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Today I am going to be doing my March wrap up. In the month of March I read a total of 25 books.
I’m really impressed with the amount I read this month. I’m also impressed that I managed to finish some of those books that have been on multiple monthly tbrs *cough* of curses and kisses lol.
The blight of muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
I loved book 1 so much! This second book was not as good but, I did still enjoy it a lot. The magic of this world is unique and I really like learning about this world and it’s politics. I was worried about how much I would remember because of how long ago I read book 1 but, thankfully I fell back into the story. There were some scenes in this book that are the reason why I could not give it the full five stars however, it was still such a great read and I highly recommend the audiobook.
The scourge of muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
After reading book 2 I started book 3 straight away because I had to know what was going on. Whilst, there were also scenes in this one that annoyed me, I did like it more than book 2. I’m happy with how this series/trilogy has ended, it was a satisfying conclusion and as a whole, this is one of my favourites. I’m so glad that Wheeler has more books in this world and more books in general. I’m hoping to dive into those soon.
Bridge of souls by Victoria Schwab
If you have read any posts by me or know me, then you know that I love Schwab. I love the setting and how every book is set in a different city and country. I missed Cass and Jacob a lot and it was such a great feeling to be back with these characters. I don’t know why but, I thought this was the last book in the series. I was so grateful when I found out it wasn’t😂. I really hope that Schwab writes more middle grade after she finishes this series because I love it sooo much.
Lock the doors by Vincent Ralph
This book was a recommendation from Noly and I should of known never to doubt her recommendations. She has recommended me a few books and I have loved all of them. This book had me on the edge of my seat and although, there were places that I thought the book dragged slightly, I still read it so quickly. The ending definitely took me by surprise, I guessed part of the twist but, the main plot twist, I did not see coming! I own a second book by Vincent Ralph called are you watching? And I’m now more excited than ever to pick that one up after reading this one.
Assassins quest by Robin Hobb
I was so scared when I started this book because so many people say it is heartbreaking and hits you in the feels... I can officially say that that is true. Whilst I rarely ever cry during books this still managed to make me feel such strong emotions and I feel so sorry for Fitz, I just want to give him a hug. The ending was satisfying as well as heartbreaking… does that make sense lol? I’m excited to start the live ship traders soon but, I’m also going to miss Fitz. This is now a new favourite trilogy also and this is by far my favourite and least favourite book of the trilogy😂.
The prophecy con by Patrick Weeks
I listened to this second book on audiobook and I personally think this series is great whether read physically or through audio. It’s one of those really light fantasy series with humour and great characters. I could read about these characters doing nothing but, sitting around and it would still be entertaining. If you don’t like character driven stories then, this may not be for you but, I personally am really enjoying the trilogy so far. I’m planning on reading book three in April and I cannot wait.
The warrior princess by K. M. Ashman
I found this to be one of those really good pallet cleanser fantasies. The writing, politics and characters were well done although, the synopsis make it seem as though it follows Nesta more than other characters but, once I got over that, I really liked the other characters. I also liked the Welsh towns mentioned and names, it was such a nostalgic feeling to me. The World in this book is very interesting and even though it is the fourth book in a series, I personally didn’t find it confusing and got right into the story. I have heard people say that it can’t be read as a standalone but, as a person who hasn’t read any of the other books I think it can be. Although, I am planning on picking the rest of the books up. Maybe there is spoilers and that’s why it can’t be read as a standalone? We shall see hehe.
Heir of iron hearts by Bekah Harris
Book 1 of this series is below. I’m starting to like one of the characters more after reading this book which, I didn’t think would happen lol. I also read book 3 (game of shadows) which, I also gave 4 stars. This world is interesting enough for me to continue and the third book was definitely better than the first two and the series is starting to progress. I’m enjoying it, such a light and fun read.
Duel of fire by Jordan Rivet
I was expecting to like this more than I did but, I did still enjoy it. The magic of this world and the world itself are the most interesting things in this book and I’m intrigued to learn more about them. I do like the main characters but, I don’t love them yet, hopefully that will change. I loved the duelling scenes and wish there could of been more of them. I will likely continue this series at some point but, not right now.
The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I was really apprehensive when I first started this book because of all the hype surrounding this book but, I’m happy to say I enjoyed it. It did take about 150 pages for me to actually get into the story but, after about that page mark I started to get invested in the story. I did like Kvothe as a character and I liked hearing about his story and the way it was told although, in those first 150 ish pages I thought the switch from Kvothes past to present was a little jarring but, I did get used to it afterwards. My favourite element of this book though had to be the school/university setting. I wish we could of been part of that setting longer. I will be continuing on with the series but, not until there is a date for book 3 lol.
Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
So I had heard multiple different views on this book and I can totally see where people are coming from. I was also hoping for more from the characters from the first book (Victor, Sydney etc) and was a little annoyed by the introduction to the new characters. I’m not sure what I think about the ending either, I have very mixed feelings about this book and am also inclined to agree with people when they say that it’s not worth reading. However, I did like the chapters that featured Victor and Sydney, I still love Schwab’s writing style but, this is probably my least favourite Schwab book. That being said, I still love her and will probably just pretend that vicious is a standalone without a companion lol.
The lost coven by Bekah Harris
I didn’t realise that this series came after the other series or at least that is how it seems but, I hadn’t seen it anywhere that you have to read the other series to read this one but, there are characters from the other series that make an appearance in this one. Anyway, I really like Bekah Harris’ writing style. She’s really good at writing fun and entertaining fae fantasy romance books. It’s such a easy read and great when you have really big fantasy on your tbr like I do lol.
The thorn princess by Bekah Harris
This is also a pallet cleaner read but, for different reasons. This is a fantasy romance series with fae. My favourite kind of pallet cleaner lol. As I have said above Im really liking Bekah Harris’ writing and I like the main protagonist. There are a lot of tropes that we have all seen before but, it’s a feel good romance and that’s what I was looking for. As I say above I’m liking the series more as I read on.
Master of my dreams by Danelle Harmon
This was a really enjoyable romance. Yes, it is set on a ship lol. I have a thing for pirate romances or books set on ships lol. I have read something else by Danelle Harmon I can’t remember what but, I’m sure I have. I really like her writing and her romances. She’s writes likeable characters. I will read more by this author in the future.
Of curses and kisses
I have a hit or miss relationship with Sandhya Menon. I have loved some of her books and highly disliked others. This one falls sort of in between. I liked some elements of it and not others. It was a fast read and a fun read but, I have read better. I liked the loose beauty and the beast elements and the school setting. The romance was a bit hit or miss, if that makes sense. Some elements where cute others were… annoying lol. But, overall, a pretty decent read.
The impossible governess by Margaret Bennett
This is a really short and fast romance if you are looking for a fast paced read in between other reads. The romance was really cute and enjoyable and I like Margaret Bennett. I don’t really have much to say about this book🙈😂it was just a fun read.
A Marquess’ miraculous transformation by Abigail Agar
I also don’t have much to say about this one. I think this one was really good though. This book was so beautiful and heartwarming. I really loved the romance in this book and the characters really grew on me (one in particular) by the middle. Whilst, it was a bit long and slow at parts I still really enjoyed this one and recommend to romance fans.
Along the razers edge by Rob. J. Hayes
I have mixed feelings on this book. The main character is quite annoying in the beginning but, she was young and learning, I do get that. She did grow on me and I did like that she made mistakes. Good world building, we kind of learn more as we go along with the main character. I did like Hayes writing and I think I will try some of his other books because I think I will like his work, this one just wasn’t quite for me.
The aggressive by Gem Jackson
This was the first sci-fi thriller than I have read to my knowledge and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I like that we get the perspective of the villain as well as the other main characters. This world, high stakes and the battles were all really gripping and I’m intrigued enough to continue although, the ending was a slight bit lacklustre for me.
We are blood and thunder by Kesia Lupo
Recently I saw that Kesia Lupo has a released a new book and I really liked the sound of it. I wanted to see whether I liked her writing and work before I bought it and I definitely will be buying it. I liked the duel perspectives and the world, unique magic and the university setting. I’m excited to start the other book.
Every sky a grave by Jay Posey
This book didn’t really hook me at the start and whilst, I did grow more into it, I was never fully hooked by the story. The universe is interesting and main character was ok but there were times when I thought to myself “yes” other times I was like “ok, now what, is something going to happen”? I was bored through some of this book and interested in others. I have mixed feelings but, at least I liked the writing.
My lady smuggler by Margaret Bennett
I don’t remember much about this book (it was one of the first books I read this month) but, I do remember liking it. The main character was intriguing as was the love interest. Another fun and enjoyable read. I never know what to say about romances lol.
The last spell breather by Julie Pike
I’m not going to lie, I was really lost throughout most of this book. Some of the characters really annoyed me at the start (even though they did grow on me a bit as the story progressed) and it affected my enjoyment. There were loads of unanswered questions that kind of irritated me at times hehe. My reaction throughout the whole of this Book was literally huh?, what?, how? Damn? So annoying? Whyyyyyy? But, I still wanted to know what was going to happen because the idea behind spellbreathing was so intriguing to me. However, the execution fell flat for me. I was hoping the ending would give me some satisfaction or resolution to unanswered questions but, everything was still confusing.
Fate of the fallen by Kel Kade
The final book I read this month was fate of the fallen by Kel Kade and I kind of wish I hadn’t read it😂. It did start off strong. I was very shocked by the first couple of chapters of this book, it started off promising and I have to admit it took my by surprise, I was not expecting that at all. It really did do a good job at the beginning of turning the chosen one trope on its head but, after that it started to go down hill for me. Aaslo, the main character really annoyed me in the first half of this book but, did sort of grow on me I suppose. I like the sorcery and politics of this world though and some of the other characters but, this did not read adult for me, it read younger and I just could not get into it. So many things didn’t make sense and were… stupid, for lack of a better word lol.
So, that is everything that I read in the month of March. There was definitely a mixture of good and bad but, overall a great reading month.
What did you read in March? Let me know in the comments below and let’s chat!
Thank you so much for reading!