PAGES READ IN MARCH: 6242 pages across 21 books.
SO FAR IN 2020: 14835 pages across 47 books.
My March average rating is 4.25 out of 5!
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
It’s Alex’s ‘final’ adventure, and the states have never been higher as Scorpia plan to hurt him in every way possible, and bring down the English government too.
Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
Alex is back and he’s on the hunt after receiving a message from beyond the grave, the only thing that could have ever pulled him back into the world of espionage after his rough retirement.
Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz: ⭐⭐⭐.5
In this short story collection, we see seven short adventures for Alex.
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A man Kammani hates is guaranteed certain death, and only she can save him – if only his death wouldn’t mean the death of the sister she adores and the loss of the rest of her family.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When a young shapeshifter finally gets herself a spot as a supervillain’s sidekick, she thinks it’s time for all her evil plots to come to fruition – but this supervillain is a little weird, and his relationship with his arch-nemesis doesn’t always seem very… nemesis-y.
Check, Please Volume 1 by Ngozi Ukaru: ⭐⭐⭐
Bitty’s starting college, running his vlog, baking and joining the hockey team – it’s a busy life, but everything’ll be fine, as long as he doesn’t fall for anyone on his hockey team…
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review here)
A year after their oldest sister’s, Ana’s, death, the Torres sisters try to come to terms with the loss they’ve experienced and living with their impossible father and, all of a sudden, Ana’s ghost.
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
After [redacted] [redacted] at Canaan House, Harrow is dealing with her ascendance to Lyctorhood not going quite right, the loss of her cavalier [redacted] and the fact that god, and her fellow Lyctors, are all kind of… dicks?
Animal Farm by George Orwell: ⭐⭐⭐
The classic allegorical tale of a farmyard uprising where animals overthrow their human owners and create their own peaceful community where all animals are equal.
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft: DNF @ 26 pages 😬
The Apple-Tree Throne by Premee Mohamed: ⭐⭐⭐.5 (review here)
Lt. Benjamin Braddock survived the massacre that ended the war and came back to a world that doesn’t seem to need him, and adjusting would be hard enough if he wasn’t being haunted by the ghost of his commanding officer.
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ten years after the defeat of the Dark One the Chosen Ones are celebrities and everyone seems to have forgotten the terror except for Sloane – until one of their own dies, and the Dark One’s reign might not be as ‘over’ as they thought.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (reread): ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
Nyx has been promised to the all-powerful ruler of her kingdom since birth, and since then she has been training to kill him- but not everything is as it seems and the stakes are too high to make mistakes.
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke: ⭐⭐.5 (review here)
When Torvi’s sister Morgunn is stolen away by the wolf-priest Uther, she joins a roaming band of bards to get her back and ends up on a quest to find a mythical sword rumoured to be buried deep in stone – and the wielder earns the right to rule.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When Ari has to hide out on the abandoned Old Earth and pulls a sword from a stone, she wakes Merlin from another long sleep – but this time he’s got his work cut out for him with the legendary King Arthur reincarnated into a head-strong woman with a knack for trouble and a quest across the stars.
Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The twisty conclusion to Ari and Merlin’s story as they have to catapult themselves back to the Dark Ages, literally, to find what they need to save the galaxy from the evil Mercer Corporation.
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lia is fresh to the throne, and still learning how to rule when she meets Xania, a perfect candidate for her spymaster – despite her thirst for revenge – but when the court is tangled in a web of murder and love, how can they know who to trust?
Nevertheless, She Persisted a Tor anthology:⭐⭐⭐⭐
A flash fiction project curated by Tor based off of the statement ‘She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.’ that has become a war cry for women everywhere.
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova: 15/384 (4%)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: 146/560 (26%)
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman: 240/784 (31%)