Books Wrap Ups

April Wrap Up

May 20, 2019

I loved everything I read this month. You will also notice that my April Wrap up is ridiculously late. That you can blame on deadlines, exams and more deadlines. But I've finished the second year now and I couldn't be happier. Just one more left of my Undergraduate degree...which hopefully means plenty of reading this summer.

1. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, I say time and time again is not a happy chap. However, I really loved this book despite it having quite a bleak ending. Tess is a character you root for, you want her to succeed but the time she's in doesn't allow for that. The setting was lovely, as they always are with Hardy's novels. He really likes the rural areas. I definitely plan to read his other works now.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Oh where do I begin. What a wonderful end to a series I've loved for ages. The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy is bursting with magic, hope and myth. It's a real gem of a series and one I think deserves so much more hype.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Alex + Ada Volume Two

Alex + Ada Volume Two

This was such an improvement on the first volume. In volume two we got into the story more and into the emotions of Ada which I really loved. This series makes you think and look towards the future with the possibility of AI. It's a believable world they created and honestly that makes it quite scary. I'm not sure how I'd feel about sentient AI.

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Path Keeper* by NJ Simmonds

**I was sent a copy of this ebook as I was part of the blog tour**

I loved The Path Keeper*, it was a book full of nostalgia to bygone eras and you can really tell how much NJ Simmonds loves the places she wrote about. The description of Spain sticks out in particular. Her characters were intriguing and had you frequently wondering what their next move would be.

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Breaking the Lore* by Andy Redsmith

**I was sent a copy of this ebook as I was part of the blog tour**

Breaking the Lore was hilarious and I really didn't expect it to be. The humour was right up my alley and I loved how diverse the cast of characters was. I mean one was a talking crow for crying out loud! I hope this is going to become a series because I really enjoyed my time with this band of mythical creatures...and Nick.

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Goldie Vance Volume One

Goldie Vance

Goldie Vance is perhaps one of the cutest graphic novels I've ever read. It follows Goldie who lives in the hotel her father works in as she gets involved with the detective agency based there. It has so much charm and joy within in and I predict a f/f romance... I am excite.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in April!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Evie Braithwaite
    May 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    So glad to see you enjoyed The Winter of the Witch – I read The Bear and The Nightingale last summer and have been meaning to continue with the trilogy ever since, I loved how whimsical it felt! My favourite read so far this month has been Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. It was incredible!

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      May 23, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      Ooooo, I’ll have to check that one out!
      They’re such amazing books right? And they get better with every new one I think.
      Katie x

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