April has ended up being a bit of a so-so month for me. I didn’t read as many books as I’d hoped and didn’t post as many reviews as I planned, but I kept blogging throughout the month so I’m going to class April as a success, at least when it comes to blogging. Here’s hoping now we’re in May I can get things back on track.
Books I Reviewed
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This was one of my most anticipated releases for this year, and not only was it everything I hoped it would be it was so much more. Strange the Dreamer is easily a favourite read of 2017 for me.
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Unfortunately this one wasn’t what I hope it would be. While the plot was fast-paced and the world-building was intricate the characters weren’t well developed, which really let the story down.
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Again this book wasn’t what I hoped it would be. It was a great story but the ending was left too open, it makes me think there’s another book due to be released but I know that isn’t the case.
The Mortal Instruments Series
I finally got around to re-reading the first half of the Mortal Instruments series this month, and while City of Bones wasn’t as good as I remembered City of Ashes and City of Glass were each a lot better.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
I don’t read many mystery books, but I’d heard great things about Last Seen Leaving and couldn’t resist. Luckily I enjoyed it as much as everyone else did, and was kept guessing right until the end.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
All I can say for this book is the hype is real. The Hate U Give is such an important book, using Starr and Khalil to tell a powerful story. It was incredibly well written and is a book I highly recommend.
Top Ten Tuesday
Must Have Merchandise for Every Harry Potter Fan
Top Ten of the Most Unique Books I’ve Read
Top Ten Things that Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book
Top Ten Things that Will Make Me Instantly Not Want to Read a Book
Waiting on Wednesday
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
I’d say this is an average haul for a month, I didn’t overspend but didn’t under-spend either. Ideally this is the kind of haul I’d like to have each month. Unfortunately I just can’t control my spending when it comes to books. Still I always have some amazing books to show for it, even if I end up with no money left in my bank account.
I’ll admit that because of the way this month has gone I don’t have a TBR list for next month. I’m not approaching a book slump or anything, I’m just at the stage of my mood reading mood where I have no idea what I want to read until something catches my eye. The only book I know I’m definitely going to read is…
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
So at the moment my May seems kind of empty, but I’m playing around with an idea for a new feature on my blog and also playing around with the idea of getting some re-reads read and reviewed. Really May is going to be a month where anything could happen.