Monthly Recap. March

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Monthly Recap is back and with a new adorable header (it is adorable, right?). I know that I shouldn't change my blog so much, but I simply can't help it.There are too many cute images bundles out there for me to resist. ๐Ÿ˜ Well, March wasn't a bad month. I wasn't a great month, but it also wasn't bad. The stress is getting the best of me - I feel cranky all the time and snap just at the mention of my name - but it could be worse, right? At least, I've my books to make me happy and help me relax even if every ten pages I've to put it down because something to do comes up.

I've been reading a lot more than I usually do since the year began. Usually, by this time, I've already fallen behind my Goodreads goal, but, right now, I'm five books ahead of my schedule. I can hardly believe it! This month I read eight books. Among them, were two contemporaries, a backlist title (this reminds me that I need to update my backlist challenge), an ARC and three books from Victoria Schwab.

๐ŸŒผ Wonderwoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. This book is an ode to strong women. There is  a journey of self-discovery, along with a few other spoiler-ish motives, as saving the world from eternal war, and female friendship is depicted is a positive way.

๐ŸŒผ Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig. I'm over the fence about this one. Flynn's struggling with his homosexuality was the highlight of this novel. However, I was not fond of the writing/language used and the mystery was not as mysterious as it should be.

๐ŸŒผ The Archived & The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. I have four words for you: All hail the queen! Loved the worldbuiling, loved the ideas, but most of all, loved Wes. ๐Ÿ˜ Yep, a new book crush to add to my too long list.

๐ŸŒผ A Prom to Remember by Sally Hall. This is a cute contemporary, full of diversity (from ethnic groups to sexual orientation). However, there were so many points of view that no character stood up. I'll be sharing my review during the tour. 

๐ŸŒผ The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. Although the beginning was slow-paced and confusing, I loved the writing. It was magical! The Near Witch is a prose-poem and I loved it.

๐ŸŒผ Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Funny how years can change one's perception. I disliked Mockingjay the first time I read it (almost seven years ago). But now? I loved everything about it - not all stories end with an happy ending; life doesn't have to end with a happy ending...  

๐ŸŒผ Monsters, Demons and Psychology by Fernando Espi Forcen. If you love monsters and horror films and want to learn more about the psychology behind it, this book is definitely for you. I quite enjoyed learning more about some of my favourite monster film.

I'm not sure if these were all the books I got in March. However, if I did, I didn't pay for them because Netgalley and Xpresso Books Tours are very kind to accept my requests. The only books I paid for came with subscriptions boxes - can I really say that I spend money on books? I paid for the subscription box, I mean, the book was just a plus.

    State of Sorrow by Melina Salisbury came with March's Fairyloot. I was thinking about getting this book, so I was excited when I found it inside an adorable purple box. I received A Prom to Remember by Sandly Hall from Xpresso Book Tours. I was selected to be part of the tour later in April. I got Siena by Zoe Blessing and The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green from Netgalley. Aren't the covers pretty? *.* Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk came with the latest Illumicrate. I didn't know about this book, but the plot seems interesting. I do love novels inspired by Ancient Rome.
    • This month I joined Over Raging Seas Blog Tour. I shared a review on this book about adventurous and bloodthirsty female pirates. 
    • Do you want to know one good thing about being an international reader? Most books are set outside your country. So, this week's Top Ten Tuesday was perfect since I didn't have to think much. ๐Ÿ˜œ



    1. I love your Easter picture it is really cute. Lots of stuff going on in March. I took part in the TBR Challenge and read 8 books which I am happy about. I have had some personal stuff going on and a week with no power in March so it's been a bugger. But April should be better as I start for my BSN than. Have a great week!

      Mary my #SundayRoundup #12!

    2. I really like the new header. Congrats on being ahead on your Goodreads challenge so far too. Enjoy the new books, they are some great ones.

    3. I’m tempted to change my blog all the time because there are way too many cute and weird things on the Internet. I want them all in my life. I hope April is less stressful for you. Enjoy your new books. Happy April!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

    4. The first thing I noticed was that awesome header. I love it! CATS!!! Hall is well known for writing a million POVs in her books. I think her first book has like 22 different POVs. That doesn't bother me, and I always enjoy her books. Sorry you didn't enjoy Last Seen Leaving. I liked it. I especially enjoyed the romance.

    5. Nice book haul - A Prom to Remember looks really good.

    6. Aw, those kittens are the cutest :) yup, I totally love your header. I hope you have a better April then, if March wasn't all that great :) hopefully!

    7. I loved The Archived too, but I haven't read the sequel yet!

    8. I love the new header - it is adorable. Nice book haul. Happy Reading!

    9. I love Wonder Woman: Warbringer & Last Seen Leaving. Both are incredible books! I hope you have a great April.

      Thanks for sharing,
      ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    10. Such a pretty cover on SIENA.

      Great reading month for you.

      ENJOY your books and your week.

    11. I'm loving the new headers. I hope you have a less stressful April, but that's awesome you're doing well with your reading. I really loved Last Seen Leaving...are you going to try White Rabbit by the author? It comes out this month.


    12. Okay that header is seriously the cutest! And oh my gosh Wes, he is so cute.
      The Nearest Witch is so hard to get by Scwab unless I go for an ebook. We'll see. I still want to read it one of these days.