It is that time of the month in which I tell you very briefly what happened in my life and then I rant a little bit about the books I read. I want to freak out about how fast April happened, but I wanted to try to make this introduction short and sweet although at the same time it feels like it isn’t me if I don’t get all anxious. In short, I failed to not freak out lol.
Anyway, let’s get to my life update first, like always!
April was a very eventful month in all the aspects. There were a lot of people in my family whose birthday is in April, thankfully we can’t have parties yet because honestly, the quarantine only made me more introvert than before and going to celebrate with lots of people in the same space makes me tired just thinking about it lol.
A little bit of a trigger warning, a relative’s death. It was also a sad month because it was exactly one year ago that my uncle died. It is still hard sometimes to come to terms with the idea that I won’t ever see him, hug him, talk to him, laugh with him and just have him here with us. But I know he is in a better place now with my great-grandmother, and that hopefully one day, we’ll see each other again.
On happier news, the Shadow and Bone TV show was released this month! When it was first announced I was happy but then as time went by I was starting to be skeptical about it because how many times have we been let down with an adaptation? But then, as the release day was getting closer I got more and more excited with all the hype that the fandom was creating. I am so happy to say the show didn’t disappoint me at all. I won’t say much to avoid spoilers, but I loved this first season and I’m crossing all my fingers and praying to Sankta Alina so we can get season 2!
Also, on the same day Shadow and Bone premiered, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finished. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, they are characters from Marvel/Avengers. That show was so good! I fell in love with Sam and Bucky, but Sebastian Stan stole my heart and soul. To the point that I’m considering getting a tattoo on my forehead that says “propriety of Sebastian Stan, don’t touch except Sebastian Stan”. Seriously, I’m his hoe.
And that’s pretty much everything that happened in my life. Honestly April was a fun month overall. Now let’s get to the books I read during this month.
Okay, so first I have to say I wasn’t feeling in much of a reading mood. I don’t know if I was in a slump, book hangover or I just didn’t feel like reading at all, but I still managed to read 5 books and one of them was from my TBR, can you believe it? Oh, and two of them were rereads, which now I realize is kind of weird since I rarely reread books.
Marriage for One by Ella Maise
I liked this book a lot. I was in the mood for some romance and this is a fake-marriage one and I love this trope! I didn’t give it five stars because I wanted more angst but overall it was a beautiful love story and I highly recommend it!
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
This was a hate-to-love romance, another trope I love and of course I liked this one as well. A fun fact, even though this is written by a different author than Marriage for One, it is set in the same world and I know this because the characters from Marriage for One were mentioned here so I was happy to see that connection!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I buddy read this with a friend in preparation for the tv show. I was so happy we reread it because I could remember certain iconic lines while watching the show so I fangirled like crazy. Sadly I didn’t enjoy this book as much as before.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
This was the first Mariana Zapata book I ever read and I loved it. I had wanted to reread it for some time now but there were always new books that I wanted to get to that I didn’t make the time to pick this up again until now. I loved it as much as the first time, I love Vanessa and Aiden and I want what they have!
The Lord of the Sabbath by Mariana Palova
I managed to finish this book on the last day of the month. This is a book written by a Mexican author. I am Mexican so I was so excited to pick up something written by someone from my same country. Even though the story and plot were very interesting and they pulled me in almost immediately, I didn’t care much for the characters until I got past the halfway mark. This book has been translated to English so if you’re interested, you can read it, and please do!
It was a pretty good reading month. I enjoyed all these books so I’m excited for what I’ll be reading in May, crossing my fingers they are all good books too!
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙