Sorry this is a day late guys! I was running crazy with errands before going to a Kamelot concert, which was EPIC ๐Ÿ™‚ But man this year is going back too fast! I need it to stop lol. April felt like a blur but also busy at the same time. I’ve had to work extra hours at work since we’ve had people leaving, doing P90X3 again with the husband and my desktop hard drive died! It’s back again but it was a stressful weekend getting it back together. But with reading, I finished 3 things and almost done with another one ๐Ÿ™‚

23617249Read from March 24-April 5th

Rating: 5 stars

I started reading this while being on vacation and I found a new favorite book! This was a creepy, supernatural ride. It’s not scary at all; it’s more atmospheric and a few creepy images but if you love stuff likeย Supernatural, Grimmย and want a book centered on a Van Helsing character, go get this one!

Five Reasons to Read Shutter

36373298Read from April 6-13th

Rating: 4 stars

I got this from NetGalley and was so stoked! This is an upcoming urban fantasy with all Native American main characters and a post apocalyptic setting on an Indian reservation. I loved how much I learned about the Native American culture and mythology. While I wasn’t completely blown away by it, it’s an easy read with amazing side characters. I’m intrigued to see where the sequel goes.

Mini ARC Review: Trail of Lightning

161887Read from April 15-25th

Rating: 3.75 stars

This was a random library book I picked up to give myself a breather from the amount of ARCs staring at me. While this is a retelling ofย East of the Sun, West of the Moon,ย it truly reads like aย Beauty and the Beastย retelling. I love Rose’s qualities as a person, her family, the medieval Norway setting and the multiple POVs. It did get a bit too convenient at times and I wish one section of the book was longer. But please go pick this up if you love reading fairy tale retellings. The sequel is out in October.

Double Review: Song of Blood & Stone and East

Almost Done With…

33123849ABOUT 65% done as of April 30th

I got this as an audio solely due to a couple good reviews from Booktube and the narrator Katherine McEwan. I had never read anything but Rachel Hartman, but so far you can read this on its own and be just fine. I love seeing Tess grow and start to learn about who she really is in her journey and I need Pathka to be real so bad! I love that quigatl creature ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m enjoying it and will finish it soon!

May TBR Plans

I have 2 NetGalley titles I need to read this month since they’re coming out soon. I could do my third and final one if I have time, but we shall see. Here’s a few books I hope to read this month:

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  • The Hawkman:ย (Literary Fiction/Histrical Fiction/Magical Realism): I got my wish granted through NetGalley and while I don’t remember much about the plot anymore, I gotta read it.
  • Sweet Black Waves:ย (YA Historical Fantasy): This is a Tristan and Iseult retelling set in Ireland or England. I hear it’s historical fantasy and since I don’t know much about the Tristan and Iseult legend I hope I’ll enjoy it.
  • Stay Sweet:ย A YA contemporary about ice cream?! YES! Ice cream is my thing anytime of the year and I’ve getting it from my library ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Brightly Burning:ย I got the ARC of this book from trading and it’s a Jane Eyre retelling in space! I have loved watching the author’s YouTube videos about publishing which I recommend ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Devils Unto Dust:ย I heard about this book from Heather and Destiny giving this high ratings and it sounds good. I’ve been getting into books that are a bit more freaky/low horror type stuff. Both girls have said that I’ll like it and I have started it ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram Pictures from April

What were your favorite books this month? Have you read this and if so, did you like them? Do you also do Instagram?