I hope you all had a great Easter (everyone who celebrated on the 1st of April), and if you are like me and your Easter is only on the 8th, don’t worry! our time to eat chocolate eggs, pastries and cakes are still ahead of us.
Recently, I’ve posted a list of My Goals for the upcoming months, make sure to check it out if you haven’t yet. I wasn’t able to complete all of them fully, but I made some progress and will continue working on them.
March has passed way too quickly and it seems that this year will be over in a blink of an eye. How is it April already? However, reading in March was much better than in the previous months. I managed to read 4 books and one of them I finished in just two days, which hasn’t happened to me in a long time!
«Blood Will Out» by Jo Treggiari
Ari Sullivan was kidnapped. She has no recollection of what happened to her in the last couple of hours. And when she manages to escape her temporal prison, the killer will be hunting her to make sure the memories stay lost forever.
Memory loss, kidnapping, assault – we’ve seen this many times before. So what makes «Blood Will Out» stand out from the rest of the books? I would love to say “great characters” or “unexpected plot twist”, but honestly – neither.
It was entertaining for as long as it lasted, and forgettable afterward. I would classify this as an “introductory level thriller” for teenagers that would love to dive into this genre. Ari Sullivan was portrayed as a reckless teenage girl, but then again, no thriller ever has a smart character who always stays out of trouble!
«Oh Honey» by Emily R. Austin
“Hello, my name is Esther. I am calling on behalf of Krippler Incorporated, a market research institute. Today we are conducting a survey on feline diabetes. Do you, or any member of your household, own a cat?”
They hang up.
“Hello. My name is Joan. I am calling on behalf of—”
They hang up.”
Dark, satirical novel, «Oh Honey» is definitely not a book for weak-hearted. Jane is a telemarketer. And she calls one man every single day. But it’s not random at all. She has a purpose.
This novel made me laugh at the darkest situations, which in turn made me question myself. Witty and deep, clever and profound, «Oh Honey» was a binge-read from the beginning till the end.
«Ready Player One» by Ernest Cline
The entire month of March was waiting and preparation period for the Ready Player One movie! I finished the book just a few days before the premiere and couldn’t wait to see it on the big screen, especially because of different references and Easter Eggs hidden in the movie.
It was a great experience to spot some of my favorite and well-known characters, like Batman climbing mount Everest, Clark Kent disguise costume, Starcraft’s Space Marine and Tracer from Overwatch. All I want to do now is re-watch it at home and re-read the book underlining and writing down every single reference I encounter!
«Whisper» by Lynette Noni
Subject Six-Eight-Four, also goes by the name of “Jane Doe” has been locked in a government secret facility for two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes. She has been experimented on. She hasn’t said a single word.
I loved it! It has been too long since I’ve read any sort of YA sci-fi/fantasy filled to the brim with some cheesy lines, bad boys, love/hate relationships and just interesting concepts. Only after reading «Whisper» I realized how much I actually missed it.
Very fast paced and engaging, this took me less than 5 hours to fly through while enjoying the fantastic elements and the interactions between the characters. WARNING: Be prepared for a lot of “not so subtle” flirting!
Not a bad reading month at all! I wish I have dedicated a little bit more time to reading, but time management can be very tricky sometimes!
Was March a “Ready Player One Month” for you as well? What was the most memorable book for you this month? Let me know in the comments down below!