Wrap-Up: March

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)In Other Lands

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)Wild BeautyThey Both Die at the End

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)To Kill a KingdomMaskerade (Discworld, #18)

Reaper Man (Discworld, #11)Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)

Novels: 10
Novellas: 1
Graphic novels: 0
Non-fiction: 0
Total: 11
Page count: 3 915 

3 Favourite Covers:

  • Obsidio
  • They Both Die at the End
  • Reaper Man

3 Favourite Books:

  • In Other Lands
  • Obsidio
  • They Both Die at the End

3 Favourite Characters :

  • Elliot (In Other Lands)
  • Everyone in Obsidio, and don’t you dare make me choose (The Illuminae Files)
  • Fel (Wild Beauty)

3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic):

  • Elliot & Luke (In Other Lands)
  • Kady & Ezra (The Illuminae Files)
  • Estrella & Fel (Wild Beauty)

3 Favourite Relationships (Platonic):

  • Elliot, Luke & Serene (In Other Lands)
  • The Illuminae group (The Illuminae Files)
  • The Nomeolvides family (Wild Beauty)
To Be Brief…

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2): Like Daughter of the Pirate King, this wasn’t exactly flawless, but man, it sure was a lot of fun! Alosa and Riden is the ultimate pirate power couple. 4/5 stars

“You weren’t joking when you spoke of how much danger your crew gets into.” “We like to keep things interesting.” “And fatal.”

Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5): Listen, this may be a mere 38 pages long, but that sure as hell didn’t stop me from falling in love with it. Opal is fantastic, and don’t even get me started on Adam and Ronan! When did you say the next trilogy will be released, Stiefvater? 4.5/5 stars

“Sometimes bad ideas were so bad they looped right around until they became good ideas.”

In Other Lands: I didn’t have many expectations going into this, but it honestly took me less than two pages to fall in love. This is basically a coming-of-age story disguised as fantasy, and takes place over a time period of 5 years. Sarah Rees Brennan has an exceptional sense of humour, and I smiled and laughed my way through the entire book (except for when I didn’t). The main character Elliot is a sassy and dramatic little brat, but I would protect him with my life, and he might possibly be one of my favourite protagonists ever. I’ll admit that In Other Lands doesn’t have a particularly distinguished plot, but for me personally, that’s generally not a huge problem as long as I care about the characters (which I definitely did). Overall a charming, witty, and hilarious read full of great friendships and adorable romance (you don’t know the meaning of the word slow burn until you’ve read this book). 4.75/5 stars

“Luke looked torn between weeping and punching Elliot. Elliot understood that this was an eternal struggle.”

Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)I absolutely adored Shatter Me when I read it back in 2012. A lot has changed since then, though, and I honestly wasn’t really planning on even reading this new addition to the series. It seems like I still have some remnants of interest in Juliette’s story, however, because…well, here we are. Did I love this as much as I loved Shatter Me back in the day? No. Am I intrigued enough to pick up the next book when it comes out? Yes, definitely.  3.75/5 stars

“Idiots are highly flammable, love. Let them all burn in hell.”

Wild Beauty: A bit slow, but very, very lovely. The writing is super pretty, the overall atmosphere of the book is almost ethereal, and I really appreciated that it focused a lot on family. I think I enjoyed this a bit more than When the Moon was Ours, though I recommend both if you’re into magical realism. 4.25/5 stars

“Her family was its own language, its own country, and she knew it.”

They Both Die at the End: This was so good! I loved the writing and the characters, and the concept of Death-Cast was very interesting (as well as terrifying). I also think Adam managed to weave all the different POVs together beautifully, which isn’t always an easy thing to do. The ending didn’t hit me quite as hard as I expected emotionally, but my heart still broke a little for the main characters as they lived through their last day. 4.25/5 stars

“No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.”

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3): A fantastic ending to a brilliant trilogy! Though I didn’t get as attached to the new characters as the old ones, Kaufman and Kristoff sure know how to create multi-layered and sympathetic characters, and though this wasn’t quite as intense and shocking as the first two books, they definitely know how to write a suspenseful story. I can’t wait to see what this duo comes up with next! 4.75/5 stars

“What’s the worst thing that could happen? Actually, don’t answer that. Knowing our luck, it will.”

To Kill a Kingdom: Imagine The Little Mermaid, but replace the blue-eyed, fork collecting mermaid with a blood thirsty siren. Sounds fun, right? Overall, I thought it was a fast paced and entertaining book (pirates and adventure!), but it had a few flaws. Not everything about the story made 100 % sense, and while I liked the relationship between the main characters, I wish it had been better developed. Or, well, that we got to see more of the development on page. Still, I do recommend it if you’re looking for something fun and quick. 3.75/5 stars

“Remind me not to get on your bad side,” Elian says. “Too late.”

Maskerade (Discworld #18): I’m running out of books about the witches! 4/5 stars

“You needed at least three witches for a coven. Two witches was just an argument.”

Reaper Man (Discworld #11): I love Death almost as much as I love the witches, and that’s saying something. 4/5 stars

“He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn’t happen to you every year.”

Unearthed (Unearthed #1): I’m not sure what to tell you about this one to be honest. I liked it well enough and it wasn’t a bad book by any means, but it lacked something extra. I found it a bit repetitive and predictable, and kind of lost interest about two thirds in. I haven’t yet decided whether or not I’m going to pick up the second book, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 3/5 stars

“Well, I’m English,” I point out. “I’m quite good at enjoying myself under even the most miserable of circumstances.”

As you can see, March was a pretty fantastic reading month for me! :) I read so many great books, and let me tell you, it was real difficult narrowing it down in the top three-section. I wouldn’t mind having that problem more often, though. ;)

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2 thoughts on “Wrap-Up: March

  1. I’m dying to read Daughter of the Siren Queen and They Both Die at the End! March looks like it was wonderful for you! Hope April’s just as fantastic 🤗

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