Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s time for another monthly wrap up post. I wasn’t a huge reading mood at the start of the month and then I got distracted by a new PS4 game (Division 2, for anyone curious), but I did still manage to read 4 books. It was also my birthday in April so I got a few new books too. I don’t really have anything else to update you guys on, so let’s get onto the mini reviews.
The Voyage of the Basilisk / Marie Brennan /★★★
This is the third book in the Lady Trent series. While I did really enjoy this instalment, I was in a bit of a reading slump so it did take me quite some time to read it. I enjoyed the direction of the plot, although that wasn’t a whole lot of it in the first half of the book, and the character development was well done. Overall this was a good instalment to this series and I can’t wait to check out the next one. I also just love the covers of these books.
Sons of the Blood / Robyn Young /
This is the first book in the New World Rising series. It is a historical fiction book set in the late 15th century Britain. I have a full review of this up, so I’m going to keep this short. While I enjoyed it overall, there were a few issues I had with it. There is a lot of characters to keep track of so it was a little tricky at times to follow the story. The characters were relatively well written, but I wasn’t as invested in them as I wanted to be. Overall this was a quick, enjoyable read and I will be checking out the second book in this series.
Stardust / Neil Gaiman /★★★★
I love the film adaptation for this book so I thought it was about time I read the source material and I’m happy to say I really enjoyed it. I fully expected to love it since I already love the film. This was a wonderfully written book with a great cast of characters and an intriguing world. I definitely recommend reading this book, if you haven’t picked it up already.
Empire of Ashes / Anthony Ryan /★★★★
This is the third and final book in the Draconis Memoria trilogy. I’ve been wanting to pick this up for quite a while but I wanted to wait till it came out in paperback. I thought this was a fantastic conclusion to this trilogy. I will have a full review up of this soon, so keep an eye out for that.
I’m currently reading Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which is the sequel to Children of Time. I was lucky enough to receive a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m roughly halfway through as of writing this and I’m really enjoying it so far. Like previous months, I’m not setting myself a TBR but I do have a few books that I would like to get to soon. These include; Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee, Iron Gold by Pierce Brown, Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence, Becoming by Michelle Obama and A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos. What was your favourite book you read in April? I’d also love to know if you’ve read any of the books I mentioned. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.