Wait, how is it already April!? Time is just running away from me, I don’t know what’s happening!
Well, Spring has finally sprung in the UK; we are slowly starting to get nice weather, and the flowers have been blooming! It makes me so happy to start seeing sunshine and flowers, and I feel so free when I don’t have to wear a coat when I leave the house (granted this has only happened 2 days out of the whole month, but we’re getting there!)
March has been a really good reading month for me, so let’s just jump right in:
Books I’ve Read
So I normally choose a few books every month to read, but March was a bit different as I really couldn’t decide which books I was in the mood for! I ended up with a super long list for me to choose from, including Moondust, The D.U.F.F, A Conjuring of Light, Red Queen, Rogue and Labyrinth Lost. I also added the rest of the Grisha trilogy on there, juuust in case.
I actually had a really good month- mainly because the last week of March I had a week off work, so I read 3 books to make up for lost time! So, in March 2017 I read….
Moondust by Gemma Fowler ~ ★★★★☆ [3.5]
So I was lucky to request this from the publisher Chicken House via my workplace. The cover is was first attracted me to this novel, but I was pleasantly surprised by its contents! The storyline was really intriguing, and the ending was so dramatic! I definitely enjoyed this one.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard~ ★★★★☆
After seeing so much hype for this series over the past couple of years, I finally gave it a go. This is an excellent debut series and I love how it is narrated. Mare is a really feisty character, even if she can be rash. But I did not see those plot twists! I hope book 2 is just as good!
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab~ ★★★★★ [4.5]
One of my most anticipated releases of 2017, and I was not disappointed! The storyline was an epic fantasy that was so dramatic and gave me all the feels. A fitting end to a wonderful series. I am in love with Kell and Rhy, and I am so sad I wont get to hear more about their adventures! Kell is life.
Rogue by Julie Kagawa~ Rating TBA
A sequel to Talon, I wasn’t sure if I would like the rest of the series. Although my first impression of this book is always a cheesy young YA-styled paranormal romance, when I actually start reading the book, I’m hooked straight away. I couldn’t put the book down, which is always a good sign. Review to come soon!
Into White by Randi Pink~ Review TBA
I’ve heard some mixed reviews about this book, and I am still making my mind up about it. It was a super quick read, and storyline was really interesting. I don’t want to give too much away about this book until I make my decision, so review to follow!
The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger~ Rating TBA
I finished this book on the final day of March, and I am so glad I did. I ended up liking this one a lot more than I thought I would! It was a bit of a shaky start but it dealt with some really interesting themes- I was hooked in the second half! I had such a smile on my face when I got to the end, so that is definitely a good sign in my book! Review to come.
I am really happy with my reading progress this month- thank God for a week off to make up for lost reading time! There were some good reads this month too, and no books left a sour taste in my mouth. Overall I feel pretty satisfied with this month, and it makes me eager to start April the same way!
March Blog Posts
Eep! Still a bit behind with my reviews, but I mean 3 of these books were read within a week, so I’m going to use that as my excuse. I’ll try to catch up as quickly as possible!
Right, let’s get down to business. Now, I do have a few books I definitely want to read this month, but I am going to create a slightly longer list of potential books. Mainly because I have another week off at the end of the month before I go away, so there I may go a bit crazy on the reading if I have time. Okay, so this April I’d like to read:
- Snakewood by Adrian Selby~ This book keeps popping up in my brain recently, which I am taking as a sign that I really need to read this book. I’ve heard it is super dark, but I am really intrigued in magic being available in addictive potions instead of a typical inner power (like in most fantasies). I’m excited!
- Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo~ Honestly I just want to read Six of Crows, but I refuse to do so until I have finished the Grisha trilogy. The first book was okay, but I’m hoping book 2 will be more exciting?
- Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo~ Finishing the Grisha trilogy as mentioned above.
- The Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell~ Another series I’ve been meaning to try for a while, mainly because there is a new book from this author due to be published (Spellslinger), which is based within the same universe as this one. The new book looks really interesting, and I wanted to try De Castell’s debut series first before buying the new release.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas~ Yes, so I felt that I should jump on this series’ bandwagon, just in case I need to buy any of the sequels before my work discount runs out. I’ve heard that the first book is the worst one, but I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy it!
- Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton~ I felt like my TBR for the month was too fantasy-based, so I added a contemporary to the list. This one looks like a quick read, and as I couldn’t decide on anything else I thought it was worth giving it a go. Secrets intrigue me! 😛
Aaaan, that’s a wrap! I am generally very happy with March went, especially as I felt I was a bit slow for the first half. I’m hoping I can get up to speed with my reviews during April to keep everything running smoothly. This is my last month at my current workplace too, so I am predicting a huge splurge on books using the last of my discount (I’m warning you in advance!)
Speaking of April, at the end of the month I am going to visit my friend in Japan for a mini holiday, which is super exciting!! ❤ The countdown is officially beginning! ❤
How was your March? Do you have any general plans/TBR lists for April? Let me know in the comments! ♥