My Favorite Reads of March 2019 + April TBR

I thought by reading slump was getting better, but boy was I wrong. I barely pulled through in March. I read 10 books, but most of them were novellas. However, there were still some amazing reads in there! Here’s a quick list of a few of my favorites:

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Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Releases of April 2019

This year is absolutely flying by. I can’t believe it’s April already! This month has some of my most anticipated releases of the year, with a good mix of debut novels, series starters, and continuations! My wallet may hate me this month, but I’ll be very happy once all these books come out.

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A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Thousand Pieces of You is a unique, fascinating sci-fi adventure with plenty of twists that will have you dying for the sequel.

“Now I know that grief is a whetstone that sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within.” 


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Top 10 Best 2018 Releases (So Far)

There have been a lot of amazing releases this year, so far. Obviously, I haven’t been able to read them all, but I still wanted to talk about some of my favorites!  There are a few I haven’t quite gotten to yet (A Reaper At The Gates) so don’t think they’re not on this list because I hated them. I just haven’t had the time to read them (or I’m really afraid to read them, like with Reaper. Please Sabaa don’t hurt these characters anymore they need a break!) Also, I’m not including any books being released after June, I’ll make a different list in December or January covering all of those releases.

Okay on with the top ten!

Sidenote: I’m extremely indecisive so they aren’t in any particular order, with the exception of the first three probably being my top 3 reads this year. 

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Review: Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray

35959679Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Defy the Worlds is a fantastic sequel to an equally fantastic book. It’s action-packed, adorably romantic, and full of fun (and slightly terrifying) science and technology.

“As he understands it, love is not transactional; it is a thing freely given. The joy is in the giving.”

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Review: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Defy the Stars is a stand-out sci-fi novel that is sure to make an impact.

“That’s what the dead would tell the living, if they could—to grab hold of joy whenever it comes.”

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Favorite Vampire Reads!

Vampire books are a classic sub-genre in YA literature. If you are dying for a good vampy read, here are a few of my favorites:

 

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black – 5/5 Stars
Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade – 4.5/5 Stars
Velvet by Temple West 4.5/5 Stars
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey – 4/5 Stars
Evernight by Claudia Gray – 4/5 Stars

 

What are some of your favorite vampire books?