As the title suggests, this is a list of what I read in April, along with comments on any trends that may have emerged, and conjecture as to the reason for this. I also link to any pertinent reviews, and mention whether it is a first or repeat read. Once again, none of the books were gifted in exchange for review, so rather than write ‘bought/own’ after each book, I’m just mentioning it here. Enjoy!
The Foxhole Court (All for the Game #1) by Nora Sakavic, re-read
The Raven King (All for the Game #2) by Nora Sakavic, re-read
The King’s Men (All for the Game #3) by Nora Sakavic, re-read
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Tests (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews, short story, re-read
Wild Sign (Alpha & Omega #6) by Patricia Briggs, first read
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
Iron and Magic (Iron Covenant #1, Kate Daniels #9.5) by Ilona Andrews, re-read
So I read a lot in April: 14 books and a short story. As you can see, most of the books were re-reads. I always find it easier to re-read a book (especially if I’m not planning on writing a review) because I can read without interruptions, which always speeds things up.
I began reading old favourites while I waited for Wild Sign, and by the time it arrived, I was invested in the Kate Daniels series again, so once I had finished Wild Sign I just kept going with the re-reads. I hadn’t read the entirety in a short time span before, and it was cool to see hints come to fruition and Kate and Curran’s relationship (and Kate’s relationship with Julie, Andrea, and even Saiman) grow and deepen through the course of the series.
I started off with a shorter series though, Nora Sakavic’s All for the Game. There are a lot of heavy, potentially triggering themes explored in the series, but I enjoy it more of a story of found family and human achievement.
Other than those two series re-reads and Wild Sign (the sole new read, reviewed here), I didn’t finish anything else in April. If you enjoy these re-caps you can find last month’s here. As always, I’d love to know what you have or are reading. Feel free to let me know.