April Wrap-up

April Wrap-up

Hellloo fellow readers, I hope you all are having a great day and being safe. If you guys are here I can only assume it’s because you’re curious as to what I read in April. Well no need to fret friends because I’m going to spill tea on the 13 books I read in the month of April.
Title : Shadow Frost Author : Coco Ma Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 400

My thoughts : I picked this in the beginning of the month via audiobook. It was a random purchase from Libro.fm. I liked the characters and enjoyed the world building. The book was enjoyable but not memorable. I know there’s another book in the series but I’m not interested in the book to continue on. I more than likely don’t see myself picking this up again. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

Title : The Sound of Stars Author : Alechia Dow Genre : YA Sci-fi Fantasy Pages : 400

My thoughts : This was a Sci-fi story about an AI who loves music and a young girl who loves books but both are illegal. I really enjoyed this story and the characters. I love reading books about people who love books. I gave this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ star rating.

Title : Code Girls Author : Liza Mundy Genre : Nonfiction Pages : 640 Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Title : Red Sister Author : Mark Lawrence Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 469

My thoughts : I really enjoyed this is fantasy the world building and story of Nona a 10 year old studying to be a Nun and Assassin. The story was interesting and kept me wanting to read. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

My thoughts : I fell in LOVE with HeartStopper and Nick and Charlie. This graphic novel series is a LGTBQ+ romance about two guys who meet in school. Charlie is in a toxic relationship when him and Nick meet. They become friends and things flow from there. I binged all three volumes in one sitting at like 2:00 am and I don’t regret it. Nick and Charlie have been on my mind since and I can’t wait to pick up Vol 4. Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The Ruin of Kings Author : Jenn Lyons Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 560

My thoughts : When I read this book I decided to go the audiobook and ebook route. Which honestly was a great choice in the long run. I loved this book, the characters, world building, magic system, and dragons. What else can you ask for to make the perfect fantasy book. If you’d like to know more of my thoughts check out my review. My rating of this is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Grey Sister Author : Mark Lawrence Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 416

My thoughts : This is the second installment in the Ancestor Trilogy. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first. I started to just not really care about anything that was going on in the book. That’s not to say it wasn’t good I just think I was ready to read other things. I don’t see myself picking up the last book only because I was so uninterested in the second. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

Title : Ring Shout Author : P. Djeli Clark Genre : Historical fantasy novella Pages : 185

My thoughts : Ring Shout I picked up on a whim, I had also purchased this on Libro.fm some time ago. I decided it was time to go ahead to and give it a listen especially seeing as how it was such a quick read. This is a historical fantasy with a supernatural twist. This story follows a young girls that’s fighting monsters called “Ku Kluxes”. I really enjoyed this short in captivating read. I thought it was truly interesting and a great novella. I rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Before the Devil Breaks You Author : Libba Bray Genre : YA Paranormal Fantasy Pages : 552

My thoughts : The third installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. Everything to make the most amazing series. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The King of Crows Author : Libba Bray Genre : YA Paranormal Fantasy Pages : 560

My thoughts : The fourth and final installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. The wrap up and conclusion was great. This book ripped my heart out ugh I was I cried, I was mad, happy probably experienced every emotional possible while reading this. The Diviner’s series will never be forgotten in my heart. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The Unhoneymooners Author : Christina Lauren Genre : Adult Rom-Com Pages : 400

My thoughts : As many of you know I’m not a romance reader at all and I could care less. But this, this book right here OMG. This book was hilarious I was laughing just about half way through this book. This book follows a hate to love romance between the bridesmaid and best man. When everyone except them at the wedding has food poisoning. The bride her twin sister asks her to go on her Honeymoon instead with the Best Man whom she can’t stand. I listened to this entire book all the way through while I was working without pausing. I loved it so much, it has me curious to pick up more books from Christina Lauren. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

I hope you all enjoyed this months wrap up. I’m the comments Drop below one of your favorite five star reads from April! Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.

WWW Wednesday 5.5.21

WWW Wednesday 5.5.21

This post was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words. In this post I will share with you what I’m currently reading, what I just finished reading, and what I’ll be reading next.
Title : The Space Between Worlds Author : Micaiah Johnson Genre : Adult LGBTQ Fantasy Sci-fi Pages : 336 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : Trouble the Saints Author : Alaya Dawn Johnson Genre : Historical Fantasy Pages : 345 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : The Unhoneymooners Author : Christina Lauren Genre : RomCom Pages : 434 Audiobook

My thoughts : Now let me start this by saying I really don’t care for romance at all. This book had me laughing and enjoying every minute. This is an enemies to lovers romance. There’s food poisoning at the wedding the entire reception party except the bridesmaid and best man are sick. This book takes you on a wildly funny ride. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

Title : Grown Author : Tiffany D. Jackson Genre : YA Contemporary, Mystery Thriller Pages : 384 Audiobook

My thoughts : Grown was a random pick up at 3am while I was working. This book can be a difficult read for some because it’s frustrating but it happens everyday. There’s a ton of trigger warnings to go along with Grown, definitely check them out. At about the 50% mark my boyfriend decided he wanted to listen as well. After we finished he couldn’t stop talking about Grown. This book though the topic is difficult it’s written so well, and the plot twists holy crap. Just wow I was shocked at how this book ended. We definitely enjoyed it and still talk about, we rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

Title : Warbreaker Author : Brandon Sanderson Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 688 Audiobook

I have a full review of Warbreaker coming soon on my blog. I really enjoyed this and rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) Author : Janella Angeles Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 451 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : The Conductors (Murder and Magic #1) Author : Nicole Glover Genre : Adult Historical Fantasy Pages : 422 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre : Fantasy Romance Pages : 634 Audiobook & Ebook

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks WWW Wednesday post. Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.

Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse ARC Review

Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse ARC Review

Title : Black Sun Author : Rebecca Roanhorse Genre : Adult SFF Published : October 31, 2020 Pages : 461

“I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. This is a brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time.”

-Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.


A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

“Absolutely tremendous. Roanhorse knocks it out of the park again with an epic tale about duty and destiny that will sweep readers away and broaden the horizons of an entire genre.”

-S.A. Chakraborty, nationally bestselling author of The City of Brass.

My thoughts…

I received the ARC copy of this last year from Netgalley and never got to it. I picked up this book via audiobook a few weeks ago and haven’t able to stop thinking about it. Which is part of the reason I feel it necessary to write this review! I think if you love epic fantasy with violence, intriguing world building and interesting characters this is the book for you. There are definitely trigger warnings for this so please check them out if you feel necessary.

When I picked this book up in a few minutes of the first chapter, I was on the edge of my seat. The characters in this book are the some of the most unique I’ve ever read. Serapio is my favorite character POV as well as Xiala. I do feel as though there’s unnecessary romance created between certain characters. I don’t love romance so it’s not crucial for it to be in books I read. I felt as though the relationships were done well besides that.

I enjoyed the world building and plot of this story a lot. I found myself not wanting the book to end the closer it got to being over. After getting to know Serapio’s history and background this story had me wanting to know more. I definitely see myself rereading this book very soon. I can’t wait for the second installment to release I will be picking it up for sure. I rated Black Sun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

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Have you guys picked up Black Sun if so what did you think of it? I hope you enjoyed my review of Black Sun. I linked my Readerly Gist below as well if you want to check it out. Stay safe and Keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋

Readerly Gist – The Black Sun

April-May Book Haul

April-May Book Haul

I just wanted to share with you guys some books I recently hauled from Book Outlet, Amazon, and Books-a-Million! Some of these books I have read, some I haven’t. I can’t wait to get to the ones I haven’t read and re-read the ones I love!

A Darker Shade of Magic V.E Schwab (Shades of Magic Trilogy #1):

Kell is one of the last Antarimagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in ArnesRed Londonand officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.
I was gifted this by one of my favorite Booktubers Simone from ChasingPages 🙂