April Wrap-Up

The Devil’s Thief – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review Here)

 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review Here)

 

Caraval – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

 

Red Rising – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

 

Golden Son – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


April Reading Stats

Books Read this Month: 5

Young Adult: 2 / Adult: 3

Rereads: 1

4 ⭐ : 2

5 ⭐ : 3


May Reading Goals

  • Read 3 of my BOTM books.
  • I’m starting college this month so I want give myself a realistic goal of reading 6 books this month.
  • Focus and put my best effort into my courses this month.

 

Book Review | Devil’s Thief

Title: The Devil’s Thief

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Author: Lisa Maxwell

# of Pages: 700

 

Synopsis (From Goodreads): 

Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.

Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.

Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.

To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.

In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.

As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.

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Goodreads TBR Challenge

My Goodreads TBR list is an overwhelming mess. To organize and control it, I decided to make up my own challenge which I am going to refer to as the ‘Goodreads TBR’ challenge.

These are the steps I took in order to make the following list;

1. Eliminate all books that you DO NOT own.

2. Set aside books that coincide with your monthly and yearly reading goals.
For me, I set apart books that fit within these goals;
– Read 1 Book from my Book of the Month selections a month. (Annual goal)
– 1 Reread chosen from books I read 1+ years ago per month. (Annual goal)
– Catching up on my unread V.E. Schwab books. (April goal)

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Top 5 Wednesday |Favorite Book Covers

This is not the topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday. I didn’t feel like this week’s topic was right for me. Therefore, I chose a previously used topic that I wanted to share with all of you. If you want to see each week’s topic, you can check out their goodread page here.

I am going to be talking about some of my favorite book covers this week. These five book covers will be based on how aesthetically pleasing I find them.

Dark Artifices Series (Waterstones Exclusive) by Cassandra Clare

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Book Review | The Last Magician

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Title: The Last Magician

Author: Lisa Maxwell

# of Pages: 498

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

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March Wrap Up

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An Ember in the Ashes – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

A Torch Against the Night – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Truly Devious – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review here)

Smoke and Iron – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

A Reaper at the Gates – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Poppy War – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Review here)

Golden State – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Last Magician – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


March Reading Stats

Books Read this Month: 8

Young Adult: 6 / Adult: 2

Rereads: 2

3 ⭐ 1

4 ⭐ : 4

5 ⭐ : 3

Favorite Book of the Month: The Last Magician

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April Reading Goals

  • March was the first month that I had read one of my Book of the Month selections so I want to read two in April to catch up on that yearly goal.
  • I want to make this month my best reading month so far by reading 9 books.
  • As I previously said in my April TBR, I would like to read at least half of the remaining V.E. Schwab novels that I have not gotten to yet.

 

What was your favorite book of March?