March 2020 TBR | Angels and Demons

We’re goin’ old school, baby! Back to the time when YA was saturated with all things paranormal and biblical. I’m talkin’ faeries, vampires, werewolves/shifters, witches, and of course, angels and demons.

This year many of my monthly TBR themes will focus on the time of yore. This month will be angels and demons, seeing that two releases this month feature one or both of those biblical creatures.

This month I will be reading a few companion novels to my favorite series in preparation for the new arrival, then I’ll walk down memory lane with a little trilogy that took me by surprise, and finally I may or may not read, arguably, the biggest release this month (I think you all know which book I’m talking about). If I don’t feel like subjecting myself to more of SJM, I’ll probably read Marie Lu’s new novel.

I’ve actually just finished The Bane Chronicles! Even though I adore Magnus Bane, I do have to admit that this anthology was a slight disappointment in some areas. There were a few short stories that I found really entertaining, but most of them were actually really…boring?

I may post an accumulative review for The Bane Chronicles and for the other two anthologies, but the one I’ll be reviewing in full is Chain of Gold. I’ve been awaiting this one for a while now and I’m just so excited to go back in time to see Will and Tessa again and to experience their children’s stories and adventures! Also, the cover, my GOD ❤️ What a beaut!!


I love this trilogy and I’ve been wanting to reread it for a while now. I’m not a HUGE fan of the third book, but I refuse to read only the first two and not close out the series. So, I’ll be rereading this entire series. It’ll be great to see Penryn and Raffe again 😊 They’ve always been one of my favorite YA couples.


In January, I read the entire TOG series and it really made me realize that I do not enjoy SJM’s writing. Sometimes the plot and a few characters are enough to keep me engaged. However, I really have to force myself to overlook all the alarming aspects of SJM’s writing in order to get through her books, and honestly, I don’t think I’m recovered enough to read another 700+ book written by her. Even so, I’m really curious…

If I choose not to read (the almost certainly over-hyped) Crescent City, I’ll lean back on my auto-buy author, Marie Lu. I’m not always blown away by her material, but her writing is strong and steady and her characters are as well. So, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about The Kingdom of Back too much…

The last two books will probably just depend on my mood. But I’ll for sure be reading the Shadowhunter series this month and revisiting the Penryn trilogy.

I’m not going to focus on reading a classic this month. If anything, I might slip Animal Farm in there somewhere, but no guarantees.

Anyways, that’s all for now! Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time ❤️


10 thoughts on “March 2020 TBR | Angels and Demons

  1. I agree on the Bane Chronicles, it was a bit underwhelming. Magnus is my favorite character in the Shadowhunter Universe & it could’ve been better. I’m sitting here feeling left out of the Chain of Gold hype cause I have yet to read Lady Midnight 😩I promise it’s going to happen soon. In the meantime I’ll stay clear of spoilers 😂 now as for SJ Maas…I haven’t read her books in years but I have started Crescent City. So far it’s giving me all the Urban Fantasy vibes and I’m enjoying it. Let’s hope she stays out of problematic messes 🤞🏽happy reading! 🖤

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    1. I thought his stories would be so much more flashy than they were haha. And the great thing about Chain of Gold is it technically takes place after the Infernal Devices so you could possibly skip Lady Midnight and just go straight there! But, of course, I wouldn’t ever stop you from reading Lady Midnight. I LOVE that book.

      I’m glad you’re enjoying Crescent City so far! ❤ I've heard she does have a few problematic themes later on, but I'd have to read to see if that's true. I really hope not! 😦


    1. I love her books so much. The way she depicts friendship and family is some of the best in YA. It’s just so touching and loving and complex. The paranormal stuff ain’t so bad either, LOL. Honestly, I don’t think you NEED to read The Bane Chronicles, but it does have some insight into his life that could enrich the story as a whole. But again, not completely necessary in the long run…

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    1. I guess at this point it could be considered old school, but it’s still one of the better YA paranormal dystopians! I really hope you like it whenever you get the chance to read it 😀


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