Five Most Recent Reads | April 15th

We’re back with my next round of most recent reads. I dedicate some time over the Easter weekend to getting caught up with my reviews so hopefully, I’ll be able to keep that momentum up for at least the rest of the month. But let’s get into these reviews.

The Solace of Sharp Claws (Fae Guardians #2) by Lana Pecherczyk

I started off April by rereading this one so I could move on with the rest of the series later this month, and that was honestly the best decision I made. I knew that I loved this series—I think about it all the time, but I still wasn’t prepared for how much I missed it. Starting this again was like coming home, and so I think this series has definitely earned its spot in my favourite series of all-time list, even if I hadn’t read past book two at that point. This world is fantastic—it’s so detailed, and I love that we see more in each book while also getting sneak peeks into some of the others. I really like both Laurel and Thorne, though I have to admit they aren’t my favourite couple of the series—they’re incredible and I love them, but I love some of the others even more. That being said, I think this is such a great second book—we get to see parts of the world that weren’t explored in the first one, and from a different perspective. I love how the things tie in together, and I can’t wait to see where the books for the others are going to take this story. I definitely have no regrets about picking this one up this month.

The Tea Dragon Society (Tea Dragon #1) by Kay O’Neill

This was a late Christmas gift from my best friend Angel, and I decided to pick it up this month since it was a nice quick way to take something off my physical TBR. It’s such a cute little graphic novel with some definite no plot, just vibes. The art is so incredibly beautiful that I didn’t even care that the story is reasonably simple in this one—it’s truly just stunning. And yes, like everyone else who has read this, I desperately need my own tea dragon now—I think my favourite is the chamomile tea dragon (the one on the cover) because it looks like an adorable bunny. This is the perfect thing to pick up if you need something sweet and cute to just make you feel happy or to distract from the real world for a bit. I really hope I get the chance to continue the series soon.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

These last few months have definitely been dedicated to some pre-RARE reading, and since the event is in less than a week now, I’d just been finishing up with the things I already owned. On that list was Sally Thorne, specifically this one since my partner had given it to me for my birthday last year. I’d never read anything from her before so I wanted to try this out before deciding if I’d take this with me. I really enjoyed it. Right from the start I was just having a really fun time following Lucy and Josh and all their wild antics. I don’t usually read workplace romances, but I do love a good enemies-to-lovers story, and this was just hitting the right notes for me. I think it helps that I was reading this on a bad health day—it completely distracted me from how awful I was feeling, and that’s exactly what I needed. I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks to watch the movie because I love Lucy Hale but also because I want to see how it gets adapted—hopefully, I’ll get to talk about that then. But for now, this was a good time, I’m glad I picked it up.

Beneath The Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire

After reading Every Heart A Doorway about a week and a half ago, I knew I’d have to continue the series. I decided to skip book two because I just didn’t really care about Jack and Jill as characters, and this one seemed more interesting to me. I was sadly disappointed by it though. For me, it was just missing something that the first book wasn’t, and so I ended up feeling just kind of middle-of-the-road about this one. It was missing that kind of creepy uniqueness that the first one had in spades. While I loved getting to see some of the characters from book one again, I wasn’t that interested in Rini or her universe when it came down to it. For a little bit after finishing this one, I really wished that I hadn’t picked this one up at all and had just left it at book one. I still haven’t really decided if I’ll continue with the series, but I’ll cross that bridge when I actually have time to pick anything up.

The Dreams of Broken Kings (Fae Guardians #3) by Lana Pecherczyk

Of course, I couldn’t stay away from my favourite fae guardians for too long. This was my first time reading this one, and I loved it just as much as the previous two. I love this series for so many different reasons, but I’m always struck by how much of the world we get to discover in each new book, and I don’t see that stopping in the next books either. This one builds on some aspects from the first two, but there are also a couple of parts of the world we’ve never seen before that get explored in this and I really enjoyed those parts. I also really liked getting to see Jasper and Ada have their moment, especially as they’ve both been important to Rush and Thorne and Clarke and Laurel respectively. I hope we’ll get to see more of the three couples interacting as the series goes on, along with the new couples as they come in. I’d been planning to take a break reading this series between this book and book four, as I’m waiting to pick up the next books from Lana at RARE, but after that ending, I don’t know that I can. I’m so ready for the vampires to have their moment to shine.

Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?


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