2021 March Mid-Month Wrap Up

During the mid-month wrap up you’ll see all the books I’ve read before it’s posted (as close to the 15th as I can get it) and a link to the review post or I’ll give a quick (couple sentences) review along with a star rating. During the month wrap up, I’ll give stats and show off what I read after the mid-month wrap up.

This first half was fully of slow progress, but I’m hoping a couple of rereads will get me back into my groove.

Finished so far…

I Think I love You by Auriane Desombre

I reviewed that one during TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour.

Goals Met:
✔ eArc
✔ Diverse Reading

A Vow so Bold and Deadly (Cursebreaker #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

This is the final book in the Cursebreaker series and I was happy with the finally. There isn’t much I could say about this without spoilers, since it is the final book. However, I will say I wish I had a little more of each perspective – I’ve grown use to having really only two characters to follow, but this one had all four. I will say that I have a new favourite, but I wont say who. I liked how well wrapped up it was, with very little questions unanswered. Could I see there being a spinoff or continuation – possibly, but not with this overarching plot.

This one got 4 ⭐.

Goals Met:
✔ Physically Owned
✔ Diverse Reading (side characters)
✔ Finish series
✔ Most Anticipated
✔ Gifted

Alex & Eliza (Alex & Eliza #1)by Melissa De La Cruz

Well this confirms it, I’m not a big fan of Melissa’s writing. I was able to get through this one, but barely (Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe was one I DNF’d rather quickly). The only thing getting me to the end was simply because of the points it was worth in Reading Rivalry (it was the buddy read) and I was semi curious about the Hamilton story since I haven’t read anything about that time (or person). I gave this book 2 ⭐ – it wasn’t horrible, but the writing style wasn’t for me. I have unhauled all the other books I owned of hers.

Goals Met:
✔ Physically Owned
✔ Backlist
✔ Owned before 2021
✔ Diverse Reading

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1) by Roseanne A Brown

OMG! I loved this! Please read this! I can’t believe I have to wait for the next in the series – November is so far away! I haven’t read many fantasies that have African Mythological inspiration or retellings, but I have yet to read a bad one. Brown’s writing is amazing and easy to follow and pick up. The atmosphere and feelings Brown is able to portray was outstanding. Be warned, if you experience panic attacks – or if they are triggering for you – this book has a character that experiences many panic attacks throughout the book and managed to triggered one for me. Brown has an amazing ability to make you feel like you are a part of the book and experiencing what the characters are feeling. Really, I probably would have been able to do a full length review, but it may not be more coherent that “this book is amazing and everyone needs to read it!!!”. In case it wasn’t clear, I gave this one 5 ⭐.

Goals Met:
✔ Physically Owned
✔ Backlist
✔ Owned before 2021
✔ Gifted
✔ Diverse Reading

Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl (Magic Mutants #1) by Erin Grammar

I’m sad to say that I was disappointed in this book. When I had read it was for anyone who loved Sailor Moon, The Umbrella Academy and The Marvel Cinematic Universe, I had to get it – I had very high expectations. Unfortunately, this had very little to do with Sailor Moon. Japanese Punk Fashion (or Lolita Fashion) was very prominent in this book – the Sailor Moon connection – and it was very interesting, but not what I had hoped for. I also found the ending to be abrupt. It was almost like the book just randomly stopped at a random chapter in a much larger book. I will say that I loved the amount of LGBTQIA+ rep was present in this book. I also loved the friend group as a whole and there were many positive points of the characters – but I just wasn’t interested in the overall plot and the characters (although had positives as I said) but they were not drawing me back. The twist on zombies was interesting – but was not explored enough in this book (maybe in the next?). I ended up giving this one 2.5 ⭐, which really saddened me.

Goals Met:
✔ eArc
✔ Diverse Reading

Currently Reading…

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout (Reread)

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley

Up Next…

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1) by Victoria Schwab (Reread)

Sugar and Spite by Gail D Villanueva

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

So that’s it. Have you read any of these? What did you read so far? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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