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The Reader Who Lives a Thousand Lives

There are no words to describe my love affair with literature.

Her Bookshelf: READ

Legend
4 of 5 stars
It was pretty good. Re-read this so I would be ready to read the rest of the series.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2 of 5 stars
This book was just okay. Overhyped, but I don't regret reading it.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
4 of 5 stars
Love this series. Just the perfect amount of humor and mystery to keep me reading!

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April Wrap-Up

Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson A Home in the Valley - Dianna Crawford Elsie's Impossible Choice (Life of Faith, A: Elsie Dinsmore Series) - Mission City Press  Inc., Martha Finley Elsie's New Life - Martha Finley Elsie's True Love - Martha Finley Elsie's Troubled Times, Book 6 - Martha Finley, Martha Finley/Mission City Press The Breeders - Katie French Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins Jackaby - William Ritter

This month was a very productive reading month for me. Which i find kind of funny considering I literally have no time on my hands! So without further ado lets dive into my April reads!

 

Mistborn: The Final Empire by: Brandon Sanderson(Aldiko eBook)-What a book! This is an epic high fantasy novel that kept me on my toes! This was originally supposed to be a buddy read with my sister, but life is crazy and I ended up reading on my own. The magic system in this book is really intriguing as well! Brandon Sanderson's writing style is fabulous! Every character has depth and you can relate to almost all of them. 5/5 stars

 

A Home in the Valley by: Dianna Crawford(Physical copy)- This is a historical christian fiction novel. This was cute, but there was really no originality. A Simple plot line and the one big plot twist was easily figured out before it happened. On a positive note, the characters were very well written. 3/5 stars

 

The Elsie Dinsmore Series by: Martha Finley(Physical copy)- These are forever favorites of mine! These books were originally written in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Mission City Press has updated the text and directed this series at a younger demographic. I first read these books around the age of 11 and have re-read at least once every year since. I don't currently own the full series, I own books 2-3 and books 5-6. I do plan to purchase the rest of the series in the future. 5/5 stars every time

 

Raoul by: C David Stevens(Kindle)-This is a modernized prequel to the Phantom of the Opera. (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS THEREEEEE...inside my mind!) I have also heard of this book being considered fan-fiction. This is about Christine's childhood in the U.S. and traveling with her dad. In this book she meets Raoul and they have many adventures together. 4/5 stars

 

The Breeders by: Katie French(Kindle)- This is a YA dystopian story set in a post apocalyptic United States. Through some scientific experiment the drinking water is contaminated causing women to give birth mainly to males. In this story girls are taken to a hospital and they are forced to become pregnant. Doctors try to genetically alter fetuses so there will be a higher percentage of females. This was a very intriguing book and the characters were well done. 4/5 stars

 

Jackaby by: William Ritter(Overdrive Library)- This book reminded me so much of the Sherlock television show. The main character, Jackaby has the same personality as Sherlock. In fact, the only difference in Jackaby and Sherlock Holmes is that Jackaby deals with supernatural creatures and crimes. Great read. 3/5 stars

 

Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins(Aldiko eBook)- I desperately needed to read this book. I haven't read a contemporary romance in a very long time and I forgot what I was missing. Don't worry, I rectified it by reading this lovely book. This was a well written, character relating, feels inducing masterpiece! Anna doesn't want to go to school in France, but her father forces her. She soon finds it's not all bad since Paris is abounding with Cinema's and one Etienne St. Clair, a British/American hottie who instantly grabs her attention. 5/5 stars (P.s. where can I find myself an Etienne St. Clair? I want one!)

 

Isla and the Happily Ever After by: Stephanie Perkins(Aldiko eBook)-It would seem as though I am on a Stephanie Perkins marathon. (The only type of marathon you will every find me doing! Am I right?) This is so cute! I love how characters from Anna and the French Kiss tie in to this books.  Isla has been crushing on Josh since freshman year. Sparks fly when Josh and Isla start hanging out. This book isn't nearly as good as Anna and the French Kiss. Definitely not loving the insta-love. I think this story was really over-hyped and I was left feeling really let down. Sorry Stephanie Perkins...3/5 stars

 

 

11 books this month! Patting myself on the back over here!! Thanks for reading this!

 

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

 

Kenzie