I am here with April 2018 Wrap Up and it’s on time and everything! Who knew? Two months in a row!
In April read a total of 5 books and 1,547 pages.
The genres I read this month were historical fiction, poetry, contemporary and fantasy. I read 3 standalone books and 2 sequels.
Onto the ratings!
Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore
I was lucky enough to received an ARC of this book and I do have a full review coming. Thank you so much to Kensington Books for sending a copy my way!
This is a stunning and harrowing book, which looks at America’s attempt to ‘civilize’ the Native Americans during the 1800s. Told through the eyes of a young white girl, Alma. Who growing up saw no different between the two races and believed they could be friends. She believed in the propaganda of the time that through this re-education Native America and White American could live together in harmony. This book tore me apart and one I won’t forget for a long time
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
I was lucky enough to received an ARC of this book and I do have a full review so I’ll keep my gushing short. Thank you so much to Kensington Books for sending a copy my way!
I adore this Viking and Celtic inspired world. It is such a refreshing change from the standard medieval European inspired world. I really hope we get more of this world. Either a sequel, a spin-off novel, a novella or a short story, I’m not fussy! Please, can we get more! The story ended up being more character driven then I expected for a novel set around feuding clans. But it worked for this narrative. Adrienne Young has created some beautifully diverse characters which makes it compelling to read. The quite pockets between the battle scenes explores the difference between the Riki and Aska clans but also serves to highlight this similarities.
The Rose & The Dagger (The Wrath & The Dawn #2) by Renne Ahdieh
Beautiful conclusion to the series. Like always Renee Ahdieh has a stunning writing style and the way she describes food makes my mouth water. I adore Shahrzad and Khalid’s relationship and the fact that they both feel like fully formed people filled with hopes and flaws. I will now have to read original A Thousand and One Nights and follow it up with a re-read this duo-logy. Highly recommend this series for those looking for magic, adventure, developed characters, romance and lyrical writing.
Royally Matched by Emma Chase
I adore this series! Royally Matched follows up with all the romance and modern day royals I need. This stories follows heir apparent of Wessco, Prince Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook. Henry was never meant to be king and is not dealing so well. This party prince decides to spice things up by deciding to choose his bride the modern way; through a reality TV show. During the show one girl does catch his eye, the one who’s not a contestant of the show— Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum. The romance here makes my heart all gooey and smiley. The perfect slow burn. Again, Henry and Sarah’s personality shone through their chapters and I never forgot which perspective I was in, which is really hard to do. I cannot wait for the third book and I really hope we get more!
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Raw, powerful and unflinching look at the all the dark spots of someone life and the rays of light they shone through. Amanda celebrates the strength of women and the power we have. I really enjoyed the fairytale imagery of dragons, knights, princesses and queens that run throughout. This collection reminds us that yes life is sometimes filled with horrible things and with people who treat you poorly but you can rise above it and live the life you want.
Some of my favourites included, pages to skin, an ode to my stretch marks., an ode to me., millennials, i’ll be there with matches and sugar, spice & fire
That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what you’re favourite read of April was.
Until next time, happy reading!