F/F Feb tag and wrap-up

F/F Feb was great. I say this minutes after oversharing on twitter how it made me feel to only read about wlw for one full month, so while I’m still feeling a little vulnerable from it I thought it was a great time to finally write this tag and wrap-up.

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All the books I read

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πŸ’• Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

πŸ’ž If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again by Zen Cho / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ© / read here

πŸ’• Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu / β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©βœ©Β 

πŸ’ž This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone / β˜…β˜…β˜….75✩✩ / review

πŸ’•Β Female General and Eldest Princess by Please Don’t Laugh / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜….5✩ / review

πŸ’ž A Lady’s Desire by Lily Maxton / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ© / review

πŸ’• In The Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard / β˜…β˜…βœ©βœ©βœ© / review

πŸ’ž Β Female General and Eldest Princess by Please Don’t Laugh (audio drama) / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ© / review

πŸ’• Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss / β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©βœ©

πŸ’ž Everything is Beautiful and I’m Not Afraid by Yao Xiao / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ© / review

πŸ’• The Weight of Living by M.A. Hinkle / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ© / review

πŸ’ž That Could be Enough by Alyssa Cole / β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©βœ©Β 

πŸ’• Water: A History by K.J. Kabza / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… / read here

πŸ’ž Swelter by Jules Kelley / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©

πŸ’• A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine / β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜….75✩

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F/F Feb book tag

 

MILLIE QUINT:Β How many did you read?

I read 15 books total.

DOMINO SWIFT:Β How successful were you in only reading f/f?

If we’re talking books, 100% successful! I did however read m/m fanfiction (but also f/f ones!). I also didn’t continue my reread of tgcf although I had thought I would continue for sure, so I’m proud of myself.

AYLA:Β Did you set yourself a tbr and did you complete it?

I had 12 books total on my original TBR. Of those I read 7, DNF’d 1, didn’t read / didn’t finish reading yet 4, and I read 8 more that weren’t there in the first place. So uh, I know it doesn’t sound like a success but I’m very bad at sticking to TBRs so I’m actually pretty happy with what I did.

LIKOTSI:Β How many challenges did you complete?

I didn’t really look at the challenges while I was reading, but looking at them now I see that I completed 7/9.

AUDRE: Which was your favourite read and why?

By far Steel Crow Saga. It’s a book I can already confidently put in my top 5 favorites of the year and I now count among my most favorite books of all times. It was a book that incorporated so many things I love about fantasy, paired with romantic tropes I adore and an almost all queer cast. I started rereading it right away after finishing it (with a physical copy, while my first read was in audio) and I’m rereading it slowly but I love every second of it.

XIULAN:Β Which was your favourite ship and why?

Lin Wanyue/Li Xian from Female General and Eldest Princess. They went through so much and because of how long Chinese webnovels usually are I got to spend 167+15 (!!!!) chapters with them, and there’s also starting to be a lot of fanart of them on twitter. Also their romantic story was wrapped up in such a satisfying way (again, this is something very typical of Chinese webnovels) that western novels tend not to do.

MUNA:Β Did you read any new authors? Who was your favourite?

They were all new authors to me besides Alyssa Cole! My favorite was maybe Paul Krueger because now I want to read everything else he writes.

ROSA SANTOS:Β A book you were recommended and loved.

A Memory Called Empire wasn’t even on my TBR for this month but my friend Acqua’s review made me reach for it when I realized I had already finished all my planned audiobooks. And I loved it!

LEI:Β A book that was on your tbr for a while.

Learning Curves was on my TBR ever since I learned one of the MCs had ADHD, but I still hadn’t found a chance to read it and I’m glad I did.

EVELYN HUGO:Β A book which you didn’t like as much as you expected to.

In the Vanishers’ Palace. I’m not sure I expected to love it, because there’s something about B&tB retellings that makes me wary even before starting them, but I was expecting to at least like it and give it 3 stars. The truth is I just didn’t care about the whole book.

GOLDIE VANCE:Β Are there any books you wish you’d read but didn’t have time?

Of my original TBR I wish I’d read Sunstone (vol. 3) because I really like the characters. I didn’t exactly have no time for it but it was the only thing that wasn’t in my owned TBR and the ebook is a bit expensive so I thought maybe I can wait for a sale.

BARU CORMORANT:Β A book which wrecked you.

I have to mention Female General and Eldest Princess again because there were so many heartbreaking moments, alternating with absolutely adorable ones, and then more heartbreak. Fortunately the ending fixed most things and as I already said it was satisfying in a way western novels rarely do, but it also was wrecking in its own way (only the last chapter was able to somewhat fix it, and although the author said it’s not supposed to be seen as canon because it falls into fantasy, I chose to believe it is).

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This officially concludes my FFFeb experience, and it was an amazing one. I hope something similar comes up again because I will 100% do it!

Did you do FFFeb? How did it go?

4 thoughts on “F/F Feb tag and wrap-up

  1. Oh, wow! That’s a lot of books, congrats! I managed to read 18 but all of them except for 3 were audiobooks so that boosted the number, lol. Most of them were mediocre though so I only answered the tag on twitter :/ But I tried to read some things I don’t usually pick up so I should have predicted that…

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    1. Ahhh thank you!! Ahaha yes audiobooks make everything so much easier, 5 of the ones I read this month were in audio!
      I’m sorry most of them were mediocre for you, but at least you tried something new and now you know what to avoid in the future! πŸ’•

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  2. Wow you did AMAZING!!!!! I really am going to have to read the Steel Crow Saga, because everyone is raving about it so much. I am going to add most of these to my TBR list, because you are one of my trusted sources in f/f books. I’ve just started FGEP and I am pretty sure I now have an addiction to Chinese web novels πŸ™‚

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    1. THANKS STEFFY!!! oohhhh yes Steel Crow Saga is simply amazing and everyone must read it.

      It makes me so happy and makes me feel so honored that you trust me so much, i’m going to cry!! YOU STARTED FGEP!!! you must let me know how you like it, i know the beginning isn’t the easiest maybe but you’ll love the characters (i hope!!!) β™₯ ahahah yes Chinese novels are kind of addictive, there’s something about their style that makes them easy to read even though they’re so long! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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