March Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my blog, I hope you all are doing well!

Today I have for you all my March Wrap Up! I’m happy to note that I do have reviews up for all of these books, so I will link those for you!

Alright, let’s jump right into the review now!


STATS

BOOKS READ: 8 books
PAGES READ: 2533 Pages
RATINGS:
⭐ ⭐ : Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves and Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ : Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray, Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, and The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ : In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, and Golden Son by Pierce Brown
BOOKS READ FROM TBR: 2/6…… I read a lot of ARCs though!

Coming Reviews: Golden Son by Pierce Brown and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


⭐ ⭐


Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves

Release Date: May 15th, 2018AF47F419-378B-4AB8-A6A6-E841507EF831
Pages: 352 Pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: LGBT and YA

Plot:
Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny’s life. She’s failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is.


Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Goodreads Rating: 4.03/5963C0887-7E92-41EB-9BCF-D02688CBD8D6
Pages: 503 Pages
Published: April 4th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and YA

Plot:
She’s a soldier — Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine — Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel’s advanced programming has begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray

Release Date: April 3rd, 20186F6A9EB8-245B-4300-B4C0-9704EB357481
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Science Fiction and YA

Plot: (Do not read if you haven’t read Book #1: Defy the Stars)
An outcast from her home — Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time. And when a deadly plague arrives on Genesis, Noemi gets her chance. As the only soldier to have ever left the planet, it will be up to her to save its people…if only she wasn’t flying straight into a trap.

A fugitive from his fate — On the run to avoid his depraved creator’s clutches, Abel believes he’s said good-bye to Noemi for the last time. After all, the entire universe stands between them…or so he thinks. When word reaches him of Noemi’s capture by the very person he’s trying to escape, Abel knows he must go to her, no matter the cost.

But capturing Noemi was only part of Burton Mansfield’s master plan. In a race against time, Abel and Noemi will come together once more to discover a secret that could save the known worlds, or destroy them all.


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Release Date: April 24th, 2018EC351B52-7238-430E-9471-63604CF49F07
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Fantasy and YA

Plot:
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.


The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Goodreads Rating: 4.07/5F29BC4AF-6394-483B-82F1-11F93DCC211D
Pages: 352 Pages
Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Plot:
Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

Release Date: April 3rd, 2018A5FE205F-328E-45D6-95DF-6C67742D2169
Pages: 64 Pages (of pure gold)
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Plot:
In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life.


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Goodreads Rating: 4.45/5
Pages: 525 Pages
Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fantasy and YA

Plot:
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.


Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Goodreads Rating: 4.45/5
Pages: 430 Pages
Published: January 6th, 2015
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Plot:
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.


Alright everyone! That concludes my March Wrap Up!

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to follow my blog as well as all my other social media sites!

Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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