Book of the Month Review February 2019
Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Every month they release 5 new books which they have narrowed down from hundreds of new releases (so you don’t have to). Books are announced on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book they would like to receive. Monthly subscriptions include one book, but members can purchase up to two additional books each month for $9.99 per title. They kindly sent us this box for review.
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How Book of the Month works:
1. New selections are announced on the 1st of the month: The BOTM team selects 5 new books each month, one of which is included in your membership.
2. Choose your Book of the Month by the 6th: Visit the site to select your Book of the Month, or leave it up to them and they will choose one for you.
3. Read, react and discuss with other members: All books ship on the same day. Return to the site to share and discuss with other members.
Here’s a look at my February selection….
The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved.
In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Prone to unexplained “Dark Days” even before Persephone’s death, Annie’s once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Worse, Persephone’s former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. Sylvie’s always believed Ben was responsible for the murder—but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her.
As she navigates the complicated relationship with her mother, Sylvie begins to uncover the secrets that fill their house—and what really happened the night Persephone died. As it turns out, the truth really will set you free, once you can bear to look at it.
The Winter Sister is a mesmerizing portrayal of the complex bond between sisters, between mothers and daughters alike, and forces us to ask ourselves—how well do we really know the people we love most?
Book of the Month Review February 2019 – Final Thoughts
For my February Book of the Month selection I went with The Winter Sister by Megan Collins. Book of the Month summed it up like this:
“Sixteen years after the unsolved murder of her sister, a woman revisits the events of that deadly night.”
If you read my reviews on a regular basis you will know that I ALWAYS reach for the mystery/thrillers first. This one didn’t jump out at me as much as previous Book of the Month selections but I’m still excited to read it and find out what happens. I’m only a few chapters in. I’m having trouble getting in to it, but I feel like this is one of those thrillers that starts out slow, gives you all the background information you need and then once you are 1/4 of the way through it will pick up and get you hooked. It receives 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and reviewers describe it as “gripping”.
What book did you choose this month?
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