The end of March has come to an end, so it is time for a little round up of what I have read this month. It isn’t a great deal because March is being cut a little short this time around because I am heading to the states and will already be there when this is put up for the world to see. I didn’t want to start reading any series before I went away because I am not taking physical books with me to save space, so I will be reading on my I-pad for two and a half weeks. I was thinking of doing a post on what I am going to be reading while I am in the states and for the rest of April because I sure have a long list. Would anyone like to see that? If you do let me know, but without further ado lets get into what I have read in March.
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Welcome to the VirtNet. For Michael and the other other gamers, the VirtNet can make your wildest fantasies become real. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Who wants to play by the rules anyway? But some rules were made for a reason. One gamer has been taking people hostage inside the VirtNet, with horrific consequences. The government needs Michael to track down the rogue gamer, but the risk is enormous and the line between game and reality could be blurred forever…
4/5 (James Dasher is an old favourite and an auto-buy for me. His Maze Runner series had me hooked and I just had to give this one a go.)
The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner
It’s not a game anymore. Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned his life upside down. He thought he’d been helping VirtNet Security to track down the cyber-terrorist Kaine. He thought the VirtNet would be safe for gamers once more. But the truth is more terrifying than he could ever have imagined. Kaine is a Tangent, a computer program that has come alive. And Kaine’s master plan is to populate the earth entirely with human bodies harbouring Tangent minds. Unless Michael can stop him…
The Game of Lives by James Dashner
The games are over. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. But now the line which separates the virtual from the real is blurring. And every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The VirtNet had become a world of deadly consequences, and the Mortality Doctrine – Kaine’s master plan – has nearly been realised. If Kaine succeed, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it look like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box – if Michael can figure out who his friends really are…
5/5 (Amazing ending to the trilogy)
Ink by Alice Broadway
There are no secrets in Saintstone… Imagine a world where your every action, your every deed, is marked on your skin for all to see. And Leora has something to hide. INK is a story about love, loyalty and the desire to live forever. It’s a tale that gets under your skin.
4/5 (This is an incredibly strange story and it took a while to get to the climax but I loved every minute of it none the less.)
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
this is the journey of
surviving through poetry
this is the blood sweat tears
of twenty-one years
this is my heart
in your hands
5/5 (Beautiful and Heartbreaking)
March has been a really good reading month for me and I have got a fair bit read. I also have technically read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy in March but I read it on the plane to America (where I now am!) so I thought I would just save that one for April to make my life easier. March in general has been quite good with a lot going on and I think I am going to update you all on that a little more after I am back in my homeland, but for now I will leave you with these books – all of which I highly recommend.
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out