Copy of RCP: March 2019


I must admit I feel really satisfied with the books I read in March. I was able to read one more book than last month and I attribute this achievement to the fact that all the books I read were extremely good!

I began two developing series, finished a duology, and read an epic Historical Fiction book.

Here they are:



8. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi



No. of Pages: 386

POV: 3rd POV though Severin, Laila, Enrique, Zofia and Hypnos

First Sentence:

"Once, there were four houses of France."

Favorite Character: There were so many characters and all of them were fun and clever, however I think I love the most Hypnos because of his boldness.

Favorite Quote:

"If you get in the way of a woman's battle, you'll get in the way of her sword."

Thoughts: I loved the diversity in this book, the clues, the scenes, the dialogues! I loved it all!! Rouhani Chokshi gave me fireworks and lifted me high only to drop me without a parachute. This first book was epic! I can't wait until the second book comes out.

Would I recommend it? Yes, especially to those who enjoy a treasure hunt.


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9. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


No. of Pages: 318

POV: 1st Person, through Audrey Rose

First Sentence:

"I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me."

Favorite Character: I loved Audrey Rose but my favorite character was Thomas Cresswell

Favorite Quote:

"I do love it when you speak maliciously, Wadsworth. Gives my heart a bit of a rush."

Thoughts: I loved the dark setting and how raw this book was. Audrey Rose is super confident and smart and I think she can be the perfect leader for a feminist movement. The love story is great especially because Thomas Cresswell supported Audrey Rose on her unusual career choice.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you enjoy a gothic, murder mystery.


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10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller



No. of Pages: 369

POV: 1st person, narrated by Patroclus

First Sentence:

"My father was a king, and the son of kings."

Favorite Character: Patroclus, of course, because he was kind and loved Achilles unconditionally.

Favorite Quote:

"Had she really thought I would not know him? I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet truck the earth. I would recognize him in death, at the end of the world."

Thoughts: This book spoke to my soul. You can read my full review here.

Would I recommend it? Yes! Whenever you feel like experiencing true, tragic love, read it, but be warned, it will change you forever.


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11. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh



No. of Pages: 388

POV: 3rd POV mostly though Shahrzad

First Sentence:

"It would not be a welcome dawn."

Favorite Character: Shahrzad! because she is clever and passionate.

Favorite Quote:

"My soul sees its equal in you."

Thoughts: I love Renee Ahdieh's writing. It took me a while to pick up this series but I'm glad that I was able to read one book and have the other waiting for me. I enjoyed so much the way the story was paced and how she gave pieces of what happened around. The story kept always moving and it kept me guessing.

Would I recommend it? Yes, but have The Rose and the Dagger waiting because you will want to know what happens next.


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12. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh



No. of Pages: 416

POV: 3rd POV mostly though Shahrzad

First Sentence:

"The girl was eleven and three-quarters."

Favorite Character: Okay, I gotta give this one to Khalid. He evolves so much it makes me feel proud.

Favorite Quote:

"It was because they were two parts of a whole. He did not belong to her. And she did not belong to him. It was never about belonging to someone. It was about belonging together."

Thoughts: I would have loved more books in the series but this book was enough to get a satisfying conclusion to the story. The love story seemed more mature which made fall in love with it all over again. Ahdieh did break my heart a little, but she made up for it.

Would I recommend it? Well, duh! If you read The Wrath and the Dawn, you must read The Rose and the Dagger.


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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco


I knew I had to get this book and continue Audrey Rose's story. I loved the way Maniscalgo weaves historical events into her stories and I couldn't wait to visit Romania through her pages. Right now I'm just starting the story and I loved that she began with a new mystery, and some interesting characters.

A man impaled by a sharp wooden stake. A young chambermaid drained of all her blood. They say it's Prince Dracula, arisen from the dead. I say it's the living–not the dead– we should fear the most.
– Hunting Prince Dracula, Kerri Maniscalgo


What did you read in March?

With books would you recommend I read next?


I hope you are able to find your next read while following my reading challenge. Thank you so much for reading and please subscribe to see what comes next.


Check out what I read in February here.


Love,

Lourdes

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