Wrap Ups

Monthly Wrap Up April 2020

Since it’s the end of April, I’m going to be talking you through all the books I’ve read this month and share some brief thoughts on them along with my ratings!

You can check out last month’s wrap up here.

1. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★— I LOVED this book, it was my first five star read of the year and it’s an incredible fantasy that I couldn’t put down.

• Check out my full review of From Blood and Ash here.

2. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout — I thought I’d read another Armentrout book because I enjoyed From Blood and Ash so much, but the writing was bad, the plot was cliché and the characters were undeveloped.

3. The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson ★★★ — This tackled the aftermath of a school shooting in America, it was an important read with a realistic portrayal of teenagers, but I struggled to connect with them all the same.

4. Crave by Tracy Wolff — One of my biggest disappointments of the year. It was painful to read, I hated the characters and it made me cringe a lot.

• Read my full review of Crave here.

5. A Poised Nuisance by Iris Rivers* ★★ — It was filled with purple prose and a forced romance that didn’t make much sense. The author tried too hard to be edgy, but made a good effort with diversity.

*A Poised Nuisance is no longer available for purchase and has been removed from Goodreads.

6. Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington ★★ — A super fun rivals to lovers romance with a lot of fluff, but Sidney was an annoying main character and I don’t think she was compatible with Asher.

7. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle ★★★ ½This was hilarious! I adored the couple’s dynamic and couldn’t stop smiling when reading it, but the characters didn’t act their age and I don’t believe 30 year olds would behave how they did.

8. What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter ★★★ — Another really sweet read that shone the light on internet friendships and the blogging community, so it felt really relevant to me.

9. The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund ★★★ I thought this was a really authentic portrayal of teenagers and I saw a lot of myself in Keely. Broaching the subject of sex can be hard in YA, but this book could open a lot of conversations.

10. The Damned by Renée Ahdieh ★★ — This was so much better than the first book, The Beautiful, and the character development was perfection. I can’t wait for it to be continued.

• Check out my ARC review of The Damned here.

11. Clique Bait by Ann Valett ★★★★— I devoured this in one night, the plot was addictive and it moved fast. My only issue was the writing itself could’ve been better.

TOP 3 BOOKS OF APRIL: From Blood and Ash, Clique Bait and The Best Laid Plans. 

Let me know how many books you’ve read in April or what your favourite was in the replies below.

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7 replies on “Monthly Wrap Up April 2020”

I’m excited to read CLIQUE BAIT. It sounds like a very “me” book. Also, I didn’t realize the next book in the Beautiful series was coming out so soon!! I didn’t love the first book at all, so IDK if I want to continue with the series. That cover doesn’t even look like it goes with the first book! It looks like you had a decent reading month 🙂

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Clique Bait was a really fun read and I finished it one night! And I didn’t enjoy The Beautiful either (I gave it 2 stars), but the second one was much better, in my opinion.


From Blood and Ash was so good! JLA’s newer books are way better than her older novels. I read White Hot Kiss in April too and it didn’t even compare. I liked Roth, but the whole love triangle thing was absolutely terrible, especially when I found out she had people vote who the main protagonist would end up with and then wrote the ending.

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JLA’s writing has improved so much, I was shocked! It’s a good thing, of course, but that was the first book I read by her and I wasn’t nearly as impressed by her older stuff. And she had people VOTE? I didn’t know that.


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