So March was an okay reading month; I read a total of four books as well as attempting to read a fifth, but unfortunately could not make it past the first chapter. This was also the month that I read Divergent, which, of course, I absolutely loved. I didn't end up reading one of the books on last month's TBR, but that's alright. I will link each title to my full review. Anyways, let's get to it!
1. Just for Now by Abbi Glines
So I rated this book a 4 out of 5. I really enjoyed reading a fun book focused on romance. This book by no means has a
really complicated plot or characters you haven't read about before, but it was a really nice light read that dealt with
issues generally not seen in YA romance. I flew right through the pages and I don't think I ever got bored while reading
2. Breathe by Abbi Glines
So this is, of course, another book in the Sea Breeze series that I have been reading. And of course, I loved it just as
much as I loved the other books. It had all the clichés of romance and was written well. My favorite part was the fact that
one of the main characters, Jax Stone, was a celebrity. This made the book very reminiscent of fanfiction, except better
written and more believable. I rated this 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who wants a light read and who
enjoys reading fanfiction.
3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Yes, I know, it's about time I caught up and finally read this book. In all honesty, this book was super predictable, and I
mean really predictable. I already knew the big plot points by the time I was only 10 pages in. Normally, I would probably
have set a book like this down or not enjoyed it. However, this was not the case with this book. Despite knowing what
would happen, I ended up really enjoying this book. In fact, I ended up buying the rest of the books in this series. I rated
this book 3 out of 5 stars. I know a lot of other bookworms loved this series and I think it is also a great book for people
who don't read as much.
4. Valhalla by Ari Bach
Eh. This book was just... not very good. The writing was awful because rather than telling a story, it just told events. I
was honestly really excited to read this book because I am all about supporting local authors, but only if I actually enjoy
their books. I just could not get into this book for the life of me. It sounded like a really good story and it probably is, but it's
just not written well at all. Bleh. I rated this book .5 out of 5 stars.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Ahh, this book. I love love loved it. Even though I had seen the movie prior (haha, get it, Prior is Tris' last name) to read
the book, I still enjoyed it. The premise of the book is just so unique and it is written so well. The character development is
awesome and I haven't read a book this truly amazing in a while. Of course, I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars as well as
deemed it as a must-read. Definitely my favourite read of the month.
Yay! Now we get to what I'm going to read for the month of April. I am hoping to read more than I did last month, but I am only going to create a loose plan of what I want to read because if I make it too strict than I am unlikely to actually stick to it. I am really excited to read these books and get up reviews because a couple of them are from local authors but are still pretty popular. Below I will link each book to the author's website in case you are curious about any of these books.
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
3. Curio by Evangeline Denmark
4. Night Speed by Chris Howard
(I have an arc of this book but it will be released on May 5, 2016.)