This is my third book-post already! It’s not that exciting this month though. I’ve only read 2 books this month because of the global pandemic I wasn’t really in the mood to read, but also because I didn’t enjoy one of the books. So these 2 books are my March reads.
You might wonder why I kept reading a book I didn’t like. Well, the answer is simple: I hoped it would get better and I already bought the sequel..
The Grisha Verse
This month I read Six of Crows / List & Leugens from Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first of a duology and takes place in the same universe as the Shadow & Bone trilogy.
What is it about: In the first trilogy you learn about the world where people with special powers are feared and suppressed until they are needed to save the world. The powers of the people in this story are unlike any I’ve ever read and I loved reading these 3 books! The duology has almost nothing to do with those powers and even though it’s set in the same world, it almost felt like I was reading a book about thugs in the VOC period.
So as you might have guessed, this was the book I didn’t enjoy. But because I loved the first trilogy so much, I bought both of the books of this duology immediately. That’s why I finished it anyway. The people that didn’t particularly enjoy the first book told me the second would be better. So I’m hoping for that. I need a bit more magic in my books!
This is the first book I’ve ever read by Rainbow Rowell. And I can tell you: it won’t be my last!
I know you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I still do. I’m a graphic designer, designs are important to me. And this book looked like it was about some teen-feelgood story, so I never bothered to read the blurb. I mean.. look at it! Until I came across this book in a 5-euro-bin.
Turns out: this LGTB+ book is about a magical school with wizards and vampires! A boy that’s “the chosen one” with his vampire roommate and some friends that have to save the world and still finish school. WHUT?! Why would such a great story have a cover like this?! I don’t get it.
Anyway, I’m super glad I picked this book up because I loved the story! It constantly left me thinking about what would happen next and all though my description sounds somewhat like Harry Potter: it isn’t. This story has an entirely different vibe of its own.
So yeah, these 2 books are my March reads. One that I absolutely loved when I didn’t expect that and one that I expected to enjoy but didn’t. What was your favourite book of last month?
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