After an epic reading month in February, I dialed back on the reading in March. Indeed, between work and school, I had very little time to read. However, thank god for audiobooks! I read three books via audiobook last month as well as a good old paperback.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Number of pages: 502
Genre: Urban Fantasy – Steam Punk – Young Adult
Synopsis: In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
Rating and review: 5/5 – This past month, I kept going with my reread of The Infernal Devices, which is one of my favourite series ever. Once again, this series is as good as I remembered. Furthermore, the audiobook was read by Ed Westwick, which was a nice bonus 😉.
Publisher: Collection R
Number of pages: 571
Genre: Science Fiction – Dystopia – Young Adult
Synopsis: Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?
Rating and review: 4/5 – As you might remember, I absolutely loved Scythe. So obviously I was really looking forward to the sequel. However, this book wasn’t as great as I had hoped. It was quite long at times. But I have to admit this book was a roller coaster of plot twist. And that cliffhanger has me dying for more !
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Number of pages: 424
Genre: Urban Fantasy – Young Adult
Synopsis: The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
Rating and review: 4/5 – Before starting this reread, I hadn’t realized how little of this book I remembered. It was almost like reading it for the first time. And although it’s not the best book of the series, I had a great time with the audiobook. And I’m really looking forward to finishing this reread of the series.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Number of pages: 615
Genre: Science Fiction – Young Adult
Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Rating and review: 6/5 – I have been waiting for Obsidio for ages, and finally this past month I’ve been able to read it. And right away, this book became a new favorite. It was everything I wanted and more. If you haven’t read this series yet, you should definitely give it a chance.