I hope you’re doing well! Today I’m bringing you my Wrap Up for the month of April. This month was a very good reading month and I was able to read a good amount of fun and romantic books! All the ratings for the books I read this past month are between the 3 and 4 stars tiers, so it was definitely a positive reading month for me!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 8 books I read this past month:
- The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary: 3.25/5⭐
- The Maze Runner Files (The Maze Runner #3.6) by James Dashner: 3/5⭐
- The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson: 3.25/5⭐
- A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass: 4.5/5⭐
- Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith #1) by Tricia Levenseller: 4.5/5⭐
- Master of Iron (Bladesmith #2) by Tricia Levenseller: 4.25/5⭐
- Tudo o Que Nunca Fomos / Todo Lo Que Nunca Fuimos (Deja Que Ocurra #1) by Alice Kellen: 4.25/5⭐
- She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nakagawa: 4/5⭐
As you can see it was a mixture of very average reads and really amazing reads! I started the month by reading “The Road Trip” by Beth O’Leary, and I have to say… I wasn’t super impressed. I think Beth O’Leary has great books, but this was only an okayish read for me.
Turns out, I was still missing a little novella book from the “Maze Runner” series. So this month I picked up “The Maze Runner Files”. It was an okay novella, but I wasn’t expecting to find so much “reused” material. And NOW I’m done with “The Maze Runner” series!
I also read the most recent middle grade book from Sophie Anderson, named “The Thief Who Sang Storms”. It wasn’t my favorite from her, but I really liked the strong message of the book and the fantasy world she built! I would still recommend this one, because I feel like this was just a case of personal preference.
One of the books I was most excited to read was the amazing “A Thousand Heartbeats” by Kiera Cass. And guys… it didn’t disappoint! This was everything I could have hoped for a Kiera Cass book! “The Selection” series is still my number one pick, but this one comes right after. It was so good! Is it weird that I kind of want to read it again? Lol.I’ve also read a YA fantasy duology I’ve wanted to read for a while now named “Bladesmith”! I’ve read both books from the duology this month (“Blade of Secrets” and “Master of Iron”) and I truly loved them! I highly recommend Tricia Levenseller’s books if you love YA fantasy. They’re always really short series or even standalones, so if you have commitment issues to lengthy series like I do, this is perfect for you!
I also went ahead and I started a book I was only planning on reading in May. I’m talking about the Spanish novel “Todo Lo Que Nunca Fuimos” by Alice Kellen, the first book in the contemporary romance duology “Deja Que Ocurra”. I read this very fast and I thought it was a good romance book… but I feel like I’ve read the same exact story before? Maybe in a Nicholas Sparks book? Still, the story was engaging and I felt like it was the perfect beach read!
Another great book I read was the Japanese novel “She and Her Cat”! This book follows four cats and their owners, but the cool part is that their stories intersect and they interact with each other. It was a little sad sometimes, but the wholesome story and “cat banter” was worth it!
As usual, I’ll be posting the reviews for these books soon!
What about you guys? How was your reading month? Let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading friends, I’ll catch you guys later!