March and April 2019 Wrap Up!
Hello everyone! Long time no see... So I am here today to share with you all about the books I read those past two months and feel free to leave a comment with your own opinion!!
March 2019 Wrap Up
For March I read 4 books which were:
1. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - rated 4/5 stars
To be honest I was planning on reading her newest release called "The Huntress", but since it wasn't available on scribd I read this one instead! Well, I listened to it to be more exact! And let me tell you that the audiobook is really good! Really really good! The narrator is one of the most talented ones I've heard and actually when I did a bit of a research about her, Saskia Maarleveld, I wasn't surprised to see that she has won numerous awards for her amazing work! She is also the narrator of many other popular books like the Red Queen and War Storm by Victoria Aveyard, Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness, Hunted by Meagan Spooner and many many more!!! The Huntress is also narrated by Saaskia Maarleveld so I am sure it's going to be an amazing experience as well!
Now. back to our review!
It is a historical fiction book taking place after the events of WWII when a woman starts a journey looking for her cousin. During her journey she meets a woman who shares her story as a spy during WWI. To be honest I was way more invested in the WWI story,than the one taking place in WWII. That's why it was not a 5 star read for me. However, it was a beautifully written book and I enjoyed my time listening to it!
2. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare - rated 5/5 stars
Need I say more?? One of my most anticipated releases of 2018! And it didn't disappoint!! I am sure it will be on my top 2019 book list at the end of the year! I was afraid to start reading this book! Cassandra Clare's writing style is gripping and addicting and it makes you feel all the feels and it breaks and mends your heart.... Ughhh! You know what I mean if you have read her series! I won't give a summary as it is the finale to The Dark Artifices series but let me tell you that i still can't decide if I liked it the same or a bit more to her Infernal Devices finale, Clockwork Princess was my favorite book of hers but that may have changed now!!! I love Emma and Julian so freaking much! I will surely re-read this series in the future! And I can't wait for Chain of Gold!!!
3. Sightwitch by Susan Dennard - rated 5/5 stars
This was part of my Witchlands re-read in order to get ready for Bloodwitch! I love Eridysi's story so much and the second time around reading the whole series made me catch on all those secret hints and Easter eggs!! I was so impressed!!! You have to re-read it too to fully understand what I am saying right now! I have a full review about Sightwitch if you are interested right here!
4. The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M. Lane - rated 3.5/5 stars
This is a historical fiction book, set in WWII and telling the story about three women who were the first women pilots, who helped win the war. Even though I still enjoyed it very much (I listened the audiobook actually!), I found that it was more dedicated to the characters' personal lives and romances that the events of the war and what it really meant that there were women pilots! I loved the narration and writing style but i couldn't connect to the characters 100%! Still an enjoyable read though!
Now, my April Wrap Up!
I have three more books to talk about!
1. Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett - rated 2/5 stars
After loving Philippa's Gregory book The Constant Princess and in anticipation of The Spanish Princess on tv, I decided to read this book that was sitting on my shelf for far too long! And... I didn't like it.... It was a biography actually and I don't like biographies because they sound really boring. And I was right! Even though Catherine's life was very interesting, the way it was written was really not my style. The book was divided in chapters of her life but there were many back and forths that made you not want to go on... If I didn't own this book I would dnf it to be honest... So sorry that I didn't like it!
2. Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella - rated 4.5/5 stars
Exactly what I needed after a disappointing read! A fun,cute contemporary! If you know me, I am not a fan of contemporaries but when I pick one,I usually read it in a day or less! And that's exactly what happened with this one! I read it in less than 24 hours! I got obsessed with Kinsella's writing style! I laughed so many tines!!!! Yes, it was predictable but I didn't mind! The perfect book to get you out of a reading slump!
It also makes the perfect read for the beach now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer!!!
3. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - rated 5/5 stars
MINDBLOWN! This book totally worths the hype! I haven't read The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by the same author, as this is the first book I read by her but I most certainly will!!
I HIGHLY recommend to listen to this book on audio as it is AMAZING!!! To be completely honest, it may not have been a 5 star read if I had chosen an other format... But the audiobook... OMG!!!! A full cast of characters, an amazing narration... I had to keep reminding myself... Daisy Jones does not exist! The Six are not a real band! I was so invested to this story... So committed... I loved it and I still think about it!!! Reese Witherspoon read it in a day and decided to make a tv mini series!!!! YAY!!!! I am sooo excited and I can't wait! I will post a full review about it, hopefully soon so stay tuned for more!
Oh, and the story is about Daisy Jones, a singer during the 70's that joined this famous group called the Six, made a huge success and suddenly the disbanded and no-one knew why...Until now!!
Just a precaution... do not listen to it while on subway like me because you will laugh and you will cry and other passengers may think you are crazy!! You've been warned!!!
That's all for now!!!
May the 4th be with you!!! (Sorry, I had to!!)
See you next time!
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