April Wrap Up

Here are the books I read in April and what I rated them on Goodreads. I am glad that I was able to wrap up 2 series this month

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If any of you have read any of these books what did you think about them? Happy reading ya’ll!!!!!!

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What I’ve Read So Far In April

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The books I’ve finished this month I have a review already up for King’s Folly but I need to do 1 for The Winner’s Curse. I normally don’t post reviews for sequels due to spoilers. How is your reading month going?

King’s Folly Book Review

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Author:
Jill Williamson

Goodreads Description:
The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son, Prince Wilek, thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful heir apparent to the throne.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?

My Thoughts:
I’m going to be honest I’m always skeptical about picking up a fantasy book because they are normally huge and I’m scared to invest. So when I received this book from Baker Publishing I took a deep breath, crossed my fingers, and dove in lol.

I was pleasantly delighted!! I enjoyed the writing style and the world building. Not only was this a fast paced story that kept my attention but there was also a romance. I liked that there were multiple characters and we were able to get there perspective in what was going on (much like Game of Thrones and Fallen Kingdoms)

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and if you are in the mood for fantasy and lots of action I would definitely recommend this book. Have any of you read this book? If so what did you think? Happy Reading ya’ll!

A Thousand Nights Book Review

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Author:
E.K.Johnston

Goodreads Description:
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

My Thoughts:
Very rarely do I say this but….. I honestly didn’t like this book even a little. I was so excited to read this especially after reading The Wrath and the Dawn plus the cover is gorgeous. Yet I was disappointed, the story was slow (little to no action), I felt no attachment to the main character, and the ending made me say “that’s it?”. I gave this book 1 out of 5 stars. I would not recommend this book. Have any of you read this if so what are your thoughts? Happy reading ya’ll!

The Winner’s Curse Book Review

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Author:
Marie Rutkoski

Goodreads Description
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart. (less)

My Thoughts

This book was purchased purely as a cover buy, I barely even read the synopsis. It sat on my Nook ebook shelf for a year, then it was recommended to me on Goodreads. I saw the reviews were good and that the second book would be out soon. I placed it on my TBR and purchased the second book with the intentions of reading both. Well as it happens too many times to count other books were released that I had to start instantly or an old purchase tickled my fancy so this book was again forgotten. Low and behold I see the third and final book in this trilogy is set to come out my impulse was to buy it but I made myself a deal I would only purchase it if I at least started the first book. Well let me just say I started this book on April 1st and I finished it the morning of April 2nd……. I loved it!!!!! I enjoyed the plot, the world, the main characters, the love conflict, and the writing style. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I’m kicking myself for not reading it earlier lol. Let me know if any of you have read this book or series and what you thought about it. I would definitely recommend this book. Now to dive into book 2 lol Happy Reading Y’all!!!!!!