Happy March! I can’t believe we’re already starting the third month of the year. It’s unbelievable how quickly 2017 has been going by.
So today I have my other monthly post, all about books I want to read and books I’m excited for the release of. Both lists are fairly long, and I think that’s partially because my upcoming spring break has me thinking I can read all the books. 😛
I always end up saying more than I thought I had to say in these posts, so let’s dive in. 😉
- The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, stand-alone. I actually finished this one last night. No, I didn’t read it in a day, although I might have if it was over the weekend. I received an ARC of this from Penguin Teen, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. It had some issues, but it was still good. It’s about a girl with anterograde amnesia, and it comes out on May 2.
(So maybe you’ll be reading this instead of ACOWAR, if fantasy isn’t your forte.)
- When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore, stand-alone. This will be my first time reading a book by this author, and I’m excited because I’ve heard a lot of great things. I don’t know much about it, other than a girl has roses growing from her wrists, a boy paints moons, and there are dark secrets involved. It sounds really interesting.
- My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows, #1 in the The Lady Janies trilogy. I got this in last year’s June Owlcrate and never read it. I know just about everyone loves this book, but I wasn’t very interested. I’m going to give it a try, though, because I want to be able to say I’ve read every book on my shelf and this is one of the few I’ve yet to read. 😉
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, #1 in the Monsters of Verity duology. Prior to reading A Darker Shade of Magic, I was on the fence about reading Victoria’s books but didn’t really know why. Now that I’ve read ADSOM and love the whole trilogy to pieces, I need all of her other books yesterday.
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, #1 in the Three Dark Crowns duology. This book has an intriguing synopsis, and conveniently, it came in the September Owlcrate. I haven’t read it yet, and the only reason I can think of is because I was put off by the mixed reviews. Sad, I know. I’m going to fix it at some point this month… hopefully.
- Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter, stand-alone. Why didn’t I read this? … Oh, that’s right, because I heard it was creepy and I’m always skeptical when it comes to even remotely scary books. But I also heard it’s inspired by a Russian folktale and it has a pretty cover, so I’ll give it a try. 😉
- Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, stand-alone. Again, I was put off by the mixed reviews. But recently Emma read it and absolutely loved it, and she’s one of my favorite YouTubers, so I’m going to try it. We seem to have fairly similar tastes, from what I’ve seen in her videos and on Goodreads. Also, it’s a stand-alone fantasy, and those are about as common as unicorns.
(Unicorns are real, of course. They’re just rare and good at hiding.)
- Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves, #1 in the Blood Rose Rebellion series. I received an ARC of this about a week ago, and all I know about it is that it’s a fantasy with magic and it has a gorgeous cover. I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about, and hoping it’s as good as it looks.
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, #1 in the Leviathan trilogy. I’m reading this for my school book club. I started it this morning, and it’s good so far. I’m only on chapter four, though.
- Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves, #1 in the Blood Rose Rebellion series, 3/28. This is mainly on here because I got an ARC.
- A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi, #2 in The Star-Touched Queen duology, 3/28. I read The Star-Touched Queen in December, and I’m beyond excited for this companion book. 😀
- Enemy Exposure by Meghan Rogers, #2 in The Raven Files trilogy, 3/14. I got an ARC of the first book, Crossing the Line, early last year and I loved it much more than I expected I would. I need this sequel in my life.
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner, stand-alone, 3/14. All I know about this is that it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and ever since I read ACOTAR I want to read every BATB story I can find.
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, stand-alone, 3/14. This is a diverse romance that takes place at a convention. It sounds nerdy and adorable and perfect. I’d like it now, please. 🙂
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, #1 in the Strange the Dreamer duology, 3/28. I really enjoyed the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, and I’m curious to see what Laini does next. I have a sampler of this from BookCon, but I don’t remember if I liked it. Therefore, I need this book. #logic
- You’re Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner, stand-alone, 3/7. I’m interested in this book because a YouTuber I like and can’t remember the name of showed interest in it. Apparently it’s about a deaf girl with two moms and a knack for graffiti, and on Goodreads it’s recommended for fans of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I loved that book and I’ve only read one book with a deaf character, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one. 😉
What books are you hoping to read this month? What releases are you excited for? Do we have any in common? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂
I’m off to continue reading Leviathan and do a bit of journaling. 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…