March Book Recap

March was an exciting month for me! I’m starting to feel really confident about this whole book blogging thing. It’s been a new and exciting part to my lifestyle and I’m glad I can share it with you. So, lets just go through a little book recap for the month of March.

Books Finished

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Three separate worlds. White, Grey and Red. Each world is different but only those gifted in blood magic can travel between them. These rare magicians are also known as the Antari. Only two exist and Kell is one of them.

My friend and fellow book lover, Chloe Brown has an unconditional-fan-girl-crazy- love for Schwab. She talks about her literally everyday. So, I decided to take her recommendation with an open mind, and I’m glad I did. ADSOM was a fantastic book. I started the 398 pages of magic on February 26, 2017 and finished March 8, 2017. Overall I gave ADSOM a 8 out 10 rating.

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The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Melanie. She’s different. She understands, she feels, and she’s hungry. Most hungries survive on instinct and they live for the kill. Melanie wants to kill but she holds back because the only thing left to eat are the ones she loves. It goes against her needs but it’s worth the struggle to save Miss Justineau. Melanie’s ability to hold back and have choices makes her The Girl With All The Gifts. I started The Girl With All The Gifts on March 8, 2017 and finished the 403 pages on March 18, 2017. Overall I rated The Girl With All The Gifts a 7 out of 10.

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California by Edan Lepucki

As a book lover, it’s hard to write a negative book review. I believe that every book has it’s own true beauty, but I struggled to see the true beauty in California by Edan Lepucki. In most books, I can get through the bad attributes. For example, I don’t mind a boring book as long as it is well written, or weak characters, as long as there is a unique idea to the story plot. But… California struggled to do any of this. It was very difficult for me to enjoy this book. This is the first book I’ve ever marked as a DNF (do not finish). It hurts my soul to find a book like this and give it a negative book review but I want to prevent anyone else from experiencing the same situation. Overall I gave this book a 2 out of 10.

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Favorite Book of the Month

A Darker Shade of Magic– This book was a discovery and it helped me open my genres, therefore it’s my favorite book of the month. It was just soooo good! Kell is one of my favorite characters with his passion for good and he fights for what’s right.

Well, that’s a good amount of reading for me. But, of course, I am a book lover, so I’ve also added some new books to my TBR list. I can’t wait to read these!

New TBR

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I’ve always been intrigued by this book because it sounds similar to Eragon, which is one of my favorites. I love dragons! They’re so powerful!

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Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Neal Shushterman is also the author of Scythe, which is a huge hit right now. I would like to read Scythe one day but the Unwind series caught me first.

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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

At first I didn’t make the connection that this was the series of The Golden Compass. I just saw it and loved the story line and after some research I had my moment of realization. I’m excited to read this book to see what sparked its controversy.

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The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch

I had previously read another book by the same author titled, The Hangman’s Daughter, and I really liked it! As soon as I saw that there was another book of the same style, I had to get it.

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In Dark Dark Woods by Ruth Ware

I’ve been avoiding this book because it was so hyped up. I try to find unique books that no one really knows about. But this book kept popping up everywhere I went, so I gave in.

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The Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

I have always loved Nora Roberts. She has so many books! I thought I should give this series a try since it has some magic in it!

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I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan

I’ve read Glen Duncan’s, The Last Werewolf, and I feel in love with it. Once I saw that he had a different book, I had to get it. Plus, I love the whole heaven and hell style.

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Of course I added more than I finished! I’ll never finish my TBR list, but that’s the best part of being a book lover… There’s always another good book!

One thought on “March Book Recap

  1. Zezee says:

    Oh I enjoyed the Seraphina duology. I’m curious to see what you think of it. It’s more descriptive than the Inheritance Cycle books, but I think the story is worth it and is interesting and entertaining.
    I, too, have His Dark Materials (well, the Northen Lights) on my TBR for spring, so I’ll probably start it soonish.
    And yeah! on getting more comfortable with book blogging. I really enjoy your posts and the presentation of them and the design of your blog. Great work! 😀

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