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April Wrap Up!

There’s 9 books on this month’s wrap up, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed!

But – as always, there can only be one winner for my Top Pick of the Month (and it was SO hard this month to pick!!)… drum roll … Verity by Colleen Hoover wins hands down!


The round up …

I am watching by Emma Kavanagh

Quite a slow start, but the second half of the book was fantastic! The ability is totally there, I would have liked to have seen a bit more substance/wow moments earlier on. Super dark, gory, twisty moments in the end! 3.5 out of 5. Read my full review here.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In 3 words: Emotional, Exhilarating and Unforgettable. Told in documentary style, the plot focuses on the rise and fall of the rock band, Daisy Jones & the Six. We follow the band members through the highs and lows of their lives as they rise to fame in the 1970s. 4 out of 5. See full article here.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Based around a group of old friends who get together in a remote location, in Scotland, for a New Year’s reunion. One of the group members ends up dead, and given the location and severe weather conditions – the murderer must be one of them? Who would do such a thing? Why? – Captivating and Addictive Read. 4.5 out of 5. Buddy Read review can be found here.

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Heartbreaking, Captivating and yet hopeful. Etaf managed to seamlessly take us through different periods of time, through the view of three Palestinian- American women. The storyline is set deep in a patriarchal culture, which they are all trying to navigate their own place within. 4.5 out of 5. Click here to read full review.

The beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Such a powerful, and emotional read that leaves a lasting impression. It’s the story of Nuri, a beekeeper in Aleppo, and his wife Afra. The book takes you along their journey from happy times in their beautiful home country through to tragedy and desperation as the war breaks out, and finally, on their journey to England in search of refuge. 4 out of 5. Full review here.

Still Life by Louise Penny

The storyline follows Chief Inspector Gamache and his team who are called to a rural village, Three Pines, as the body of elderly artist, Jane Neal is discovered in the woods. Gamache and team piece together Jane’s life, a life full of loving friends – so who could want her dead? I loved the quirky characters and how they all fitted together perfectly. The storytelling itself was fantastic, and I felt myself really drawn into it. 4 out of 5. Find my thoughts on this one here.

The Dare by Carol Wyer

 I’m buzzing from this book. I LOVED it. I don’t think I have been this gripped by a book, ever. It’s another amazing book by Carol Wyer, centred around DI Natalie Ward and her team. This time, they are hunting a meticulous, clever and deranged killer who is preying on young teenage school girls – and perhaps even Natalie’s own daughter! 5 out of 5. Read my full review here.

Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Couldn’t put it down. A detective who finds out she is really the daughter of a serial killer couple and now has to work with her ‘mother’ in order to bring the final victims home. Is she being played? 4 out of 5. Read my full review here.

and last but definitely not least…

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Unsettling doesn’t even begin to describe this book. It is totally disturbing, twisted, and terrifying… I won’t forget this for a very long time! 5 out of 5. Top Pick of the Month! Click here to read my full review.

And that’s a wrap on April! A huge thank you to NetGalley, publishers and authors for my review copies of some of these books – this in no way influenced my reviews. If any of you have read these books and want to discuss further … ping me a note 🙂

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2 Comments

  • Lena Mistry
    May 1, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I still have not read a Colleen Hoover book yet despite reading MANY positive reviews!

    I’ve got Beekeeper of Aleppo in my TBR! need to finish it!

    I only read one book this month >.<
    -Lena

    http://www.lenasnotebook.co.uk
    x

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    • bookedupgirl
      May 3, 2019 at 6:55 am

      I’ve definitely have more of hers on my TBR now! … one book.. but you have done loads of beautiful art

      Reply

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