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April Wrap-Up

Another month has already passed and another late wrap-up for you guys. I really want to get this blog as active as it can be but I’m too lazy.

I’m really frustrated when it comes to my wrap-up lately because I’m not reading as much as I did before. On the bright side, I guess reading something is better than reading nothing. So I’ll make this wrap-up quick.

I’ve read 5 books in the month of April and I’m quite satisfied with that because I finally finally FINALLY finished The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1.

Without further ado, here are all the books that I have read in the month of April…

Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)

Thoughts: I’ve been having a hard time reading classics because of the old English style that most authors have. However, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing style is very easy to understand. The Watson and Holmes duo snatched my heart. My dream of becoming a detective has been fueled again because of this book. Definitely a classic for all ages. And after 2 years of reading the short stories here and there I finally decided to finish this book and it was worth it.

 

 

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

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Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)

Thoughts: The first book in the Wayward Children series has a very interesting concept, although I’m quite disappointed by the flow of the story. But I was surprised when I heard about this second book. And I love it more than the first book. This book offers what I have been looking for in the first book. The exploration of the worlds that this children have encountered, how they ended up in the other world and why they returned. I’m more attached with the characters as well and I have a feeling that if I reread the first book, I would like it more because I finally understand why and how things happened in the first book.

 

 

 

The Ghost, The Owl by Franco and illustrated by Sara Richard

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Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)

Thoughts: This graphic novel is very enjoyable to read. The moral of the story translates well in the artwork and the color scheme of the whole novel. How an owl helps someone without considering the consequences of his action is touching. I don’t know how I would express how much I love this without spoiling anything, so just read this graphic novel!

 

 

 

 

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 (4/5 moons)

Thoughts: The story of four students who was accused of murdering the students who were with them in the detention room. The concept and the execution of the story has potential. While solving the mystery and figuring out who the killer is, every secrets that they hold would truly make the readers doubt each characters. The ending is also okay. But I really hate the epilogue. WHY DO THEY NEED TO END THE BOOK LIKE A CHICK LIT?! I shrugged off the love story in this book whenever there is a mushy scene. But come on! WHY END IT LIKE THAT? WHY?!

 

 

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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Rating: 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑 (2/5 moons)

Thoughts: This book is disappointing and frustrating. I’ve been meaning to write a full book review about this book but I’m still setting my mood because it might turn into a rant than a review. The thing about this book is it was over hyped by the time that it came out. Because of that my expectation for this book is quite high. And it did not reach my expectations. I’m expecting a time travel adventure, and what I get is making out in different centuries and countries. It’s like they time travel just to make out. The characters are not likable and the story is flat. The concept is there but the execution is poor. This book almost gives me the slump.


That’s all folks. I’m really hoping for a much better reading month because I’m already 5 books behind my schedule according to goodreads.

Till next time!

Maria ❤

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A reader who becomes a villain, a queen, a princess, a heroine, and a warrior depends on the story that she reads. A dreamer who wishes to dwell in the world that she visited through the pages of her book. A frustrated blogger who wishes to put into words the frustration, boredom, and excitement that she felt throughout her many journeys outside the real world.

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