Saturday, April 7, 2018

March Wrap -Up (2018)

March has been a very good reading month. I read a total of 7 books. I also enjoyed all but one of the books this month which is very good.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)The first book I finished was the Cruel Prince by Holly Black which I gave a 4.5/5 stars. I have been seeing this book everywhere. I heard this book was amazing, and I heard that it was over hyped. I decided to pick this book up to see where I fell on the scale and am so glad to say I really enjoyed it. This book has to do faeries. The main character Jude was interesting in a good and bad way. My favorite thing about the book was the world and the world building. The Cruel Prince follows a human name Jude who's parents were killed by her half sister's fae biological father. Jude and her twin are not fae. She is raised in faerie with her sisters my the murderer. Overall I do recommend this book.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)The next book I read was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor. This is one of the top ten books I wanted to read this year. I cannot believe it took me so long to read because I loved it so much. I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about it despite hearing about this book everywhere. I am glad I did go into it blindly because it helped me enjoy this book more. I liked the main character Karou and found her story very interesting. My one complaint is that the extremely long flashback at the end was really boring and I wanted to skip it. I did not though and I am glad I did not because that flashback was very important. I cannot wait to continue on with this series and read other books by Lani Taylor. I gave this book 4 stars.

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
My next read was a reread and that is Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I am behind on my reread of all of the Shadowhunter books but that is okay. I plan on reading the majority of them in the summer time. This is the second book in the Infernal Devices trilogy which is my favorite out of all the Shadowhunter books. I love Tessa, Will, and Jem and I am so excited to continue my reread. I am picking up so many things I did not see the first time I read this book. This is one of my all time favorite series and I gave this book 5 stars.

The Perks of Being a WallflowerI finally read the Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky this month. I feel like everyone but me has read it. This book is told in letters following a boy name Charlie's freshmen year in high school. I loved this book and am so glad I read it. Charlie was such a good character and I wanted the best for him. I love how friendship and family was very important in this book and I do recommend this book. I gave this book 4/5 stars.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightThe next book is the one book I read this month that I did not like and that is The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I gave this book 1/5 stars. I wanted to love this book and I did enjoy her other book This is What Happy Looks Like and I thought I would like this. This book is very instalovy as you can see by the title. My biggest problem was the writing style. The Statistical Probability of Love at Fist Sight is written in first person in present tense which is the writing style that I struggle to read the most. The writing style made the story a bit awkward and I did not like the main character. Overall not the book for me.

Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2)I finally continued on with the Rebel of the Sands trilogy and read Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton. This book is a lot longer than I thought. The first one is around 300-350 pages I think. This one is slightly over 500 pages. Yep. A lot longer. I did like this book and I gave it 3.5/5 stars. I really like the characters and the setting. This trilogy takes place in a desert. There is magic and the main character Amani is a sharp shooter. Even though so far this series is not the best fantasy story I have read, I really want to continue with it and see what happens next because it is very entertaining and interesting.

Click'dThe final book I read last month is my one 5 star read and that is Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone. This is a middle grade book following a young girl who is interested in coding and creates her own app called Click'd over the summer. She is going to enter a competition along with her rival who also has his own app. The main character Allie's app spreads through the school like wildfire and  she finds a glitch that she has to fix. This was the book I needed at the moment when I read it. I love the characters and the story and it was really cute. Definitely an underrated book. Also can I just say that the school's phone policy is very realistic. 

Those were the books I read in the month of March. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in my next post!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed Daughters of Smoke & Bone! The last book of the trilogy is on my TBR list :)