Wrap up

April wrap-up

April is done, and the summer is creeping down on us. It’s pretty much already here in France actually… I even went to the pool for the first time of the season yesterday!

It was a good month for reading, and I managed to read 12 books 🙂 I don’t think I’ll read that much again in the year, especially with all the summer activities on the way, but I’m pretty happy about it. Here are all the books I read this month.

Castle in their Bones | Laura Sebastian | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the first book I read by Laura Sebastian, and it really hyped me up for the rest of her novels. First, the cover is absolutely stunning. Second, the unraveling of the plot, and the final plot twist were really great! I loved the bond between the sisters, and seeing the way they each evolved from their mission, their mother, and began behaving for their own interests. You get love, betrayal, and some magic. What’s not to like?

Gallant | V.E Schwab | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I expected a lot from Gallant, and I don’t think I was disappointed. I thought Olivia was a pretty original character (a mute MC? Never read that before, and it was cool!) and I enjoyed seeing her discover this whole new family, this whole new world. It lacked a bit the whole magic vibe I expected, but overall, it was an entertaining read, and V.E Schwab proves her talent once again.

Dumplin‘ | Julie Murphy | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I think I read this book at just the right time for it. I would have described it as a bit cliché if I had read it at any other time, but I happened to be in a teen-y mood. I saw the movie a few years ago, and had meant to read the book for a while. I didn’t get the chance to do so until I saw it patiently waiting for me at the library! It was pretty similar to the movie (look! a good adaptation!) and I enjoyed this path of self-love, and self-discovery. A good book in all aspects.

Amari and the Night Brothers | B.B. Alston | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’ve been eyeing Amari since I put it on the shelves at work. It’s not the same cover, but it still caught my eye, and I love middle grade books featuring magic, secret agencies, and so. I couldn’t get enough of this story. I wanted more magic, more adventures, etc. I can’t wait for the next book to release, it was all so perfect!

The World of Pondside | Mary Helen Stefaniak | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I went into The world of Pondside with the promise of a mystery featuring a video game. I must admit it was not what I expected, and in the end, I’m not sure I understood everything, but it was still a pretty nice read, with loveable characters, and a dead guy that seems to play with the ones left behind.

The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin #1) | M.C Beaton | ⭐

I’m so sorry I hated this… I think it would have been readable if I pushed through more, but I honestly felt like murdering Agatha Raisin. She is everything I hate, and even if she has a redeeming arc at some point, or something, I just hated her character. I tried reading summaries of others Agatha Raisin books, but it seems she remains unsefferable, so, this is a series I’ll likely skip forever.

The Witch’s Tree | Elena Collins | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a beautiful book about two women, one in the past, one in the now, both heartbroken, and it’s up to one to save the other’s soul. I liked the past parts more than the present parts, as Grace was a touching character, and I could feel less empathy for Selena. Selena is a bit cliché, and I found Grace’s life more interesting. Still, the unraveling of the story was gripping, and the end was really cool to read. A very enjoyable read!

What did you read this month?
Thanks for reading me,
See you soon,
Jade ❤

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