Wrap-Up: April 2021

Hey, everyone! I had a really productive April so I’m not going to waste much time on an introduction (also because I’m eager to jump back into watching Shadow and Bone on Netflix haha). I read 6 books in April along with 2 novellas and I also made some changes to some social media accounts for this blog. I hope you all had a great month and let’s jump right in to the books I read these past few weeks.

Books I Read in April:

After reading so many fantasy books in March, I decided to take a breather and jumped into a fantasy/paranormal mash-up series that I’d received for review. Of the Blood and Of Fire and Water by Cameo Renae are the first two books in her Heir of Blood and Fire trilogy. The books follow a young girl whose life is turned upside down when she finds out her family is part of a generations’ old grudge. She is turned into a vampire by a well-meaning vampire prince in order to save her life, but things get even more complicated when Calla finds out her heritage runs so much deeper than she ever anticipated. And that she might have to fight her own blood in order to save herself. The final book is meant to be released around late June of this year. I have a post with my thoughts on both books already up on the blog, so if you’re curious, you can find it here, but overall I found the premise to be really interesting with some great unique worldbuilding, but disliked some aspects like the way every man fell for the main character instantaneously. If I get a chance to review the third book however, I will definitely read it. Especially because there is now a curse to be dealt with and I’m eager to see what happens with it.

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Wrap-Up: February & March 2021

This month I’ll be writing about the books I read in February and March. I don’t usually combine months but I was unable to read anything in February until the tail end of the month and, before I knew it, it was way past time to make an appropriate wrap-up post. I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to in March since my sibling and I took a spontaneous (but safe!) road trip for her Spring break but I’ll be including some pictures from the trip to make up for it! So without further ado, let’s get into the recap of my past few weeks.

Books I Read in February:

The first book I wanted to jump into when I was able to read again was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. One of my best friends has raved about this series for as long as I’ve known her and I was super eager to read them. So I binge read the entire series during the last week of the month. Unfortunately, I didn’t love them as much as she does but I think that may be due to the fact that I read Maas’s writing first and subconsciously compared the series to ACOTAR (which I enjoyed much more than these). I have a post detailing 5 things I liked about the series and 5 things I didn’t like which you can read here but overall I sit in the unusual camp of feeling that the series became better as it went on rather than being disappointed like other readers. It’s a young adult fantasy series featuring a human who has been brought to the faerie world to live out her life after her parents are murdered.

  • The Cruel Prince: 3 feathers
  • The Wicked King: 4 feathers
  • The Queen of Nothing: 4 feathers
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