April Wrap-Up

a curse so dark and lonely, children of blood and bone book covers

April was not the best month for me. I didn’t read as much as I would have liked unfortunately. This month I also experienced my first ever DNF which put me in a bit of a slump. Despite that, I still read a little bit though so here is my mini wrap-up for April 2019.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely By Brigid Kemmerer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I adored this book. A Curse So Dark and Lonely was my first time reading a retelling and I really enjoyed it! I was unsure because Beauty and the Beast was never my favourite growing up but this modern retelling was fantastic. My connection to the characters was really strong, I felt like I related to both Rhen and Harper in different ways. I routed for their relationship so much from the very beginning even when it seemed impossible. I’m very excited for the sequel. I liked that it opened me up to a new genre as well, this was an easy five stars for me! You can read my review post here.

We Are Blood And Thunder By Kesia Lupo ⭐⭐

*sigh* We Are Blood And Thunder… I really wanted to love this book. The synopsis sounded brilliant and I was excited to jump in, magic, female leads, intriguing story, beautiful cover. But unfortunately the cover was literally the only thing I ended up liking about this book…

The characters were all very flat and un-interesting. I felt no connection to the story or any of the characters. Nothing was fleshed out enough for me. I felt like I barely knew the world or the characters, they were just there and this big event was happening but there was no build up to it.

The magic system was never properly explained and came across exceptionally undeveloped and didn’t make sense to me. Parts of the story were rushed and when you thought that some big revelation or exciting plot twist was about to drop, it flopped. There was nothing. The ending was really really predictable. It is literally written all over the cover and I didn’t like that. I gave this book two stars and DNF’d at 274 pages. My review can be found here.

Other books I started this month

I started both Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare this month too. I am more invested into the latter at the moment, I’m LOVING it! As I am yet to finish them I will include them in my May 2019 Wrap-Up.

That is all for my April Wrap-Up! Not the most reading I’ve ever done but I still enjoyed reading my first retelling which was a highlight for April. How many books did you read in April?

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  1. 30th April 2019 / 4:33 PM

    Don’t let a DNF put you in a slump! It happens and it is better to just move on to other great books waiting for you!

    • Dominique
      30th April 2019 / 4:47 PM

      Its so true! I am loving City of Bones right now and it feels really good to enjoying a book again!

  2. 30th April 2019 / 4:48 PM

    Exactly! Sticking with a book you aren’t feeling is what causes slumps!

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