Greetings, Book Nerds!
Sigh. Another month is gone, and oh what a busy month it turned out to be. February was not my friend in terms of time. I sure could’ve used an extra 24 hours each day to fit in the loads of reading I wanted to do. I did reach some of my goals though, so yay me. Hopefully March will be the month I learn to manage my time better. Unlikely, but a girl can dream, right?
So let’s get down to it, shall we?
In February I featured some stellar authors.
Elissa Sussman stopped by for a spell to answer some of your questions. There’s still one day left to enter my giveaway of her YA fantasy Stray.
Melissa Landers, my favorite sci-fi author, hung out on planet Blog for a bit. Don’t miss your chance to win a signed Invaded swag pack from Melissa. Hurry! Only one day remains before this prize rockets away!
I reviewed Marissa Shrock’s The First Principle, a Christian YA dystopian. Marissa is giving away a copy of her book so don’t forget to enter!
I reached my 365 Days of YA goal and read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. If you’re not part of the 365 Days of YA Reading Challenge (brought to us by Epic Reads along with our hosts What Sarah Read and Literary Kate), click here to find out how YOU can participate.
I liked Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy, book 1). It was my “I wouldn’t normally read it” pick for this season’s challenge. I’ll admit I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I’m enjoying the Throne of Glass series. I did order book two in the Grisha Trilogy, Siege and Storm, so we’ll see. You can read all my thoughts on Shadow and Bone by visiting my review post.
In other reads…
Speaking of Throne of Glass, I’m on Crown of Midnight (book two), and I can’t read fast enough. Seriously, Celaena Sardothein is so hard core and so just gah!!!! What a heroine! Flawed and vulnerable and independent and tough…Celaena is quickly becoming one of my favorite female heroines of all time. Move over Katniss and Tris. There’s a new kid on the block.
Oh, and did I mention the guys?
Dorian or Chaol? Chaol or Dorian? Personally I’m Team Chaol, but I have a soft spot for Dorian too.
Have you read the Throne of Glass series? Which guy are YOU rooting for? Maybe you’re further into the series and you’re team Rowen like my friend Neysa. Let me know in the comments below. Book chats are the best kind, don’t you agree?
In March I plan to read Pivot Point by Kasie West. This is my final read for the winter section of the 365 Days of YA infographic.
Each season I’m reading a book I’ve been dying to read, one I wouldn’t normally read, and one I’ve never heard of. Pivot Point is my “never heard of it” pick. I’m super excited to read it because it’s about this girl who, whenever she’s faced with a choice, can see into the future and view both outcomes. Cool, right?
I’ve also added Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard to the pile. It’s about a world in which common Red bloods serve the Silver blooded elite. Originally I hadn’t planned to read Red Queen during winter, but after hearing so many great things about it, I couldn’t resist. Thanks to Bekah AwesomeBookNut for the recommendation!
I’ll also be reading How To Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck in the month of March. I’d like to finish The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (alomost there!), Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron, Invaded by Melissa Landers, and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. While I’m being super ambitious about my March reads, I might as well add Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. If nothing else, catching up on the Throne of Glass series is high on my priority list. If you’ve read the series, I needn’t explain why.
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I’ve got some awesome featured authors coming up in March, along with more giveaways you won’t want to miss!
What’s on your TBR list for March? Did you achieve your reading goals for February? I love hearing from you! Connect with me in the comments below or tweet to me @SaraEllaWrites. Until then, happy reading!