April was an amazing reading month for me both in the amount of books I read and the rating. I read 9 books this month! I gave four 5 star books, one 4.5 star books, three 4 star books, and one 2.5 star book. That’s pretty great if you ask me. Now let’s recap my April with books!
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Historical and Contemporary Fiction
Overall Feeling: There is no perfect life, person, or career. We’re all flawed no matter what the media tries to present. We all have secrets and demons plaguing us behind what we portray to the public. There’s also no easy answers or solutions. That was what The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo meant to me. This book was surprisingly deep and heartfelt with such well drawn characters behind the Hollywood glamour of film’s golden age. This story was raw and real and definitely well worth the read.
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Genre: Fantasy and Sci-fi
Overall Feeling: This book was okay. The concept of science vs magic in an end of the world setting was really cool and sometimes the humor hit home, but in general the dialogue was juvenile and the stakes didn’t ever really feel as high as they should’ve been. Also, I feel like complete story threads were overlooked. I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t love it.
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Genre: YA Fantasy
Overall feeling: Can I just say how awesome every book in the world of the Seven Realms is pure perfection. I am a little biased when it comes to Cinda Williams Chima. She is a genius and this book was nearly perfect. The political intrigues get more complicated and the plot more intense. This book was a wonderful addition to this series. I loved every second of this! I highly recommend all of her books.
*Note: If you have never read a series in this world I would HIGHLY recommend you start with the first series the Seven Realms series which starts with the Demon King. This series starts with major spoilers to that series and I can’t praise that series enough.
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I decided it would be fun to do a weekly list and I am a huge fan of the Top 5 Wednesdays list created by Lainey and Samantha on Goodreads. So to start off this weekly list, is there really any better way than to list my auto-buy authors in SFF? Lord knows there’s more than 5, but after much thought and consideration here are my top 5!
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Overall Feeling: This book was near perfection for me! It is the sequel to Red Sister, and I must say it’s even better, if that’s even possible! It’s one of those books I finished and immediately wanted to flip over and start from page 1 again. It’s so full of amazing characters, a fast-action high stakes plot, and world building of a masterful level! There’s so much suspense and there is never a dull moment! This has been my favorite read of 2018 so far! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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I’m having so much trouble believing it’s actually April! 2018 is flying by without any hint of slowing down. I have a busy month of April ahead, mostly because of work related things, but I still want to get a lot of reading done! I have so many new releases I want to get to and older books that have been sitting on my shelf for way too long so without further ado here is my April TBR. (There are no guarantees I will get to all of these books, but I will try!)
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March is over and I read 8 books this month! I’m proud of that! I haven’t found any all time favorites this month, but I did read some really good books and some not so good books. This month was busy, I had a lot going on so I am proud of how much I was able to post this month and how much I was able to read. I’m hoping to read even more in April even though I know I will be busy too, there are so many good books coming out next month. Without further ado let’s get into the books I read this month and what I thought of them. I will include links to the full reviews I wrote this month. If there is a book on this list that you would like a full review for let me know!
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Year Published: 2006
Overall Feeling: While the concepts of what makes intelligent life intelligent were innovative and compelling and the aliens in this book were super original, this story lacked an interesting plot and was a chore to get through in some places. I am usually a fan of hard sci-fi, but to me the world Watts built seemed too distant and incomprehensible. So despite how smart this book was, I was left underwhelmed. Though it definitely was creepy in parts!
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I know it’s already nearing the end of March, but I thought that since my blog is new and I never got to do a favorite of 2017 at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018, so I figured doing it today would be as good as any time. So without further ado here are my favorite books that I read in 2017.
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