Wrap Up

I read Hades and Persephone retellings | March Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

March flew by so fast, I can’t believe I’m already writing this post when it feels like it was only yesterday when the month started. Anyway, we all know the drill by now, but if not, then in this post I share with you tidbits of my personal life that I feel like sharing with y’all and then I tell you about the books I read and a brief opinion on them. So, let’s get to my life update first!

This time this is going to be super short because nothing worth sharing happened in my life other than it was my mom’s birthday. We didn’t go out to celebrate since we try to be at home as much as possible taking care and being safe. The good thing tho, was that I ate my favorite cake and I loved every bite!

Then later in the month my mom and I had to go downtown to get some things we needed and I bought some yarn and a hook because I wanted to learn how to crochet. I’m still doing that from time to time and I’m having a lot of fun. Oh the second day of watching video tutorials I was already considering buying a whole set of hooks lol. I’m going to wait a little more time before I buy the set in case I lose interest.

Like I said, nothing exciting in my life during March. Let’s get to the bookish update of this post because there is where all the fun happened!

So my reading in March was so much fun. During a whole weekend, the 48 hour bookopoly readathon took place and I participated in it! If you don’t know what bookopoly is, it is the monopoly game adapted to book related stuff and it is the game Becca plays every month to set her monthly TBR’s. I started playing it too in February and I actually posted the March edition of it in the previous post!

Anyway, the 48 hour readathon was so much fun! It was the first time I participated in such a short readathon but I loved the experience and I can’t wait to participate in another either hosted by Becca or by someone else. I managed to read two books during that weekend and I might have managed to read a third one if I gave up on sleep but I couldn’t because I had work the following week. It was still amazing!

Later in the month I was in the mood for a Hades and Persephone retelling so I read two and…

But enough of me and this long introduction, here are the books I read in March.

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

This is the second book in the Farseer trilogy and I loved it. There were some characters I didn’t like but I tolerated them because Fitz liked them and if he was happy then so was I. This second book was filled with more political intrigue and a lot of things were at stake and it was just so good. This is definitely my favorite book of the trilogy.

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Oh how I suffered with this book. Robin Hobb took her time taking us to the point of this third and final book but it was worth it in my opinion. There were a lot of moments I enjoyed reading about. When I got to the last sentence of this book I felt so lost. I missed the world and characters immediately. I still do. This was the first book I finished for the readathon.

Washed In Blood by Ashley Lane

After the Farseer trilogy, I was in the mood for some romance. I had this book in my TBR for a long time and I’m glad I finally read it. It is a dark romance but I consider it is not as dark as other books in this genre so if you want to get into dark romances, I recommend you start with this one. There are a lot of trigger warnings tho like physical and mental abuse, drugs, blood, murder, torture. This was the second book I finished for the readathon.

A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

This was the first Hades and Persephone retelling I read and sadly it disappointed me. At first it was interesting and I was enjoying it, but then not as much. In the end it was not what I was expecting. It felt to me like the retelling aspect was forgotten at some point in the story. However, the romance was okay.

Tempting Hades by Emma Hamm

The second and final retelling I read in March. Again, it disappointed me. When I started it, I thought I was going to enjoy this one because the characters are the actual Greek gods so it felt like I was going to read the original story somehow. There were a lot of times when I was bored and the characters felt flat to me. I still enjoyed the romance sometimes. By this point I decided to give up on this type of retellings, at least for now.

And this is the end. Reading wise it was a very interesting month, I read a couple of books I loved, one I liked and two more that weren’t for me. I like the variety. Anyway, in the comments below tell me if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them or if you plan on reading them one day.

Until the next post!

Happy reading 💙

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