April Monthly Wrap-Up

I have to admit, April has been a great reading month for me! Ironically, I read more contemporary books than fantasy novels despite of my brimming fantasy TBRs. Other than that, I stumbled upon a new YA romance contemporary book that makes me all queasy and cheesy whenever it gets mentioned. I also found myself obsessed with a new mystery series?

  1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

⭐⭐⭐ (3.5)

Graceling was a pretty decent read. I read this mainly because it had a badass heroine that defies the conventional main character. I initially thought I would fall in love with Katsa, but I was wrong. Po, the love interest, caught my eye due to his soft spot for Katsa. The book had a good plot, setting, and characters, however I found the ending to be a bit lacking and rushed. On the bright side, I delighted in Kristin Cashore’s talent for writing fantasy books. She fleshed out the characters very well!

2. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

I cannot stress enough how in love I am with this YA contemporary! Thanks to this novel, I found romance contemporary to be in a good light. Rachel Lynn Solomon did a great job developing characters that are real with realistic problems in high school. Once again, the enemies to lovers trope in this book was such a delight to read. If you’re asking me right now which YA romance contemporary you should read next, READ THIS IMMEDIATELY!

3. Solitaire by Alice Oseman

⭐⭐⭐ (3)

Alice Oseman is notorious for writing exquisite, relatable, compelling young adult novels. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to witness that in Solitaire. Before reading this novel, I was so intrigued with the main character’s personality and her battling undiagnosed depression with self-deprecating jokes. I guess my expectations were too high that I set myself up for disappointment. Solitaire was good but not mind boggling.

4. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

Oh my, I had so much fun reading this book! This YA-Sherlock Holmes retelling did not disappoint with having captivating characters. I had an additional fictional crush thanks to this novel. If you’re a Sherlock fan like me, definitely read this book. It has an addictive spell into it that keeps you hook towards the end.

5. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

⭐⭐⭐ (3)

After reading A Study in Charlotte, I couldn’t resist myself from reading the next installment. Unfortunately, this book was not great as the first book because it was full of info dumps and convoluted storylines. However, it won’t stop me from reading the next book!

6. Recommended For You by Laura Silverman

⭐⭐ (2)

Uhm, it was a MEH read since I did not really connect with the characters. I disliked the instant love, instant solution, and instant friendship. The writing was mediocre and dull to the extent wherein I had to skim the pages. The couple was just too good to be true, in other words, one dimensional.

7. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

In contrary to Recommended For You, the characters in this book were relatable with substance. Not only was the premise cute and lovable, but the actual book as well! If you’re looking for the perfect light fluffy romance to read, definitely consider this novel!


  1. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord sounds so cute and adorable, i’m so hyped up to read it. I’m also so excited to read a study in charlotte and Today Tonight Tomorrow- they’re all in my TBR!! this was such a fun review to read!!!

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