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Books I read in March

I read… a LOT, and I realise not everyone has the chance to read as much, so I decided to share what books I’ve read everyone month and give out a few recommendations. However, through the Judging period where I’m only reading Longlisted books, I’m happy for other people on the site to share what they have been reading every month(s). If anyone wants to be a contributor, let me know.

Here are the books I read this month.

Warcross and Wildcard by Marie Lu, which is a sci-fi young-adult duology set in the future where this virtual game called Warcross has taken the world by storm. The concept is like Ready Player One. 7/10

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble. This is a middle grade dystopian novel where all types of grass have been killed by a fungus. I’ve had the pleasure to attend a workshop by her, which was really exiting! 9/10

Chaos Walking Trilogy(The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monster of Men) by Patrick Ness. This is a sci-fi/ dystopian/fantasy trilogy where everyone can hear each other’s thoughts so nothing is a secret. 9/10

The Powder Mage Trilogy(Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, The Autumn Republic) by Brian McClellan. This is an adult fantasy series which is probably not appropriate for a lot of teens. It contains lots of gore and adult material. It takes place right when the King of Adro is overthrown by Field Marshall Tamas who has staged a coup. Includes guns, battles, gods, magic and lots of death. 10/10

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. Takes place after the Six of Crows Duology and Grishaverse Trilogy. It follows King Nikolai and his struggles in the world that I personally love. 8.5/10

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. A young adult novel that takes place in Paris over a century ago with a tinge of mystery and intrigue. 6/10

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Mass. A collection of short stories that are weaved seamlessly with each other following Celaena and Sam. 8/10

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare. The last book in a trilogy where I have heard its been called the “Infinity War” of shawdowhunters. 6/10

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. A really long epic fantasy standalone that has dragons and other cool stuff. It is adult fiction and may not be suited to younger readers. 10/10

Life Before Legend by Marie Lu. This is two very short stories that take place three years before the events of Legend. 8/10

World Without End by Ken Follet. This book stands at 1,250 pages and took me a week to finish. It is the sequel to Pillars of the Earth and is as historical as historical fiction can get. Includes graphic scenes and lots of gore(it’s adult fiction after all). 8.5/10

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Longlisted for the Silver Inky Awards and is a fantasy novel. Rating = ?

There you have it, all the books that I managed to read this month. Most of my favourite books from this month are actually not suitable for younger readers, but if you haven’t yet read it, I do recommend the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness(There’s also a movie coming out in the future). My recommendation for a non-ya book is the Powder Mage Trilogy, though you have been warned that it is not the most appropriate of books for teens.

There you have it!

7 comments

wordsofmaha

I absolutely LOVE all Sarah J. Mass books. If you liked the Throne of Glass series you should try A Court of Thorns and Roses too!

3w ago
chelcyg

Yesss! these series are both amazing, I'm in the process of reading the Throne Of Glass series at the moment and love it (I'm about 3/4 of the way through) and I have read the first 2 books from the A Court Of Thorns And Roses series and can't wait to read the others!!

3w ago
alisaaa

In reply to chelcyg

I lovvvee A Court of Thorns and Roses

2w ago
zitongbooks

In reply to alisaaa

A Court of Thorns and Roses was great!

2w ago
sylvs

Yasssssss loved heaps of these books I read (or more like re-read) Warcross for Inky Awards last year and loved it so much! I hope you enjoy this years Inky Awards books <3

2w ago
zitongbooks

Thanks a lot :)

2w ago
sylvs

In reply to zitongbooks

<3<3<3

2w ago