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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

20 thoughts on “April Genrethon Wrap Up

  1. You go, girl! My slump was real last week so I’m proud of myself for even finishing one book haha. Gonna try to knock out a couple this week! Fingers crossed. May give Half Bad another go.

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  2. 4 books in a week is so good!

    With the whole Witches thing, because I am really extreme about categorising, if the book takes place in a contemporary setting then I’d class it as Paranormal, but if it was in a magical/dystopian world I would class it as a Fantasy.

    I’m glad you enjoyed Dorothy Must Die 😀 I loved how dark it was! I honestly don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if it was lighter. I really need to get to Half Bad, it’s been sitting on my shelf forever.

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