Monthly Wrap Up | April 2019

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April was a rather slow reading month for me, and while I did get through all the new releases I had marked on my TBR, I didn’t really have a chance to finish as many backlist titles as I would have liked.Β May is looking up however, with tons of amazing books set to be released over the next couple of weeks, it’s going to be a busy month! Keep an eye out for more ARC reviews as well, coming soon!

Books I Read in April 2019
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
Oracle’s War (Olympus Trilogy #2) – David Hair & Cath Mayo –
ARC Review
(🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) – Cassandra Clara
& Wesley Chu (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon A Con #2) – Ashley Poston (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (Pandava Quartet #2) – Roshani Chokshi
– ARC Review
All For One (Alex and Eliza #3) – Melissa de la Cruz (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The Tiger At Midnight (The Tiger At Midnight Trilogy) – Swati Teerdhala (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) – C. J. Redwine (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Love and War (Alex and Eliza #2) – Melissa De La Cruz (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Legendary (Caraval #2) – Stephanie Garber (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) – Vic James (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) – Cassandra Clare (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #5) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Other posts & reviews this month

There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon – ARC Review (🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Caraval (Caraval #1) – Stephanie Garber (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Mini Reviews #3

And as promised, here are my reading challenge updates:
1. Beat the Backlist: This month, I read 3 books from my backlist, finally catching up on two series just in time for the final book’s release.
2. Year of Epic Reads:

  • Challenge of the Month: CURE YOUR WANDERLUST!
    We want you to stay grounded, but still branch out by reading a book that cures your wanderlust! Let the pages take you away to a land either real or fictional that you’d absolutely love to go to. There’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? It’s a tough world out there.
    Chosen Book: Legendary – Stephanie Garber
    It’s like this month’s theme was made for me, because I’ve been dying to travel for a long time but couldn’t because of my hectic university schedule. But now that that’s all done, I have every intention of doing so! That aside though, I decided to stick with a fictional choice for this month’s prompt, returning to the magical world of Caraval and finally catching up on the series, just in time for the last book, Finale, to be released next week!
    Check out my full review here!

Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 12
Number of Pages: 4,780
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 60/100

Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!

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