It’s already time for another one of my reading wrap up of the last 4 weeks. I don’t know how but I actually managed to squeeze in one read on top of the usual 5 books I go through.
As always, I try to not stick to one genre only and I am happy to say that I have achieved this this time round as well, Yeah me!!
So without any further ado, let’s go through my list:
I will start with a quick look back on the last wrap up, only because of one book I had read in March, which I could not post a review for as it was yet to be published. Well, this time you can read my review of “The Confectioner’s Tale” by Laura Madeleine right here which came out April 23rd 2015 and is a 5 star read in my books.
Now, onto my April reads starting with “Lost” bye Elle Field which is the sequel to “Kept” and is categorised as a Chick-lit (I still think we need to change that category name by the way :)). Unfortunately I did not enjoy it as much and I only gave it a 3 star. Here are my reasons behind the rating.
My next reads were “The Mortiswood Tales” Part 1 and 2, otherwise known as “Kaelia Awakening” and “Kaelia Falling”. Both titles were written by author Gina Dickerson and came to me as Read4Review reads. I only gave a 3 star rating to the “Kaelia Awakening” and you can read more about it here. Essentially it is the foundation of a 3 part series and I would still recommend it as a read as bridging to Part 2 as it sets the tone of the saga. “Kaelia Falling” was flowing much more easily in my opinion and was a richer tale compared to the first instalment. Well worth the read and I gave it a 4 star rating. More about the review here.
“Learn to Love Again” was a novella written Ellen Faith, also a Read4Review, and was a nice transitional read to move away from the Fantasy world I was in for a little while. Although a work of fiction, it was easily relatable, touching on love and grief and told in a lighthearted manner. 4 star!
Onto “Disclaimer” next, debut novel by Renée Knight which was a hell of a read and well deserving of a 5 star rating. If you have read and loved “The Girl on A Train” by Paula Hawkins, this book goes one step further by giving you a bit of a mind warp and the only thing that springs to mind to describe it right now is “double take”. If you pick it up and read it you will know exactly what I mean. However if you are undecided, my review contains the first chapter of the book as a taster, so enjoy!
My last read of the month was a UKYA read called “Crow Moon” by Anna Mckerrow. Very unique and daring read as it explores the world of magic taking the risk of being the complete opposite of what would be deemed to be popular in this genre. If you want to see a different side of magic completely stripped out of the fairy tale like element so often associated to it, this book is for you. Not convinced?! Here’s my review.
And that’s it for my April wrap up!! I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.