March : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 March 2018

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The first quarter of the month is already at an end.  Spring is upon us and I hope you all have lots to look forward to. My Month in Covers is here.

Books read:  this month = 9

  1. The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams – review to follow
  2. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
  3. Looking Glass By Andrew Mayne
  4. Planetfall by Emma Newman
  5. Feeder by Patrick Weekes – review to follow
  6. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe – review to follow
  7. Tiger Lily by K Bird Lincoln – review to follow
  8. The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath – review to follow
  9. The Atrocities by Jeremy C Shipp – review to follow

So, a few reviews to catch up with but I do feel like I’m catching up with them slowly but surely.

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books

Unfortunately none this month.  I had a lot of review books so couldn’t get to my own reads.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought:

I’m really looking forward to The Silent Companions and hope to slot that one in regardless of my schedule, similar with the Stuart Turton book which I’ve heard such good things about.  Obviously I want to read them all of course but as and when:

  1. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
  2. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  4. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Review Books:

  1. By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis
  2. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  3. The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer
  4. Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
  5. Legendary by Stephanie Gerber
  6. Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley
  7. The Atrocities by Jeremy C Shipp
  8. The Last Sun by K D Edwards
  9. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  10. Temper by Nicky Drayden

That probably looks a tiny bit excessive given that I’m trying to be careful but the dates for these are not all due in the same month.

I’ve completed another two of my SPFBO books: Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andy Rowe and Tiger Lily by K Bird Lincoln (reviews to follow)

My cover compare this month: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett:

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23 Responses to “March : My Month in Review”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    That cover for Dark Eden is both arresting AND intriguing! 🙂

  2. Zezee

    I just completed the Oddling Prince and it’s interesting. I’m in the middle on whether or not I really liked it.

  3. Tammy

    I’m going to start The Atrocities soon, it sounds so good. I’m curious to hear how you like Legendary. I decided to pass on it since I wasn’t a huge fan of Caraval. Looks like it was a great month!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I enjoyed Caraval but it had split opinions. I hope you enjoy The Atrocities.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Jennifer | Book Den

    You had a great month! I’ve been hearing great things about The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I may have to get a copy of that as well. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s had some great reviews so I couldn’t resist.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I got Temper too and am super excited to read it! The Oddling Prince sounds like an interesting one too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved Prey of Gods by the same author so I’m excited to pick up Temper.
      Lets hope we both love it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I actually finished The Silent Companions last week. I loved it and I think you will too! I really wouldn’t recommend reading it at night though, where things unseen can be hiding in the shadows… 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Now you’ve actually made me want to read it at night – scary!
      Lynn 😀

  7. pagesandtea

    I read The Silent Companions recently and enjoyed it so much, it’s just the right amount of creepy 🙂
    I have The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on my April TBR pile too. It sounds so good so hopefully we’ll both get around to reading it soon.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so – both of these books sound amazing and I’m really looking forward to getting to them.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, sounds like you’ve had another good month of reading with nine books read. I only finished three books in March – I don’t think I particularly read less, instead I was just reading two long and intense novels for most of the month. Happy reading in April. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Long books do reduce the reading numbers – my next book is 600 pages – so that will definitely slow things down a little.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Good luck with that beasty book! 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        I’ve finished it – it sticks to the original story but obviously told from the beast’s pov. I’d say it is a book for romantics. I enjoyed it, it even made my eyes well up (although obviously I don’t admit to such things) but there was just something missing. Not sure exactly what. I’d probably say 4 of 5 stars if I was rating it – there was just something holding me back from an absolute ‘wow’ book.
        Lynn 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    I think the covers for Dark Eden are all marvellous and I loved the book. You had a great month in March and I look forward to hearing your views on Feeder and Sufficiently Advanced Magic in particular. I think you have a great reading list for April and wish you a great month:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      The TL:DR is that Feeder was fun – kind of reminds me of x-men but in book format. Sufficiently Advanced Magic was a good contender. I had some issues, mainly concerning pacing and a little bit of repetition but I really enjoyed the setting and it has a fabulous end.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ll forgive a book quite a lot if the ending is sufficiently strong…:)

  10. Greg

    The seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle has me really curious. Legendary/ Caraval have me wondering too, I may get to those hopefully this spring.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Seven Deaths has enjoyed some excellent reviews so I had to buy it – plus it was a bargain. Legendary/Caraval – I enjoyed the first, it had mixed reviews but it worked for me so I’m really pleased to have No.2 to read.
      Lynn 😀

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