I had originally decided to include this new feature in my monthly wrap ups, but I just felt there were too many facts squeezed into one little post and the whole purpose of putting my favorite reads in the spotlight was lost. So this is me giving those favorites their well deserved extra attention! April ended up being a bit of a mixed bag, but there were still a bunch of titles I did enjoy considerably. There was once again a clear winner for me though. Without further delay, April’s favorite is… *drumroll*

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn!! I do love how this author writes her historical fiction, so I had high hopes for her newest story… And it turned out to be yet another fantastic read! I really need to get to some of her backlist soon.

“There is just something about her writing style and her well researched historical facts mixed seamlessly with the fictional that are able to grab you immediately, and I was under Lyudmila’s spell as soon as I started reading. What a read!”

“What is important is that The Diamond Eye is a fantastic piece of WWII historical fiction that manages to balance facts and fiction perfectly. Raw, engaging, shocking and heartfelt at the same time; Lyudmila will steal your heart and stamp all over it before you reach that final page.”

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There was only one book with an almost perfect rating during April, so I decided to share my two favorites out of the 4 star reads as well to complete this post. Two detective thrillers and a contemporary this time around… And all great reads.

What I said in my review:

“I don’t think I’ve been this speechless after reading a prologue for a long time. I literally couldn’t believe what I had just read, my mind reeling and unable to process the information that had just arrived. I mean, what a way to leave any fan of the series shell-shocked after only a few pages!”

“If you are a DI Kim Stone fan, you cannot miss this one! Likewise, if you enjoy well written, suspenseful and entertaining detective thrillers, don’t mind things getting pretty dark and twisted at times and haven’t tried this series yet, you should definitely try scheduling in a meeting! ”

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What I said in my review:

“This is books about books at its best, with references to multiple very known and impactful books. I love how it’s not just about the characters reading the books on the mysterious reading list, but also about how the stories affect their lives and how it teaches them things.”

“If you are looking for an impactful and well written bookish contemporary about family and an unlikely friendship and don’t mind shedding a tear or two, this title is a great choice.”

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What I said in my review:

“I already knew that I was probably going to be in for a treat after my first impression of the series… And Perfect Remains is without doubt a very strong first book.”

“It’s been great getting to know the different characters in play better and seeing how everything and everyone started. On top of this, we have a very intriguing serial killer case that also gets close to the team; lots of tension, suspense and plot twist potential!”

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Have you read any of these titles above? What did you think of them? What were your favorite reads in April?


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