April and May Wrap Up
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Hey Epic Geeks,
I didn’t do an April wrap up at the end of last month because … well … I only read one book in April, but it was a great book … and then only two in May. Instead of doing an April wrap up of one book, I decided to do two wrap ups mashed together, so let’s do this!
In April, that one amazing book was American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I wanted to read this before it aired as a tv show and I succeeded! This book was so good. His writing is just amazing and everyone should listen. One of the best things about this book is that Neil Gaiman wrote this while traveling across the US.
American Gods is what I’d call and urban fantasy novel. Based across America, Shadow gets out of prison due to the love of his life, Laura, and his best friend dying in an accident. The job he expected to have after prison is no longer available leaving him to take a job from a strange man that always seems to be at the right place at the right time … knowing all of the right information. Shadow learns that his beloved world has many hidden secrets. The past doesn’t die and everyone has secrets. The storm is brewing and he is in the way.
The first book I finished in May was Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson. Residents of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing almost daily. A mansion appears out of no where with a sign reading “Quinsey’s Wolfe’s Glass Vault”. This mysterious museum is not for the faint of heart. Some people see it and some people don’t. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and her ex both go missing and she’s the last person to see them. As a suspect, she and her friend August go on a mad man’s hunt to search for them at the Glass Vault. Could this museum that seemingly vanishes day to day have anything to do with the town’s disappearances?
I have a full review of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault. There both a spoiler and non-spoiler section. And no worries, the spoiler section is hidden until you choose to view it!
The second book for May was When The Moon Was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore. I was trying to catch back up on my goodreads goal as well as start checking off some of my Diversity Bingo. Let’s just say, I wasn’t disappointed. I want to write a full review, so keep your eyes open. When The Moon Was Ours is an amazing own-voice book with magic realism. There is a transgender main character as well as side characters who are not hetero-norm. However, even though some of these points are pushed into the plot, they’re definitely not the main driver in my opinion.
Miel appeared in the town one day an orphan, soaking wet, as if she spilled from the water tower. No matter how dry she is, the trim of her dress is always wet and roses grow from her wrists. Sam’s past is blank as far as the town knows, but he’s well loved for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees. Their journey as best friends is remarkable. The Bonner sisters are the town’s witches, or so the rumors say, making almost every boy fall in love with them to then step on their hearts. Wanting anything they can’t have, the sister’s go after Miel’s roses, convinced the scent will cause love. The sister’s fight dirty, including using every secret she has against her.
Even though I read only a couple books in each month, I am reading various books at a time. Hopefully I can get some reading (or writing) done on my upcoming flights!
Two questions for you
1. What is your favorite book that was adapted to a TV show or movie? Is the TV show/movie good?
2. What was the most recent book you read?
In the meantime, keep calm and stay epic,