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April 2024 Reading Recap

Updated: Jul 10

April has been a month filled with adventures for me. Today, I’m excited to share the three books I read in April 2024.


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Synopsis

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants to escape. A residential program for bright high schoolers seems like the perfect opportunity - until she witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus….

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so-called “Legendborn” that hunt the creatures down.

A mysterious mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts - and fails - to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory about her mother. Now Bree will do whatever it takes to discover the truth, even infiltrate the Legendborn. But when the Legendborn reveals themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and foretells a magical war, Bree must decide how far she’ll go for the truth. Should she use her magic to take the society down - or join the fight?

My Rating: ✰✰✰✰✰

I loved this book. I can see why everyone loved this book.

I will get the next book in the series because, with the ending, I need answers, if you know then you know.

I loved the characters so much. Bree even though she can be rough around the edges, but she is still a great person. She's caring for others and is so determined to fight for her loved ones.

I love how Tracy Deonn was able to show the process of grief, trauma, and generational trauma. I was crying along with Bree.

I liked the love interest, Nick. They have good chemistry. I really loved Deonn's writing and how the story began just dropped in the middle of it. Worldbuilding. Loved it! I'm now interested in King Arthur and will find some documentaries.

I hope this book gets a TV adaptation, I also can see it as a movie, but it would be better as a show.




The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Synopsis

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her - East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

My Rating: ✰✰✰✰.5

I finally read this book. For many years I would watch the movie which isn't all that great, but it's okay.

I read this book for my book club and I loved how I got an understanding of Ruby Daly and it sucks how her parents' memory of her was gone and it's so sad that they will never be able to know and see her grow up.

I LOVE LIAM! I love him so much! I loved everything about him and Ruby. I highlighted these two quotes "Never, he said awhile. "Never, never, never. I am never going to forget you." pg. 438 and "You want to be with me, right?." He whispered. "Then be with me. We'll figure it out. If nothing else, I trust you. You can look inside my head and that's all you'll see." pg. 439.

I would like for the book club maybe to continue the series. I might make a bookmark for the series, like I made for Six of Crows, but I will continue with the series.




Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu


Synopsis

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.

My Rating:✰✰✰✰✰

Where to Buy: Amazon|Barnes&Noble

I read the first chapter last year after getting it for free on Apple Books. I wanted to read more. of the comics and I was able to read more of the comics and I was able to read Chapters 2-6 and I fell in love with the comics all over again. I loved everything about the comics. I will continue with the series on Hoopia that's connected to my library and I can finally say I am using my library more even though it's a digital version, but it still counts. The art is so beautiful and the story is so good that I want to borrow the next volume.





I have to say I'm so happy that I was able to find three books I loved this year and hope to find more. I'll see you all in the next post. Happy reading!

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