March Look Back: A 2016 Wrap-up

Howdy guys! It’s Mariana! 😀

Welcome back to another Monthly Wrap-up post. March was quite a busy month for me, especially since I got a bunch of ARC waiting to be reviewed (I take full responsible). However, Spring Break was definitely a life-saver, so everything seems to be a bit less stressful. Yay!

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1. Fire Falling by Elise Kova — Thanks a bunch to my buddy Raven who warned me to get the 3rd book along to protect my feels from “nightmarish cliffhanger that left [her] shattered” (you are my savior 😉 ).
2. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke — Assassin and pirate. Enjoyable enough.
3. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
4. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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5. The Undying by Ethan Reid
6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab — I don’t know why I’ve waited this long to read this book.
7. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
8. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins — THIS. BOOK. IS. GLORIOUS! Read it!! ❤

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9. Riders by Veronica Rossi — I had such a fun time reading this. Legendary Horsemen with sense of humor. You tell me…
10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer — I know right? Finally! 😀
11. Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer — The suspense and the supernatural hint were so so good. Totally recommend it!
12. Flunked by Jen Calonita


March Reads

  1. When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
  2. When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James
  3. A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
  4. Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren
  5. Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
  6. Four Nights With the Duke Eloisa James
  7. The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan — Literally, from 1 to 7 are my obsession reads from Spring Break about Historical Romance. Talk about books that make you blush…
  8. The War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Batson — It was a great way to end this series, though it’s still missing something.
  9. Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey — This is the cutest Historical Fiction I’ve ever read. Review to come on Apr 29!
  10. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — AHHHH!! Someone save my poor mind from this insanity!
  11. Earth’s End by Elise Kova — Look at no. 10 for reference to my reaction. XD
  12. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig — I was “hooked” hahaha… (no one laugh at their own joke, silly Mariana).
  13. The Black Taj by Mohini Kent — It was a nice little read about Indian’s culture and their caste system. Kind of dramatic though.
  14. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson — Reread time! Oh, and did I mention I died the nth time reading this?
  15. Batter Up by Robyn Neeley — Looking for a sweet and short read? This book got you, with lots of cutie cupcakes.
  16. Undecided by Julianna Keyes — This is like the most amazing, realistic, meaningful NA I’ve read.
  17. Once Kissed by Cecy Robson
  18. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab — It’s Schwab, what would you expect my reaction to be? (squeal and more internal squeals, yep, you got it).
  19. The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  20. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge — Hauntingly suspending book here!
  21. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude — Beautifully eerie… I just love reading this book.
  22. Much of Madness by S.E. Summa — The best Mardi Gras I’ve attended!!
  23. Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel
  24. Dreamology by Lucy Keating — This is such an awesome and adorable read. I love everything about it! ❤

Man… That list killed me…

Overall Book Reads: 32 (Hurray!!! 😀 )

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins


The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Much of Madness by S.E. Summa

Undecided by Julianna Keyes


The Syndicate by Sophie Davis

The War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Batson

The Black Taj by Mohini Kent

Batter Up by Robyn Neeley





I had an amazing month of reading for me. I don’t think I have any 1 star book at all! 😀

Arrow2 - CopyHighlightsThere were a lot of cool things happened to me in this month. Check out…

Arrow2 - CopyLife & NewsLife was good, and school was…busy, as always. Still, Spring Break was a huge opportunity for me to just escape, alongside with Easter and other holidays. It was a great month for me.

Also, like I mentioned in my Unofficial Book Haul, a high school near my house hosted a Old Library Books Giveaway. I got myself some, and also received some from publishers. It was awesome!


I also feel like I became open up more. I reached out for people and actually have the gut to email some publishers for questions on ARCs (it was frightening). It was a superb experience, scary or not, and I’m glad I decided to do that. 😀

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Let’s Chat: How was your March in books? Did you read any of those books I listed? Your thoughts?

P/s: Oh, and this is like a survey, but I just wonder what do you guys think about the way I set up the post. Should I or shouldn’t I list every book I’ve read out and leave a small comment with it? Or should I just including the picture without the link? I just afraid that makes the post too long, though I enjoy doing it. 🙂

Thanks a bunch, and see you on the next post!

- love xxoo,


26 thoughts on “March Look Back: A 2016 Wrap-up

  1. How is that possible?!?? 32 books?!? That’s insane! I’ve never read that many books in a month in my life!! And I read really fast haha
    I love the way you do your wrap ups! You inspired me to change up mine haha I personally would love to see your thoughts on all the books you read

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    1. Me too! I don’t know how that’s possible (probably Spring Break. Lots of magical things happened during that time 😛 ). Thank you so much though. You are too nice! >///<
      Aww! That's great to hear to like my post. I think my nose just grew a few inches wider after that compliment of yours lol…
      *Now, let me hop to your blog and see your Wrap Up* 😉

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  2. I am always baffled at how much people can read. Just HOW? I don’t understand the works of it hahaha but congrats! That’s awesome! And you seem to have really liked most of them, so that’s even better! 😀

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I don’t know either, I think I blacked out during the whole process haha. XD It was a really great month for me, or maybe it was just because there were a lot of good reads published in March 😛 Again, thanks a lot for the nice words!

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