May is here. April kind of sucked so here is to a better reading month! I kind of expected for April to be a bad reading month in that I had finals and I finally go home for the summer, so in short it really meant books weren’t a priority. I had grades to keep afloat and I barely had time to squeeze in 5 books, which is all I read in all of April. That’s like a book in less that a week. That is bad because, even though I didn’t put up a wrap up for March, I read 10 books in March! I expect to try and do better this month as I don’t have school and BEA is here in two weeks! I’m sure I’ll read on my flight to Chicago and hopefully gain some books to add to the never ending TBR list. Anyways, keep reading to see the books I read and my quick thoughts about them!
Lingus by Mariana Zapata and I gave this book 5 stars. I found this book through a friends recommendation on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, you should!) and her thoughts on it made me really want to read it and I am so glad I did. This book helped bring me out of my almost month long slump and at the best time. It starts out with the main character, Kat, at a porn convention and only gets better from there. Ignore the cover and read the book. You won’t regret it.
Prophecy of the Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow and I gave this book 4 stars. I have been on Michelle Madow’s street team for a while and was waiting on the series to be completed so I could read them all but when the opportunity came for me to read this and the sequel, I jumped at the chance. I was also pleasantly surprised with this book, really enjoying the characters and the plot. The story goes into greek mythology and witches, the both intertwining and making one hell of a beginning of a series. The start of the story was a little sketchy but the ending makes up for it!
The Blood of the Hydra (Elementals #2) by Michelle Madow and I gave this book 4 stars. The sequel to Prophecy of the Shadows continues its fast paced storyline and may just have been a little better than the first. I don’t want to give anything away so just grab the first and begin the second. (Also if you sign up for Michelle’s newsletter on her website you can get the first book for free!)
The Baller by Vi Keeland and I gave this book 4 stars. I am a sucker for sports romances and I really enjoyed this one. Brody Easton is a pro quarterback and Delilah is the girl in the boys world of sports casting trying to make a name for herself and show she can do it as a woman. The two are thrown together and duh sparks fly. Delilah wants to be taken as a professional whereas Brody wants to flirt and eventually have sex. I loved these two characters and enjoyed the banter, little sports statistic fights and Brody always over sexualizing things or sexualizing something, anything with Delilah. I hope to read more by Keeland soon, especially if they are as good as The Baller.
How to Save a Life by Emma Scott and I gave this book 5 stars. I loved this book. Like I really, really loved this book. Two misfits just trying to get out of high school in one piece and find their place in the world. Please read this book. One of my favorites of the year.
So I have yet to really make a TBR this month because I kind of want to relax. Also BEA is in two weeks. I already said that but still, it’s BEA. I will be at BEA for the first time. Ever. I’m excited to see all my internet friends and make new ones! If you are going to BEA please let me know, I don’t know what I’m doing and would love company. I have an idea of what I’ll be reading and you can see that below:
Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade #3) by Jennifer Estep. This is the third and final installment in the Black Blade series. I have reviews for the first book and you can read it here: Cold Burn of Magic
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the fourth and final book in the Raven Cycle series, a series I am so excited to read about the conclusion and one of my most anticipated books this year.
That is the only two books I have planned for this month, the rest are most likely something I’ll pick up from BEA but I’ll be sure to post them either on my IG or Twitter so be sure to follow me on both! I will also be posting a review of my days at BEA so be on the watch for those this month as well. Thank you for reading and I will have another post up soon,
Over and out.