March TBR

So this month I am actually going to go for an ambitious TBR, I don’t have a whole lot going on except for a short few day holiday to visit family and friends next week so I am hoping to get lots of reading done. I have so many books that I am really excited to read and for the first time I have some galleys to read and review. I had never looked for galleys of books before, I usually just wait for the book to be published and then buy and read it then, but I had been seeing a few people that I follow on goodreads reviewing books from netgalley that sounded awesome and wouldn’t be published for quite some time so I decided to create an account and request some galleys. I am hoping that by doing this I will get to read from new or up and coming authors that I hadn’t heard of before and hopefully find some new books that I will love. So here are the books that I plan on reading this month;

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I am already reading and loving this book!! I am almost half way through and honestly don’t want to put it down. I knew that I would love it as I have loved every other book of Holly Black’s, she writes fantasy so well especially about faeries. I cannot wait to see what happens in the rest of this book and the rest of the series to come 🙂

Goodreads Synopsis

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Fables, Volume 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha

I have started reading this one as well and I am about 50 pages in. I am really liking it so far although not as much as I loved the first volume. I am hoping that it picks up a bit more for the last half of the book but I will have to see. I wont put the synopsis up for this volume as it has spoilers for the first.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

This is a book that I have been wanting to read for the longest time, I cannot wait to read something by Neal Shusterman. I have heard nothing but amazing reviews for this book and the synopsis sounds so intriguing!

Goodreads Synopsis

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I am trying to read more contemporary books this year and this is one that I really want to get to. I haven’t read anything by Rainbow Rowell yet but I am really looking forward to seeing what her books are like since everyone raves about them 🙂 I also have a feeling that I am really going to relate to this book which will make me enjoy it even more.

Goodreads Synopsis

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

This is one of the galleys that I was given in exchange for an honest review on netgalley and I am really excited to read it. I have been wanting to read Amanda Foody’s other book Daughter of the Burning City but I can never get my hands on a copy so now I have Ace of Shades to read instead 🙂 I have heard kind of mixed things about her other book but I have pretty high hopes for them as they both sound mysterious and really exciting.

Goodreads Synopsis

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. 

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

Scales of Empire by Kylie Chan

This is another book I was given through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book sounds really interesting and I have been really wanting to read some science fiction lately so I decided to request a copy. I have started reading this book and it is okay so far but I am really hoping to get a better sense of the world and the story as it goes on.

Synopsis

Corporal Jian Choumaliis on the mission of a lifetime – security officer on one of Earth’s huge generation ships, fleeing Earth’s failing ecosystem to colonise a distant planet.

The ship encounters a technologically and culturally advanced alien empire, led by a royal family of dragons. The empire’s dragon emissary offers her aid to the people of Earth, bringing greater health, longer life, and faster-than-light travel to nearby stars.

But what price will the people of Earth have to pay for the generous alien assistance?

So these are the books that I am planning on getting to this month. I am really hoping that I get to them all but we will have to see if I keep up my current momentum or not 🙂 Thank you for reading.

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