I’m surprised I read 12 books in March.
Earlier in the month, I felt like I wasn’t going to get to half the books I wanted to. Mainly because the first handful of books that I read where long. They were kind of beasts of books. So even though they were 500+ page books, my stack of read books, was tiny and I was feeling a bit discouraged.
I liked everything I read, nothing was a DNF or an automatic dislike. I liked some more than others, and I found some new favorites. All in all, I’m pretty happy with what and how much I read, and I can’t wait to see what I read in April – my TBR for the next three months is looking pretty awesome. I’m excited! That post will be coming very soon, so keep an eye out!
Now, here’s what I read in March!
Crystal Caged (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #5) – Elise Kova
eARC Finished: March 4, 2020
“[…] Crystal Caged was, overall, a very good book. I really enjoyed how it closed out the series, the world, the characters…it made me want to go back and reread all the books prior to it. I loved the alternate viewpoint, and the lens we got to view the Air Awakens world through. I loved the change in Vi, the maturity, the way she toes the line of what needs to happen, and what can just happen. It’s hard to talk about exactly what goes down in this book, if you haven’t read the ones prior. This book is a giant freaking spoiler on so many fronts.”
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) – Sarah J. Maas
US Hardcover Finished: March 7, 2020
“[…] If you’re a SJM fan, read this book. If you want to become a SJM fan, read this book. If you’re not a SJM fan, why are you hate reading this book? House of Earth and Blood is such a good read that emotionally connects you to the characters and the world. Sarah demonstrated her talents in this book and had me guessing and shocked at who was behind everything. That reveal is forever ingrained in my brain, and what comes after is truly epic. I really cannot wait to see what Bryce and Hunt do next, and what’s in store for this series. I’m already anxiously awaiting Book 2 and honestly it can’t come soon enough.”
Fury (The Will of Yggdrasil #3) – Sara C. Roethle
eBook Finished: March 11, 2020
“[…] I don’t think this book is the strongest in the series. Granted, that could change, I have 2 more books to read. But based on what I read, this was my least favorite. When I finished book 1, I couldn’t wait to read book 2, and same when I finished book 2, I couldn’t wait for book 3. Right now, my feelings are ‘I’m too invested now to not finish this series’, but I don’t feel this pressing need to start it right away.”
Crave (Crave #1) – Tracy Wolff
ARC Finished: March 16, 2020
“[…] Overall, I loved this book. I love that vampires are coming back. I love that this book is the first of a trilogy, and I’ll get more vampires and mythical/fantastical beasties, all in a gothic castle, school setting. Hell, it’s my jam and I so want more. I can’t wait for book 2, and y’all should definitely pre-order this book, it’s out April 7, 2020. If you’re reading for vampires to take over YA again, this is the book.”
Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) – Emily A. Duncan
ARC Finished: March 17, 2020
“[…] I love the way Emily tells a story, and her writing style – I could read it her work all day, every day. I love her characters and her fantastic use of snark, sass and sarcasm. I like how this book focuses on the whole group and we learn more about each of the core characters. I loved that I had no idea what was going to happen next and I don’t think I could have guessed the ending even if I had tried.”
Forged (The Will of Yggdrasil #4) – Sara C. Roethle
eBook Finished: March 18, 2020
“[…] Things are starting to pick up and fall into place. Battles are getting ready to be fought and potentially won. Maddie and Alaric are tested, and new alliances and friendships are forged. Actually, quite a lot happens in this book, and I can’t talk about any of it without spoilers.”
The Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) – Brooke Carter
eARC Finished: March 19, 2020
“[…] Overall, I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to the next one. I’m interested to see what’s next for Runa. It was a pretty quick read and I kept wanting to turn the page to find out what happened next.”
“[…] Ultimately, I enjoyed this book, despite my few ‘issues’. If you’re looking for a quick, Norse Mythology/Viking inspired story, about learning to love and accept yourself then you may want to check this out. It’ll be out April 7, so mark your calendars!”
Found (The Will of Yggdrasil #5) – Sara C. Roethle
eBook Finished: March 20, 2020
“[…] I’m kind of sad to now be done with this series, these characters. I’m definitely going to miss them. On a happier note, I’m really excited to give the author’s other books a go! I’m excited to dive into Tree of Ages, which would most likely be the next one I read. If you’re looking for a urban fantasy (I guess that’s what I’d call it) with some more mature themes, hot men, Gods, magics and battles for humanity all while learning to accept yourself and not fear who you are, and finding your family, you might want to check out this series. It pretty much has everything, so you can’t go wrong.”
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) – Danielle L. Jensen
US Paperback Finished: March 24, 2020
“[…] I loved this book. I loved the characters, and the world. Oh my god, the world. The only thing I had trouble picturing was the bridge. Like, I have this fuzzy image, but I’m still not 100% sure of what it’s supposed to look like. Everything else…oh boy. I kind of want to step inside this book and see it all. I can’t wait to explore more of it in the next books. We only get to see a small slice of it, and there is so much more I want to see.”
You’d be Mine – Erin Hahn
US Hardcover Finished: March 25, 2020
“[…] I definitely, 100% recommend you read this book. Even if you’re not a country music fan, it’s about figuring out who you are, what you want, and learning that the world isn’t out to get you, that there are people who care about you. It’s about finding those who love you and who will be honest with you, who will be there through the good and the bad times. The backdrop of a summer country music tour is brilliant, fun and full of swoony moments, but this book is so much more than just that and you should reall, really read it. More Than Maybe comes out July 21, 2020 so you have time to read You’d Be Mine before its release!”
Curse Breaker (Kingdom of Runes #2) – Audrey Grey
US Paperback Finished: March 26, 2020
“[…] Overall, I enjoyed this book. It had everything, magic, secrets, steamy moments, friendship, heartache, loss and triumph. […] If you’re looking for an exciting fantasy series and you enjoy Sarah J. Maas, then you should definitely check out the Kingdom of Runes series – books 1 through 3 are currently out, so binge read away!”
Onyx (Lux #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
US Paperback Finished: March 30, 2020
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / GR
I’ll have a full review up for this book soon – but this is a reread. I was telling my friend that I remembered practically nothing that happened in this book. I also haven’t read it since its release in 2012? I’ll have to double check that date, but it’s been a long time. Anytime I dive back into the world of the Lux I always enjoy myself, and I can’t wait to dive into book 3 very shortly!
What was your favorite read of March?
I want to say that mine is House of Earth and Blood, but I also really loved You’d be Mine. They’re about as different from each other as you can get, but I guess I had two top favorite reads last month.