For once I’m actually early with my monthly Wrap Up post. Mostly because I didn’t write a lot of reviews lately and fell behind again. >_< I swear the closer the end of my educational sabbatical gets, the busier I become. *lol* At the moment it feels like I’m trying to do everything at once and it’s not easy. I’ve to finish my last course, I’ve to navigate family life and I’ve recently started to go job hunting again. So it’s just been a lot … XD
Add to that a sick kid, lots of appointments, a death in the family, a very ill relative and lots of other things and you can see that my plate is pretty full right now. My kid is still ill as I type this and I’ve paused writing this post about 5 times already. Honestly, I have no idea how I’m supposed to get my homework done this week, let alone to go job hunting. Naturally my reading suffered as well and I didn’t write a single review in two weeks. Ooops.
But hey, I managed to get up my May TBR on BookTube so I count that as a win. *lol* (It helped that the video was on the shorter side for once. Haha!) So you can see April was quite the rollercoaster with the usual madness added to the mix. XD I really hope May will be a better month again but I’m not all too sure it will be. Guess we’ll have to see what’s going to happen. 😉
For now I’ll just head to my monthly wrap up and hope for the best! *fingers crossed*
Books read: 5 (5 books & 0 webcomic, Since I added the book I read with my kid too, it were actually 5 books. *lol*)
Pages read: 1.764 (Not too bad this month. )
Average rating: 4,40 (I had so much fun with all of those books and it shows in my rating! )
Books that were on my reading list: 2 ( 0 from 2021, 1 from 2022 and 1 from 2023. Well, not my best TBR month but I managed to read two books so that’s better than in some other months. *lol* )
Winter’s Orbit: ,5
I wanted to read this ever since I stumbled upon the ARC on NetGalley, but unfortunately I was declined and it took me about a year to actually get to the book. I honestly didn’t expect my library to have it but here we are and it was amazing! I absolutely adored Prince Kiem and I really liked Jainan! Also this was such a unique setting! I mean it plays on another planet and there was a mystery element surrounding the death of Jainan’s former husband and a lot of political intrigues. The romance took kind of a backseat here but I personally loved everything about this book except of the huge miscommunication trope. I mean I get why there was one, it makes perfect sense once you read the entire book but I’m no fan of that sort of trope so this is basically the only reason why this got 4,5 paws from me an not all five.
Flash Fire: ,5
I laughed tears reading this book! I didn’t think this was possible but it probably was even more hilarious than book one! *lol* Nicky and his antics will never cease to amuse me and I was so happy to see that him and Seth are in such a steady relationship. Gibby and Jazz were adorable too and I love that we have a kickass lesbian side couple here. Also why is Nick so relatable? I love him and his thoughts! ❤ But of course it’s not all rainbows and sunshine and T.J. Klune tackled a lot of serious topics as well. I can’t wait to dive into book three. =)
She Gets the Girl:
I’ve been on a roll when it comes to f/f books and this one was super cute and really great! I loved this enemies-to-lovers relationship and Molly and Alex were perfect together. I found it super interesting that there were quite the heavy topics in this one as well and I felt really sorry for Alex at some parts. She always seemed to be so composed and cool but beneath the surface there was a lot of trouble and it was really nice to see how Molly got to know her even better with every time they met. I actually managed to get up a full review for this one so you can just follow the link if you want to read it in all its glory! *lol* 😉
Cutting Your Teeth:
THIS BOOK!!! *screams in excited* OMG!!! This was pegged as AFTG meets vampires and I was so happy I got an ARC of it! AND I was not disappointed!!! Damn, I loved this so much! ❤ Were there some typos and could the writing need some editing? YES! Was it amazing nonetheless? Also YES! I just loved all the AFTG/Neil Josten vibes I got from Ezra and Killian was the perfect mysterious love interest. But beware, while this book might have some AFTG vibes this doesn’t mean that it is similar. It totally could stand on its own and I loved that this was such a unique story with vampires, two distrustful boys, a found family trope and other supernatural creatures. This was the first in a series and I honestly can’t wait to read book two. This might be my new obsession. Oh and yeah, fair warning: The romance is very slow-burn! xD
This book was so much fun! I know it’s a children’s book, but even my adult butt had a lot of fun reading this with my kid. We read a new chapter each night and I absolutely loved the drawings and the world in which the two MCs Karla and Frederik lived. Frederik is a Prince and Karla is a common girl but they meet in the „Glimmerwald“ and then become besties that go on an adventure to find a magical amulet. I loved all the creatures in this book, no matter if it were elves, shadow biters, Wirbelwutsch’s, candle leprechauns etc. If you have a kid and can read in German you should definitely go for it. 😉
This said: How was your April? Did you read many books? Which book was your favourite and did you read as many great books as I did? Did you already read the books I mentioned and if „yes“ did you enjoy them?
Talk to me and let me know!
And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!
The Sassy Library Fox