!
    I’ve seen a lot of Lunar Chronicles around bookstagram but unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. I barely managed to finish Cinder and nearly DNFd it. The story just didn’t click with me.

    That being said, all of your February TBR books have been on mind for ages. Can’t wait to read your reviews for them. 💕
    Have a great reading week! Leaving below the links of my newest review and Sunday Post in case you want to check them out later. 🙂❤️
    https://saraabesukhan.com/book-review-the-highwayman-by-kerrigan-byrne/
    https://saraabesukhan.com/the-sunday-post-4/

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    1. I’m glad you’re enjoying Winterwood & I’m sorry Cinder wasn’t for you, but that happens sometimes and it’s fine, there are so many books out there 😊
      Aw, thank you SO much, I can’t wait to read them and tell you what I think about each one of these books.
      I hope you have an incredible February, full of good readings ❤️

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    1. I know, right? Same here, it’s not something I would usually read because I understand that it’s heavy in romance but I’ve heard so many good things that I now know I must give it a chance. I hope we both end up enjoying it & I hope you have a great month, honey 💞

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  2. So, I know you have heaps of comments about RW&RB but Yay! I’m glad you’re gonna try it, I loved it and hope you do, too!
    Your ARC’s also looks super interesting – I’d be interested to see how you enjoy What the Other Three Don’t Know.
    Happy (early) birthday!
    – Emma 🙂

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  3. I’m so excited to read The Unspoken Name! The premise sounds amazing and I’ve also heard really great things!

    I really enjoyed Winterwood, so I cannot wait to see what you think of it 😊.

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