April was a weird reading month for me. I’m still having a hard time shaking my ACOTAR hangover… I tried to break it by diving into some high fantasy, romance, science fiction, but nothing has worked. So, this month I read a hodgepodge of random books.
During the month of April, I read 8 books and 2 novellas.
So, here are some stats!
Number of pages read: 3628
Number of print books: 4
Number of e-books: 6
Favourite quote of the month: No quotes stood out to me this month.
Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.
Jade War ramps up stakes with an unrelenting pace and plot twists you won’t see coming. I can’t believe I have to wait until December to read Jade Legacy.
Neon Gods is a deliciously spicy book worth picking up. Robert strikes a perfect balance between plot and smut that will keep readers turning the pages and reaching for a cold glass of water. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us in the sequel, Electric Idol, which follows Persephone’s sister, Psyche.
Release Date: June 1, 2021
The Shadow of the Gods is my second Gwynne novel and it will be my last. I requested The Shadow of the Gods hoping to understand Gwynne’s hype. I won’t deny Gwynne is a talented writer with incredible vision for his novels, however I haven’t been unable to fully connect with his story and characters. The Shadow of the Gods did not change this. Three Stars
A Touch of Darkness is recommended over and over on BookTok, so I decided to finally give it a go when I subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. Unfortunately, A Touch of Darkness is a disappointing read with an annoying main character and a grossly underdeveloped love interest. Two Stars
I’ve seen The Bridge Kingdom recommended to fans of ACOTAR and FBAA over and over, so I had to pick it up. I have mixed feelings about The Bridge Kingdom. On one hand, I enjoyed the world building and main character. On the other hand, the romance is almost non-existent and turns into instalove. Three Stars
Not Pretending Anymore is another great read by the dynamic duo of Ward and Keeland. If you’re looking for a fun and flirty romance with one of the cutest epilogues I’ve read, look no further! Four Stars
Say I’m the One is as angsty and emotional as it gets. Davis will rip our your heart and smash it into pieces before slowly mending it back together. Say I’m the One is a love triangle that packs a punch. Four Stars
Though Breach of Peace stumbles in its writing and world building, it still offers an interesting enough main character and hints of a much larger plot at play to entice readers to come back for the sequel. Three Stars
Dawn is a thought provoking first contact novel that explores themes of gender, sex, and love through interspecies relationships. Butler’s writing is clear and concise making Dawn an easy read despite its heavier topics. Four Stars
I enjoyed Rogue Protocol for the most part. I’m not so sure I would have been able to finish it if it was a full length novel. On to the next… eventually. Three Stars
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of April?