April Reviews, Part 1

I’ve finished my first 5 books for April. Let’s dig into them a little more. 


Age Category: 1 MG, 3 YA, 1 A

Middle grade, yay! I have been steering away from the younger book lately, so it was nice to drop back into them. In fact this whole crop was pretty young. 

Author’s Gender: 2 M, 3 F

Pretty typical. 

Genres: 2 Fantasy, 1 each Contemporary, Science Fiction, Romance

Again, pretty typical. 

Indie Authors: 3 Yes, 2 No

Another crop of 5 books where I was indie heavy … I like that.

Total Pages Read: 1,513

Average Pages per Book: 302.6, not bad.

Ratings: 3, 3, 3, 4, 5

All good books!

Publication Dates: 2017, 2019, 2019, 2019, 2020

Well, that’s interesting. I didn’t even intentionally keep them all new … it just sort of happened. 

Book Notes That Didn’t Make the Video

The Trials of Morrigan Crow

  • This one was borrowed from the library (before it closed) because I was in the mood for a lighter, younger, more fun fantasy. 
  • I added this book to my TBR based on a recommendation. Another reviewer claimed this one was a great book about a cursed main character that reminded her of Harry Potter. Big claims.
  • Grab yourself a copy here

Killer Domes and the Chosen One

  • This one was a review request. I was working from an ebook copy the author sent me in exchange for an honest review.
  • I’m not particularly fond of this cover, honestly. I do love the colors in the cover, though. Those are great!
  • Support indie authors and grab yourself a copy here

Sorry for Your Trouble

  • This was an ARC sent to me compliments of NetGalley and HarperCollins. This book is scheduled to come out on May 12, 2020.
  • I have never read anything by Richard Ford. Worth mentioning because several of the early reviewers who gave this one five stars said you must be a fan of Richard’s writing style to fully appreciate this book. Perhaps they are onto something.
  • Preorder your copy here

The Library War

  • This was another audiobook find from the Facebook group I joined a few months back. It was sent to me by the author. 
  • Somehow when I read this description I thought it was a book about two female friends who competed for a library job and had secret crushes on each other. I don’t have a clue how I got that impression, but now I almost want that book!
  • Support indie authors and grab your copy here.


  • This was a book I picked up after putting out a call on Twitter for indie books that I should be reading. I believe it was suggested by the author herself. 
  • I wasn’t a fan of this cover. Traditionally, I don’t like hand drawn covers. This one gave me children’s vibes, although it was a young adult book. Good thing I don’t judge books by covers, because this one was better than I expected. 
  • Support indie authors and grab yourself a copy here

The Video

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