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A Reader of Fictions: March: Month in Review & Book of the Month Giveaway

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Monday, April 1, 2013

March: Month in Review & Book of the Month Giveaway

Reviews Posted in March
All told, I published 30 reviews in March, which I'm pretty proud of. My average rating for the month was 3.38, which isn't too bad.

5 stars:
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

4.5 stars:
Earth Girl (Earth Girl #1) - Janet Edwards
Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks #3) - Miranda Kenneally
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) - Robin LaFevers
The Trouble with Flirting - Claire LaZebnik 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) - Catherynne M. Valente

4 Stars:
Pretty Girl-13 - Liz Coley
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest - Charles de Lint
Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year #2) - Trisha Leigh 
The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna
Circles of Time (Passing Bells #2) - Phillip Rock 

3.5 Stars:
MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1) - Debra Driza
Impulse (Jumper #3) - Steven Gould  
Fang Girl - Helen Keeble
The Tragedy Paper - Elizabeth LaBan
Marco Impossible - Hannah Moskowitz
Broken at Love (Whitman University #1) - Lyla Payne

3 stars:
The Midnight Spell - Rhiannon Frater & Kody Boye
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story - Sean Howe
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
A Future Arrived (Passing Bells #3) - Phillip Rock
Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors - Andrew Shaffer
The Murmurings - Carly Anne West 

2.5 Stars:
Unremembered (Unremembered #1) - Jessica Brody
The Rogue's Princess (The Lacey Chronicles #3) - Eve Edwards
Children of Liberty - Paullina Simons 
Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters - Suzanne Weyn 

2 Stars:
Fade to Black (Rojan Dizon #1) - Francis Knight
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow - Rita Leganski 

1 Star:
Wasteland (Wasteland #1) - Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan  

Book of the Month Giveaway:
March's Book of the Month is Rainbow Rowell's absolutely beautiful Eleanor & Park. As you can tell, it earned one of my very rare five star ratings, because, on finishing and writing up my review, I could come up with not a single point of criticism, not even a minor one. I am so excited to see YA novels branching out like this. Oh, also, the hipster part of me wants everyone to know that I reviewed it before it received the John Green seal of approval. Just saying.  

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Blogger Steph Sinclair said...

This is me bowing to the amount of books you've read. I don't think I've even read 30 books yet this YEAR. LOL. Go you!

April 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wow!! That's a lot of books!! You are flying through books. I wish I read faster lol!!

April 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

30?? Wow. You're my hero. I need to read faster.
Aww.. you read the Cats of Tanglewood Forest too. I thought that was super cute. 5 stars for Eleanor & Park though is awesome, I've been hearing tons of great things about this one. :)

April 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

You a reviewing ninja Christina, you are just a ninja of all sorts I guess haha. I really want to get my hands on Eleanor & Park, I think I will really liked that one!

April 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

*does a sexy shimmy of victory*

April 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I wish I could read faster too. X_X

April 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest was delightful. Those illustrations were amazing. *sighs*

Eleanor & Park is amazing. Obviously.

April 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yes. *puts on ninja costume and continues the sexy shimmy*

April 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Only one 1-star book? That's a good month! You seemed to like a lot of the books you read in March. Hooray!! :D

April 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I don't give out the really low ratings very often. 2 star means it's just not for me, but I think others will like it. 1.5 is getting skeptical. 1 is where I'm pretty much telling people not to read the book. .5 is BURN IT NOW. lol.

April 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

30 books in March alone?! I doubt if I've read 30 books this year! I'm happy if I get 1-2 a week lol

Also, great to see so many positive reviews! Though I'm disappointed by all the negative reviews I'm seeing for Unremembered; I had had high hopes for that one :(

April 2, 2013 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, technically, I didn't read all of these in March. They're the reviews I posted in March.

Unremembered I mostly felt bad for. It's just not good. It tries, but...no.

April 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Danielle Schneider said...

I have seen a lot of book bloggers review this book and raved about it. My curiosity is peaked!

April 14, 2013 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

E&P is amazing!

April 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM  

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