Books I read in March & April

Another day by David Levithan

So this book is like a different angle to Every day by David Levithan, which is my favorite book of all time. I put off reading this for a long time, worried that what made me love Every Day would be ruined in a way since it was a different perspective. I was wrong, and I’m glad I was. It only added a new dimension to my all time favorite. I love a good movie adaptation as much as the next person, but ever since I saw this was being made a movie I have been very disappointed. I have always felt that these books, in particular, were best as books. I may even talk about this adaptation stuff later on.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

I had never read a biographical book and I also wasn’t a huge follower of Carrie Fisher. With all the new Star Wars fever and also her death  I  felt intrigued.  I had heard wonderful things about this book in particular and was happy to have taken a chance with it.  After reading this I want to read some more of her work. It was very funny and in a way empowering. Carrie was such an inspiration and still is for all women.

 

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This is an example of me buying a book by its cover. It just kept popping up in my Tumblr feed and all the covers I saw were so pretty. I didn’t even read the description when I bought it or researched it. From the moment I started reading it, I couldn’t stop thinking that it would make a wonderful Netflix series. I love how magic is presented and how it manifests in the main character, how it helps her grow.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

I got this book in the March Owl Crate that I like to get for my birthday, and the theme was Sailor, Ships & Seas. I didn’t think much about what it was about and just started reading it. I felt it was an ‘Ok’ book, I felt like throughout the book not a lot of progress was made until almost the end and then it ended in a cliffhanger, which frustrated me more than anything. It wasn’t bad, and it had some very enjoyable moments; lots of action and a strong female character.

The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine

This is what we read in April for the book club I was attending. I like retellings, and this one wasn’t bad.  It’s an interesting twist on the story of  Rumplestiltskin. I read this book without realizing there was another in the series, but it’s written in a way that it works well as a stand-alone. I had an opportunity to Skype with the author and were told more about the plans for future books in this series, which are tied together by some character who make appearances and the fact that they all exist in the same world, but it’s not really necessary to read previous books.

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

This was a gift from my husband. For some reason, I am attracted to all things related to Sherlock Holmes, yet I have never read the original series completely. I believe my love for Sherlock originated from the movies and series. I have found a few retellings which I’ve loved. Now, this book was better than what I ever expected. At first, I found it a little hard to keep reading until I reached a certain point and was hooked. Not to spoil it but the ending really surprised me. I was reading at work and I was audibly flabbergasted when I read the end that I scared my co-worker.

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