Monthly Reads: April 2020

Posted May 6, 2020 by Rowena in Features, Giveaways | 10 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.


Surprisingly, April wasn’t a bad month for me. I read ten books.

Lethal Game by Christine Feehan | 4 out of 5
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews | 3 out of 5
Viper Game by Christine Feehan | 3.75 out of 5
Spider Game by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
Covert Game by Christine Feehan (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Committed by Penelope Sky | 4 out of 5
Desolation Road by Christine Feehan | 2 out of 5
The Sinner by J.R. Ward | 3 out of 5
Kiss the Stars by A.L. Jackson | 4.25 out of 5
Sin & Chocolate by K.F. Breene | DNF (for now)

My favorite book of the month hands down was Kiss the Stars by A.L. Jackson. I love A.L. Jackson and will read absolutely anything she writes. Ever. My least favorite book of the month hands down was Desolation Road by Christine Feehan. It was such a disappointment. Look for my review in the upcoming months.


I finished 10 books in April, which is pretty awful for me generally, but actually pretty good for this year.

Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Sin and Spirit by K.F. Breene | 3.5 out of 5
Sin and Lightning by K.F. Breene | 3.75 out of 5
The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Gettting Schooled by Emma Chase (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Dragos Takes a Holiday by Thea Harrison (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan (reread) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Sin and Lightning by K.F. Breene. My least favorite was Sin and Spirit. I didn’t dislike it, but it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be based on the previous books in the series.


April was such a bad reading month for me. It was the month of Korean Dramas and that’s pretty much all I read for most of the month. I did manage to get some reading done and most of it was Kate Daniels books so here’s my list of books read in April.

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 3.5 out of 5
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.25 out of 5
The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires #1) by Jeffe Kennedy (eBook) | 3.25 out of 5
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month goes to Magic Breaks. That book was the last book that I read and was an absolute blast. I cannot wait to dig into the next book. My least favorite read goes to The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy. It wasn’t a bad book but I had some issues with it, more issues than I had with any of the other books I read last month.

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Monthly Reads: April 2020

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10 responses to “Monthly Reads: April 2020

  1. Rita Wray

    My favorite read this month was Finding Libbie by Deanna Lynn Sletten. My least favorite was Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt, I didn’t finish it.

  2. Kareni

    Holly, I’m on Thea Harrison’s mailing list and she recently announced that she is writing a new Pia/Dragos novella.

    • That’s welcome news. I really enjoy the novellas she’s released today. I’m very curious about Liam. I hope we see more about him in the future.

      I thought I was signed up for her newsletter, but I don’t remember seeing it. I’ll have to rectify that.

  3. Kareni

    April favorites include my reread of Martha Wells Murderbot novellas plus a new book, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

    As for least favorite ~ I did not finish a host of books, but I no longer recall the titles.

  4. Kim

    I haven’t read anything new. I just finished a re-read of Marriage On Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne. I didn’t have a least favorite.

  5. DiscoDollyDeb

    I read 18 books in April. My absolute favorite was Kati Wilde’s LOSING IT ALL. It was a fantastic story, well worth the four-year wait (and, I may have mentioned a few times, lol, I’m mentioned on the book’s Dedication page!).

    I didn’t read anything I hated in April, but I think Keri Lake’s MASTER OF SALT & BONES should have been marketed as a gothic-horror and not a romance. If you choose to read it, be prepared—it should come with all the trigger/content warnings.

  6. Glenda Martillotti

    I’ve been reading a lot and can’t really say what my favorite was. I loved: A Duke by Any Other Name (Grace Burrowes); First Comes Scandal (Julia Quinn); The Lasaran (Dianne Duvall); Truth or Beard (Penny Reid) – yes I finally started the Winston Brother’s series. My least favorite was probably The Wrong Todd.

  7. bn100

    worst book: One Last Dance by Linda Weaver Clarke
    In the Heart of the Fire by Dean Koontz was interesting

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