Hello everyone and welcome to my March 2018 wrap-up!
During the month of March I read 11 books and a lot of them weren’t that great.
The first two books are the best books I read this month from two very different genres then the rest are in the order I read them. A lot of these reviews are scheduled to release later in the month, so the links I provided are to my reviews posted on Goodreads.
This Will Be My Undoing is one of those books that demonstrates the importance of reading. Jerkins offers an unapologetic look at a black woman’s experience within the context of history, sexuality, gender, and politics. Check out my full review here!
Sleeping Giants is for fans of Pacific Rim, but for the fans who were looking for something with a little more depth in terms of politics. Neuvel tackles themes of scientific progression, global affairs, extraterrestrial life, and weapons of mass destruction. Check out my full review here!
The Prophecy is the fourth and final book in the Titan spinoff series. After everything Seth and Josie have gone through, their conclusion was something I was hotly anticipating. The Prophecy delivers an epic ending, though it’s not the ending I was expecting.
Never Never is a well-written story with multiple red herrings and incredible chemistry between characters that will keep you glued to the pages. I hope that Hoover and Fisher team up again for another novel/series!
I think I might have outgrown The Royals because I found Cracked Kingdom to be tedious, annoying, and problematic.
The Chalk Man has an interesting premise but fails to deliver in everyway possible. It’s a disappointing mystery that hardly focuses on the murder. Instead, it’s a novel about the main character’s life as a memoir.
The Backup Plan is a cliche filled new adult novel that offers nothing new to the genre.
A Discovery of Witches has immense potential to be an intricate and dynamic novel, but is bogged down by clunky writing and a terribly conceptualized romance.
Providence bit off more than it can chew by trying to be a mystery, romance, and science fiction novel all rolled into one, but, unfortunately, never expands adequately on any of them. Had Kepnes solely focused on the mystery and romance, I think the novel would have been more successful.
Gemina isn’t as good as its predecessor. It lacks the humour, action, and characters from the first. Despite this negative review, I did REALLY enjoy Gemina and cannot wait for the next book!
Obsidio made me laugh, gasp, cheer, and cry. This science fiction trilogy is one of the better young adult trilogies on the market and stands among the likes of The Hunger Games, Penryn and the End of Days, and The Mortal Instruments.