March Wrap – Up

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Hello bookish friends! I hope you all had a wonderful reading month. I actually did pretty well considering I was also so busy prepping for my Mom’s 60th Masquerade Party. I was able to read 10 books which has been the most I’ve read in a month this year. I’d say that’s an awesome progress. I’m still 4 books behind my Goodreads challenge though and my Netgalley feedback ratio is not where I want it to be, but I think I’ll catch up soon enough. I also enjoyed the books I read with just one exception… but most were 5 stars and I really LOVED some of them so yay!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the books I read this month.

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts. 


The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

1 ★ –   DNF, NOT FOR ME

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So, this was unfortunately a DNF for me. I really hate not finishing a book….The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr had an intriguing premise, but sadly, I just did not find anything exciting about the story. I tried to read this a few times, but it never did work out.

Smoke and Ruin by Tiffany Duane

4.5 ★ – Breathtaking Conclusion

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I really enjoyed this series and Smoke and Ruin was a fantastic conclusion. I should have had my review up for this already, but I’m a bit all over the place and I did accidentally delete it, so I’m hoping to post it sometime this week or next. I will say this though, I didn’t love it as much as Curses and Ash though. It was still pretty amazing and thrilling.

A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca

4.5 ★ – ADORABLE AND WONDERFULLY SWOONY

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With a mixture of drama, mystery, romance and humor, this book had me positively entertained throughout the entire time. There are so many things I loved about this book – great friendships, lovable characters, sweet romances, and important life lessons. I truly enjoyed this novel and my heart was so full of happy with how Ciocca beautifully ended the story.

All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso

4★ – HEARTFELT AND SWEET

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Within the first few chapters, this book had me feeling all kinds of happy. It’s a heartfelt story that will make you smile, fall in love, hope and have an amazingly good time.

Distorted Love by T.L. Smith

5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive

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This book was dark, twisted, and disturbing, but I devoured it in less than 24 hours.  Distorted Love left my heart broken and barely beating, but I can’t seem to let it go. T.L. Smith is such a brilliant writer who knows just how to tease, seduce, and reel you in. Once you have a taste, you’ll keep coming back for more. As soon as I finished reading, I immediately requested for Sinister Love and hoped I would get approved.

Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

5 ★ – An Incredibly Entertaining and Fascinating Read

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So head over heels in love with this book! Such a blast and amazingly delightful read! There’s plenty of action, drama, conflict, and a cute swoony romance that had me completely glued to the pages. I really wish this was a series because I want more and I do think there could be another book or two… but the ending was more than satisfying and definitely left a huge smile on my face.

This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter

4 ★ – Emotionally Heartwarming

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Had tears in my eyes several times. Some parts dragged and the ending was just okay. Overall, I enjoyed the story and can’t wait to check out more books from this author. Full review to come.

Recovered by Jay Crownover

5 ★ –  So Achingly Beautiful and Addictive

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Recovered was such an intense, sexy, and amazingly affecting story. Jay Crownover managed to reel me in from the very first page and made me feel so many different emotions – love, helplessness, sadness, guilt, anger, confusion, hope, beauty, and SOOO MUCH MORE. This book was dangerously, but wonderfully addictive that I found it extremely difficult to put the book down.

Beach B!tch by Marika Ray

4 ★ – Charming, Sweet and Wonderfully Entertaining

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Beach B!tch is definitely a fun kickass beach read! While the story dealt with some serious issues, there were plenty of sweet moments, delicious flirting, heartwarming friendships, swoony romances, and awesome twists and turns.

Bad Business by Nicole Edwards

3.75 rounded to 4 ★ -Steamy, Hilarious and Fun

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So, this was the last book I finished in March and it was surprisingly really good. I started reading in February, but somehow was not in the mood for it. About a week or so ago, I decided to give it another try…again and it was pretty entertaining.  The story was funny, interesting, and absolutely sexy. Full review will be posted soon — Might even be today…


Sooo, how did you do with your March TBR? What was your favorite book? Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below and have a fantastic week!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

February Wrap-Up

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Hello beautiful book lovers! I hope you all had a wonderful reading month. As for me, I still didn’t get to read as much as I wanted and I’m now 4 books behind my Goodreads challenge. BUT, I really enjoyed all the books I read and that’s what really matters to me. I actually did a little better in February than I did last month and managed to finish reading 8 books. I know I have a long way to go and I really need to work on my Netgalley feedback ratio, but I have a good feeling about March. Anyway, how about we take a look at all the books I read this month.

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts.  


 

Collide by Nicole Sobon

3.75 – 4 ★ – SHORT AND SWOONY

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Collide by Nicole Sobon is a short, but heartwarming and swoony friends to lovers story. A delightful guilty pleasure read perfect for romance lovers.

Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

4.5 ★ – Hilarious, Adorable and Swoony

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I really enjoyed Breaking the Ice! It’s the first book I read from Julie Cross and I’m definitely excited to check out her other books. This one was hilarious, sweet, and so adorable! My review for this book should be posted in a few days.

 

Blood Type by K.A. Linde

5 ★ – Dangerously Fun, Pleasantly Tantalizing, and So Deliciously Sexy

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I absolutely loved this book! So glad I opened the email from Netgalley during Valentine’s Day Week. Damn you Netgalley… I’m trying to stay away, but you keep luring me back. I really didn’t want to request anymore books and I was doing pretty well…. BUT, that cover was too tempting and I could not resist. (After that day, I just went downhill and requested for all these other books on Netgalley and download a lot of free books from Bookbub…I seriously have a book addiction problem LOL). Anyway, as I was saying, I really LOVED everything about Blood Type! I was extremely enamored by the world building and storyline that I found it almost impossible to put the book down. It’s dark, mysterious, and quite terrifying at times, but incredibly fascinating. It’s so damn good and that insane cliffhanger will have you craving for another bite!  My review will be posted closer to the release date. If you’re a Netgalley member and fans for vampire books, then I highly suggest you request this now!

 

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol

4.5 ★ – THRILLING AND SO MUCH FUN

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Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol is a fantastic retelling of Robin Hood that had me undeniably enthralled the entire time. This story totally made my emotions go haywire and I LOVED IT! Not to mention, there were some nice twist and turns that kept me on my toes.

Sweet Dreams by Marika Ray

4 ★ – Sweet, Adorable and Deliciously Swoony

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This book pleasantly surprised me and had my heart melting from the start. With delicious chemistry, hilarious bantering, steamy sexy scenes, and heartwarming friendships, Sweet Dreams by Marika Ray is a delightfully fun debut novel.

 

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Duane

4 ★ –   POSITIVELY MESMERIZING AND ENTERTAINING

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I’m really impressed with Tiffany Duane’s gorgeous and enthralling novel. Coral and Bone had fun surprises, heartbreaking moments and mind-blowing twists and turns that had me completely glued to the pages. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, engaging, and creative YA fantasy story, then definitely add this on your TBR. I’m actually reading the last book, Smoke and Ruin, right now and I just know I’m going to be really sad when it’s all over. I love being in Duane’s magical world and will miss everyone. Don’t forget to check out my Blog Tour stop and review tomorrow for the second book, Curses and Ash.

Curses and Ash by Tiffany Duane

5 ★ –   EXCEPTIONALLY DAZZLING FROM START TO FINISH

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Curses and Ash is an amazing sequel! It’s even more thrilling, suspenseful and captivating than Coral and Bone. And my heart… shattered multiple times throughout the book. I love this world and the characters and everything about this dazzling series!


How did you do with your February TBR? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments down below!

sincerelykarenjo2