April Wrap up – What books I read & How I felt about them..

Book Review Shadow and Bone, Daughter of the Pirate King, Fable, Namesake, Rhapsodic, Circe, Sister of the Stars, Daughter of a Siren Queen, The Lost Apothecary

Hello Bookworms ! Quick post for you today. A monthly wrap up ! Somehow I read eight books during the month of April. It helped that some where shorter, but this has to be a record for me.

I started the month off with Shadow & Bone. It was not a good book to start the month off, but it didn’t deter me or throw me into a slump. You can find my review here and a blog post about it here. The series has been out on Netflix now for what, a week now? Still haven’t watched it. Eek. I will, I will. I want to see the show, to see the production and costume designs I just rather be reading.

Everyone and their kitten LOVES this Grishaverse – am I missing something? Did I read the same Shadow & Bone book that other people read? I’m really starting to wonder. I know, I know.. Crows is better & what about Nikolai? Ugh.

I can complain about Shadow & Bone almost as much as I can praise the duology that is Fable by Adrienne Young. I read Fable and Namesake back to back and boy am I glad I didn’t read Fable until Namesake was also published. I’d of sold my soul for sure to get my hands on Namesake. You can check out the blog post about the duology here & view the review for both books here.

I hate to say it, but I think I’ve had my fill of pirates for awhile. Five. Five what you ask? Five out of the eight books I read this month were pirate books.

The problem is I love sirens and mermaids, and they kind of go hand in hand with pirates. So it should be no surprise that I read Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King & Daughter of the Siren Queen. I fell in love with Alosa, as anyone would, siren or not. My dual review should be up for them by the end of the week.

In the meantime, if you are looking for more bad-ass female pirates may I suggest the Children of Lyr series by Lina C. Amarego. You can find my review for Daughter of the Deep here & Sister of the Stars here. I am loving this series. Sister of the Stars was just released at the end of April and it was even better then Daughter of the Deep. You can check out my blog post about it here

Last but not least for the month of April I read Madeline Miller’s Circe & Laura Thalassa’s Rhapsodic Book One in The Bargainer series. You can find my review for the Beautiful but very Boring Circe here. Honestly, beautiful and boring are the only two words that come to mind when I think back on Miller’s portrayal of Circe.

There will definitely be more reviews for The Bargainer series coming up in the coming months. Rhapsodic was an easy fun read and the end left me at least interested enough to continue to the next book in the series. You can read my review here

Talk soon friends !

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