April was a very busy month for me. I had a lot of work to do for university and I was stressed nearly the whole month. My mental health wasn’t the best either. So overall April wasn’t that great for me, but I’m very happy with how much work I managed to get done – so at least something good came out of it.
I ended up watching quite a lot of Criminal Minds this month.
(Or rather re-watching.) If you don’t know, Criminal Minds is my all time favourite tv show and the one that I have re-watched the most. In April I decided to go back and watch some of my favourite episodes from each season. That was a great decision, as it just reminded me how much I ADORE this show. I can’t wait to catch up to the newer episodes! (I’m 1,5 seasons behind, which isn’t a lot considering how long this show is.) This show definitely made my month a lot better!
I actually ended up reading 4 books in April, despite how busy I was. I have no idea how I managed to accomplish that, not that I’m complaining. Anyway, lets get into the books!
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
5 out of 5 stars
Wow. Just wow. This book was fantastic and I completely fell in love with it!
The characters within this story were definitely my favourite part of it. I found all of them fascinating and I wanted to know more about them. The characters within this story are very diverse, which I appreciated greatly. The plot of the story was interesting, but not the strongest aspect of this book. The mystery, which I won’t mention in any detail because of spoilers, was rather predictable. I just don’t think that there was enough time to build and develop the plot more, as this book was rather short.
If you want to know more of my thoughts on this book, I have written a full review for this novella.
The Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp
3 out of 5 stars
There were some aspects of this novella that I enjoyed and some that bothered me. The Atrocities left me feeling conflicted and for the longest time I didn’t know how to rate it.
What I really liked about this story was its setting and atmosphere. I was also very intrigued by all the characters. There just seemed to be something strange about every single one of them.
(They all just made me feel weird for some reason.) I enjoyed learning more about them and what their deal was.What I didn’t enjoy about this novella is its lack of depth. There were some very interesting things hinted at, but never fully explored.
I have written a full review for this novella, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
5 out of 5 stars
The Star-Touched Queen was actually a reread for me. This is one of my all time favourite books and in April I just felt like reading it again. This was actually the third time that I have read this novel, so you can see by that how much I adore it.
It was simply wonderful being back into this world with it’s amazing characters and story. Roshani Chokshi’s writing is beautiful and I very much enjoyed rereading this wonderful book.
(I can’t wait to pick up more of her books!)
I do have a full review for this book, if you want to know more of my thoughts.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
4 out of 5 stars
I have finally gotten my hands on this book and read it! I can’t believe that it’s been over a year since I read City of Ashes
(I actually read it in January of 2017) – it honestly doesn’t feel like that long ago. I do plan on finishing this whole series this year (in case you were wondering).
Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. Cassandra Clare books are simply addicting. There were some aspects of it that I completely adored and some that bothered me, but that is the usual with me and this series. I’m happy to report that I enjoyed more things than I disliked.
I will leave it at that for now, as I plan on writing a full review for this book soon where I will put down all my thoughts on it.