February 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in February 2021. I read 4 books this month, all of which were showcased in blog tours. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: February 2021
Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2021

The Canterbury Murders by E.M. Powell

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

A fire-ravaged cathedral. An ungodly murder.

Easter, 1177. Canterbury Cathedral, home to the tomb of martyr Saint Thomas Becket, bears the wounds of a terrible fire. Benedict, prior of the great church, leads its rebuilding. But horror interrupts the work. One of the stonemasons is found viciously murdered, the dead man’s face disfigured by a shocking wound.

When King’s clerk Aelred Barling and his assistant, Hugo Stanton, arrive on pilgrimage to the tomb, the prior orders them to investigate the unholy crime.

But the killer soon claims another victim–and another. As turmoil embroils the congregation, the pair of sleuths face urgent pressure to find a connection between the killings.

With panic on the rise, can Barling and Stanton catch the culprit before evil prevails again—and stop it before it comes for them?

It was a spellbinding mystery. Highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction.

You can read the full review here.

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And two months ago, the vicar of the local parish killed himself.

Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent with a fourteen-year-old daughter and a heavy conscience, arrives in the village hoping to make a fresh start and find some peace. Instead, Jack finds a town mired in secrecy and a strange welcome package: an old exorcism kit and a note quoting scripture. “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.”

The more Jack and daughter Flo get acquainted with the town and its strange denizens, the deeper they are drawn into their rifts, mysteries, and suspicions. And when Flo is troubled by strange sightings in the old chapel, it becomes apparent that there are ghosts here that refuse to be laid to rest.

But uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village’s bloody past, and no one trusts an outsider.

This is a brilliant yet unsettling read and also my first five-star read of 2021. Highly recommended to fans of thrillers.

You can read the full review here.

We are the Fire by Sam Taylor

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In the cold, treacherous land of Vesimaa, children are stolen from their families by a cruel emperor, forced to undergo a horrific transformative procedure, and serve in the army as magical fire-wielding soldiers. Pran and Oksana―both taken from their homeland at a young age―only have each other to hold onto in this heartless place.

Pran dreams of one day rebelling against their oppressors and destroying the empire; Oksana only dreams of returning home and creating a peaceful life for them both.

When they discover the emperor has a new, more terrible mission than ever for their kind, Pran and Oksana vow to escape his tyranny once and for all. But their methods and ideals differ drastically, driving a wedge between them. Worse still, they both soon find that the only way to defeat the monsters that subjugated them may be to become monsters themselves.

This book did not reach up to my expectations, although it was one of my most anticipated reads of this year. Fans of young adult fantasy can go for it.

You can read the full review here.

Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Kim has two children and is pregnant with her third child. Out on a shopping trip, she loses her attention for a split second. BAM! Her girl, Tonya, is no longer there. Who took her? Where did she go? The woman who abducts Tonya promises to keep the girl safe forever and love her. After all, the girl’s mother shouted at her in the shop. She would take better care of this girl. Wouldn’t she?

It is a gripping yet disturbing piece of fiction. I should also warn you, it is dark. So, go for it after reading my entire review.

You can read the full review here.

let’s chat

Have you read any of the books above? What were your your views on it? If you haven’t read any, is any of the books on your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments below.

Author: debjani6ghosh

I started this blog to discuss books that I read and movies that I watch. But the blog may not be purely restricted to that!

12 thoughts on “February 2021 Reading Wrap-Up”

  1. You sound like you had a fantastic reading month! I don’t have any of these on my list, but I think I’ll be adding The Canterbury Murders by E.M. Powell to my list. I love mysteries, and plus you rated it 5 stars. I trust your opinions :))

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