March Wrap Up & April Releases! (2016)

Hey everyone! It’s that time again … for a wrap-up! We unfortunately didn’t get much reading OR blogging done this month (boo, slumps!) but we still managed to get some stuff done, so let’s wrap up all we read, what we posted, and what the highlights of our month were!

Sasha read three books:

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (5* – reread)
  2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (4.5*)
  3. The Dinner by Herman Koch (3.5*)

I also started Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (and just finished–I’ll have a review for it up soon!)

Favourite book of the month: Harry Potter–what else?

Sarena read one book:

  1. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (4*)

She also started Glass Sword but didn’t finish it (we’ll get around to it in summer!), got almost halfway through Feed by M.T. Anderson, and read most of Rebel of the Sands.

Though we didn’t post much in March, here’s what we did post so you guys can all check it out!

A Day at the Bookstore

[Review] Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

[Review] The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

25 Bookish Facts About Us!

#PenguinTeenOnTour + YA Author Dinner Recap!

And here’s some highlights of what we did this month, as seen on our Instagram:

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We didn’t end up reading that much, but we did get a lot of work done, and we got a few awesome books in the mail, like STRIKE and REBEL OF THE SANDS. We also participated in our school’s French talent show this month (woo!) and this was our last official month of school before exams. We also attended an amazing book signing and an author dinner (see last link), and that was most definitely the highlight of the month, if not the year!








And now, let’s take a look at all the amazing books releasing in April!

THE RAVEN KING by Maggie Stiefvater (April 26, 2016)


THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi  (April 26, 2016)

The Star-Touched Queen

THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh (April 26, 2016)


THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead (April 5, 2016)


LADY RENEGADES by Rachel Hawkins (April 5, 2016)


FOREST OF RUIN by Kelley Armstrong (April 5, 2016)


BLOOD OF THE HYDRA (Elementals #2) by Michelle Madow (April 18, 2016)


THE MIRROR KING (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows (April 5, 2016)


There are tons of amazing books releasing this month! What are you excited for? Did you guys get a lot of reading done this month? Or do anything exciting? Let us know in the comments below, and until next time,



9 thoughts on “March Wrap Up & April Releases! (2016)

  1. Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

    Aw no, hope April is a better reading and blogging month for both of you! Can’t wait for your review of Lady Midnight ❤
    I'm really excited for The Glittering Court and The Blood of the Hydra! I actually received an eARC of TBotH, so hopefully I'll read it soon. 🙂 Did you enjoy book #1?

  2. Faith Young says:

    So excited for all these April releases!
    Sorry to hear you guys didn’t do so hot in March. Hopefully you read a ton of wonderful books in April!
    Great post ❤

  3. Rachel @A Perfection Called Books says:

    I’m so glad you liked City of Heavenly Fire! I thought it was a great finish to an epic series. It was so long though!

    I loved The Glittering Court and The Star-Touched Queen. I am SO anxious and excited for The Rose and The Dagger. I don’t want it to end though!! I still need to read books 2 and 3 for The Raven Boys before I read The Raven King. I hope Gansey doesn’t die though :0

    Another April release “Dreamology” by Lucy Keating was also really good! Great post 😀

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    • The Writing Duo says:

      I actually loved LADY MIDNIGHT even more than COHF–have you read it?! It was amazing! And yes, The Rose and the Dagger looks amazing but I don’t want the series to end! 😥 And yess, I’m very scared for what will happen to Gansey. Only a little over 2 weeks until it comes out! And thanks for the recommendation, I hear about DREAMOLOGY all the time! it looks awesome. thanks for commenting! 😀 – Sasha

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