April Genrethon Wrap Up

7 days, 3 books. Done, bitches!

Okay okay, so I’m pretty proud of myself for totally dominating this month’s genrethon. I even made it into my optional books which brought my total to 4 books read in 7 days. Not bad, right? I wasn’t really expecting to do as well as I did because I was still coming out of a bit of a reading slump. However, I literally sped through the books I choose and actually finished Half Bad in about 24 hours! All of my choices were pretty hefty sized books page-wise so I hope you don’t mind if I give myself a little pat on the back for that.

Book 1: Western


I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really sure I would like this book because Vengeance Road was so awesome and I just didn’t think this one would measure up. I was wrong! I really liked the story Carson created and was thoroughly engrossed in Lee’s journey the whole way. Full review HERE.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Book 2: Dystopian/Alternate History


Such a unique story, that dealt with some much more heavy themes than I was originally expecting. This one was a little slow in the beginning but once it hit its stride, it really got going. I know the sequel is being released in July and I cannot wait! If you like books that make you think and get a little philosophical, pick this one up! Full review HERE.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Book 3: Paranormal


I don’t know why, but I always put witches in the paranormal genre rather than fantasy. I don’t know if that’s what they’re normally considered as but for me, it makes sense. Anyways, I thought I would be completely bored by this book and while I kind of was for the first 200 pages, I couldn’t put this down. I don’t know why! Why was I so intrigued and yet not really intrigued? Damn you, book! WHY COULDN’T I PUT YOU DOWN?! It’s bewitched. It has to be. There’s just no other explanation. Full review coming soon (I’m still gathering my thoughts on this one).

Rating: 4/5 stars

Book 4: Fantasy


THIS. This book was twisted, dark, and mature. I LOVED it. Seriously, I really did. I originally gave it only 4 stars, but it’s a 5 star book. It might bother some people who enjoy the lighthearted and wholesome aspect of the original Wizard of Oz story. But for me, I thoroughly appreciate the darkness. I love when authors get creative and retell fairytales in such an original way. Seriously, the cowardly lion sucks the fear from people and then eats them! I mean, Dorothy is a psychopath! I know that the rest of the series hasn’t gotten the greatest reviews, but I don’t care. I’m going to see this one through until the end. After all, Dorothy must die. Full review coming soon.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Final Wrap-Up:

  • Total Books Read – 4 books
  • Final Ratings Average – 4/5 stars
  • Total Pages Read – 1,633 pages

How did your Genrethon go? Let me know in the comments!

Teaser Tuesday – April 19th, 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme currently being hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate!


  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

Physical Book


Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta

“Is she friend of foe?” Moss asked. “Because she is a beast at cards, and at times I feel as if the power of the mightiest of gods is in her eyes.”

-page 210

For those of you who follow me on Goodreads, you will have realized that I actually started Passenger the other night… Well, I switched. I just want some high fantasy right now, you know? I’m being a very naughty Hype or Like Friday group host.

eBook Copy


The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

She wanted her continued existence to be more than it was just as much today as in her turbulent childhood. It was that same amorphous desire to do something, anything to better her situation that compelled her to gaze yet again into the magical looking glass.

-35% finished

I’ll be honest that when the author contacted me to review his book, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. However, I’m really enjoying this story! It’s such an interesting retelling that shows you what happens to fairytales after the happily ever after. And sometimes, maybe it’s not always that happy.

If you participate in Teaser Tuesday, then please leave a comment with the link to your post. If you don’t, I’d still love to read a tidbit of your current read so feel free to leave it in the comments. What do you think about my teasers this week? Sound interesting? Boring? Dumb?