Monthly Wrap-Up | March 2020

Hello everyone!

These past few weeks have not been ideal, but I’ve been doing my best to not devolve into a blubbering mess. Everything is slowly taking its toll, but I read some GREAT novels this month that really helped.

During the month of March I read 10 and a half books and I loved most of them. Definitely a nice change after the mediocre month that was February.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 4769
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 4
Favourite quote of the month: I couldn’t pick just one!

“For a year, she would stand close to the fire and know what it was like to burn.” – Chain of Gold, Cassandra Clare

“Through love, all is possible.” – House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas

 

Without further ado…. here is my favourite book of the month. I usually feature two different books, but since I couldn’t pick which fantasy to pick I decided to pick both of them.

Best Books of the Month 1

chain of gold

 

 

Chain of Gold is an incredible first novel to a trilogy that will surely become one of the best in the Shadowhunter canon. With unforgettable characters, twists and turns, and unrequited love but not really, Chain of Gold will leave you clamouring for more. 

 

 

 

 

 

house of earth and blood

 

House of Earth and Blood is the beginning of a fantastic fantasy series that doesn’t take itself too seriously while delivering well developed characters and a vast world with almost limitless possibilities. I have no idea where the story goes from here, but I don’t care because I’m along for the ride no matter what.

 

 

 

 

 

 

everything else 1

 

Foundryside is a fantasy novel I would recommend to anyone. With an innovative magic system, a comprehensive world, lively characters, and an action packed adventure, Foundryside is sure to please almost every type of fantasy reader. five stars black

 

 

From Blood and Ash is the perfect read for fans of Sarah J. Maas. It strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling lived in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.five stars black

 

 

To Be Taught, If Fortunate is a well-crafted novella that is able to communicate so much in so few pages: developed characters and interesting worlds that almost feel complete.four stars black

 

 

The Honey-Don’t List feels like an incomplete novel but does succeeds in its sex positive portrayal.
two stars black

 

 

My Dark Vanessa is not a novel for everyone. It’s an in-depth look at a twisted and manipulative relationship with an incredible power imbalance. You will squirm in your seat as you read and groan in frustration at the injustice of it all.four stars black

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Just One Year gives readers exactly what they expect yet manages to deliver a powerful romance that will bring readers to their knees despite the cheesy dialogue. I would definitely recommend Just One Year.four stars black

 

 

Legacy of Ash DNF’d @ 52%. There’s an interesting story buried under all the characters and world building, but there’s too much to wade through to get to the heart of the story.three stars black

 

 

Station Eleven is an intimate look at life after a pandemic and the seemingly small connections between people. As the saying goes “it’s a small world”.four stars black

 

 

 

Cross Her Heart is an enjoyable mystery with wholesome characters. While the mystery wasn’t very dark or complex, I’m still looking forward to the sequel.four stars black

 

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of March?

6 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | March 2020

  1. Looks like you had a really great month. Bummer about Legacy of Ash, though. I have a copy I need to try to read this month…

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