Hello everyone! I hope you all are safe and happy, and that your April was at least a good month! To me, it was a very long month, not in a bad way, but it was a month of adulting, and so it wasn’t the best either. But at least I have read some pretty amazing books, yay!
Books read: 14 + 1 DNF
Physical books Vs ebooks: 3 vs 12
The Amazing Ones
The best book of the month was A Blink Of The Screen, a collection of short stories by Terry Pratchett, and it wasn’t really a surprise, since I love this author, and he is brilliant. And even if I am not the biggest fan of short stories, I think that this is one of my favorite anthologies ever! Cast In Ruin was as good as I was hoping, and I am loving this series. It is the 7th book, and usually, after so many books I tend to outgrow the series, but not with this one! And then we have a book I read for the title, This Quest Is Bullshit sounds just too good to resist, and I had an amazing surprise. Sure, this book is no masterpiece, and you have to suspend your belief a bit, and take things as they come but… it was so much fun!
The Really Good One!
Brotherhood of the Wheel is an intriguing and brilliant book. The only reason for which it is not between the very best of the month is that it is a bit too much on the horror side for my tastes. I really tried, but in the end, horror is not really my thing, so if we speak on the pure personal enjoyment of it, the other three books were better for me, but this one is really something, and I would recommend it to everyone all the same, because… wow!
The Good Ones!
A History Of Torture was not the happiest book ever, obviously, but it is really modern and it was an interesting book. No Gods, Only Monsters is an interesting action-packed book, and I loved its take on the Gods. And we get to see some myths in a new light, and I appreciated it a lot! Jester is an original book, and even if I wasn’t hooked up from the start, I enjoyed it all the same, and okay, it was a bit surprising, but it has some really interesting things going on. Queen of Fire is the last book in this trilogy and it was… okay. It is not a bad book, and we get a ton of intrigues, fights, and action. It is not boring, that’s for sure, but I was expecting something better.
Damned Souls And A Sangria is the last book in this series and, even if I have to say that I loved the first books in this series more, this one was fast-paced and never boring, and we have some really good characters! An Illusion Of Thieves was a really interesting book, and I am looking forward to reading the sequel because we have some intriguing characters in there! The City Of Dusk was not as good as I was hoping, but it was not a bad book, and there are some interesting things in there, so even if it wasn’t the right book for me, and I won’t continue the series, I can’t say that this is a bad book. And last but not least, Velocity Weapon. This was somehow disappointing, but I think that the main problem with it was my expectations, because I had very great expectations from it. I would try the second book and see if things get better from there!
The DNFed One!
I think that psychological thrillers are not really my thing, I tend to prefer the old school ones, because I couldn’t care less for this book, but to be honest, even if it is not perfect and there are some things that didn’t work, it wasn’t so bad. But it wasn’t for me, sadly.
The SPSFC Ones!
I failed with my TBR this month because I have read 3 books out of 5, but at least I have read some books that I wanted to read for some time, so not too bad. And I think I would try again something similar later on. The real disappointment this month wasn’t my failure with the TBR but it was the fact that I was hoping to read more non-fantasy books since Wyrd And Wonder is in May and it would be a month for fantasy. And yet I didn’t manage it. Sure, this is not a tragedy, but I was hoping to do a bit better with it. Oh well… But I have finished two series and this made me really happy, yay! And I have read a non-fiction book. I was trying to read one a month, or something like that, but I have read two of them since the beginning of the year, so yep, I am not doing great with this goal, but there is time to do better!
This month I have no new books for the Bingo Card by Bookforager, sadly, but I have something new for the one by Timy:
And what about you? And have you read some of the books I have mentioned? And how was your past month?? Let me know!!!