April was good to me. I had my birthday, I saw Bruno Mars at the O2 - which you can read about here: http://bit.ly/2pDEIg4 I read a total of seven books, which for me, given reading slumps and various other factors is pretty good. All the books I read this month I gave 3.5 or more star-ratings on GoodReads, so it is quality not quantity.
I would actually recommend Cassandra Clare's 'The Infernal Devices' as oppose to TMI series. My first read of the month was City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. Now I know I may be late to the game with this one, however I did read the first books in the TMI series a few years ago and sort of just not read the finale until the beginning of April this year. I don't know why or how. I gave this book a 4/5, simply because I'm glad I have now finished the series. At the time I really enjoyed them, but now I can say whilst I enjoyed some of the characters, I only gave it a 4/5 because it was the bittersweet ending to a series I read for about 5 years, so for nostalgic reasons, not necessarily enjoyment I gave this 4/5.
Another of the seven I read in April was the Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, you can read my full review here: http://bit.ly/2p42m2g Of all the books I have EVER read, let alone just this month, this book is one of the best. Sticking with current themes an offering a heart-breaking account of something that happens all too often, I would very highly recommend this.
Without a doubt my favourite book of April, has to be Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. The thrilling conclusion to the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children trilogy. I absolutely loved this book. I thought it tied up all the loose ends nicely, the ending was so stunning and again bittersweet, it felt like an end to the characters I love. However Hollow City which is the second book in the series, I felt it wasn't as good as 1&3, nethertheless it was enjoyable. Jacob and Emma are two of my favourite fictional characters. I would highly recommend this trilogy!
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, was a quick, fun read, I would recommend this if you want a beach-side contemporary for summer! I gave this book a 3.5, I did really enjoy this book but, you can read my full review here: http://bit.ly/2p17zHm
My final read of April was Caraval by Stephanie Gardner. Much like many other people who have reviewed this, I actually really enjoyed it. I thought the premise of the book was really interesting and the plot twists, in typical me fashion I did not see coming!
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: 4/5
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: 3.5/5
Library of Souls: 5/5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: 4/5
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: 5/5
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: 3.5/5
Caraval by Stephanie Gardner: 4/5
What books did you read in April?
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