Hello and welcome to my March Wrap Up! I went into March in a bit of a funk and didn’t expect to get much reading done. Lo and behold, I read more books during the month than I have in other months for the past year! I guess my take from that is don’t trust my gut, it lies. Without further preamble, let’s get to the books!
King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody (ARC) – I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book even though, honestly, my expectations were not high. I liked Ace of Shades well enough but it wasn’t amazing. However, I did end up liking King of Fools considerably more although it still had some questionable moments for more. 4/5
Nevernight (Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff – Even though I went into this audio read with high expectations, I have waffled back and forth on my rating multiple times. The first 90% of the book I was bored to tears but that last 10% was pure gold. I think that I will have mixed feelings about this one for a long time to come. 3.5/5
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard – I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. At one point I had completely removed it from my TBR and then I picked it up on a whim early in March and ended up liking it very much. Yes, it is simple, cliched, and predictable but that kind of thing doesn’t bother me. What matters is my overall enjoyment. 4/5
Enchantée (Enchantée #1) by Gita Trelease – Look, I loved this book. My two favorite genres are YA fantasy and historical fiction and this was both in one and I could not get enough of it. The magic system complimented the story without being the very center of attention, the romance was sweet, and the addition of the hot air balloons had me falling in love with this book. I wish there had been more focus on the first real riots of the French Revolution but as a whole, this book was wonderful. 4/5
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi – I haven’t written my review for this book quite yet but I will tell you right now that I very much enjoyed it. The story was fast paced, the characters interesting, and the magic system was fascinating. I had a few little qualms with the book but overall I loved it and can’t wait for the next book of the series. 4/5
I go into every month thinking that I’m not going to get any new books but almost every month I am wrong. Between my Audible credits, subscription box, preorders, ARCs, and library loans I always end up with far more than I expect.
- Nevernight (Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff – audiobook from Audible
- Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard – hardback purchase
- Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – OwlCrate book of the month
- Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) by Livia Blackburne – I honestly don’t remember where this one came from…
- Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy – preorder delivery
- Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle – ebook
- Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff – audiobook from Audible
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik – ebook library loan through Libby
- The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters – ARC
Top Ten Tuesday
First Line Fridays
First Impression FridayS
I tried getting my Booktube up and running in March but it just didn’t happen. I am not fantastic at technology so even though everything I would need to make a channel is in my home it was an overwhelming concept to me to try to learn how to do it all and I ended up just obsessing about it instead of actually doing it. One of these days.
Did you read anything you particularly loved in March? Have a post you are proud of? Tell me about it! That is it from me for March. Happy reading!