April TBR

April TBR

7 April 2018 1 By fleur-talks

Hello and welcome to a new blogpost! I am aware that this is a bit late seeing as we’re already well into the first week of April. Nevertheless,  today I want to talk to you about the books I’m planning on reading for the month April. It’s been a while since I planned the books I wanted to read ahead, so I’m not sure if i’ll succeed, but I’m going to try my best. For the synopsis posted by each book I’ve used GoodReads as my resource.

 

Rick Riordan – The trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle

“How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.”

I’m very excited to read this! Up until now I’ve always loved the style Rick Riordan uses to write his novels, so I’m really curious to see how this turns out. The book takes place seven months after ‘Heroes of Olympus – The Blood of Olympus’, so keep that in mind when you’re starting this.

 

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the   Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?”

 

I’m going to be honest, I only started with the Harry Potter series last month. In february I listened to the audiobook of The Philosophers Stone, and in march I started reading The Chamber of Secrets. I went through a reading slump in March, and while I started four books, I only managed to finish one. The Chamber of Secrets wasn’t the one i managed to finish. I had a hard time getting into the story. I’m currently around page 140 and I feel like the story is finally picking up. I love how J. K. Rowling writes her books, and I’m very excited to read the rest of the book, now that I feel like I’ve put my reading slump behind me.

 

Rupi Kaur – Milk and Honey

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.”

 

 

For a while now, I’ve wanted to get started with some poetry. Multiple friends of mine recommended for me to start out with this one. I’m excited to see what I’ll think of it, seeing as I’ve never really read poetry before. If you have recommendations for me, please leave them in a comment!

 

Melissa Albert – The Hazel Wood

“Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.”

 

Once again, a friend recommended this book to me. We share the love for the same genres and she couldn’t stop talking

about this one. At first I was a bit apprehensive, I was a bit afraid the hype around this book would make the reviews better than it deserved. But, when my (brutally honest) friend recommended it, I couldn’t not pick it up, so, here it is on my April TBR.

 

That’s it for today’s post! If you have thing you”d like me to write about, leave a comment and I’ll put it on the list of topic I will write about. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you next time!

 

Love,

Fleur