April 2020 Wrap Up~
Another month has passed. This time I managed to read 6 books and I’m happy about it. In March I read 2 books in total and being able to read more now makes me feel better about my reading life. And now, without further ado, let me show you what I read in the month of April.
10 Things I Hate About Pinky
by Sandhya Menon
A Heart so Fierce and Broken
by Brigid Kemmerer
Park Avenue Summer
by Renee Rosen
“10 Things I Hate About Pinky” is the third and so far the last book from the beloved Dimple verse of Sandhya Menon. It tells the story of Pinky and unexpectedly expected Samir. I’ve been sent an eARC of this book as a member of Sandhya’s street team and I wanted to read it for so long. I promise you, there will be a huge post/review of it when the release date is near, but so far I may tell you that this was one of the sweetest and lovable books I’ve read recently. I liked the plot, the banter between those two characters and I couldn’t put it down. It can be read as a standalone, so I absolutely recommend it. Rating: 5/5 stars.
“A Heart so Fierce and Broken” by Brigid Kemmerer is the second book of the Cursebreakers series and I truly loved it. Even more than the first book. Here we’re following my favorite Grey and a new character called Lia Mara. It was a fast read, even though it’s a fantasy book. I enjoyed the exploration of the world and the character building and cared and loved not only the two main characters, but the others too. This is a perfect read for people who wants to try some fantasy, but are afraid of all the worlds and explanations. This is fast, lovely and truly mesmerizing book and series as a whole and I’m sure it will lure you as much as it lured me. Rating: 4/5 stars.
“Park Avenue Summer” by Renee Rosen is the most unexpected favorite book for this year. I expected to like it, but really not that much. It tells the story of Alice Weiss, the secretary of Helen Gurley Brown, the first female Editor-in-Chief of a then failing Cosmopolitan Magazine. I love books about magazines and love reading about strong, but soft female characters. This book is in part fictional when we’re talking about Alice, but Helen Gurley Brown is a real person and the story about her being the first female editor-in-chief of a female magazine is truly interesting. I spent an amazing time with this women and the atmosphere of the Sixties of the last century in New York. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it to any woman who is in search for her dream, and even to people who likes the big city life. Rating: 5/5 stars.
The Jamie Drake Equation
by Christopher Edge
While It Lasts
by Abbi Glines
Full Moon Rising
by Keri Arthur
“The Jamie Drake Equation” by Christopher Edge is a middle-grade book that I really liked. Last year I was able to read “The Many Worlds of Albie Bright” by the same author and I loved it, so I thought I was going to love this one and I was absolutely right. I am in love with the way the author writes the stories using the kid’s point of view and this makes it thousand times more believable. I like to read about astronomy and the stars and the whole Universe, so this was the perfect easy read I wanted. The book itself is fast paced and full of interesting explanations and the relationship between Jamie and his father was everything I wanted to see. I’m sure now that if Christopher Edge have more of this books, I’ll absolutely read them. Rating: 4/5 stars.
“While It Lasts” by Abbi Glines is the third installment of the Sea Breeze series. I started reading those books probably 2 years ago and stopped after the second one. Now I finally was able to pick up the next book and I can say that I enjoyed it. It’s New Adult and it’s not my usual read, but sometimes we must go out of our comfort zone. In this 3rd book we’re reading the story of Cage York, whom we met in the second book and let me tell you, I loved it. Cage is such a complex character and was absolutely at his side most of the time. The love interest – Eva Brooks, was also nice and I liked reading from her perspective, especially as she was learning how to live after and along the grieving for her ex. husband-to-be. Abbi Glines did a good job with this book and I plan to continue with the series soon. Rating: 3.5/5 stars.
“Full Moon Rising” by Keri Arthur was a re-read for me. I’ve read this almost 8 to 10 years ago and apparently I liked it then. This past days I felt the sudden urge to re-read the first books and then continue with the series, but it looks like I absolutely forgot that this was erotic book. I’m (almost) 30 years old and have no problem with such steamy content, but when the main heroine is having sex with 3 different men during 60% of the whole book, well, I’m not sure if this is worth to read more. The main story about the investigation and all that stuff was interesting and I may continue with the books for the sole purpose to remember who was behind all of this madness. Rating: 2.5/5 stars.
And this is for this month. I hope I’ll be able to read even more in May. A girl can dream, right?