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In April I read….

Is time moving faster or am I just getting old and cantankerous?
Anyway, here is everything I read in April,which isn’t as many as my usual amount. I’ve just started doing an online course in forensic science (mostly because I want to be Sherlock Holmes) and that’s taking up a lot of my time at the moment. I’m still working my way through the book genre challenge though, this month was fantasy which was a little more of a challenge for me, but I think I did ok!

lastwereThe Last Werewolf – Glen Duncan.
I found myself being invited to read this months ago and never got around to it until the beginning of the month. I’ve never been all that in to werewolves (I’m more of a vampire kind of girl, they’re more elegant) but this was kind of brilliant. I’m looking forward to tracking down a copy of I, Lucifer now! Review here.


Your Call cannot be completed as dialled – I don’t know the authors real names, I’m sorry! I’ll be honest, I occasionally dip my toes into the waters of fanfic, but I’m really picky when it comes to what I want to read. Little Numbers is my ultimate favourite fic ever and I’ve been searching for a Destiel version and I’ve finally found one so I spent a couple of days whizzing through this! Destiel5eva. You can also find it online (and perhaps get the epub version for your kindle) here.


18209454Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham.
Guys, I was so freaking excited when my friend, Annie, lent me this, I love Veronica Mars! I’ve yet to track down the film, but trust me, my search has become more desperate since reading this and now that I know that this is the beginning of a series, I am very excited to collect them all!

omensGood Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. 
So. Much. Crowley. I’ve never read any Terry Pratchett before and I was hoping that this would act as a gateway novel as sorts, while I’m not altogether sure that it served it’s purpose in that respects, I did have a rather lovely time reading about a misplaced antichrist and the powers of good and evil. Review, with added Crowley, here.

5waveThe 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
This was so good! I’ve not really delved into the realm of aliens before, well, not in book form anyway. I loved this, the multiple narrators, the absolutly crazy circumstances, the genius of the invasion, it was all going so well and then a romance was introduced and I just
loki is not putting up with your shit
That part of the story really let the book down, it was so unnecessary.

deathsDeath’s Daughter – Amber Benson
I found this in a Waterstones sale YEARS ago and never got round to reading it, then of course, fantasy month came round in the genre challenge so I got a chance to read it. The reason I bought this was purely because it’s written by Tara from Buffy! I’ll be honest… I couldn’t finish this. Sorry Amber. I love you, but… This reminded me far too much of Hilary Duff’s book and I just couldn’t do it.


This month, the challenge was to read Fantasy novels. Fantasy is a bit subjective, some people might view werewolves as supernatural or paranormal than fantasy, but I don’t so ner! This month I read the Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson and I enjoyed all of them, except the Amber Benson book. Sorry again, Amber.




2 thoughts on “In April I read….”

  1. Oh huzzah for Good Omens! That’s one of my top ten favorite books of all time. (Once I had strep throat and my best book-buddy read it to me aloud, but I had to make her stop because all the laughing was too painful. ) I still haven’t managed to read The Last Werewolf, they aren’t really my favorite creatures either, but maybe I should give it a try. Loving this list!

    1. Thank you! I very much enjoyed good omens! I was expecting it to be more Pratchett than Gaiman, but I enjoyed it all the same! The Last Werewolf is genuinely really smart and funny, though, werewolves as a species have yet to win me over!

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