April Wrap Up 2018

Happy end of April everyone! I’m pleased to be able to say I had an awesome month. There were a few downs – but when doesn’t life have done? The month was primarily filled with ups. I just really enjoyed my time and felt as though I was making leaps and bounds with repairing my mental health (yay!).

I’m also happy to say I read nineteen books this month. That feels a lot more like myself, I was hoping for 20 but I’m pretty proud of this! I’m not sure how many I will read next month considering I go away for around five days in the middle of May, plus it’s the knuckle down in uni month. So, crushing my own expectations in April will mean I won’t be too crushed by myself next month!

On top of that, I also finished my reading goal for the year. I set my goal pretty low because I wasn’t sure where I would be health wise and studying wise. 50 books seemed achievable but it is now April and I’ve read sixty-six books. I’m pretty stoked if I do say so myself. How are your reading goals going? What did you set it as?

I figure I better stop blabbing now since you’re here to find out what I did read. I’ve linked to where I’ve written the reviews, a few books haven’t had their reviews published just yet but I linked to the Goodreads review I wrote. Stick around and those reviews will be coming very soon!

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan | Review

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Pages: 414

Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia

Genre: middle grade, urban fantasy, mythology, adventure, young adult

Goodreads blurb:

Zeus has punished his son Apollo–god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more–by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous–and frankly, humiliating–trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again–if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies–some familiar, some new–from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

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May Wrap Up

So, I’m a little late in posting this but May was a slow reading month for me. I only read 16 books.

I know, you may be going 16 books?! That’s not slow!

However, this year I have been reading a minimum of 20 books a month which allowed me to hit my reading challenge goal of 100 books last month.

  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas: 5/5 Stars.
  2. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan: 3/5 Stars.
  3. Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  4. Geekerella by Ashley Potson: 3/5 Stars.
  5. Avenged by Amy Tintera: 1/5 Stars.
  6. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: 2/5 Stars.
  7. Buns by Alice Clayton: 4/5 Stars.
  8. A Shadow Bright & Burning by Jessica Cluess: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: 1/5 Stars.
  10. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: 3/5 Stars.
  11. Waters Wrath by Elise Kova: 5/5 Stars.
  12. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed: 3/5 Stars.
  13. Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova: 3/5 Stars.
  14. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke: DNF, 1/5 Stars.
  15. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: 5/5 Stars.
  16. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: 5/5 Stars.

I did read a broad range of books this month, in my opinion. From high fantasy to poetry, to contemporary. I didn’t enjoy everything but what I did enjoy was absolutely phenomenal.

My favourite read of the month definitely goes to Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I have never been left so completely shocked after the completion of a book. Cassie is a genius.

What was your favourite read of May?