Hello everyone! I can’t believe it but we are almost done with March. To me this month was never-ending. Not in a really bad way but in January and February time flew by, and this time not so much. Anyway, it was a pretty good month, and I have read a lot of interesting books!
Books read: 21 + 2 really short novellas +1 DNF
Physical books Vs ebooks: 4 vs 20
The Amazing Ones!
This was Murderbot’s month. I immersed myself in this world, and I delighted myself with the company of this adorable SecUnit. I loved him, and I loved these books! Home is a really short short story, but it was good. And I have loved Fugitive Telemetry. Sure, Exit Strategy was a tad less good in my opinion, but it is just a nuance. I loved them all! And then there is Troubled Blood, that was captivating.
The Really Good Ones!
Crave was quite surprising. I was in the mood for something “trash” and if you are in the right mood for it, this book could really surprise you. It is not the best book ever, and I have to confess that the last part of the plot didn’t intrigue me so much, but this is quite brilliant. It was surprising and I had so much fun reading it! Miss Bennet’s Dragon was another nice surprice, like The Conductors. I really enjoyed them both, they are really different books from each other, but they were pretty good! The Spirit Thief was a re-reading, but I read it so many years ago that I didn’t remember much about it. But I wanted to continue the series and so I decided to go back to the beginning. And it was a really enjoyable adventure!
Unsub was a good thriller, captivating and really hard to put down. To Nurture & Kill is a prequel to this series, that I have yet to start (but I hope to do it really soon!), and was pretty good. It is the story of one of the characters, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the MC quite a lot, and I am looking forward to the first real book in the series! Spirits Rising is the first book of this series, and even if I prefer the other one that I have read by this author, it was pretty good. It is a short and fast read, and I enjoyed it quite a lot. And then we have Updating Pritkin. This is another really short story from Cassandra Palmer series, and it was so much fun! I love Pritkin, and this was just over the top!
Both of these books are books that ended on my radar thanks to the book community, and I am really glad to have read them both. I had too high expectations for Cemetery Boys, but I enjoyed it anyway. I was expecting something more, but I am not disappointed. It is a sweet book, that talk about some delicate themes. Gridlinked was interesting. I really enjoyed some of the characters, and even if it has a really complex and quite heavy on the sci-fi world-building (and this is not always my thing) I enjoyed the reading too. This is a series that I would continue!
The Good Ones!
I was really curious about this new Nix’ book, and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London was quite the enjoyable read! It has some interesting and quirky characters, and even if I wasn’t so hooked up by the plot, I had a good time with it nonetheless. Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes was a fast-paced reading. One Day All This Will Be Yours was quite fun, with a lot of interesting thing in there and some pretty awesome characters too! (Or, to be more precise, one great MC and a dinosaur!!!!!! How cool is that?)
The Order Of The Pure Moon Reflected In Water was a short read. I was expecting a bit more from this one. I cannot say that it was bad, and it has some good moments, but it is quite a forgettable book. Only Ashes Remain is the second book in this original YA series. It is highly original, because of its characters. And this is the best part about it. They are complex, not at all bi-dimensional, and they are more on the dark side, if you get what I mean. And this is amazing. But I don’t care too much about the story. I loved what the author did with the characters, but I didn’t care for all the rest, sadly so, even if I enjoyed the book, I am seriously thinking about dropping the series. Pocket Apocalypse wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. I love the Aeslin Mices and they are the main reason I am following along. The world-building is fantastic, because it is full of so many different creatures, and I loved it, but the characters aren’t so good, at least for me. Siren’s Song is a book from Cassandra Palmer‘s series, but I think that the author is overdoing herself. There is simply too much in there, and the same can be said for the last book I have read of this series too, so I am growing tired of it, sadly.
Dinosauri Che Ce L’Hanno Fatta is an Italian Graphic Novel. Usually I love this author, and I love dinosaurs so I had some expectations but… I cannot say that I was really disappointed by it, it is a funny book and there were some brilliant thing in there, but not enough. And then there is Parsnips, Buttered that was pretty funny. I enjoyed it quite a lot!
The DNFed one!
This was by no mean the book fault. It was just that I live in my own little world and I decided that this book was a thing (a sci-fi retelling of Lolita, don’t ask) and it is something else completely (the true story from which Lolita took inspiration) and not what I wanted to read. So this was a mistake on my part. I cannot say how this happened, I really have no excuses, really, but that’s it!
–Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes by M.R. Noble
–One Day All This Will Be Yours by A. Tchaikovsky
–The Conductors by N. Glover
–Exit Strategy by M. Wells
–Home by M. Wells
–Fugitive Telemetry by M. Wells
–Miss Bennett’s Dragon by M. Verant
–Awfully Appetizing by L. D. Fitz
–Spellswept by S. Burgis
Finished: 1 last volume published
And what about you? And have you read some of the books I have mentioned? And how was your February?? Let me know!!!