Well … it is nearly the end of May and I am only just getting around to my review of books read in April. I would like to say that it’s because I’ve been slack and holidaying on a tropical island – but because I am still pasty, tired, and craving sleep, the truth is … I’ve just been busy.
So here are my thoughts of books that I have read in April:
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
I found Kate’s Fallen series a bit so-so in terms of maturity. I felt that in Teardrop Kate had become more mature and her characters had a life-like presence about them. I enjoyed the storyline and look forward to reading the next one in the series. I would give Fallen a 3 out of 5.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
I thoroughly recommend everyone to read this book. It has such a wonderful and page turning storyline and answers a lot of what ifs? I felt that it was very well written and regardless of the journey, the characters were consistent in how they would react. It was a definite page-turner. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 (don’t be put of by the Woman’s Weekly recommendation like I was).
The Risk in Crime by L.W Kennedy and K. G Van Brunschot
I felt that after a day of reading this book for my PhD introduction, I just had to put it down on my list to demonstrate that yes, I read non-fiction. It was informative and gave me a starting point of what I have been trying to say
Pirouette by Robyn Bavati
This was a quick read. I wouldn’t say it was aimed at YA, but a bit younger (primary school?). I think I saw it on a Facebook page and thought it would look like a good read. I would say it was a nice chill-out, relaxing and quick read. Don’t expect chills and thrills – it was very much a parent-trap type book. I would give this a 2.5 out of 5.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
This book wasn’t entirely what I was expecting and I found the storyline a bit dry. I struggled to maintain interest and found it very slow going, yet I know that someone else would thoroughly enjoy it. I would give this a 2 out of 5.
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
I love the Vampire Academy series and this spin-off series. The storyline is enjoyable and I can’t wait until the next installment comes out just to know what happens to Sydney! I would give this a 3.5 out of 5 (it’s a great YA series).