March 2020 TBR
After another crazy month where my reading took a serious seat on the back burner, I am more motivated than ever to start March with a bright and determined step forward!
I absolutely love this month, not just because it’s my birth month, but also because we are that much closer to the Spring season. The clock springs forward, the sun comes back from hiding away during the dreary months of winter, and the rain is a welcomed surprise. I am on the verge of claiming that Spring might be my favourite season… it’s a neck and neck situation with Autumn.
This month’s books are mostly e-copies, as March will be jam packed with me being on the go, from work, to house hunting, to every little thing in between, so for the long car journeys, and those nights when the book is far too heavy for my hands to hold but my entire being wants to keep reading, I figured to purchase these books as e-books.
Most of these books are also January releases as January and February were months I fell off the reading train – hard. They are also all YA Fantasy (no surprise) :p
Here’s my March To-Be-Reads:
Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
It releases tomorrow (March 3rd!). This book is one of the most anticipated books of the year, and for absolute sure the most anticipated for me. I would read Sarah J Maas’ grocery list. I am beyond excited to embark on this crazy adventure with beautiful characters and a thrilling romance. Sarah always delivers in these aspects and I hope it will only get better and better as she continues to write more. This is one of the books on the list that I actually bought as a hard copy.
Here’s the synopsis:
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
Woven in the Moonlight by Isabel Inañez
This book was the book of the month in the FairyLoot January unboxing post I did previously. I was unable to get to it in February so it made the March list. I am also so excited to read this book. It is YA Fantasy, as per all the books on this list … can you see I kinda have an obsession?
It has the romance, the adventure, the epic diverse history, and the strong characters. I believe I will enjoy this book more than I know, and am sure to be left speechless by the end of it!
Here’s the synopsis:
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.
She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao
I did start this book a little over a month ago and got so caught up in life and writing that I didn’t manage to get too far into it. So far, the world, the characters are EVERYTHING! I cannot wait to pick it up again and fully dive deep into it. The cover is absolutely stunning and the magic system seems promising.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.
When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.
A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
When I saw the cover reveal for this book, I wanted it in my hands more than anything. Before I even knew what the book was about. I am, absolutely, not someone who judges a book by the cover, like at all. But I do have an appreciation for beautiful illustration or portrayal of a book through it’s cover. This most likely stems from my inability to draw anything – even a stick man.
When I read the summary, I wanted it in my hands even more. It has the intrigue and drive that builds and propels a fantasy novel. I sense the romance in it will be a slow-burn and I CANNOT WAIT for it! So happy to include it to my TBR pile this month.
Here’s the synopsis:
When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.
Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…
Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin
This is the last book on my TBR this month. I tried very much to make this list realistic as possible! This book is probably the one I am most hesitant to approach because I have read similar books to this one, and have not liked them as much as I truly and deeply wanted to.
Another YA Fantasy, and with the promise of an epic journey, but the plot based on the summary alone, does not seem like a strong one. It borderlines Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Selection by Kiera Cass, books I did enjoy before so I am hopeful that I will be proved wrong with my initial reaction and will in fact enjoy this book more than the others!
Here’s the synopsis:
Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.
It shouldn’t even be possible. I’m Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don’t even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.
But there’s no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don’t?
What books are you reading this month? Are there any I should have added to my list?
Happy Reading! (:
I really want to read House of earth and blood and Scavange the stars soon as well! Woven in moonlight also sounds very interesting!
Enjoy your reading!
Thank you, lovely! I hope your reading this month goes incredibly, as well (: