Monthly Wrap-Up | March 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to my April 2018 wrap-up!

During the month of April, I read 14 books. It was a mediocre month.
The first two books are the best books I read this month from two very different genres then the rest are in the order I read them. A lot of these reviews are scheduled to release later in the month, so the links I provided are to my reviews posted on Goodreads.

Best books of the month

The Good Daughter is a deliciously slow mystery that marinades its characters to perfection. Though The Good Daughter is a mystery, at its core it’s a story about family and forgiveness. Check out my full review here!

Trainwreck is a feminist novel that analyses our obsession with female trainwrecks in the media. Doyle walks the reader through the making of a trainwreck, her options, and her role in our culture. Throughout each of these sections Doyle weaves a compelling narrative with ample evidence that will leave you stunned, stocked, and disgusted. Check out my full review here!  

everything else

Still Life was not what I expected it to be in the worst ways possible. The novel is so promising in the beginning that it’s even more of a let down once it concludes.
Two Stars

Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours is full of intense action, politics, and discovery. I’m starting to understand that Star Trek embodies all of my favourite aspects of science fiction: discovering new worlds, space battles, spaceships, different species, etc.
Four Stars

Torn Between Two is supposed to be an angsty love triangle between a rock star and a lawyer. Unfortunately, it’s a poorly constructed romance novel that tries too hard to be a love triangle without putting in the time to develop the relationships.
Three Stars

When the Flood Falls has an interesting and well-written mystery hidden beneath all the extra writing. Had Barnard been able to cut down the first 150 pages, I would have enjoyed the novel much more.
Three Stars

Rebel Heir begins with a hilarious situation as the main character, Gia, tries to bartend and the owner, Rush witnesses her failure. Their attraction and chemistry is instant.
Four Stars

The Power is a difficult book to rate. On one hand, I enjoyed and appreciated what Alderman was going for, however I found the execution to be less than flawless.
Three Stars 

Birthday Girl because it has a risqué premise and promised angst. Unfortunately, Birthday Girl fails to deliver an impactful romance.
Three Stars

Trail of Lightning is a fantastic introduction to a captivating world full of complex characters. Throughout the novel, I had to put it down to research the Navajo people and culture for clarity and curiosity.
Four Stars 

Whistle in the Dark is a slow burning mystery where the mystery is an afterthought. The synopsis of this book intrigued me, which is why I requested it on Netgalley. Unfortunately, Whistle in the Dark is an incredibly slow moving, boring mystery that doesn’t deliver.
Two Stars 

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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