I had a great reading month, I loved all the books I finished (and yes the distinction is required). I am a little sad though, my lectures for university are finished so I no longer need to travel on the train to get there. Instead I am in the house all day supposedly studying. This has thrown my reading schedule off a bit. But nevertheless let’s review the books I read:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
This story is based on Beauty and the Beast (my favourite Disney movie) except there are fae!! I absolutely loved it from start to finish. I even wrote a post about it here, be warned it contains spoilers. This has made me want to read more of Sarah J. Mass, and I hope to pick up a book from her other series really soon.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
This was a re-read, and it was a glorious choice. Yelena is such a strong women, and I just love to read about her. Then there is Valek, who I find a bit confusing. He is supposed to be this ruthless spy who has killed so many people, but when we actually interact with him he is just not like that. I think that’s what made Poison Study such an interesting read, you can’t judge people from what other people say. I highly recommend this.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
In 1946 Claire Randell goes to the Scottish Highlands for a second honeymoon with her husband. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743.
Marooned amid danger, her only chance for safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scot warrior.
I absolutely loved this book. It entrapped me, from start to finish. I am in love with this series. You can find a full spoiler free review here.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction.
I finished this book so fast. I just couldn’t put it down. It was such a good read, this was a really interesting interpretation of the classic Cinderella story. My favourite character was not Cinder, though I did love her, but it was Iko she was such a sassy wee robot. Can’t wait to read the next book, I really want to find out what happens next.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
This book ranks as my fourth favourite Cassandra Clare book (only because Infernal Devices can’t be beat). I am going to be posting a non-spoiler review, and a spoiler book talk on this book because I just loved it so much. It was an epic storyline with amazing characters.
I am quite proud of myself this month, both Lady Midnight and Outlander were big books. Both of these books now have a special place in my heart, and I just don’t think I can choose between Outlander and Lady Midnight this month. Outlander was spectacular and I loved Claire and Jamie, while Cassandra Clare wrote this beautiful book that added a new layer to her writing, and the shadow hunter world.
I give up, I just can’t pick between them. This month will just have to go down as the “tie month”.
What was your favourite book this month?
p.s. If you read my March TBR then you will realise I am missing a book: PRAXIS NOVELLAS BY ANDREA PEARSON. I did start this book, and I barley got through the first novella. I tolerated the character in the first book, but I grew to hate her. So this goes in the DNF (Did Not Finish) pile.