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March Reads

March Reads

I thought I would switch it WAY up on you guys and introduce a new series to my blog. 

Books I've read during the month. 

Reading (if you didn't know) is one of my favorite activities. I would call myself an avid reader (even though I know that are people out there that put me to shame).  I would say I'm a little picky on what I read. I tend to like easy to read books. Where the first few pages catches your attention, the descriptions are vivid but not too drawn out, and the plot is interesting. I MOSTLY read Young Adult books. I tend to steer away from teaching or self help books because typically the content is so in depth that I need time to really think about it. If I set a book down, I typically won't pick it up. Anyone else like that? I'm not totally opposed to reading those types of books (I just haven't read any worth finishing), so if you have a recommendation - comment below!

I recently have been on a reading kick lately, and I've always gotten a good response on my Instagram from other readers, so I thought I would just go a head and share what I read to those that are interested! 

So enough with the rambling - here are the 9 (starting from first of the month till the last of the month) books I read the month of March! (Also, Sorry 90% of it is from Sarah J Maas! I just like her style a lot)

1. Above the Sky By J.W. Lynne (book 1 in the Sky Series)

 Cover Image taken from Amazon.com

Cover Image taken from Amazon.com

4/5 Rating

 

Description: This dystopian/romance book is portrayed threw the eyes of a teenager named Seven. She grows up in a community where rules have been set in place for a long time and everything is strictly controlled. Once Assignment Day happens for her, everything goes crazy from there and her world gets flipped upside down. Everything is totally different than what she thought it was going to be. 

My thoughts: This was one of those books that I thought was just alright. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. I do like the main character, but some of her actions are so out there that sometimes this book seems really not relate able. There was a good balance of adventure, romance and mystery that I was able to finish it within a few days though. Unfortunately, after reading this first book, I didn't really want to read the other books in the series. Maybe one day I will? What are your thoughts on the series? Let me know down below if you've read it before!

2.  Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Book 1 in the Throne of Glass Series)

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4.2/5 Rating

 

Description: We're first introduced to Celena Sardothien who is one of the greatest Assasian's in all of country. The Prince comes to take her out of her current situation and grants her a deal. She learns to fight and befriends some others while on her new journey. 

 

My thoughts: I did like this book. I personally LOVE how Sarah J Maas writes and how she describes things. I've read some of her other books though, and I was surprised how this book didn't seem as fluid as her others. I heard so many good things about this book, so that I just had to read it. I was intrigued by the story and I wanted to know more about everything that happens. I tend to love books with a heavy emphasis on romance, but this book in particular didn't have a whole lot of that. 

3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (Book 2 in the Throne of Glass Series) 

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3.8/5 Rating 

Description: Book 2 continues on with Celena Sardothien as the "King's Champion" and unraveling more details about how the kingdom in being run. She makes more friends, but more betrayals happen. 

My thoughts: To be honest, this book is a little blurry in my memory. Sarah J Maas's character development in this book seems a little drawn out. I get how Celena has different choices she needs to make and needs to be introduced with deeper issues, but all the detail doesn't seem too necessary. 

4. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (Book 3 in the Throne of Glass Series)

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3/5 Rating

 

 

Description: Celena leaves the Glass Castle and finds herself in a new world. She also encounters a new type of person, and learns more of her history and importance in her history..  

My thoughts: Okay, i'm not going to lie - I was a little bored with this book. It just seemed to drag on and on. No lies - I actually skipped ALL of the pages on the witches. I thought I was going to miss out on something vital, but when I finished the book, it didn't seem like their story even mattered! There were so many new characters with intricate stories woven in, and I was not about it in this book. I was ultimately confused with how things were going, and honestly needed to take a break from the series all together. I just didn't get the hype!   

5. Warcross By Marie Lu (Book 1 in the Warcross series) 

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4.1/5 Rating

 

Description: If you love Sci Fi, action and romance, then you will like this book. We're first introduced to Emika Chen who has a series of unfortunate events that happen to her and ultimately lands her in the spot that she is now. The future world and how technology is- makes her make a decision that costs her everything. Her current life takes a 180 when everything shes known is left behind and she experiences a whole new world. Romance buds while questions are being answered, which ultimately leads her down a road of crazy adventure. 

My thoughts: Overall this was a great read. A little predictable, but still a good read. I'm not SUPER into sci-fi "gamer" settings, but I thought the world was described well and I can see how some people would really be into this book. I personally wasn't too involved with the romance because I thought it was a little forced. The action and adventure in the book made me want to read it all the way till the end! I can't wait to see where she goes with this series. 

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J Maas (Book 1 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)

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4.6/5 Rating

Description: There are two separate worlds,  a human world and a Fae world. A distinct wall is put up and neither worlds can mix. All of that changes one day when Feyre is hunting in the woods to help feed her starving family. One thing leads to another and she is brought threw the wall and introduced to the Fae world. Little does she know that there is a unspeakable curse and everything changes when she comes into the picture. 

 

My thoughts: UMMMMMMMM, So I love this book series. Love it, lahve it, LURVE it Its hands down my FAVORITE series. This is actually the 2nd time rereading the book series for me (which I have to say I never do)! Although I REALLY liked it the first time, I loved it even more the 2nd time. I personally think Sarah J Mass does SUCH a good job describing every character, the world, the emotions and every detail so vividly. You can truly put yourself in their shoes and fully understand the world shes created. I just think its one of those books you just have to read! 

 

7. A Court of Mist and Fury (Book 2 in the Court of Thorns and Roses series)

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4.9/5 Rating

 

Description: We continue on with Feyre being back with Tamlin in the spring Court, but their emotions are swept under the rug. More characters are introduced and the plot thickens. Feyre ultimately makes some life changing decisions that make her in control of her own destiny. 

 

My thoughts: UGH, it just keeps getting better and better. Without giving TOO many spoilers in here, Rhysand is just EVERYTHING. The love story that unfolds between the two of them is so addicting and you will FALL in love with the characters. Again, if you HAVEN'T read this series yet- you just need to stop what your doing and go ahead and read it already! (and then tell me what you thought!)

8. A Court of Wings and Ruin (Book 3 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) 

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5/5 Rating 

 

Description: It starts with Feyre back at the spring court after having to make a hard decision. Her motives and intentions are all different and she get herself out. Darkness needs to be battled and people need to come together and stop it. This book is full of action, war and lots of twists. 

My thoughts: OMG OMG OMG it gets better. I dont know how it gets better, but it does. I love LITERALLY everything about this book. Just go read it, because I don't want to spoil too much!

 

 

9. Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J Maas (Book 4 in the Throne of Glass Series)

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4/5 Rating

 

Description: We are now introduced to Aelin who finds out more and more to her story and how she can avenge her past life. She makes more decisions that bring her closer to a life as a queen. Along the way she develops deeper feelings for an individual and everything changes between them.

 

My thoughts: Thank God the series got better. I still skipped most of the witch scenes, but now their role seems more important. I liked the character development in this series more and things start to make more sense. I still could have done without the 2nd book though. I thought this book did a better job portraying the worlds and the problems that came with it.  

So there you have it my friends! All the books I read this month. Some were AMAZING and some were so so. Hope you enjoyed reading this and got some ideas of your own if you haven't read any of these books! 

 

 

Until next time! 

 

 

Elena

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