As far as reading months go, March was only slightly better than February. In February, I read one book. In March, I read two. The good news is, I thoroughly enjoyed the books I read. So, call it quality over quantity. While I’m still hoping to get my reading pace back on track, I’m not too worried about it. Anyway, since there’s not much else to say, let’s get on with the wrap-up:
The first book I read was The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty.
I loved this book so much. The character development is on point, the world-building inventive, and the plot delicious. I love Nahri, Dara, and Ali. I wanted to badly to go to Daevabad and live in the world of djinn, daeva, and shafit. Not only that, but it’s an Own Voices novel. I covered the bulk of my thoughts in my review, but I could sing this book’s praises for pages upon pages— it was that good. I cannot wait for the sequel. I gave this book my first five out of five star rating of the year.
After that, I read Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
I did not expect to love this book as much as I do. It’s so mysterious and creepy. The balance between the suspenseful present and informative flashbacks was really well done. I also really like how none of the characters have names and are instead defined by their professions. It forces you to consider the characters and their points of view in a different way. This novel was genuinely fascinating. In fact, this is the first time I’ve been excited to keep reading a book in a while. I’ll definitely be continuing on with the series. I also gave this book five stars.
What books did you read in March? Tell me about them in the comments!