April Wrap Up

This month I didn’t read as much as I wanted but I am still really happy with what I ended up reading. A little up and down in terms of my ratings but I’m in a good reading mood so hopefully next month is even better!

Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson⭐️4/5 stars

ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson⭐️3/5 stars

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson⭐️3/5 stars

Evershore by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson⭐️4/5 stars

Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clarke⭐️3/5 stars

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake ⭐️2/5 stars

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo⭐️3/5 stars

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris ⭐️2/5 stars

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5 Quotes from Last 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

“I’ve heard some women say having a baby changes you. Not having one can change you, too.”

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”

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The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

“The problem with knowledge, is its inexhaustible craving. the more of it you have, the less you feel you know” 

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Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

“Devil wouldn’t be the devil if he didn’t know how to tempt.”

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Evershore by Brandon Sanderson

“We brought company, I told her. All of it.”

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Cytonic Review

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Spensa’s life as a Defiant Defense Force pilot has been far from ordinary. She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell—the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What’s more, she traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home. She faced down a Delver and saw something eerily familiar about it. And maybe, if she’s able to figure out what she is, she could be more than just another pilot in this unfolding war. She could save the galaxy.

I liked that again we have a new setting that we get to explore throughout the course of the book. I found myself a little disoriented for the first 100 pages or so simply because I had a hard time understanding how the Nowhere worked and the concept of the different fragments. Once I got my head around it and was settled into the story it was easier to comprehend what was happening.

I don’t think that Spensa has evolved all that much in this book. Sure she gets a better grasp on her cytonic abilities but she’s pretty much the same character that we’ve seen in the rest of the series. At the end she does have a little bit of an epiphany when she has to choose what path she is going to take next but other than that she didn’t really do anything that overly captivated me.

All of the other characters carried the plot in this book in my opinion. I was definitely more fascinated by Chet and who he actually was and his background being in the Nowhere for so long apparently. The manner in which he is introduced was entertaining and I liked learning about how his abilities differ to Spensa and how he helps her navigate through the Nowhere. M Bot we learn is much more integral to the plot than what I was anticipating. A super entertaining character however the constant talk about emotions and feels and asking Spensa to explain things annoyed me a bit, it was just too repetitive.

Repetitive overall is the word for this book. I had hoped it would be more action packed and adventurous than what it was. I was disappointed to be honest with the story overall. I was expecting crazy hijinks, twists upon twists and revelations to come out at every turn but this just felt like a filler book. Sure we are given a few little twists and new characters and a new setting but overall I didn’t really feel like I needed to know this story before Spensa comes back to the somewhere and reunites with her crew back on Detritus.

⭐️3/5 stars entertaining yet disappointing