Here are ratings of all the books I read in April:
The Very Nice Box – Laura Blackett & Eve Gleichman
I had a hard time rating this because this book was very slow, but I surprisingly enjoyed it! I think there was supposed to be a deeper meaning behind everything, but the overall story was easy to follow and fun to read. This is a good palette cleanser after a few intense books!
The Housemaid’s Secret – Freida McFadden
I desperately wanted this book to be as good as the first one, which made me have high expectations. This book felt rushed, completely unbelievable, and disjointed. I didn’t connect with the characters at all because they didn’t feel fully thought out. The ending was terrible and felt like a “oh crap this is due tomorrow” style of writing. The redeeming quality is it was a fast and easy read.
Violet is Nowhere – Faith Gardner
This book had a great hook from the beginning, but felt repetitive for the majority of it. The twist at the end was certainly unexpected, but too sci-fi to be shocking.
Things We Never Got Over – Lucy Score
What an incredible book!! This was such a great combination of romance, thriller, and general fiction. I wasn’t able to connect with Knox as much as I wanted to, but I loved Naomi and Waylay’s characters!! The close-knit community was so heartwarming, and I absolutely loved all the side characters! I’m so glad there are more in this series!!
Lab Rats – Dan Lyons
There were some interesting parts about Silicon Valley companies and how they’re trying to “reinvent work”, and stories about companies trying to change that. But overall it was a bit long, there were a ton of repeating stories.
Things We Hide From the Light – Lucy Score
Almost exactly the same plot as the first one, just with the brother instead. But still a fun read and very well written!!
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
3.5 rounded up to a 4. I wanted to be so impressed by this book, but I think my expectations were just too high 😂 it was an enjoyable read and I liked the characters, but I missed out on a big twist at the end.
In the Lives of Puppets – TJ Klune
Another absolutely incredible book from TJ Klune!! I was immediately laughing at all the unintentionally funny things the characters would say, and was hooked right away. The characters are so well written and loveable! The story was gripping and I loved all the creative locations they went to!! I cried and laughed out loud multiple times, and want to do it all over again!!