This is possibly the earliest I have ever posted a to be read, but I’m so excited about next month‘s reads that I just had to write and upload this post early.
I’ve been in a super bad slump for the past few months and after blitzing my way through the Heartstopper series (more on those in my wrap-up) I’ve found my love for reading again. So I’ve decided that April is the month I finally finish a certain very popular series and when I start one I’ve wanted to read since I was younger.
I’ve decided to not talk about any of the upcoming arcs I have as I’m planning to do a full post about them at some point this week. Hope you enjoy my April to be read!
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
I feel slightly ashamed to say I’ve never read this which is an absolute crime in the book community. I’ve actually owned the series since I was a kid but I just never read it for some reason.
Now that the tv has been properly announced I thought it was about time I got around to reading the series. I know the weird people on Twitter who gatekeep the series will hate me for it, but I really don’t care. I’ve always loved the world of Percy Jackson, but I just never actually read it. Hey, there’s a first time for everything right?
Goodreads synopsis: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. When his mom tells him the truth about where he came from, she takes him to the one place he’ll be safe—Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island). There, Percy learns that the father he never knew is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon Percy finds himself caught up in a mystery that could lead to disastrous consequences. Together with his friends—a satyr and another the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone #3) by Leigh Bardugo
At one point I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to finish this series as I really didn’t enjoy the second book. However, after reading the Six of Crows duology I have a renewed love for the Grishaverse.
I’m really hoping the last book is better than the second because I really enjoyed the first one and I want to love the book series as much as I love the show.
Goodreads synopsis: The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
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