Reading Lately: March Edition

Woohoo books! This month was taken over by a series that I started last month. While the books are not a complete knockout (with ratings between 2-3) I still devoured this series. I reminds me a lot of Sookie Stackhouse in that it might not be that great after the first book or so, but you just can’t stop reading.

Don’t forget to link up with us (Kittykittylala and Michelle Lately)! New this month; show us what you are #readinglately on Instagram and next month we will feature our favorites. AND we have a giveaway happening, so be sure to go down to the bottom to enter!

Home World by Bonnie Milani: I was impressed with this book. I really had no idea what to expect with it and it blew me away. It is set in the future where humans have expanded across the universe and Earth is a novelty. What this book really features though is family, keeping your word, and putting responsibility ahead of your personal goals. If you like political intrigue, relationships (friendships, family, and love), with a little science fiction, you should get this book.
    Rating 4.5 out of 5  
   c/o Netgalley

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder: In this book, Yelena travels to her home country to learn more about her magic. She struggles with figuring out her place in this new world and tempering her “act now and figure out the repercussions later” attitude. It doesn’t work all that well. Plus there is some major family drama. And just drama in general.
   Rating 3 out of 5  

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder: I didn’t really understand the purpose for a big chunk of this story. Yelena is very bitter about her place in life. But she does come around and save the day with the help of Opal.
   Rating 2.5 out of 5  

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder: Storm Glass kicks off a spinoff from the original series. Instead of focusing on Yelena, Opal the glass magician is the lead. It certainly doesn’t help the story. Opal second guesses everything she does and had a “woe as me” attitude. There are some great secondary characters throughout these series, and I think that is why I keep reading.
   Rating 2 out of 5  

Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder: Instead of “woe as me,” Opal goes all “f… that” and does things without thinking and is bitter throughout. The ending is terribly rushed as well. A ridiculous amount happens in the last 2 chapters or so. Once again, the secondary characters and the world building is good, but I could do without Opal.
   Rating 2 out of 5  

Tell me, what have you been reading? Have you ever kept reading a series even if it isn’t that good but it keeps pulling you back?


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22 thoughts on “Reading Lately: March Edition

  1. Mo W

    I’m jealous of your time to read this month! During the school year I only have time to read YA fiction… #teacherproblems But my summer reading list will be packed!

  2. Rachel

    I’m generally not a science fiction fan at all, but Home World sounds like it has some potential! Thanks for hosting this link up!

  3. Cat

    Haha I love your descriptions of the series books, I kind of want to read them because of that! You got a lot of reading done this month 🙂 Definitely going to check out Home World!

    1. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

      Haha, I don’t know what it is about it. It isn’t good but they suck me in. I finished the next book in the series in about 24 hours and I wanted to throw it across the room but I still have the next one coming in to the library this week!

  4. Emma and JW

    I haven’t heard of any of these books or authors – thanks for sharing your reviews! I’m reading The Girl With All the Gifts right now and really enjoying it. Thanks, too, for hosting this giveaway!

  5. Katie Mitchell

    Must get my act together and link up next month!! I want to be a reader like you! 🙂 Great giveaway!!

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