March Wrap Up

Hello! I’m sorry this post is so late I’ve been really busy recently and haven’t had much time to post. I’ve also decided to stop doing monthly TBR’s as I almost never fulfill them and it just kinda places unneeded pressure on me as I just like to read whatever I’m in the mood for. I’m still going to be doing monthly wrap ups however so the books I read in March were –

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This was such a cute middle grade read! It’s set in 1934 at a girls boarding school and stars two students, Hazel and Daisy, who have their own ‘secret detective agency’. One day Hazel finds the body of her teacher, Miss Bell and when she goes to get help it disappears. I loved how friendship focus this book was and how it dealt with the ups and downs that the relationship between Hazel and Daisy went through. It was just a really fun quick murder mystery and I really enjoyed both the plot and the writing.

Prince’s Gambit by C. S. Pacat  (#2) ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4.5)

This was a really great sequel and for me it was the best in the whole series. I don’t want to spoil it but I really enjoyed how both the worldbuilding and characters developed in this book and it made it slightly more believable than the previous book. I just found this series really interesting and Pacat writes so fluidly that it’s really quick and easy to read.

Kings Rising by C. S. Pacat  (#3) ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Though I did really like this book the ending was a bit of a let down as I expected a more exciting ending or at least some more of the plot to be resolved. Despite this I really did like this book and it was a good ending to a great series. I’d still love if C. S. Pacat ever decided to lengthen the series or came back to these characters at some point. You can find my review on the first book in this series, Captive Prince here.

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I was sent this out of the blue one day by Titan Books and it was something I’d been looking into on Goodreads already so I figured I’d give it a shot and I’m really glad I did. It’s such a gripping thriller, it focuses on different identities the main character takes over in order to escape her past which when ultimately revealed, is such a great twist. I really liked how it explored the emotional repercussions of the main characters actions rather than glossing over it like a lot of books seem to. I definitely recommend picking this up if you’re looking for a new thriller to read. I may do a full review in the future!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

 

 

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March Wrap Up

I read nowhere near the amount of books I had hoped to or even some of the books I had swore I’d get to but I did actually get some reading done! I had a huge final essay for my course due in this month (which I’d completely ignored) so I’m okay with the amount of reading I did. I’m also going to be changing my reading a little bit which you should hear more about in my book haul (for soon to be obvious reasons.). The books I read during March were…

Life As We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer – ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I was in a huge apocalyptic reading mood this month so I picked up Life As We Knew It. In this book the moon has moved slightly closer to the Earth which obviously causes a lot of problems. I really enjoyed it and I loved the survival aspects as the family struggled to survive in a world that had changed so quickly. I thought that the character development of the main character was really interesting and I grew to love her character. When I started it I thought it was a stand alone but it actually is the first in a 4 part series. Even though I really enjoyed it I don’t think I’ll be continuing with the series because from what I’ve read on Goodreads I don’t think I’ll like where the series goes.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

After Life As We Knew It I still wanted to read more apocalyptic fiction so I decided to read The Road which is probably one of the most famous of the genre. I really liked this book, I found the writing style really interesting and I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting. I liked how unknown the world was and how the characters fought to survive. I will admit I cried at the end. It was a really emotional book and I’d definitely recommend it for somebody looking for a unique and disturbing read.

Canary by Duane Swierczynski ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I will be reviewing this book very soon but I did really like it.

Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I’ll be reviewing this as well. This book was a really emotional read and I’ll speak more about it more in my review.

Let me know in the comments what you read during March and what you thought! My April TBR should be up very soon. 🙂