March is finished and we are now onto April! It’s crazy to me that three months of 2018 are now down, and we’re officially moving into the Spring months!

I can’t wait for some warmer weather here in Ontario so that I can start to read outside. There’s nothing better then a good book and some fresh air! I especially love reading at the cottage, overlooking the lake! Hearing the sound of water and having such wonderful fresh, peaceful air, all while having a book in my hand, is the best!

March was an ok reading month for me – certainly not my best, but also not my worst.  I didn’t pick up a single book in February so I’m quite pleased with my reading month in March.

Without further rambling, here is a wrap-up of all the books I read this month!

A Court of Wings an Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury | Pages: 699

To give you an indication of how horrible a reading month February was, I picked this book up at the end of January and didn’t even get a chance to read it again until March! Even though I had to wait a little bit to finish this book, it was so incredible. A perfect end to a perfect series (that now I think is one of my all-time favourites!). I can’t wait to see how the story continues in A Court of Frost and Starlight!

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

Publisher: Swoon Reads | Pages: 320

I received this book in exchange for an honest review and I’m so glad the publisher sent it to me! It was a relaxing and fluffy contemporary read. I loved the characters and it was such a fast read. It comes out on April 24th, so if you get the chance, check it out!!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Love, Life and the List by Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen | Pages: 384

HarperCollins kindly sent me this book and I am so excited to have found another author I really enjoy! I had never read a Kasie West book before but this one certainly won’t be my last. West reminds me so much of Sarah Dessen – predictable writing and stories but always enjoyable contemporary reads!

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers | Pages: 384

This one was a highly anticipated read for me, yet it was such a conflicting read. I have never been more conflicted on a book before. I liked it, but I also didn’t like it. But overall, I’m curious to see how the series continues, and I will be picking up the next book when it comes out in 2019.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk 

Publisher: Delacorte Press | Pages: 352

This one was another book I was excited about and when PenguinTeen sent it to me for review I couldn’t wait to read it. But, alas, it fell flat for me. The plot and storyline was interesting and full of depth but the characters were not entirely enjoyable to me. And when I wasn’t overly invested in them, I just didn’t really care about their storylines as much. However, Woodfolk’s strong writing makes me curious about any other books she’ll write in the future.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books | Pages: 485

This was a re-read for me and I’m so glad I decided to delve back into this world. Cassandra Clare is such a wonderful story-teller. She creates vivid worlds and action packed stories that make the reader excited for every twist and turn. I’m looking forward to continuing to re-read the rest of the series!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Well, that’s all the books I read in the month of March. Certainly not a lot but I think it’s a step up from no books in February, ha!

Tell me in the comments below – Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? What books did you guys read in March? Are there any I should check out?

Happy April everyone!!

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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