March Wrap-Up

March was a particular month! I had seven books on my TBR and only managed to finish 4, which sounds a bit bad. But the remaining books were big ones, and I read 75% of them, so I am quite pleased with myself. I`ll probably be done with them the first week of April and then have time to focus on other things. I want to read more contemporary, but I also want to finish some series, so at the moment, I`m debating my next TBR pile. 

I`ll start this month`s wrap-up with my favourite books and move slowly to the ones I did not enjoy that much. Two books got a 5 on Goodreads, one got a 4 and the other a 3, but it was more of a 3.5. 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz
Words cannot describe how much I loved this book! It`s such a heart-warming story about love, family and friendship, by the end of it, you`ll cry with joy. The author has such a beautiful way of writing; I finished it in a day. The main character is Ari (Aristotle) Mendoza, a teenager that `s quite shy and has problems expressing his feelings. One day he meets Dante, who`s funny, confident and articulate. They develop a special bond, and soon Ari`s walls start to come down.
5 out of 5 stars

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
One of the most heart-breaking stories I ever read! A beautiful book about love and death, joy and sorrow, through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl with terminal cancer. Despite her sickness, Hazel Grace tries to live a normal life: she reads, goes to college and enjoys spending time with her parents. She falls in love with Augustus Waters, a charming boy who had cancer as well, but now is in remission. Expect a powerful and profound love story, one that will leave your heart in tiny pieces.

5 out of 5 stars

Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
This is a fantasy, paranormal YA book about Jacob, a 16-year-old boy who comes across children with special powers. Growing up, he thought that the stories his grandpa told him were lies, but once he finds out the truth his life will never be the same. One thing that makes this book unique is the use of old pictures, but sometimes I felt that the author tried too hard to incorporate them.

4 out of 5 stars

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Clary Fray thinks she`s a typical teenager, until one day her mother is kidnapped, and she find out that she is a Shadowhunter, half human and half angel beings that fight demons. The story was fascinating, and I loved the world the author created, but the main character is beyond annoying. I found Clary stupid, irritating and ungrateful and that almost ruined the book for me. I still think the story has potential, so I`ll continue with the series and hope for the best.

3.5 out of 5

Let me know in the comments what books you`ve read in March. Also, while I don`t want spoilers, please tell me Clary gets better in the next books. Sometimes I seriously want to punch her!

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