March Wrap Up & (What’s left of) April TBR | I am finally free

Greetings readers!

Well HI. This is wrap up/TBR post is coming to you mid-month, but better late than never right?! I would like to announce that I am officially free from uni for the summer…for the next two weeks at least. I have to do an online summer course, but it *hopefully* won’t be too bad!

But yeah.

I’m free.



What Rendz Read

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Allie Condie
A buddy read with Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews! We both agreed it was pretty meh and weren’t the biggest fans. My Full Review

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawecett
A buddy read with Sha @ Book Princess Reviews. This was not what either of us was expecting…and not in the good way. We are in progress of making a joint review so stay tuned!

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
A buddy read with Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl. I found this one to be good. Not the bestest, nor the worstest. Just good. Review to come.

The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
I absolutely adored this book! So much love. And I related to it so much! My Full Review!

THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT by @bhathenatanaz 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  What is your favourite contemporary novel?  I'd have to say that as of last week, The Beauty of the Moment really has taken top spot for me in contemporaries. I know I don't read them often, but this one is definitely worthwhile!  Today is my Blog Tour stop for this amazing book so please check out my full review! (Link in bio)  And don't forget to follow along the rest of the tour! @penguinteenca  #thebeautyofthemoment #tanazbhathena #bookstagram #reader #books #ya #contemporarybooks #canlit #yabooks #youngadultbooks #blogtour

A total of 4 books red in march. Which is not bad considering I had so much going on in school. But it was a month of buddy reads that I truly enjoyed!


The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Burning Star Erin Swan

The Beholder by Anna Bright

Q: What are some of your favourite book covers?  When beautiful book mail shows up at your door, you must have a photoshoot.  It's the law.  I don't make up the rules.  THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME by @nafizaaz has been on my radar for months now. The synopsis was super intriguing and then the cover was revealed and my eyeballs literally became heart-shaped that day. 😍 = me.  It's a tale of magic and strength on the Silk Road. I couldn't be more excited!  Thanks you so much @scholasticcda for the ARC!!! #thecandleandtheflame #nafizaazad #bookstagram #reader #books #yafantasy #fantasy #youngadultbooks #magic #bookishcanadians


The Last Namsara Buddy Read Review |Featuring the amazing SHA, and Canadian Dragon Tales!

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Books I Read While Having No Clue As to What Was Goin’ On!

Books I Read While Having No Clue As to What Was Goin' On!

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*tweedles thumbs*

Ummm nothing much to be honest.

I’m going on vacation this summer! I’ll be headed back home to El Salvador after 6 years! I’m very excited to be going, and I’ll share more once we get closer to the date!


I wrote an article for Cultura Collectiva! They reached to me to write the top 10 books one should read to get into YA and I went off!

Please have a read. Please let me know what you think! I had a lot of fun working with CC and I hope you enjoy!

Read the article here


Kingsbane by Claire Legrand — look out for my blog tour stop May 6th!

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

The Sisters of Winterwood by Rena Rossner

It’s a tad ambitious considering I only have half of the month left, but since I’m on vacay I have much more time on my hands.

Q: What is one of your most anticipated spring releases?  I have been head over heels excited for Nocturna by @mayam1745 since it was announced.  It's a Latinx fantasy and that fact alone made me want to weep. (But it also legitimately sounds ammmaaaazzzziiinnnggg)  Not to mention the gorgeous final cover! Which you should definitely go check out!  I can't wait to dive into my ARC next month!  Many thanks to @hccfrenzy for providing me with an advanced copy!  #nocturna #mayamotayne #latinxfantasy #yabooks #books #reader #bookishcanadians #fantasy #youngadultbooks #igbooks #bookstagram #epicreads #yafantasy

Let me know what you think! What was your favourite March read? What did you buy? What books are you looking forward to this April? 

Happy reading!

~ Rendz


12 thoughts on “March Wrap Up & (What’s left of) April TBR | I am finally free

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  1. I’m looking forward to your review of Wicked Saints! I’m curious to see what you say, even though we’ve already discussed it lol. And I’m so excited for both The Candle and the Flame and Nocturna. I got ARCs for both and I’m so looking forward to them. Hopefully we both get to enjoy them! Also, I hope you have fun on your vacation and congrats on your article!

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  2. You’re FFRREEEE!!! *cheers* A free Rendz is a happy Rendz, yes? (Let’s just ignore the online course for now.)

    Ohhhhh, I’m excited to hear all about El Salvador! This sounds like so much greatness. I’m so happy for you that you’re getting to go this summer, especially after six years! O:

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    1. YES I am so excited to get some more blogging down even with this online course which I start tomorrow meh

      I am very excited about my trip! I’m gonna need help choosing what book to take so you’ll be hearing more about it soon!


      1. meh @ online courses. I hope it’s a manageable one. I find online courses can go one of two ways: the prof gives a million things to read and one major assignment, or a million things to read and one assignment for every single thing you had to read.

        Wait. Only ONE book for the trip? That is going to be some tense decision making. (Is this the book with the sisters or a different book still to be chosen.)

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      2. This online course isn’t bad so far. But it’s lookin like I’m gonna have to read a million things, have two major assignments and an exam. -_-
        And yes, only one physical book for the trip because luggage! This won’t be a sister read book just something for me!

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  3. I would wish you well on the rest of your April TBR, but well, I think that ship has sailed. XD But I’m glad that it seems like March and April seemed to go well! I took a peek at your article and not only was it amazing Rendz fabulousness as usualllllllllllllllllll, I noticed some epic books in there. 😉 Wonderful post and article as always, Rendz!! And yay for a bit more freeeeedommmmmmmmmm!

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