I have had a REALLY good month of reading and listing to books. For serious! I’ve already shared some of my favorites, if you missed the post for Pretty Girl -13, Mila 2.0 and Dark Triumph make sure to check them out. But, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the other great books that I have read over the month. Check out my Goodreads to see my complete list of what I’ve been reading (although I do have 5 or so that I need to add, curse busy March and the illness of April) as well as more in depth reviews for each of these and of course you can get the sysnopsis for each of them there to.
I’m also linking up to The Broke and the Bookish since this coming up week’s topic is a rewind so I figure this is kind of a “Top Ten Books I’ve Read Recently”
The Ward – This book is like a dystopian Speed Racer meets American folklore and it is AWESOME. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked it up and it literally blew me away. The synopsis made it sound interesting but guys it’s so much more than it describes. Something really clicked with me for this one. Like in the way that Insignia, Ender’s Game and Ready Player One clicked for me. It doesn’t come out until April 30 but you should definitely put it on your goodreads and consider pre-ordering it and at the very least jump on your library’s hold list for it. Really I loved it.
Forgotten – I picked this up on a whim not knowing much about it but I really loved it. The characters are AWESOME. The story is fun and interesting. And there are so many fun ideas to think about. Definitely read the synopsis but just the whole idea that the main character has no memories just future visions so like we think back about yesterday to jog our thoughts she has to think to tomorrow, it’s mind blowing and awesome. But the best part was that it wasn’t too heady, it was a fun, sweet read with great pacing. Plus there are multiple layers to the tale that are unveiled making it part identity thriller and part crime mystery. Really it was great. I listened to the audiobook and the performance was great.
The Magicians – I liked the first third of the book. But over all I’d say it was a let down. I’ve seen it on SO MANY must read lists. It’s been called the Harry Potter for adults. Which I guess if by that you just mean sex (not even love involved sex), cussing, and dark. But it was meh. It’s divided in to books and the first one starts of with them at magic school and that was fun and awesome but as they get older it gets darker, more depressing and becomes more epic fantasy-ish. More Narnia books (which I only got through 3.5 off) than Potter, just not my thing but I can see how other people would like it. There is a reason I like YA.
Clockwork Princess – OH MY GOODNESS. This was SO good. Like I expected it to be good but it Blew.Me.Out.Of.The.Water! I felt like I was overloaded by happiness and beautiful wonderfulness. The story is good but man do I just love the characters. The friendship love between Will and Jem is just so amazing. And I can’t get enough of the side characters. Also it was my first time listening to one of Cassie’s books and it was great, the performance was wonderful and I felt like it added another layer to the story. I definitely recommend the audiobook. An Infernal Devices Book.
Indigo Spell – Holy heart melt I loved this one too. Will from the Infernal Devices books is only rivaled by Adrian for me and since this book was all Adrian I was in heaven. Yup so great, so funny, so awesome. A Bloodlines (Vampire Academy Spin-off) book
Until I Die and If I Should Die – So I REALLY liked Die for Me the first in the Revenant series and was eager to continue the story. I found the world of these Parisian ghost/zombies so interesting and novel. Now remember I am not a normally a fan of ghosts or zombies but Revenants now it seems they are different story. I wasn’t impressed with Until I Die I kind of had to force my way through a lot and then it started to get good and then ended. But I thought that If I Should Die was a fantastic end to the trilogy and totally made up for book 2. The characters mature, you get more from the side characters and it’s awesome and it’s just a great completion of the story. This is another one that’s not out until the beginning of May but if you haven’t started the series you should pick it up and you’ll be done just in time. And if you’re eagerly awaiting If I Should Die I believe you will not be disappointed, I sure wasn’t.