April Reads

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Anyone else amazed that it is already the second week of May? Where did April go? April ended up being a much slower reading month for me. Mainly because I got The Shadow Throne from the library and it is a lot harder to sneak in a few minutes here and there when you are lugging around a 500 page hardcover book!

Steel Lily by Megan Curd: Eh, This book was ok. It is a YA dystopian story. The main character (Avery) is super special but is picked on because so, yada yada yada. The plot was pretty easy to guess, making it sort of boring. If you want something to waste some time on that won’t make you think, go for it.

The Falconer by Elizabeth May: Now this one was fun. Set in Scotland in 1844, Aileana is a debutante that also hunts faeries on the side. Aileana must come to terms with her history and try to protect the city she lives in while still putting on the facade of being a good little daughter to her father (ie; be good in public so she can get a good husband. I can’t wait until book #2 comes out.

Blades of Magic by Terah Edun: Lame. When I went to put this post together, I couldn’t for the life of me remember this book. That is a bad sign when I read it just a month ago. I had to read the blurb a couple times, put together with my Goodread’s rank of 2 stars, meant this book wasn’t worth it.

The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler: My big read of the month, this book picks up right after book 1 (see my review here). While The Thousand Names didn’t have a lot of magic, it certainly had more than this book. This one was more about building the society and the politics that are a part of the world. The female characters are fantastic in this series. While they are often having to pretend to be something they are not, they still hold true to their character. Even if one is a woman that pretended to be a man but now “pretends” to be a woman again. 🙂 This would be a great book for anyone that likes military fiction that just wants to dabble in fantasy.

 

What have you been reading lately?

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16 thoughts on “April Reads

    1. Alison C

      The Falconer is a good one. I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought that about Steel Lily. I always wonder about some of the gushing 5 star reviews on some of these YA books…

    1. Alison C

      Definately. I’m terrible when it comes to movies. Someone will start talking about it and it takes me about 5 minutes before I realize that I have actually seen the movie they are talking about.

  1. Kerry

    May snuck up on us!! It is never a good sign when you can’t remember a book you read just a bit ago. Probably not worth the read.

    1. Alison C

      I hate to wait too! I had planned on waiting at least a bit longer, but I was in need of a good read, so I moved it up my list.

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