Hop in, traveler!
I am (kinda) back! I took a small break in March, as I was pretty late on multiple school projects, and the inspiration for blogging wasn’t really there — it still hasn’t fully come back, hence why I’ll take it slow from there. That’s also why I am not writing a full logbook: not much happened for me last month. But I still managed to read, and to read a lot for my standards! Anyway, I hope y’all have been doing good, let’s chat about our March reads!
books read: 6
average rating: 3.5/5
the twelve: 3/12
goodreads reading challenge: 14/50
I THINK I LOVE YOU
Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas… [ read more ]
I was lucky enough to take part in a blog tour for this book, and I’m super grateful. If I Think I Love You ended being a nice read, it didn’t meet all of my expectations. I get why so many of you loved this book, but unfortunately, I didn’t end up caring about it as much as I would have wanted. If you want to know more, I already posted my (spoiler-free) review at the beginning of March.
LE CHOIX DANS LES DATES
Le Choix dans les dates (prononcer dâyytes) est une compilation crue et sans paillettes d’histoires foireuses de dates Tinder, Meetic, Happn et autres applis générant des rencontres parfois coincées, honteuses, décevantes, trompeuses, mais souvent drôles ou mieux encore : révélatrices et instructives. [ read more ]
Litteraly The Choice in Dates, is a french comic book that I borrowed from a friend of mine and focuses on terrible first dates. It was fun and relaxing to read!
THE BONE SEASON
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. [ read more ]
I didn’t expect this book to be such a thicc boi, nor I thought I would read it so fast! If at first, I had some trouble getting into it, and I think it’s due to the fact that the book was published back in 2013 and felt like most YA novels of that time, I quickly overcome that feeling. I loved the ambiance surrounding Sheol I and the plot that takes place there — I cared less about the flashbacks or scenes featuring the gang. But consider me a fan of the Bone Season saga, I couldn’t put that first book down and I cannot wait for book 2 to be published in France!
THE PALE DREAMER
In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose – and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize. [ read more ]
I read The Pale Dreamer just after finishing The Bone Season, and it was nice! I didn’t love it as much as The Bone Season but it was a nice introduction to the worldbuilding and helped me understand better what I just read in the first book.
ICARUS AND THE SUN
Inspired by Icarus, who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. If he was in love with the sun, then this might as well be a story of forbidden love. [ read more ]
It was nice, even if it wasn’t what I expected. I thought I’d read a story about the original myth, with the real Icarus and Sun. Instead, I got a touching graphic novel about break-ups and mental health, and the healing process. It was short but quite nice.
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn’t an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. [ read more ]
I wanted to read this book for so long! I actually tried, a few months ago, to read it in English, but I was too dumb to understand all those science thingies. So when I learned it was published in French the day before my birthday, I knew it was a sign. Well, I’m still not a science expert, but I really enjoyed this book. A Memory Called Empire is a masterpiece of political intrigue and linguistic, and I am in awe before all this work of worldbuilding. It’s also super funny, like smart funny, and philosophical, and the mix of it all made it so interesting to read. I cannot wait for the second book to come out in France and discover more of Arkady Martine’s talent!
Books on my April tbr:
What have you read in March?
Any book you’re looking forward to in April?