Hey guys! Hope you are all well. Today I am bringing you my March wrap up and I managed to read six books this week, which I think is good but I could have done better. I got off to a great start but then I couldn’t concentrate towards the end of the month with everything that was happening. I’m hoping I can make up for it in April! Here’s what I read:
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs: I enjoyed this collection of short stories but at times I felt like it was trying too hard to impress me, which kept putting me off. The stories were really fun and creative; it was a quick and easy read – something to pass the time with. I wouldn’t read it again though.
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: This is the first book by Leigh Bardugo that I really disliked. I found it incredibly slow, not engaging at all and the characters were lifeless. I didn’t care what happened, I didn’t care about the illustrations getting darker as the story progressed and I honestly don’t know how I managed to finish it. Safe to say I won’t be reading it again.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: My most anticipated book of the year and I loved it so much! I have a full review it up for it but my main points were that I wanted Cordelia to be at the forefront more and for some of the characters to be more distinguishable, especially Thomas and Christopher. I did really enjoy the plot though, it was actually kind of eerie how some of it aligned with what’s happening in the real world now.
The Empress by S. J. Kincaid: After loving the first book in this series (The Diabolic), I was extremely disappointed with The Empress. The plot wasn’t as captivating, the writing wasn’t great and it felt like the characters had lost their spark from the first book. It just went from disaster to disaster and I struggled to finish it. I was not a huge fan of the ending, either.
Q by Christina Dalcher: Another book I wasn’t a fan of. I assumed we’d be getting a disturbing dystopia but I was actually rather bored for most of it. It took too long to get to the meat of the story and I’d lost interest by that point. I don’t think the plot was explained very well, I still don’t understand what the Q system is. The characters were a bit plain and there wasn’t a lot of diversity. This fell short of my expectations and it definitely could have been a lot better.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: After this disaster of a month and some pretty terrible reads, I ended it on a bang and managed to read House of Earth and Blood in just four days. This book was amazing, to be honest. It didn’t even feel like I was reading a book by Sarah J. Maas, her writing really seems to have evolved. There was definitely some odd phrases now and again that completely pulled me out of the story but it wasn’t very often. I fell in love with the characters and I was even crying towards the end! It was an incredible book, possibly even my favourite of the year.
So that’s my wrap up! I’m so happy that I managed to read two of my most anticipated releases! What books did you read in March? Feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!