Monday, April 3, 2017

March Wrap Up!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I'll be wrapping up all the books I have read in March.

Much like all of 2017 so far, I didn't read as much as I wanted to. Thankfully, my spring break is this month and I'm getting my wisdom teeth out, so I'll have plenty of downtime to read. As of right now, I am 7 books behind my schedule. Earlier I was 9 books behind, so it is a slight improvement!

Without further ado, here are the books I read in March, from worst to best.

5) Not His Girl
Not His Girl doesn't have an author name because I can't find anything at all! The book is written via wattpad, and is essentially a story where a girl kisses a mystery boy, and the mystery boy eventually moves in with the girl because he's the son of a family friend. Just less than a week later, and I barely remember any details of the book. While I had fun reading the book, it wasn't memorable at all. I wish that the characters were more expanded on so that they didn't feel one-dimensional. 

4) Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Black Ice was my first audiobook of this year! Let me tell you, I am so glad that I got back into audiobooks this year. Becca Fitzpatrick was one of the first YA authors I have read, but i know that what I loved four years ago is not what I would love now. So I set my expectations very, very low, and they were met. The book was silly and predictable, but I had fun. There was a for sure case of Stockholm's syndrome though, and I wish that the romance took a back-burner or was nonexistent. Why does the main character even need a man? 

3) The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
I had the awesome experience of buddy-reading this book with Clare over at Dual Reads. I haven't buddy read in such a long time, and I loved getting back into the experience. Clare and I shared a lot of similar thoughts and I liked complaining and praising the same things. My biggest flaw with this book was the insta-love. After one day, the main characters have fallen in love, and it added an aspect of silliness that made the story falter. I wrote a mini review of this one here on my blog if you want more details!

2) Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame
Did I Mention I Miss You is the last book in Maskame's DIMILY trilogy, which was first written on wattpad. With serious editing and growth, this series has come a long way. This book has some great themes about forgiveness and doing whats right, and I really appreciated it! However, this wouldn't be my favorite book just because there wasn't enough sexy times! It seems inconsequential, but I was hoping for more than just 2 kissing scenes in a finale. If you want to know more of my thoughts, check out my mini review of it!

1) Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly
Dark Tide and DIMIMY was a hard pick for best. At the end of the day, they are tied. They're completely different stories. One is a NA romance while Dark Tide is a fantasy novel about romances. I wrote a whole review of Dark Tide if you are interested. There are huge feminist vibes and I dig it so much. There is so much girl power and political intrigue as well as budding romances and AH it was so good. While I did love the first book, this is becoming a stand out series for me. 

Have you read any of these books? What books did you read in March?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Sorry you didn't have a great reading month, but I hope you have a wonderful spring break :)
    I mostly felt the same as you when it came to Black Ice. Those girls really annoyed me and they were so silly and dumb :( I had high expectations, though, because the premise sounded amazing. Oh well.

    Have a lovely week Genni!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Thank you Amy! I'm really looking forward to the break. The main girls were SOO dumb!! They literally walked into an abandoned shack with two strangers and thought everything would be fine? They must not have had those "stranger danger" lessons as a kid. XD Not everything works out, unfortunately!

      You too! :)

  2. You did good though. Hope your wisdom teeth pull goes easy. Happy April!

  3. Ooo have fun getting your wisdom teeth out :) I had mine cut out last summer and it's not too bad; you just have to take it easy for a while and get VERY used to eating pudding and broth and generally squishy foods which drove me crazy after a while. Best of luck getting caught up, Genni!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Haha thank you Laura! I'm looking forward to the pudding. :D Have a great April!

  4. It looks like you had a great month in reading! I've read Black Ice and Dark Tide - Black Ice was awesome, though I agree about Stockholm (the author could have done better to make it less Stockholm-y). I loved her next book, Dangerous Lies. :D I hope you have a wonderful month, Genni!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you! The Stockholm part really just frustrated me. That's great to hear! Thank you Alyssa. You too. :D

  5. I listened to Black Ice on audio too - but I didn't like it as much as you - Hadn't those girls ever seen a d-list horror movie? I do want to try The Edge of Everything! :)

    1. I don't think either of the girls had consumed a bit of media in their lifetime. They really lacked some common sense. And if there is a snowstorm, I would just wait it out in the car like any reasonable person. I hope you like it! It's a pretty fun book. :)