Another month has gone by. And as I’ve been using most of my free time reading lately, my wrap-up is coming late.
In truth, April was pretty uneventful. Mostly just work and reading and wasting time. There was Easter, of course, when we had my sister’s family over for the weekend so we could all go to church together and the little one could do an egg hunt at our house. That was the extent of our festivities though.
The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
Okay so this one was alright, although not quite as enjoyable as the first one I don’t think. Regardless, I don’t have the third one for now so this series is going to be on standstill for awhile.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
This was another of those series I missed out on when I was younger, and with the Disney move release in 2020 it brought it back on my radar. So I thought I’d give a try since our library has been having the entire set. It was a surprise to find that I actually loved it.
Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye
The conclusion to Circle of Shadows I read earlier in the year. This was an audiobook, and although not as as good as the first one, I did enjoy it.
Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident by Eoin Colfer
I love all of the work that goes into these books to have so many POVs that are different from one another and to have the world building always be so descriptive and the events entertaining.
Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
I recently read Stepsister and decided to give this one a try. Unfortunately, I don’t think Donnelly’s writing is for me. The story itself was very unique (as was Stepsister) but there’s just something with the writing that makes her books feel like they’re dragging on. Even listening to the audiobook feels that way, so I’m not sure I’ll read more of her books in the future.
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
Book three and I’m still immensely enjoying these. I was especially intrigued by the ending in this one and really liked how that played out for the next book.
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
I finally continued the Truly Devious books. I like these because I listen to the audiobooks and they’re fast-paced. Stevie returns to the academy and we explore different mysteries that still tie in with the first book. It definitely keeps up the same overall feelings the first one had.
Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga
This book was too long, I think. For a thriller, it felt really slow as well. There was a lot of confusion with who the characters were (although I’m not sure how much of that was supposed to be the point but I feel like it really distracted from the story). I also wasn’t invested enough to care about the twists (that seemed more thrown in at random than anything). Honestly, there was a lot I didn’t like about this one.
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
The conclusion to Truly Devious! As much as I enjoyed this series I am glad to be done because I cannot stand David and I don’t think I could have continued much longer with him being such a central focus.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
I remember this graphic novel being a big deal when it came out, but since I rarely read graphic novels at the time it, I never bothered with it. The story was simply okay, in my opinion. I did really like the color and graphics though.
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Technically I finished this one the first of May, but I read *most* of it in May so we’re throwing it on here since my wrap up was late.
~ Currently Reading ~
Refund High School by Lico
My progress in this one is still pretty miniscule… I think I read about 2 chapters in the last few weeks?
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
I loved the Circle of Shadows books I listened to on Hoopla, so I figured I’d give this duology a try. They’re pretty long, even as audiobooks, but I’m enjoying this one so far.
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
I’m getting through these books a bit quicker than I thought I would.
I did a lot more reading than I thought I would in April. I was aiming for maybe 5-6 books, but I just really wanted to read during a lot of my free time instead of doing other things, which is actually an uncommon occurrence. So I read. At this rate, I might actually finish my reading goal before the year’s halfway mark.
How did April go for you? What was your favorite book you read during the month?