February Review Recap

I had wanted to start doing end of the month roundups of the books read and reviewed, and wouldn't you know it, I already missed January. I'm going to blame a constant string of illnesses that have beset me ever since our baby started daycare and, thus, completely broke my immune system. In fact, as I'm writing this, my nose is running and my sinuses are clogged all to hell and back, giving me a nice dull ache right in the center of my forehead just above the bridge of my nose. Fun, fun, fun.

Although woe is me, that's not what this is about. No, instead I'm going to link off to all the reviews I posted previously in case you missed them, are new here, or are in need of some cool new books to check out. And, in the interest of full disclosure, yes, those Amazon links are affiliate links. If you use them to purchase a title listed here, I'll get some (very) small advertising fees from the 'Zon which will help me generate (a little bit of) income to put toward my kid's diapers and cold relief medications for myself. It doesn't cost you any extra, but if you like what I've been doing here and want to help support this site and my growing dependency on Kleenex, please feel free to use the links provided.

Have fun and happy reading!

All in all, this was a solid month of reading with a number of titles that I really, really enjoyed. I expected great things from Joe Hill's latest, and he delivered. The one that surprised me the most, though, was Jonathan Janz's Children of the Dark - boy, did that one rock! Non-stop fun with that one, and wonderfully emotional. It was absolutely terrific, so much so that I'll be doing a buddy read of Savage Species, which Children of the Dark was a prequel to, with my Goodreads buddy Charlene from Horror After Dark and a few other Horror Aficionados starting March 14. You can check out Charlene's review of Children of the Dark here.

I'll be kicking off my March reads later today because screw Leap Year with M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts. This is the Goodreads Horror Aficionados group read selection for March, and gives me a good excuse to finally get around to reading this one since it's been sitting on my Kindle for a good long while. Stay tuned!

the girl with all the gifts

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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