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April Wrap-Up!

April is officially over and with it’s time for another monthly wrap-up! April has been quite a good reading month: 7 books, one play and one novella. Happy me!

1. Legend by Marie Lu
2. Duchess of Malfi by John Webster (included in the Norton Anthology of English Literature)
3. Daimon by Jennifer. L. Armentrout
4. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
5. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
6. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
7. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
8. Prodigy by Marie Lu
9. The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki (Kindle version)

I started Legend on March but I finished the 1st of April and I was very happy with the start of this trilogy, very promising. Apart from a few problems it was great so I gave it 4 stars.

Then I had to read the Duchess of Malfi for, again, my Renaissance English Literature Class and I DID NOT enjoy this play at all. It was not my cup of tea and I normally really like tragedies. Anyway I ended up giving it 2 stars just because everybody dies at the end (don’t judge me please!).

After that I needed some light reading and since the Covenant series by Jennifer. L. Armentrout has been on my shelf for quite some time I decided to read the novella Daimon, which is a previous story to Half Blood, and see what I could expect. I liked it and I will definitely pick up the whole series soon enough.  I gave it 4 stars.

Soon after I still wasn’t in the mood for a heavy read so I picked up Ruby Red and I absolutely adored this book, it was super funny and I flew through it. 4 stars I gave it, as you might guess. Immediately after I started Sapphire Blue, the second book of the trilogy, and I really enjoyed it, so 4 stars to Sapphire Blue as well

While reading Sapphire Blue I also started The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. This novel was outstanding and a very well deserved five-star book. If you like your vampires but want a refreshing touch add to them read this book because you won’t regret it.

Later on I decided to finish the Ruby Red trilogy so Emerald Green was next and to be honest I was a bit of a letdown really. Anyways, if you want to know my thoughts about the whole trilogy go here à

So, after that I wanted to continue with the Legend trilogy and I picked up Prodigy and I loved every bit of it. And I’m quite eager to read Champion now and see how this story ends. I rated it 5 stars, duh!

Lastly, I read The Gift of Charms, a middle-grade fantasy book, and my goodness was this super awesome! The author sent me a review cope and I loved it completely. Amazingly good! 5 stars, no doubt there.

So, that’s my wrap-up! Let me know how you’ve done this month and go find me on Goodreads!


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