After yesterday’s TTT, I’m continuing with my Hiatus Recap. I have seven months of books to cover and I’m determined to go over them with breakneck speed. On to April!
I only read six books this time around. This was probably my least productive month in over a year, but I figure that’s fine since I’ve been perpetually ahead of schedule. In spite of my lower numbers, it was a great reading month. Some of my favorite books of the year were from April!
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (April 8)
- The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (April 10)
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (April 16)
- Soundless by Richelle Mead (April 21)
- Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (April 28)
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (April 30)
I still haven’t finished the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. I can’t. It’s too good and when I read the last book, it’ll be over. The concepts and settings are so unique. Tricky situations are created and then ducked out of in a way that feels really graceful. I even love Karou, a character I didn’t think I would like at first. She could easily have been dislikable, or too perfect, or too unbelievable, but her characterization was really well done.
I mentioned this in my TTT, but I adored the narration by Khristine Hvam. There was a moment in Days of Blood & Starlight where I almost started crying when I heard a character’s voice again. I was actually sitting at my desk at work, so that could have been embarrassing if someone had caught me looking weepy. I officially made her my favorite audiobook narrator after that.
While I didn’t finish the DoSaB series, I did finally finish the Graceling series. As with Fire, I knew I would like the main character, but I was caught off guard by how much I liked her. Bitterblue was so kind and smart, and I think she may have ended up being my favorite character from the series. The competition is pretty stiff, though. I basically love everyone from these books.