April 2018 Book Haul


I thought my April haul would be sort of small, but then I signed up for multiple middle grade challenges for May.  So I ended up buying more than planned.  I also got a lot of great arcs.


I’ll start with digital this time.


Free from Netgalley:



Ship It by Britta Lundin  (this was a wish for it)

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga

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Wick and Fable Illuminae Files Unboxing




I’ve never purchased a box from Wick and Fable before even though I love their candles.  But this Illuminae Files box was too good to pass up.  And I’m so freaking happy that I got it.  I LOVE everything in it!


There will be spoilers now, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see.



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April 2018 Wrap Up


I had a pretty good reading month for April.  I read 11 books and listened to 1 audiobook.  I even started a 12th book, but won’t finish it before the end of the day (I’m writing this on April 30th).


I have reviews up for some of these books already, but not all of them.  Some are scheduled and others were for blog tours coming up in May.



The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (digital arc from netgalley)  320 pages  4 stars

Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts (digital arc from Entangled Teen) 368 pages 4 stars

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll  (digital arc from netgalley)  384 pages  4 stars

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Review of Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (physical arc)




Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian


Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.

Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.

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