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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

Hello everyone! This month was a little bit slower for me, and I ended up with a total of 8 books.

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

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Book Review: Code Name Helene

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Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon ~ 464 pages ~ to be published 3/31/20 by Doubleday Books

Goodreads Synopsis:

BASED ON THE THRILLING REAL-LIFE STORY OF SOCIALITE SPY NANCY WAKE, comes the newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia, featuring the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.

Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman who deserves to be a household name.
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Updated: How To Read the Shadowhunter Chronicles + Mini Review: Chain of Gold

Hello everyone! Back in December 2018, I wrote the post this one is based off of, explaining how to read The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. This is an amazing series, full of fascinating world-building and unforgettable characters. However, if you have never read them before, it is a bit daunting and can be confusing figuring out where to start. While all of the books are in the same world, they are broken down into several different series, all of which build off of each other.

Since my last post, there have been some more books added to the series, so I thought I would post an updated list. I also just finished reading the most recent addition to the world, Chain of Gold, so I will be giving you a mini review of that book (as well as a suggestion on what to read before it, if you are only interested in reading the newest book).

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Book Review: When You Were Everything

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When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk ~ 400 pages ~ to be published 3/10/2020 by Delacorte Press

 

Goodreads Synopsis:

You can’t rewrite the past, but you can always choose to start again.

It’s been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla’s friendship imploded.

Nearly a month since Cleo realized they’ll never be besties again.

Now, Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or bad, that tethers her to her ex–best friend. But pretending Layla doesn’t exist isn’t as easy as Cleo hoped, especially after she’s assigned to be Layla’s tutor. Despite budding new friendships with other classmates—and a raging crush on a gorgeous boy named Dom—Cleo’s turbulent past with Layla comes back to haunt them both.
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