I have had a REALLY good month of reading and listing to books. For serious! I’ve already shared some of my favorites, if you missed the post for Pretty Girl -13, Mila 2.0 and Dark Triumph make sure to check them out. But, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the other great books that I have read over the month. Check out my Goodreads to see my complete list of what I’ve been reading (although I do have 5 or so that I need to add, curse busy March and the illness of April) as well as more in depth reviews for each of these and of course you can get the sysnopsis for each of them there to.
I’m also linking up to The Broke and the Bookish since this coming up week’s topic is a rewind so I figure this is kind of a “Top Ten Books I’ve Read Recently”
The Ward – This book is like a dystopian Speed Racer meets American folklore and it is AWESOME. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked it up and it literally blew me away. The synopsis made it sound interesting but guys it’s so much more than it describes. Something really clicked with me for this one. Like in the way that Insignia, Ender’s Game and Ready Player One clicked for me. It doesn’t come out until April 30 but you should definitely put it on your goodreads and consider pre-ordering it and at the very least jump on your library’s hold list for it. Really I loved it.
Forgotten – I picked this up on a whim not knowing much about it but I really loved it. The characters are AWESOME. The story is fun and interesting. And there are so many fun ideas to think about. Definitely read the synopsis but just the whole idea that the main character has no memories just future visions so like we think back about yesterday to jog our thoughts she has to think to tomorrow, it’s mind blowing and awesome. But the best part was that it wasn’t too heady, it was a fun, sweet read with great pacing. Plus there are multiple layers to the tale that are unveiled making it part identity thriller and part crime mystery. Really it was great. I listened to the audiobook and the performance was great.
The Magicians – I liked the first third of the book. But over all I’d say it was a let down. I’ve seen it on SO MANY must read lists. It’s been called the Harry Potter for adults. Which I guess if by that you just mean sex (not even love involved sex), cussing, and dark. But it was meh. It’s divided in to books and the first one starts of with them at magic school and that was fun and awesome but as they get older it gets darker, more depressing and becomes more epic fantasy-ish. More Narnia books (which I only got through 3.5 off) than Potter, just not my thing but I can see how other people would like it. There is a reason I like YA.
Clockwork Princess – OH MY GOODNESS. This was SO good. Like I expected it to be good but it Blew.Me.Out.Of.The.Water! I felt like I was overloaded by happiness and beautiful wonderfulness. The story is good but man do I just love the characters. The friendship love between Will and Jem is just so amazing. And I can’t get enough of the side characters. Also it was my first time listening to one of Cassie’s books and it was great, the performance was wonderful and I felt like it added another layer to the story. I definitely recommend the audiobook. An Infernal Devices Book.
Indigo Spell – Holy heart melt I loved this one too. Will from the Infernal Devices books is only rivaled by Adrian for me and since this book was all Adrian I was in heaven. Yup so great, so funny, so awesome. A Bloodlines (Vampire Academy Spin-off) book
Until I Die and If I Should Die – So I REALLY liked Die for Me the first in the Revenant series and was eager to continue the story. I found the world of these Parisian ghost/zombies so interesting and novel. Now remember I am not a normally a fan of ghosts or zombies but Revenants now it seems they are different story. I wasn’t impressed with Until I Die I kind of had to force my way through a lot and then it started to get good and then ended. But I thought that If I Should Die was a fantastic end to the trilogy and totally made up for book 2. The characters mature, you get more from the side characters and it’s awesome and it’s just a great completion of the story. This is another one that’s not out until the beginning of May but if you haven’t started the series you should pick it up and you’ll be done just in time. And if you’re eagerly awaiting If I Should Die I believe you will not be disappointed, I sure wasn’t.
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Tanya Patrice says
I read The Magicians too, and really didn’t care for it much – but I also wasn’t a huge fan of the first one either. The cover art is gorgeous though (and there’s another in the series coming out too).
Kacy Faulconer says
Thanks. I keep thinking I should read The Magicians but I can’t get into it. I’ll just skip it.
Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife says
I always love your book reviews. Thanks
Debra Hawkins says
Oh how I loved Clockwork Princess and Indigo Spell and and and…. :)
I’m going to have to add Forgotten to my TBR list, it sounds really good! :)
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
One of my friends keeps recommending The Magicians to me, but I just keep ignoring her because I really am not interested at all. Your quick blurb about it confirmed all the reasons why. :-P
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~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~
Oh, my god! The Indigo Spell and Clcokwork Princess were so good! I was so waiting for that Sydrian moment when they actually got together, and Will got a happy ending. What else could I ask for?
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Book Nerd & Critic says
The Indigo Spell is amazing! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Great list. :)
Can I just say your books have such pretty covers!I’m glad that you enjoyed Clockwork Princess. I’ve heard mixed things about it. I haven’t read any of Cassandra Clare’s work, but I’ve heard good things about her Mortal Instruments series. I’ve heard great things about the Bloodlines series as well.
Great List Marissa!
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Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader
That’s too bad about The Magicians. I have been wanting to read it because it has been likened to Harry Potter for adults. Although after reading your mini review I tink I’ll stick with the young adult series.
The Indigo Spell was definitely my favorite of the Bloodlines books! I agree, it was excellent. As far as The Magicians goes, I thought the sequel was a lot better.
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I really, really want to read The Magicians and The Ward! I’ve seen them so much on Goodreads and Amazon and other blogs… Although now I’m a bit concerned about The Magicians.
Anyway, great list!
Wow, you’ve been reading a lot lately! Shame about The Magicians. I’ve been DYING to read the ward. It sounds amazing.
Natalie Bell says
Good to hear you enjoyed The Ward. I have that one sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read. I just started City of Bones, so I have a way to go before Clockwork Princess, but love that cover! Great post!
Janus Vielle Aragones says
My goodness, I really need to start on The Infernal Devices… I have all three books but I haven’t picked them up yet. I totally agree with your thoughts on Forgotten. I’ve watched out for Cat Patrick’s books since then. :)
Great list! ^_^
Margo Berendsen says
I really really need to read that Clockwork series. And you have me curious about the Ward, too!
Book Blather says
I really want to read The Ward now! I wonder when it’s out… As for Richelle Mead book 1 of the spin off series was disappointing, but if book 3 gets to the romance then I am so there! Thanks for the heads up (yes, Adrian is AWESOME).