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Hello Hello! How are you today?

I’ve had a busy week with lots of fatigue so it’s taken me a while to get around to my next post, but I’m so glad I got to sit down and write it up! For the past couple of months I haven’t been reading that much and since Christmas and my birthday in January I actually hadn’t acquired any books, but in April I treated myself to a few.

I added a total of 11 books to my physical TBR and it felt so, so good getting these in the post and having the book post excitement again! I’m going to be careful with spending in the next months as our baby is due at the end of August, but I suppose that’s just a good excuse to start buying a few baby books!

Keep on reading to find out which books I purchased for myself in April.


One of Us is Back (#3 One of Us is Lying) by Karen M. McManus

I had totally forgotten that this Karen M. McManus duology was going to become a trilogy this year, so when Stephen from Stephen Writes reminded me about it, I quickly added it to my cart! For a few years now, we have been reading books by this author together and we’ve really enjoyed those experiences, so I’m definitely looking forward to picking up her next story. I really like YA mysteries and for me, Karen M. McManus is one of the best authors of this genre, she just knows how to do it. I’m pretty sure this third and final instalment in the series includes characters from the first two books, and it looks like the games are starting up again for the Bayview Crew. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and will keep my eyes peeled for more books by this author!


Legends & Lattes (#1) by Travis Baldree

This next book is also a buddy-read choice that I’ll be reading with Ashlee from Books are 42, Gina from Gina Rae Mitchell, Hannah from Han Loves to Read, Jenny from JenJen Reviews (along with partner Rob) and Kerri from Kerri McBookNerd. It’s been ages since we’ve read a book all together and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m especially excited to read this book as it’s been so popular since its release a few years ago and it seems to be just a lovely, cosy and enjoyable fantasy. I know there is a second book in this series which is more of a prequel, but sometimes it’s nice to read standalone fantasies or duologies instead of embarking of 7-book series (looking at you Throne of Glass!). I’m really excited to start this book in the next couple of days and finding out more about Viv the Orc and her cute bookstore!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas 

The main reason my April book haul was 11 books long is because one of my purchases was actually a whole box set. I’ve been re-reading the A Court of Thorns and Roses series with Candyce from The Book Dutchesses and I also got my best friend into the Sarah J. Maas world recently. I’ve really enjoyed reading these books and with the release of the latest Crescent City book, I thought it was about time I got my reading hat on and caught up on her other books. I remember reading Throne of Glass (#1) a few years ago and I really did NOT get the hype, but I decided it was time to give it another chance. So when I found this box set of all 7 books and the novella collection on Amazon, I jumped at the chance, especially since it’s the new Bloomsbury edition which I think are really pretty. I’ve recently started Throne of Glass again (I might have finished it already by the time this post goes up, stay tuned for a review!) and I’m really, really enjoying it, so I’m glad I’ve given it a second chance, I think last time was just not the right time for me to read it. Catching up with this series in the next couple of months will be really enjoyable I think, and then I can move onto Crescent City possibly next year.

The Inaquedate Heir (#3 The Bridge Kingdom) by Danielle L. Jensen 

And the last book I purchased in April is also for a buddy-read I’m doing with my best friend of The Bridge Kingdom series which we started a few months ago and have been in love with ever since. If I’ve understood this correctly, this book isn’t actually about Lara and Aren (main characters in the first two books) but about two other important characters whose names I can’t remember! I’m not the biggest fan of book series that follow a set of characters in one or more books and then completely different ones in the next instalments, but since I loved the first two books so much, I’m going to give this third instalment the benefit of the doubt. And I have heard that it’s actually a really good book, so I’m just hoping it lives up to my expectations that were pushed up high after reading The Bridge Kingdom (#1) and The Traitor Queen (#2).


That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Let me know in the comments what books you’ve recently purchased of been gifted!

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


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