April Wrap Up!

Hey Beautiful Booklovers!! Sorry I have been MIA recently…well pretty much all of April really, again sorry! If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that the reason I havenโ€™t been able to post on here is because I had my little boy, and of course my family has taken priority as we have been getting used to the new dynamics of our household!

I am fine, had a comepletely natural and normal experience, baby is perfect – we are all besotted with him in the Book Steff household ๐Ÿ˜‚! We are doing great, and now that things are becoming more โ€œroutineโ€ I can now come back to mingling with you lovely people!

So, as stated above this is Aprilโ€™s Wrap Up post, and without further rambling…letโ€™s get to it!

1 – A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

My Rating: 4*

This was a re-read for me, and I absolutely loved it…again. Mostly because well…dragons, but also because I love the relationship of Lady Trent and her husband. I love her inability to take no for an answer! If you havenโ€™t read this…you should definitely look into it!

2 – Daugther of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

My Rating: 4*

Again, another re-read! After finishing Warrior of the Wild last month I needed more Levenseller goodness so picked up this duology again (because apparently despite my massive tbr Iโ€™m okay with picking up books Iโ€™ve already read ๐Ÿ™„)! Anyway I love this duology itโ€™s some pirate/ siren goodness!

3 – Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

My Rating: 4*

Same as the above – a re-read that I really enjoyed!

4 – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

My Rating: 4*

This had been on my shelf for too long, so I finally picked it up, and oh my fecking feck!! I adored this book, I loved the concept, the characters, the political manoeuvring! It was great and I needed the next book immediately.

5 – Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

My Rating: 4*

As I said, I needed the next book, and I read it! Normally Iโ€™m not a fan when you have one book in the POV of one character then the next book follows someone else, but I have to say I love it! I needed this POV, and I didnโ€™t even know it until I started reading this! The thing I love about these books, are that they tackle such difficult issues/ topics. This book in particular really touched on some tough topics and I loved that about it!

6 – The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

My Rating: 2*

This was another that had been sat on my shelf for too long! I decided to pick it up and have to say I wasnโ€™t impressed. There was no tension, because I didnโ€™t give a bloody hoot about the characters, and to top it all off I felt like everything was just too easy for the MC!

7 – Temeraire by Naomi Novik

Temeraire (The Temeraire Series, Book 1) by [Novik, Naomi]

My Rating: 5*

Okay, so I loved it!! I loved the dragon, I loved the relationship between the MC and temeraire, and it just gave me so many feels! I will definitely be continuing in this series!

8 – Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

My Rating: 3.5*

I enjoyed this book, it had intrigue, it had a good storyline. For me it was let down with the characters, although I didnโ€™t by any means hate them, I found they werenโ€™t as well developed as I would have personally liked. There were elements that let me see into the characters way of being etc, but I didnโ€™t feel as connected to them as I would have liked. However, I will say that I wasnโ€™t expecting the twist. I recommend this book, because I think it will be loved by many, but I personally needed a bit more.

9 – Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

My Rating: 4*

This has been a long time coming!! I read the first book nearly a year ago now, which is madness. It was time I continued, and I was really surprised, because I honestly thought I wouldnโ€™t like it (no idea why lol)! I wasnโ€™t expecting the twists this story took, and canโ€™t wait to see what the final instalment brings!

10 – A Pack of Vows and Tears by Olivia Wildenstein

A Pack of Vows and Tears (The Boulder Wolves Book 2) by [Wildenstein, Olivia]

My Rating: 4*

I am officially trash for this series and Olivia knows it all to well! The amazing Olivia Wildenstein sent me an arc of this (I previously reviewed book 1 for her as an arc and so she kindly sent me the next instalment) and I just couldnโ€™t put the damn thing down! I donโ€™t own many shifter stories (a I own about 3 maybe 4) but this series just has me hooked; like I said…Iโ€™m utter trash for this lol! I will do a review later – closer to pub date – that way you wonโ€™t be spoiled if you plan on reading this.

11 – Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

My Rating: 3*

I wanted to love it, but sadly I just felt the pacing let the story down. Itโ€™s as simple as that really. I know many people have raved about this, and I can honestly say I wish I could be one of them, but it just didnโ€™t do it for me.

So there you go 11 books later we have my wrap up, which if Iโ€™m being honest with you – Iโ€™m quite impressed with because I had a baby this month lol! Have you read any of the above? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!


10 thoughts on “April Wrap Up!

      1. Oh I will ๐Ÿ˜ I love being with my kids. Oh I know, tell me about it! My eldest is 6 in July and my other one is 3 this month ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ! Where does the time go indeed ๐Ÿ˜‚x

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