Reading Wrap Up – March 2019

First off, I just can’t get over the fact that we’ve reached the end of March already. Time is flying.

Other that that, this is a very proud moment for me, because for the first time in a while, I did not buy any books this month. I know, I am shocked as well. I do have some books on my list that I will most likely buy in April though, because… I just need them.

I also reached the mini reading goal I set for myself this month, so that’s really great, and I am slowly working my way though my 2019 TBR/currently reading shelf on Goodreads. I might even make it through most of my TBR by summer, although I am not making any promises..

Anyways, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we first have to see what I’ve read this month..:

Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth – Rick Riordan

As the son of a Greek god, I’ve had my fair share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn’t choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what’s a half-blood meant to do?

That was just the beginning. This is the one where mu arch-enemy, Luke, is looking for a way to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descent into the terrifying underground and beyond..

This will not come as a surprise to you if you’ve read last month’s reading wrap up, but my reading goal this month was to finish the Percy Jackson series. And I did. I read the last two books this month and it was amazing. Like, I enjoy these books, the stories and characters, so much. They really get to me and make me feel pretty much every single emotion ever, but mostly joy.
But anyways, my thoughts on the Battle of the Labyrinth. This was the book that I probably remembered the least of, and although some things came back as I was reading it, most of it didn’t. That made it actually a lot of fun to read, because I was literally just reading a whole new book, basically. I did go through a bit of a reading slump at the beginning of the month, when I was about a third of the way through the book. However, towards the middle of the month I got back into reading again, and I pretty much devoured this in a few days. I gave it 4 stars.

Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian – Rick Riordan

Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world.

That’s how you it is when you are the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, bad things will happen when I turn sixteen – because I’m the one who gets to decide the fate of the entire world. But no pressure.

This is the one where Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Oh, and the dreaded (and not to mention enormous) monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demigod friends versus untold evil…

Right after finishing the Battle of the Labyrinth, as in 5 minutes after finishing that one, I started the Last Olympian. And less than a day after starting this one, I finished it. It was so good. I thought I remembered a lot of this book, but actually there were whole parts that I had either forgotten or just not remembered right, which made it quite fun. This book, like all the others, sucked me in. I could not put it down. I read a few chapters the night I started it and spent the rest of the next day, well half of it, until I finished it, with my nose in this book as well. I guess it’s because it was the last book in the series that really just made me want to finish it right away. And like the first time I read this one, I was not disappointed with the ending, I think it was very well written. I gave this one 5 stars, how could I not after finishing it in less than a day?!
And the best thing about this whole series? There’s more. Rick Riordan wrote another series, the Heroes of Olympus, that features characters from this series as well as new ones. I own the first book of that series, and read it a long time ago. I plan on buying the next 4 book (hehe) very soon and then start binge reading the series. I don’t honestly remember anything from that first book in the series, so I’m sure I’m in for a treat!

Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovich

SPOILER ALERT (if you haven’t read the first 6 books yet..) SKIP TO REGULAR LETTERING.

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.
But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

I dove straight back into Lies Sleeping as soon as I finished The Last Olympian to make sure I wouldn’t get a book hangover from that one. And I think it worked. However… I might get a book hangover from this one. What doesn’t really help is that I probably have to wait another year or 2 at least before Aaronovich releases another book in the series. If there even is another book in the series because this one, to me, felt very final. But then it kind of doesn’t because there are still things that have been left open or unanswered I guess. Anyways, I did love this book. Like the other books in the series I needed some time to get back into the story, and I stopped reading it quite a few times to read other books, but when I committed to it after finishing the Percy Jackson series I actually got really into the book again and now I’ve finished it in a few days. I gave this 5 stars.

And those were all the books I finished in March. 3 in total, pretty good I think. Mainly because it means I’ve already crossed 2 books/series off my TBR for this year. And I reached this month’s goal of finishing the Percy Jackson series. Yay me!

Thanks for stoppong by❤

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