What I Read + Reviews | April 2021

what i read reviews april 2021

I know everybody says this in their own way, but I literally couldn’t believe it was time already to recap what I read in April! I’m not sure if it’s because there’s a million things happening or what, but time is flying. Anyone else? Gosh.

But, anyway! I’m still going through ebbs and flows when it comes to books and reading in general, but last month’s reads had zero problem holding my attention.


My rating and review: 3.5 stars. I should’ve written my review right away, but I didn’t so now I don’t really remember much. But, overall this was cute! Lots of chemistry between the two main characters, but not over-the-top. Honestly, my favorite part of the whole thing was Stella’s job! The ending before the epilogue was a little meh, but considering the genre of book my expectations weren’t too high.

OUR DARKEST NIGHT by Jennifer Robson

My rating and review: 4 stars. I really enjoyed this! As far as historical fiction/WWII books go, this was a good balance of being emotional, heavy, inspiring and even uplifting at times. I loved every single character – everyone felt so real, which is a testament to how well written the story was.


My rating and review: 5 stars. This. Book. Is. Everything. Gosh. I don’t even know what to say about it other than I loved it so much and think about it often. Get it, read it, and cherish it.

THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren | *ARC received from NetGalley, releases May 18!

My rating and review: 4 stars. I’m always anxious for the latest release from these ladies, and this didn’t disappoint! It was a fun, cute, fast-paced read – exactly what I’ve come to expect and (usually) love from this author duo. I enjoyed the unique concept of the story. Especially from the perspective of science bringing two adults together, but ultimately they make the decision to be and stay together. Some of the scientific jargon got to be a little much at times, but it’s easy enough to skim over.

Currently reading: Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

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  1. 5.21.21
    Heather said:

    I liked but didn’t 100% love Sally Thorne’s newest. Can’t wait to start CLo today. YESSSSS all the love for Addie LaRue and I also loved that Jennifer Robson book and a couple of her others.

    • 5.24.21
      Karly said:

      I wasn’t 100% into Sally Thorne’s latest either. Something about it just felt off to me. Hope you enjoyed the newest CLo!

  2. 5.14.21

    Oh I would probably really like Our Darkest Night as historical fiction is mainly what I read that and history and autobiographies. And The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue I would get that book just for the cover design!

    Allie of

    • 5.17.21
      Karly said:

      It is a gorgeous cover! If historical fiction is your jam then you definitely need to read Our Darkest Night. Enjoy!

  3. 5.13.21

    Glad to see you loved Addie LaRue. I have a copy but I just need to find some time to read it – maybe over the summer.


  4. 5.12.21
    Lovely said:

    It sounds like you had interesting many reads the past month. I’m definitely adding Addie Larue to my list.

    • 5.17.21
      Karly said:

      One of my favorites. Enjoy!

  5. 5.12.21
    Anne said:

    I finally got around to Addie LaRue to see what people were gushing about – and I did really enjoy it. Not my general type of book, so it was fun to get into a fantasy-ish read that worked for me. Excited about the new Christina Lauren book too, and glad to know it didn’t disappoint for you!

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      Addie isn’t my usual genre either, but gosh I just loved it. I hope you enjoy the new CL – it’s cute!

  6. 5.11.21

    I enjoyed Addie Larue. Our Darkest Night and The Soulmate Equation are both on my to read list.

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      Both are great, happy reading!

  7. 5.11.21

    Someone who knows me pretty well told me I wouldn’t like Addie Larue, but I’m glad it’s such a good book for so many.

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      At least you know that instead of spending time on something you wouldn’t enjoy – I’ve done that so many times.

  8. 5.11.21
    SMD said:

    Addie actually came in for me from the library and I totally spaced on picking it up. One of these days I’ll get around to requesting again!

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      I hope you do and that you love it!

  9. 5.11.21
    kristen said:

    our darkest night was so good. need to read more of her books.
    i need to get to the new christina lauren asap! i am also currently reading sally thorne’s new book – bout halfway!

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      I’ll be curious to hear what you think of Sally Thorne’s latest – I finished it and was kind of left wanting more.

  10. 5.10.21
    Debbie said:

    Not often you give a book 5 stars! Will definitely have to add it to my (long….) reading list.

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      You can borrow it from me whenever!

  11. 5.10.21
    Biana said:

    Wow with that 5 star review – I will be adding that book to my reading list immediately!

    • 5.12.21
      Karly said:

      Enjoy! It’s not for everyone, but something about it just resonated with me!