Sunday, 3 April 2016

March Wrap Up!

Hey there!

So in March I had a pretty good reading month, despite being super busy getting back into uni and being involved in loads of extracurricular college things. I managed to fit in time to read six books!

Without further ado, here are the books that I read in March, and my thoughts on them:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas



I finally got to the second Throne of Glass book!! I have a full review here, but I absolutely adored Crown of Midnight! I love Sarah J Maas' writing style, and her characters and world is so well fleshed out and intriguing. I cannot wait to keep going with the series.

Rating: 5/5

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken



If you've read some of my recent posts you will know that I am totally obsessed with this book. It is AMAZING. As a lover of history, I adore time travel novels, and I really enjoy Alexandra Bracken's super descriptive writing style.It was interesting how different it is from her Darkest Minds series, but they both have characters who I am totally in love with. Definitely recommend!! For more in depth thoughts, see my full review here.

Rating: 5/5

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton



I received an ARC of this novel through NetGally and holy cow I am so glad; it is incredible! The combination of western themes, a desert setting, and dystopia were so so interesting. The characters and relationships are super intriguing, and I can't wait to find out more about this world! Non-spoiler review here.

Rating: 4.75/5

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas



I was super excited to check out Sarah J Maas' other series, and while I really enjoyed it, I did have some mixed feeling in regards to characters and relationships. As usual, I adore the writing style, and the world building is so complex and interesting. I love the political intrigue in the storyline, and can't wait to see how it's built on later on in the series. For some of my more critical thoughts, I did a full review here. But overall, would definitely recommend this!!

Rating: 3.75/5

Sophie by Jennie Sargam



This was another ARC that I received through NetGalley, and while I appreciated the characters, I found it quite hard to get into and didn't end up completing it. I'm not sure if it's just because it's not really a genre that I'm interested in, but I found the writing style a bit difficult to engage in and wasn't invested in the storyline.

Rating: 2.5/5

Deviations by Anma Natsu



I was sent an ARC copy of Deviations from XPressoReads, and found it extremely interesting. It definitely is something that I have never read anything like before, and there were a lot of themes throughout that I don't know much about and so found it quite eye-opening. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone under around 17 due to the adult themes, but if you are interested in a book which considers sexuality, mental illness, and domestic violence, then this is very well done. Full review here!

Rating: 3.75/5

Let me know in the comments what books you read in March, and if you enjoyed them!

Love always,

Ari

18 comments:

  1. I so want to read Rebel of the Sands! I had the opportunity to meet Alwyn last week, and I fell in love with the concept!

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    1. That's so awesome!! I'm sure you'll love it! xx

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  2. You read some really good books this month! ACOTAR is one of my all time favorites (this series is going to be fantastic) and I read Passenger a few months back and absolutely adored it! Glad to hear you were able to read 6 books this month despite being back at uni! I'm in classes right now as well and it's SO hard to balance schoolwork,work, and reading!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Yeah, it was a great reading month for sure!! I know them struggles, so much to keep up with! xx

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  3. Curious about Sophie. I know it didn't really wow you all that much, but that cover is so pretty!

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  4. I love Mass and need to read her newest release. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton is on my wishlist! Awesome reviews, I loved Passenger.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm sure you'll love Rebel of the Sands! xx

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  5. I may be one of the few people who haven't read Mass' work YET. I need to check this out! Looks so good :)

    Great post!

    Quite a Novel Idea

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    1. Don't worry, I was so behind checking them out! You definitely should though, they are worth the hype!! Thank you! xx

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  6. I haven't read the last two but I have read and enjoyed all the others! I'm glad you liked them too :D I also had a few issues with ACOTAR so I'm hoping the sequel will improve things.

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    1. Yeah, I'm super excited to read the sequel! Will be very interesting where the story goes xx

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  7. OMG such a good reading month! Crown of Midnight is my favorite of the TOG series! And I'm really intrigued by Rebel of the Sands, ever since I saw that pretty cover tbh

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  8. You DID have a good reading month! There are quite a few books there I want to read myself. I loooooved "A Court of Thorns and Roses", am just starting the "Throne of Glass" series, and have "Passenger" on my TBR list.

    Hope your April is just as awesome as your March!

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    1. Ooh hope you enjoy them!! Thank you so much! xx

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  9. Ohhh I loved Rebel of the Sands!! It was totally amazing and exciting and I NEED THE SEQUEL IMMEDIATELY. XD *waits impatiently* hehe I had a lot of issues with ACTOAR...agh. I thought the romance was pretty abusive and I hate how that's kind of portrayed as sexy...it's really not. :/ But I'm glad it was a pretty goo reading month for you!!
    I had a pretty awful reading month in March with a TON of low-star books, buuut April is being fantastic already!! I've read six 5-star books and that's like an all-time record. *shrieks happily*

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    1. It's so good, hey!! Yeah I found that too with ACOTAR, it's an interesting world and storyline but definitely some issues. That's such a shame that March wasn't too good, have a wonderful April though!! xx

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