April 2018 Recap & What’s Next


5 Star Reads

Magician Murders Vicious Deal Maker

4-4.5 Star Reads

Taboo for You Murder Takes High Road LovesickGods A Private Gentleman

3-3.5 Star Reads

 rock Love in Spades


Magic Rises Finnikin froi quintana Magic Breaks

The High’s & Low’s!

I feel like I’m really getting back in my groove after my rough April month!  I managed to knock out a lot of books, and the Dewey 24 hour readathon was really helpful.  I keep trying to sucker my friends into doing it with me, but to them I’m too crazy for attempting to read for most of 24 hours.  They know nothing.

Anyway, I stuck to a lot of romance again this month.  I guess there’s just something about a good love story that brings me joy.  My favorites were Deal Maker and The Magician Murders.  I’m not shocked about Magician Murders, because I generally always enjoy reading books by Josh Lanyon.  However, I was definitely surprised by how much I loved Deal Maker.  Last month I read the first book, Rule Breaker, and it was good but I wasn’t blown away.  Deal Maker blew me away.  Lily Morton is now forever on my radar, and I can’t wait until book three comes out.

I also read Vicious by VE Schwab, which I’ve been wanting to read for a while now.  It was another book I expected to love, and I was right.  Her world building is up there with other giant fantasy authors, and I can’t wait to see where she’s going to take these characters in Vengeful.

Of everything I read in April though, I think I was the happiest when I was rereading the Lumatere Chronicles.  There’s just something about these characters, and the depth of this story, that rocks my world.  I’m captivated by every single word, no matter how many times I read it.  Melina Marchetta can write anything, I swear.  I love her.

Next Month Reviews

On the Schedule

Monsterland Reanimated pic Ship It Furyborn Point Contact LifeL1k3 Magic Shifts

The Potentials

A Soul Full of Stars Evolved Changes Obsidio

May looks like it’s going to be a busy month!  I sure did schedule a lot of reads for myself, didn’t I?  That list looks very different from what I’d planned in April.  It’s a little daunting, because one hiccup in my personal life and this list could go completely down the drain.

On the potentials list I have Obsidio, which I bought as soon as it came out, but never got around to reading.  Shame on me.  I will be trying to rectify that in May.  I also have another Dresden Files book, because again I want to be caught up whenever the new release is out.

On my scheduled list, I’m most looking forward to Furyborn and LifeL1K3.  Furyborn is getting rave reviews, which always makes me excited, and LifeL1K3 is Jay Kristoff!  I’ve only read Nevernight by him (and Illuminae), but it’s enough to get my hopes up.  Nevernight built my love for this mans writing, and I think it’s likely I’ll be snatching up any new releases he puts out.

I’ve also been really excited to read Point of Contact, but I’m scared too.  I heard it’s a heart breaker and those always take me a while to prepare for.  If you’ve noticed, it’s been on the schedule for the last 2 months and I just keep pushing it back.  I’m not very brave.

So, now I’ve shared with you how my April was, and I’ve told you what I’ve got planned next.  It’s your turn!

What’s been going on in your reading life?

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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