Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already time for my March wrap up; this year is completely flying by. This month was pretty hectic, I have my A Levels coming up in May so obviously I’ve been super busy with homework and revising for them. All in all I managed to read four books, which I think is pretty good!
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Thoughts: This was such a great one to start off March’s reads! I’ve been dying to read this for a while so I was beyond excited when I received it for Christmas… And it’s safe to say it didn’t disappoint! I loved To Kill A Kingdom so much, the world building was spectacular and all of the characters were superb. Christo brought a really fresh and unique take on The Little Mermaid, and it was executed perfectly. My one tiny complaint would be that we didn’t get to see more crew members, but I definitely wouldn’t let that stop you from picking this up!
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Thoughts: This was a really fun and quick read! I’m not going to lie, it was not at all what I expected, but I did end up really enjoying it all the same. The riddles and twists were superb and I found the whole Hawthorne family really intriguing! I also didn’t actually guess the final twist, which is always good. The main thing which I wasn’t a fan of in this was definitely the love triangle, it’s one of my least favourite tropes and so naturally I didn’t enjoy that. I would still recommend this to any fan of mysteries though!
Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy
Thoughts: This ended up being such a let down! I was super excited for this, the premise was super intriguing but I really don’t think it was executed properly. I found the writing style really off and at times a little cringy and it was definitely annoying that the romance was the focal point of this mystery. What really cemented my rating, though, was the fact that the twist was so predictable. Overall I’d definitely recommend just giving this book a skip and reading something else.
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Thoughts: This was such a great read! I enjoyed this even more than The Inheritance Games, which was a pleasant surprise! I loved seeing more of the Hawthorne family and I felt Avery really developed in this book. I also loved the amount of twists – there were genuinely so many and I loved every second of it! What I was most surprised about, though, was the fact that I actually liked the love triangle in this book – I think it was used really well to aid Avery’s character development rather than just being there for the sake of drama, which I really appreciated.
Have you read any of these? What books have you read this month? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed this wrap up!