Let’s talk about my April 2021 Tbr. I don’t have a lot planned because I’ve got to catch up on my reviews. I’ve listed a few basic books that I would like to get to this month. Hopefully, I can squeeze them all in. I’ve had the hardest time trying to get pictures for this tbr. It will not stop raining here. Everything is soaking wet. So I decided it was a great time to show you guys my new Raven ZZ Plant. I love her.
Anyhow, let’s get to my April 2021 tbr!
All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true–he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.
Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.
But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.
I adored Skyward so I wanted to start Starsight immediately. I’ve heard rumors that book three might be coming out later this year, so I want to be all caught up. I’m about 200 pages in already and I can say I’m loving it.
“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow–and Reds like him–are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
I started Red Rising back in March but put it down when I picked up Starsight. I’m having a bit of a hard time connecting to the writing style but I’m not ready to give up on it just yet. I’m going to give it another try this month.
The floating smell of death hangs over the island. What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the scene… So begins Tadashi and Kaori’s spiral into the horror and stench of the sea. Here is the creepiest masterpiece of horror manga ever from the creator of Uzumaki, Junji Ito. Hold your breath until all is revealed.
Something’s rotten in Okinawa…
Murder on the ORient Express
“The murderer is with us–on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
My reading challenge prompt this month is, “Read a book set on a train.” Murder on the Orient Express is the first book I thought of. I’m probably going to pick this up on audio. I’ve had mixed feelings on Agatha Christie in the past, so I’m interested to see my thoughts.
So that’s my April 2021 Tbr. What books are you planning to read this month?