Monthly Wrap Up: March 2022

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

Rating: ✯✯✯✯✯

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

Rating: ✯✯✯✯

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

Rating: ✯✯

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

Rating: ✯✯✯✯✯

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!

Ceri

51 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: March 2022

  1. Reading four books per month is definitely good! Kind of bummed to hear that the book “Last One to Die” received such poor ratings. I was intrigued by the title but thanks for saving me the trouble! Thank you for sharing xx

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  2. Amazing books, Ceri! I purchased The Inheritance Games sounds like it is right up my street, I love the mystery genre! I’ll be buying To Kill A Kingdom today, and glad that you enjoyed it. ( just checked that the local bookstore has it, yay!) Thank you so much for sharing x Penny / http://www.whatdidshetype.com

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  3. You have read some interesting books in March. Posts like this makes me realise another month has gone past and I just haven’t picked up a book, ooops! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your reads!

    Lauren

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  4. This is a great roundup of books. I want to check out all of them, They all say interesting. I am always looking for new books to read. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I’m so happy to hear that The Inheritance Games was a quick and thrilling read! I’m always looking for good thrillers and will have to add that and Hawthorne Legacy to my list! I appreciate your honest review for Last One To Die, I’ll have to skip that one. It’s too bad the writing was inconsistent and it was predictable. Great March wrap up, I’m excited to see what April brings!

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    1. Yes it definitely was, I really enjoyed it! I love a good thriller too and they were amazing – I hope you love them as much as I did. It certainly was a shame that Last One To Die didn’t live up to my expectations. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I hope you have a wonderful April!

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    1. Thank you haha, so do I sometimes! Ooh I’m so glad to hear that, they’re both amazing. Thank you so much for reading and commenting – and I hope you can get to reading a bit more! xx

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  6. The Inheritance Games sounds like an interesting read; I love that the twist was a good one and that the book kept you guessing. Loving it all the more because it sounds like a quick read. 🙂

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  7. Wow you’ve read some amazing books this month! I love the sound of each of them, I love your reviews and always appreciate reading them before buying the book. Thank you for sharing this with us lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  8. Every single book here is intriguing definitely! It’s amazing how you finish all these books in a month. I’m sure you have awesome vocabulary and writing skills now. I’m most attracted to the plot of Last One To Die. I hope it becomes a movie haha

    lifebeginsattwenty.com

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  9. It is unquestionably beneficial to read four novels every month. I was disappointed to see that “Last One to Die” garnered such low reviews. The title piqued my interest, but thanks for sparing me the work! Thank you for providing this information.

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