Looking back at the month of March I got some serious reading done. I managed to finish six books which I am super happy with and some were very highly rated! Keep on reading for a spoiler free wrap up of my March reads.
The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
My first read of March was a republication of Schwab’s first novel, The Near Witch. I honestly cannot believe that this was a debut novel; an mysterious and atmospheric tale with fairy tale vibes and witches. This was definitely a 4/5 star read for me. Check out my full review here.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
This is a book that I was seeing all over bookish Twitter and Instagram and I am SO glad that I took the book community’s advice and listen to the audiobook. A chilling tale of revenge which definitely took some deep and dark turns (trigger warnings for child abuse and rape), Sadie was a story that I just could not stop listening to. The audiobook was presented just like a podcast with a cast of characters, and while due to the nature of the story I feel odd saying that I “enjoyed” it this story was extremely impactful and gripping. Another 4/5 star read!
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
The Devouring Gray was another highly anticipated read of mine which I’d seen all over social media the last few months, so I was super excited to receive an early copy from Titan Books! A creepy and thrilling tale with a plot unlike anything I’ve read before and serious Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars vibes, The Devouring Gray earned 3.5/5 stars. You can my full spoiler free review here.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Aaah, an old fave of mine! With the approach of the release of Finale, the aptly named final book in the trilogy, I decided to start a re-read of the series. Back in 2017 I rated Caraval 5/5 stars but I have to admit that in the years that have passed since my first read my reading tastes have expanded and developed and so the second time around I only gave it 3.5 stars. This isn’t to say that I didn’t still enjoy the story, I guess it just didn’t have the same magical effect on me this time. I actually posted a full review a couple of years ago which you can read here – you’ll definitely be able to recognise how much I loved it back then!
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Why oh why did I wait so long to read this book!? Muse of Nightmares was definitely my favourite read of March and earned a very well deserved 5/5 stars. A beautiful, enthralling sequel to Strange the Dreamer with lyrical prose, enchanting and fleshed out characters and a story that kept me gripped to the very end. I’ll be posting my review of Muse as part of the Hodder blog tour in celebration of the release of the paperback edition so keep an eye out for my full thoughts then!
Romanov by Nadine Brandes
My final read in March was the anticipated and upcoming novel Romanov by the author of Fawkes. A YA historical fantasy loosely based on the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Romanov surprised me in that while it is not my typical choice of genre, it kept me hooked. A story I like to call even paced, this was an interesting read in which I couldn’t predict where it was going to lead, full of romance, strong family ties, magic and Royal intrigue! I very gratefully received an ARC from the publishers Harper 360 so I will be posting a proper review in the upcoming weeks but for now my rating is 3/5 stars.
So there we have it, all of the books I read in March! Are any of these on your TBR or have your read them already? What did you think?