April 2018 Wrap Up

I had a really good reading month in April regarding the amount of book that I’ve read.

I have ratings ranging from 2 to 5 stars, and read quite some different genres. So I would say it was a good month!

So what was on my April TBR?

  • Mansfield Park
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)
  • The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
  • The unbinding of Mary Reade
  • Frozen Tides (Falling kingdoms #4)

And yeah me! I finished all of them!

I’m a nerd, so we will start with some statistics 🙂

                          

I’m actually quite surprised with those statistics, way more male authors and e-books than that I normally read. 🙂

          

And now for the books that I’ve read, here they are in chronological order:

Title: The queens of Innis Lear
Author: Tessa Gratton
Format read: E-book
Release date: 27 March 2018
Publisher: Tor
Page count: 719
Rating: 3 stars
Genre: Historical fiction
What is it about? King Lear retelling, three sisters, magic, romance, politics


Title:
School for good and evil (school for good and evil #1)
Author: Soman Chainani
Format read: Audiobook (narrator: Polly Lee)
Release date: 14 May 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins (audiobook as well)
Page count: 488
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Middle grade, fantasy
What is it about? School divided in good and evil. Two friends, the one you expect to go to evil goes to good and vice versa. And how their friendship will stay intact.

Title: War of the staffs
Author: Steve Stephenson and KM Tedrick
Format read: E-arc (provided by NetGalley)
Release date: 31 March 2013
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Page count: 366
Rating: I DNF’d this book @30% (but gave it 2 stars on Goodreads)
Genre: Fantasy
What is it about? That was kind of the problem, I didn’t get it. But there were dragons, orcs and wizards.

Title: The Girl in the tower (winternight trilogy #2)
Author: Katherine Arden
Format read: Hardcover
Release date: 5 December 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Page count: 364
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre: Historical fiction / fantasy
What is it about? Sequel to the bear and the nightingale, continues right where that one stops. This one is more fast-paced, and you learn more about their background.

Title: Frozen tides (Falling kingdoms #4)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Format read: Hardcover
Release date: 15 December 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Page count: 413
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy
What is it about? Direct sequel to Gathering Darkness. This book takes us to different kingdoms. All relationships will become even more complicated.

Title: School for psychics (School for psychics #1)
Author: KC Archer
Format read: E-arc (provided by NetGalley)
Release date: 3 April 2018
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Page count: 368
Rating: 3.5 stars
Genre: paranormal
What is it about? Teddy learns she is a psychic, goes to the school of psychics, makes friends, something weird happens.

 

Title: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban  (Harry Potter #3) (reread)
Author: JK Rowling
Format read: Hardcover
Release date: 8 July 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Page count: 462
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy
What is it about? I mean don’t we all already know this? This is one of my favorites though


Title:
Saga Vol. 6 (saga #6)
Author: Brian K Vaughn
Format read: paperback
Release date: 29 June 2016
Publisher: Image comics
Page count: 152
Rating: 3.5 stars
Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-fi/ Graphic novel
What is it about? Two planets are in war, a citizen of one planet falls in love with a citizen of the other planet and they get a baby together. For some reason everyone wants this baby dead, so they are running away.

Title: The unbinding of Mary Reade
Author: Mirian McNamara
Format read: e-arc (provided by NetGalley)
Release date: 19 July 2018
Publisher: Sky pony press
Page count: 245
Rating: 2.5 stars
Genre: Historical fiction
What is it about? Pirates, romance, bisexual romance

Title: City of heavenly fire (The mortal instruments #6) (reread)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Format read: Audiobook (narrator: Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner)
Release date: 27 May 2014
Publisher: Walker (Audiobook: Simon and schuster Audio)
Page count: 638
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre: Fantasy/ supernatural
What is it about? In this last book of the series, the final battle happens.

Title: The hero of ages (Mistborn #3)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Format read: paperback
Release date: 14 October 2008
Publisher: Gollancz
Page count: 724
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: (High) Fantasy
What is it about? In this world the magic is based on metals, some control 1 or 2, some control all. THIS SERIES IS FREAKING AMZING, EVERYONE MUST READ!

 

Title: Lumberjanes Vol. 5 (lumberjanes #5)
Author: Noelle Stevenson
Format read: paperback
Release date: 13 December 2016
Publisher: BOOM! box
Page count: 112
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy
What is it about? The Lumberjanes are girl scout group, whoe go on the most ridiculus adventures and they are hilarious!

Title: The art of French kissing
Author: Brianna R Shrum
Format read: e-arc (provided by NetGalley)
Release date: 5 June 2018
Publisher: Sky pony press
Page count: 180
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: contemporary, romance
What is it about? This is about 17-year old Carver competing in a cooking competition to win a scholarship. Also there is a romance (if you could not make that out of the title).

 

Title: Leah on the offbeat (Creekwood #2)
Author: Becky Albertalli
Format read: paperback
Release date: 24 April 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray
Page count: 339
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre: Contemporary, romance
What is it about? In this story we meet with the same characters as in Simon vs the homosapiens agenda, but in this story Leah is the main character. It’s about how she deals with her last year of high school.

Title: A world without princes (School for good and evil #2)
Author: Soman Chainani
Format read: Audiobook (narrator: Polly Lee)
Release date: 15 April 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins (audiobook as well)
Page count: 433
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Middle grade, fantasy
What is it about? Sophie and Agatha are finally back home, but it is not the faitytale they remembered. After Agatha secretly wishes for a different ending, Sophie and Agatha go back to the school for good and evil, but these schools are different from when they left them.

 

Title: A closed and common orbit (wayfarers #2)
Author: Becky Chambers
Format read: E-book
Release date: 20 October 2016
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Page count: 365
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Sci-fi
What is it about? Happens after the last event in the long way to a small and angry planet, but we also get to some more background. We also follow different characters.

Title: Mansfield park (reread)
Author: Jane Austen
Format read: e-book
Release date: 1814
Publisher: Vintage classics (publisher of this edition)
Page count: 576
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: classic, romance
What is it about? Fanny is going to be raised at her aunt’s house, we read about her growing up.

Title: The hate U give
Author: Angie Thomas
Format read: E-book
Release date: 28 February 2017
Publisher: Walker books
Page count: 438
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: contemporary, fiction
What is it about? This is about the black lives matter movement. It’s a really important story, everyone should read.

Title: The fates divide
Author: Veronica Roth
Format read: Hardcover
Release date: 10 April 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins
Page Count: 443
Rating: I haven’t finished this book by the time I post this. But currently thinking 4-5 stars.
Genre: Fantasy, kinda sci-fi
What is it about? Continuation of carve the mark, in this one the ‘big battle’ happens.

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