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 Books I read in April 2014

22.05.2014

This month I am once again late with this post. At the beginning of last month I published the titles of a few books that I wanted to read in the month of April (you can read it here). Here is what I think about them:

1. and 2. "Throne of glass" and "Crown of midnight" by Sarah J. Maasfive stars

I wrote a post about the series (you can read it here). I really enjoyed "Throne of glass". There are a lot of action and plot twists in "Crown of midnight". I didn't quite like the direction that the love story took, but there are four more books after all.

3. "Hopeless" by Colleen Hooverthree stars

After I read "Hopeless" I definitely understand why Colleen Hoover is so popular at the moment. Her style of writing is very emotional and while reading her books you feel the emotions of the characters. My problem with "Hopeless" is that it is a really heavy story and it made me feel awful. The reason I gave it only three stars is that I want to warn you that it is not a light read.
I read only positive reviews of "Hopeless" and I expected it to be some sort of a nice love story. The characters go through a lot and the writing style makes you feel like these bad things are happening to you. The main character Sky is 17 years old and she is adopted. She is homeschooled. The woman that takes care of her doesn't let her use the Internet or own a mobile phone, because technologies are evil. Her best friend is the girl next door. Sky convinces her mother to let her go to a real school for her last year in High school. The girl meets Holder and the story looks like an orginary love story, but there is a twist that you don't see coming. The book itself is good and I am sure that a lot of people are going to like it. I would definitely read more of Colleen Hoover's books because of her unique writing, but I prefer to read a lighter story the next time.

4. "Opal" by Jennifer L. Armentroutfive stars

I am just waiting for someone to write a review of the "Lux" series instead of me! I really liked this book. Stay tuned for my review!

5. "Outliers. The story of success" by Malcolm Gladwellfour stars

"Outliers. The story of success" is about how much our success depends on us and how much of it is due to our enviroment and the opportunities we have. I find Malcolm Gladwell's books to be very interesting. I personally don't think that success is ever only because of your personal effort. There are a lot of interesting examples in this book like the fact that almost all popular sport players are born in January. Gladwell tells the stories of a few popular people from the perspective of their background and the qualities that they have absorbed from their parents. I definitely recommend this book!

At the end of the month I'll be writing a post about the books I've read in May. This month the last book from "The mortal instruments" came out and I am rereading the previous books, because I don't remember them well.