April Wrap Up

I actually had a great reading month… I’m not quite sure how it happened but I deviated from my original TBR and actually read a lot more books than I was originally planning too and I’m not mad at it! I kind of listened a little more to my mood this month and read what I felt like reading instead of just solely sticking to my TBR and I feel like that approach really enabled me to read a lot more! 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne⭐️5/5 stars

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard⭐️4/5 stars

HP and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling  ⭐️5/5 stars

Circe by Madeline Miller⭐️3/5 stars

The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert⭐️3/5 stars

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins⭐️4/5 stars

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid⭐️4/5 stars

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer⭐️4/5 stars

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – ⭐️5/5 stars

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry⭐️4/5 stars

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn⭐️4/5 stars

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️5/5 stars

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️4/5 stars

Final Girls by Riley Sager⭐️4.5/5 stars

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Circe Review

9781408890080I am underwhelmed.

This book follows the life of Circe, daughter to the Titan Helios. She is the least favoured among his children and when she is found to have fallen for a mortal man and used witchcraft against her own kind she is banished for eternity to a small island, to while away her existence alone.

I went into this book highly anticipating the read because of how hyped it was and I found myself bored.

At first I was very much invested in the storyline. I liked Circe and found her to be relatable for about the first quarter of the plot and then things spiralled a little bit for me. I appreciated her arc throughout the story but I think it was the way the plot unfolded that didn’t capture my attention as much as I thought it would.

It was a lot of Circe on the island by herself being told what was happening in the world around her and we didn’t really didn’t get to experience any of that excitement or adventure. Being exiled I should of figured that it would be a lot of Circe by herself but the way this book was hyped made me think it was going to be a whole lot more exciting and it just wasn’t for me.

I enjoyed the sort of historical aspect with all of the gods, titans, demigods and monsters and how they came to be in this book, but again it was fleeting and the story dragged a little.I found I didn’t really form a connection to any of the characters and by the end of it I really didn’t care. There wasn’t really any sort of build up of anticipation and the ending was a little too open ended for me.

I can see why so many people enjoyed this book and there wasn’t really anything outstandingly wrong with it, I just didn’t particularly enjoy it myself.

⭐️2/5 solid book, not one of my favourites…

April TBR

This month I’m focusing on continuing on in the series I’ve started and also getting into more of the books that I have had on my TBR for a while now! Super excited to be finally getting to some of these books and I look forward to a great reading month! 🙂

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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Sightwitch & Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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Circe by Madeline Miller

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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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The Exiled Queen & The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksi

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A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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5 Favourite Book Covers

These are 5 book covers that I am absolutely loving at the moment! This post is completely subjective as everyone has their own preferences when it comes to book covers, but these are a few books I’ve acquired recently that have captured my attention! As you can probably tell I am a fan of bright colours and gold foil!!!

Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Circe by Madeline Miller

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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5 Books I Want to Read in 2019

These are 5 books that span several different genres that I would really like to get to in 2019. I have heard enough about these books that I am intrigued and I think I will end up liking them, maybe even loving them who knows….

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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Circe by Madeline Miller

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