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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birthday Girl because it has a risqué premise and promised angst. Unfortunately, Birthday Girl fails to deliver an impactful romance.
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.
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.
2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | March 2018”
I like the look of the Karin Slaughter book. You had an excellent month. I can’t believe you read so much.
Her books haven’t disappointed so far!
My job has a lot of down time 😜