April & OWLs Magical Readathon Wrap Up

Y’all, I read 10 and a half books in April!! I have NO idea how that happened, but I am beyond happy about it. I am out of my weird slump and I’m reading at full force! 

Goodreads pages will be linked.

OWLs Magical Readathon

I decided to go for the Seer career which meant that I had to complete three classes. I changed up my TBR a little but I did in fact pass my OWLs. This readathon is so much fun and I can’t wait to see what I’ll have to read in August for the NEWTs!

➸ Astronomy: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Rating: ★★★★
This was my first time reading a Ruth Ware book and I can definitely say I will be reading more! I was so invested in the story and I never wanted to stop reading. The twists were wild and I didn’t seem the coming.

➸ Divination: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Rating: ★★★★
When I started reading this I was literally in my head thinking “Is this story about me?” Wilder Girls follows Hetty who is under quarantine because of a strange sickness. Sound familiar?? But wait, it gets better. Hetty has one eye and ummm I DO TOO! Needless to say I picked a super weird time to read this book! 😂 I did really enjoy this though. The writing was descriptive, the characters were complex and the setting was perfection! I have always heard that this book was full of gore and it is, but it’s not to the level that I was expecting. It’s the perfect amount of gross for a YA. I couldn’t give a full 5 stars because I didn’t care for the ending. It was a bit abrupt and too open ended.

➸ Ancient Runes: heart on the cover or in the title
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Rating: ★★★★
This is a companion to Letters to the Lost and I loved it! I know I can always count on Brigid Kemmerer to bring me a story that will leave me wanting more. Check out my full review here!

Everything Else

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
Rating: ★★★★.5
I had an absolute blast reading this YA contemporary! This was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. When I had to take breaks all I thought about were the characters. I could honestly read 500 more pages. Check out my full review here!

The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
Rating: ★★★★
If you haven’t picked up this duology, you need to!! It’s fun and suspenseful. If you love the Illuminae Files then you will most likely enjoy these books too. I couldn’t give this a full 5 stars because the ending was weird. It felt like there needed to be another chapter or two to wrap things up better.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Rating: ★★★
This was an interesting look at privilege and responsibility. I read an eARC thinking the release date was this month, but it has been moved to December. I’m not sure when my review will go up, but I will say that this was just an okay read for me.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Rating: ★★★★★
Reread! It’s been a while since I first read this! I forgot how much I loved the world. It’s dark and super creepy. The characters are so unique too. August Flynn is a gem and deserves the entire world.

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Rating: ★★★★
A debut F/F romance set in Hollywood! My full review won’t go live until May 19, but if you enjoy slow burn romances….add this to your TBR! 

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★★
My friend Lacey recently reread this series and it made me want to reread them too! I ended up bumping this up to a 5 star rating. Is this the best book ever? No. Is it an absolute blast to read? YES!

Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz
Rating: DNF
First I want to say thank you to the publisher for sending a finished copy. I wanted to love this book, but sadly that didn’t happen. The writing wasn’t for me. I was confused about half of the time. I even had to go back and reread multiple parts. After a week of trying my hardest to get invested in the sorry, I decided it was time to put it down. I’m super bummed about it. Release date is May 5.

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★
Again, I am rereading the series. I still didn’t like America’s jealously in this book, but it’s still a great sequel.

What did you read in April??

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6 thoughts on “April & OWLs Magical Readathon Wrap Up

  1. I read 10 books this month too! What a great reading month April ended up being! Glad you mostly enjoyed Wilder Girls. I might pick it up one day, but definitely reading Rory’s next book soon! Happy to hear you enjoyed More Than We Can Tell! That one is still on my TBR. Isn’t The Selection so good?!

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