This is a of a bit later than planned post, which briefly reviews all the books I read in April since my last Weekly Wrap-Up. The overall month wrap-up would also be going up today and I’m hoping to fulfil some of my review promises soon.
1. Deadpool v.s. Shield
This was a fun, quick and brilliant read from one of my favourite comic-book superheroes. As always, I loved the snarky humour and fourth-wall breaking. Four stars.
2. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab 🧠
This is one of the books that I mean tot read last year and finally got around to it. I adore this dulogy so much, as it just feels so cinematic, dark and nuanced in its unique take on super-powered humans and the damage they can wreck. Four stars.
3. How To Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow 🧠
Basically, Kathleen Glasgow has proven that she is a master at breaking hearts and discussing the raw, messy complexity of mental health. It began with Girl in Pieces, which I read two years ago and continues with this beautiful, heart-wrenching look at grief and abuse. Four stars.
4. The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux
5. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera 🏳️🌈 ⭐️🧠
These were both re-reads for the Easter Readathon, so I’ve just linked to my previous thoughts.
6. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson 🧠 🏳️🌈 ⭐️
I bing-read this twisty, complex and amazing murder mystery in one car journey and absolutely loved it. Full thoughts here. Five stars.
7. Music and Malice in Hurricane Town by Alex Bell ⭐️ 🧠
As always, Bell is excellent at creating atmosphere and setting that feels rich and overwhelming, but I struggled to connect with the characters, which is the biggest pull for me. Three and a half stars.