*looks sadly at my blog calendar for March*
I planned for so many more posts, but ended up not having the energy to write them… 😥 This month was mainly a review month, with an interview and no discussions or quirky posts. I’m hoping this changes for next month, but my spirits were just “meh” in general.
Upcoming ACT on April 9 (it’s a standardized test in US) that’ll decide whether or not colleges want me. Or something like that. So I’ve been hardcore studying and getting nagged at my parents.
Speaking of nagging, my mom also hid a couple of my book packages (the ones from UPS that get delivered to the door while I’m at school). WOE IS ME. :’) Apparently I have to get at least a 34 on ACT (out of 36) to get them back. MY BOOKS ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE, so you can see why I need to study to get them back lol.
Spring break was pretty mellow. I studied a bit and mostly slept haha. While kids were going out and having fun, I was just cruising at home.
- Air Awakens by Elise Kova – This hyped-up fantasy is riddled with cliches and hackneyed plot elements that had me laughing the whole time while reading.
- Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell – A retelling of Sleeping Beauty where the prince falls asleep after kissing Aurora. Interesting characterizations that I didn’t particularly like, and a plot-twisty plot. Seems more like fairy tale fanfiction than anything.
- Dearest Series by Lex Martin – If every NA book were like this one, my life would be a happier place.
- Captive Prince by CS Pacat – Although this features a grotesque world that exemplifies rape culture, the oddly endearing characters make it worth the read. The slow as turtle plot did not.
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – A not-so-solid sequel for the famed Red Queen series, with more banal plot elements and an explosive ending that may inflame readers.
I also reviewed these books on Happy Indulgence:
- The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins – Increase the drama, decrease the action and it’s the perfect book for readers! For me, the silly romantic entanglements and banal world and hysterical characters made it a pretty sucky read.
- Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan – This A Tale of Two Cities retelling was supposed to enchant me but ended up boring me. Hello, 20% info dump!
- Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs – Follows a group of teens with special abilities as they go forward 30 years in time to find the cure for cancer.
- Dreamology by Lucy Keating – An innovative, refreshing contemporary that explores the the main character Alice as she finds out her dream boyfriend Max was actually real.
- SST: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae – check it out to hear about Jae’s writing habits and advice for young writers!
I’m so sorry for the lack of posts during March! It was just a lackluster time for me in regards to life in general. Rest assured that I have a bunch more posts planned for you guys in April. 😀 Happy reading!