Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2018

Did I honestly think I’d get past this month? Not really. I forgot to tell you all that April is the second month I’ve been working at a small Canadian publishing house, so I haven’t had enough time to do every post I’ve wanted to. But I’m catching up slowly even if my mounting TBR in May is kind of freaking me out right now. So let’s get to the post.

 

I absolutely loved this month. I do not regret mostly reading only siren and pirate books, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I love morally gray characters anyways. And then I finished off the month with some Vikings. So I’m one happy bookworm right now.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This siren princess who rips out princes’ hearts makes me all giddy inside. I adore this debut novel. Alexandra twists the Little Mermaid into her own wicked and cruel beast. For years, I’ve been waiting for this kind of book. Lira and Elian are relationship goals.

I think the only negative I have about this book is that it’s a standalone novel. Alexandra has created a rich world that deserves more stories.

 

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

⭐⭐⭐⭐

I need more sirens and pirates in my life. I truly regret not reading this book sooner. Alosa, a captain of an almost female-only ship, will slit your throat and not bat an eye. Tricia creates compelling and wicked characters and an enthralling storyline. I was looking for more world building though. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

 

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

I practically breezed through this series. And I wish it weren’t over. Sirens, pirates, brilliant fight scenes, and hate-to-love relationship make a solid sequel. I honestly didn’t think the sequel would be good as the Pirate King, but here I am, gushing over Siren Queen. I’m so happy I picked up this series.

 

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Adrienne is one of my favourite debut authors of 2018. I can pray to the (Vikings) gods so I can get a sequel, but alas, she’s making a companion novel. I need more of this world. Sky in the Deep is rich in history and storytelling. If you’re looking for a taste of Vikings, go read it.

Do I recommend it? Hell yes.

 

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ARK by Jesse Miller


Last month, I thought I wouldn’t get a big haul, but here I am, showing all of you my weakness once I step into an Indigo store. Instead of returning one book I didn’t need, I walked out with three more. Was I expecting that? Sort of. I anticipated two, but the third one crept up on me. I have zero room on my shelves, but oh well!

I cannot wait to crack these beauties open.


How was your April? Have you tackled some of your anticipated reads? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2018

  1. Yay for Levenseller’s books! To Kill a Kingdom is on my TBR. I couldn’t not buy a copy after seeing some seriously glowing reviews, haha. Sky in the Deep has caught my interest as well. First the cover, then the synopsis and the reviews! Haven’t gotten a copy yet but.. I want to. I really do. :’)

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    • She’s such a great author, right?! I didn’t think I’d love her books as much as I do. But here I am. Lol

      TKAK is so gooood. I wish the author would expand on that series though. She’s offered up too much badassery, only to write a standalone.

      Get it!!!! I loved it. And we’re getting a companion book shortly.

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      • I was like.. Pirates? And.. The book starts with a Jack Sparrow-quote? And people told me Alosa has all the sass? And is bad-ass? I couldn’t imagine NOT liking this duology, haha!

        Hmmm.. I’ll have to get back to that once I actually read it but I wouldn’t mind some fantasy standalones once in a while either. I don’t even want to know what my series-spreadsheet looks like right now.. 😛

        Oooooh! But.. book buying ban.. D:

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      • I thought the same thing when my copies came in. I never thought I’d love a duology, other than Six of Crows. But here I am.

        I don’t want to start a spreadsheet. I’d just cry in a corner. I have a hard time looking at my TBR pile already.

        Shhhh. Those are evil words. Just wait until next month. 😂

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      • I always thought I liked longer series more but lately the duologies have been getting to me, haha.

        Oh, I’m sure my spreadsheet isn’t even complete to be honest. But I cannot be bothered to make it even more depressing. Figured if the series isn’t on there yet, it must’ve not been worth putting it on there in the first place, haha.

        Problem is, that book buying torture ban might last.. the entire year [YALC excluded] :’)

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      • Ahh, sorry for the late reply 🙈

        They’ve definitely grown on me! But secretly, I’m happy we’re getting two more books after Renegades though.

        I stopped looking at mine months ago. I have too much stuff to keep up with.

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      • Late reply? I had this time where I replied on comments TWO WEEKS OLD. [And I sometimes get replies on my comments two months after?]

        Oooh, Renegades! Yes! THAT CLIFFHANGER THOUGH. I’m still not over it. It’s the first thing I think of whenever I see the book pop up somewhere.

        Hahaha. I feel you. :’)

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