Hi everybody, and welcome to my March wrap up!
March was busy busy for me, which means there was not a lot of rime for fun, but I did get to read some amazing books, saw some great TV AND got to listen to a ton of amazing songs, so overall March wasn’t too bad. My blogging suffered a bit though, so for that I apologize and hope I’ll be back with more posts, comments and bloghopping next month! Until then, here’s what I did in March:
American Panda by Gloria Chao
American Panda is a cute and funny, but also a tough and real look into the struggles Mei, an Asian-American teenager with super traditional parents with strict expectations. It’s an #Ownvoices novel that’s definitely worth the read! I loved the major focus on family, the touch of humor and all the dancing, but I wasn’t sold on the romance.
Rating: 4 stars | Full review
Warcross by Marie lu
I was told this was so worth the hype and I have to say… those who told me are 100% correct. Though I honestly wasn’t the biggest fan of Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy, I ADORED Warcross. I was hooked from the very first chapter and flew through it all in just a few days. Loved everything about this and the ending shocked me so badly I can’t wait for the sequel, Wildcard!
Rating: 4,5 stars | Full review to follow
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
A little mermaid retelling featuring killer sirens collecting the hearts of princes and a prince who’s actually a pirate hunting down sirens AND a slow-burn hate-to-love romance? BE STILL MY BEATING HEART! I had a feeling going into this that I could love this and it ended up living up to all my expectations. Highly recommend!
Rating: 4,5 stars | Full review to follow
Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi (Re-Read)
This month, I did a re-read (go me!) of the Shatter Me trilogy before I pick up the new Restore Me. And well… I still absolutely love this series, but I don’t think I still love it as much as the first time I read it. I’m still intrigued by the writing style and I adore Juliette’s character development and Warner in the last two books… but he was seriously creepy in the first book and abusive and though I loved his character afterwards, the switch didn’t feel as believable to me on a second read… I also didn’t appreciate how Adam’s character was brought down so much to bring Warner up. I still love him, but I think it could have been written better. That said, I think I adore Kenji even more now and hope the new books feature him prominently.
Overall rating: 4 nostalgic stars
TOP TEN TUESDAY
- 27 March 2018: Ten Locations Books Helped Put On My Travel Bucketlist
- 20 March 2018: The Spring 2018 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To The Most
- 13 March 2018: Holy Plot Twist Batman! – Books That Surprised Me
- 6 March 2018: Favorite Romantic Book Quotes
March was honestly the month of sooo many amazing songs being released. Music was especially helpful this month, so here are a few of the songs I adored.
SOME OF MY FAVES THIS MONTH:
J-Hope – Daydream
With the release of Hoseok’s Hope World we have the third BTS rap member’s solo mixtapes out and IT. IS. AWESOME.
BigBang – Flower Road
Excuse me while I cry about this song talking about the boys’ military enlistments and their hope to see the fans again after it.
Stray Kids – District 9
This group is gonna go big. I’m calling it now.
Monsta X – Jealousy
Do Monsta X ever release anything that isn’t a complete amazing bop? I don’t think so.
Panic! At The Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
We were graced with TWO new P!atD songs this month, but though they are both great, this weird and creepily awesome music video makes it my favorite for now.
Keiynan Lonsdale – Kiss The Boy
Excuse me, this is the cutest lyric video I have ever seen.
Well, this month flew by and I didn’t even have the chance to watch a lot of tv. Though I have some great things to look forward to as I discovered Netflix now has A Korean Odyssey and I got to borrow the dvd box for Boys Over Flowers from a friend, I have not yet actually started watching any of these due to a lack of time. BUT I have started watching one tv show I have been impatiently awaiting for a while now…
Jessica Jones season 2
Note: I have not finished this season yet as I am currently only about 10 episodes in. But I am so thrilled to have been reunited with my favorite heroine ever (don’t tell her I called her that though): Jessica Jones. Season one was an absolute masterpiece that made me fall in love with the troubled PI with a drinking problem and superstrength. Season two delves more into her backstory as she looks into what happened after her accident and how she woke up with powers. Though I’m personally not yet as wowed as I was with the first season, I still love what I’ve seen so far. I love the themes of feminism, morality, addiction and family, and I adore all of these troubled characters so, so much.
- Well, March was exhausting. Physically and mentally. Work was on an all-out busy alert, we had a fair that required me to work through the weekend, and I got sick but since it was so busy I just worked through it all. Add some general unpleasantness and conclusion: I was so spent that when I got home at night I could only do the bare necessities before crashing and my body felt so tired that even now I still have to catch my breath just after walking up the stairs. So really, I haven’t done much this month, other than try to get through the days. Dramatic, I know, but at least I now have a long Easter weekend to recover so I’m sure I’ll be as good as new soon 🙂
- I was supposed to go see 30 Seconds To Mars live but my friends cancelled on me due to work and health reasons and I was so tired I didn’t even mind.
- I did manage to have a performance with my dance school. It was at a birthday party of someone we knew and luckily it was only 3 songs and not that intensive so I made it through without a problem.
Sounds like a stressful month. I hope you are having a nice and releaxing Easter weekend and that April may slow things down at work so you can catch a break. Hugs. <3
Thanks so much! The Easter weekend was nice and relaxing and I’m hoping April will get back to a more normal rhythm 🙂 Wishing you an amazing April!
Warcross was awesome, I agree. I’m looking forward to Wildcard so much. Jessica Jones 2 was really good, I thought. Although I’m not sure how I feel about the Trish developments!
Hope you have a great start to April!
Warcross was amazing indeed 🙂 I agree about the Tris developments! I haven’t finished the season yet, but so far I’m not a fan of what is going on with her…
Ah, I can’t wait to read To Kill a Kingdom – I love mermaids! We’re still trying to finish up Jessica Jones. It’s good, but we just seem to keep forgetting about it!
I LOVED To Kill A Kingdom, hope you’ll enjoy it as well! Ah I feel the same way about Jessica Jones season 2: I like it, but I don’t have the urge to bingewatch it like I did the first season…
Wow, you’ve been busy. I hope you get to relax today and that April is calmer for you.
Thanks so much! Hope you’ll have an amazing April!
Season 2 of Jessica Jones wasn’t as good as the first, but I still really enjoyed it. 🙂
Glad to hear I’m not the only one who liked season 1 more. But I’m still really liking season 2 so far as well 🙂
Yay! I have read American Panda and really enjoyed it, as well as Warcross. I am currently reading To Kill a Kingdom and it had loads of praise, so I can’t wait to read more and more. So far I’m really enjoying it 🙂
I’m sorry that you had a tiring and stressful month though, I hope that April started out the right way and that you will have a lovely month! <3
Oh I hope you’re loving To Kill A Kingdom! American Panda and Warcross were both soo good 🙂
Thanks so much Marie, I hope you’re having an amazing April!
Argh. I’m so sorry, I’m so far behind on all the things Lindsey! My March was insane as well so it hasn’t helped that I’ve been behind all year AND crazy busy.
I need to read Warcross. Enough said…. And To Kill A Kingdom! I didn’t know it was a Little Mermaid retelling!!!!!!!!!!!! I need it!!!!!!!!!
Sorry March was so exhausting for you. 🙁 I hope this month is easier!
P.S. Have you read the Blood Curse yet??????????
Ah Di, I’m happy to ‘see’ you! I’m sorry your March has been so insanely busy and I hope you’ll get some time to relax soon!
I LOVED Warcross and To Kill A Kingdom, so I definitely hope you’ll love them when you pick them up 🙂
I am currently reading The Blood Curse! I’m almost finished and it’s been quite the ride so far. I’m not quite ready for it to end because then I’ll have no more Annette Marie to read!
I felt exactly the same way! WHich is why I am about to dive into a S&S reread… And maybe even a Red Winter reread… Because it must be due??? 😀
Haha, a Red Winter re-read pretty much always feels due 😉