I told you about the books I’ve read on February on my last post. I finished three, two of them I gave a four star rating on Goodreads and one I gave three. Let me give you a glimpse of the books I’ve enjoyed.
Yesternight by Cat Winters
This is the second book I’ve read from her. To me, she’s the best researcher. She writes about the era where women are marginally oppressed and subdued. The first book I read from her was The Cure for Dreaming, one I enjoyed so much. Somehow, Cat brings out the feminist inside of me. I really hate it when women are controlled, not given choices and mostly discriminated. Here in Yesternight, it’s still in the same theme she writes about. It’s about Alice who is struggling to place herself amongst men in the field of psychology. She is a forthright intelligent woman who wants a name for herself in her chosen field. She was assigned to a school called Gordon Bay to conduct psychological exams to students where she met Janie. Janie is a seven year old girl who has lived and specifically remembers events of someone else’s life in the past. This negates everything Alice believes in the field of psychology, furthermore as she investigates about Janie’s case she is beginning to believe in Janie herself. The situation gave Alice this dilemma of wanting to engage a different tract from her current field that she has pursued for almost all her career. If she desperately wants a name for herself, how can she be believed and respected in a career when she has a different version of discipline she is pursuing to. Another that spices Alice’s life is Janie’s father, Michael whom she got herself entangled with and also, her past whom she wants to forget.
The book got my interest as a career woman who is also in the field of psychology (industrial/organizational). Although today, women are rocking the world in all fields as we have stepped up in this crazy jungle of establishing a career. Equality in all forms has been the advocacy nowadays even in paychecks where there are still professions where men and women are not equality paid.
I was just not satisfied with the ending though. In my opinion, I feel it was cramped up though it justified the events from the beginning of the story. But still I gave it four stars on Goodreads because of course it’s a good read. 🙂
See Yesternight on goodreads
Verity by Colleen Hoover
I have read about five books from Hoover and there’s one book I did not finish because it was too emotional for me to handle. Emotional was the strength of most her books but not the one I ditched. So for Verity, I gave it a try although its blurb said it was disturbing. I already anticipated the emotional aspect but the disturbing part was new to me but I like how it was written. I always see a pattern of Hoover’s characters, they usually have this baggage that explains each characters. Most of its story has a deep psychological background from childhood brought up by the family. It was the same for Verity.
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
The story was wicked as I described it. I cannot imagine someone like Verity in the family, she’s a psychopath. The romance made the story light. Hoover is always best at it I think. She compensates a turn around of the story by giving a good part in the romantic side.
The ending made the whole story more disturbing to me. Haha.. I would love to have a second book of it but Hoover already explained that the book was a sort of experiment that’s why it would be a stand alone. Well, for an experimental venture, she nailed it really good. So I gave it a four star on Goodreads. 🙂
The Dictator (The Banker 2) by Penelope Sky
The Dictator is the second book I’ve read form Penelope Sky. I have read it’s first book of this trilogy The Banker. Compared to the first one this was a so so. I greatly enjoyed The Banker’s story, the second book was as like an addition to the spice from the first’s ending but still I’m determined to finish the trilogy. The last book is to be released this 19th March.
The only reason I’m still alive is because of the baby growing inside me.
My baby saved my life.
Now I’m a prisoner inside Cato’s fortress. He’s pissed at me, livid every time he looks at me. He refuses to sleep with me because now I’m the enemy.
But I miss him…and he misses me.
I only slept with Cato to save my father, but now he means something to me. I care about him, and I know he cares about me.
Can I earn his forgiveness? Can I earn his trust?
Gave this three stars on Goodreads.
So these were my February good reads while also getting into netflix’s vibes. March is up on my next blog!