March & April Wrap Up: better late than never, right? Ft. Latinx books, a ton of romance and lots more

Reading Wrap Up

Hi everyone! As I said in my last post, I haven’t been blogging these last couple of months for multiples reasons -that I mentioned in that post, in case you want to know- and because of that I’m behind in posting my wrap ups, so today I want to talk about the books I read in March and April, especially since there are some amazing ones!

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (5 stars): this is my favorite book I have read so far this year; the writing is stunning, the plot and world building are so interesting and I really liked the characters as well. Also, THAT ENDING!!!

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (4 stars): I think this book is fascinating, it addresses important discussions related to science, politcs, power and how they are all connected. It’s full of unlikeable yet compelling characters and it’s told in a interesting format.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (4,5 stars): this latinx fantasy book with an f/f romance captured my heart. Dani and Carmen, the main characters, are amazing and their relationships is so complex and captivating. The girl power in this book is strong and that’s one of the reasons I LOVED it!

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera (3,6 stars):  a distopyan book written by a latinx author and with latinx main characters. Even if I didn’t love the writing style or some of the choices about the plot and pace, the characters in this novel were really captivating.

Contemporaries 

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (4 stars): Latinx characters and a latinx author. I really enjoyed this one, the writing was fantastic! Check out my full review.

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale (3,5 stars): This was just ok, I had a few issues with it. Check out my full review.

Diverse Romance 

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All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (3,7 stars): The author of this book is Filipino and the characters are as well.  This book has such a interesting premise  (travel bloggers going on vacation together) and it’s really entertaining and cute.

Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes (3,7 stars): Set in the Phillipines, Filipino main characters and Filipino author. My favorite thing about this is the soft hero, he’s so nice, mature and supportive. Also, I always enjoy romance books where there’s a great group of friends and this one has that.

Graham’s Delicacies by Em Ali (4 stars): I really, really enjoyed this one, here’s my full review. 

Delicious Complication by Sabrina Sol (3,6 stars): Latinx author, Latinx characters and so much latinx food!!This was sweet and sexy and I really liked both of the main characters. This is probably my favorite of the series (it can be read as standalone).

Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol (3,6 stars): again, Latinx author, Latinx characters and so much latinx food! Friends to lovers and second chance romance, which I love. The main guy is an alpha hero but he’s not an asshole and I really liked the chemestry between the two main characters. (it can be read as standalone)

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (3,7 stars): I liked this book more than the first in the series, mainly because I liked the characters more. This was funny, sexy and entertaining. Black heroine and Latinx hero.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (4,2 stars): This was SO GOOD! It has a biracial (Mexican/white) and bisexual main character, and a m/m romance that’s enemies to friends to lovers and it’s swoon worthy. Also, this has the coolest friend group ever and an interesting political aspect.

Romance 

Let’s begin with the obvious, Lauren Blakely has become one of my favorite romance authors. I read one of her books in December 2018 and since then I have read a total of 8 of her novels and 1 novella.

Most Irresistable Guy by Lauren Blakely (3,8 stars): this was just a quick novella, a prequel to the first book and it was actually really good.

Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely (3,8 stars): this is friends to lovers + fake relationship + sport romance, which are all things I love. Told from the male main character perspective. It was steamy and sweet.

Most Like to Score by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars): The main character is chinesse, she was adopted when she was a baby. I really liked the chemestry between the chracters in this one. This is fun and sexy.

Well Hung by Lauren Blakely (3.6 stars): This is book 3 in the series and my least favorite, it can be read as a standalone. I feel like I didn’t connect with the main characters that much.

Full Package by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars): This is book 4 in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. I really liked both of the main characters, this is a really good friends to lovers/roommates romance and I really enjoyed the chemestry between the characters.

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): I loved both of the main chatacters in this one and the chemestry between them was amazing. It’s enemies to lovers and it’s funny, sexy and sweet at the same time.

Bishop by Sawyer Bennett (3,6 stars): The premise of this one is a bit ridiculous and that’s why it took me a while to decide to read it, but at the end I actually really enjoyed it. This is asport romance, told in dual pov, the characters have tons of chemestry and it’s a good amount of steamy.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (4 stars): My second book by Mariana Zapata cemented the fact that she is the queen of slow burn romances that make you swoon.  This is a sport romance and it was so good!

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren (3,7 stars): Even if this is book 1 in the Wild Season series, I actually read the books 2 & 3 before this one because they sounded like something I would enjoy more, but I was wrong and this ended up being my favorite. The guy is so sweet and I loved the way he treated the main character, Mia. This one is steamy!

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them?
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9 thoughts on “March & April Wrap Up: better late than never, right? Ft. Latinx books, a ton of romance and lots more

  1. I’ve seen so many people mentioning With the Fire On High, I’m curious 👀
    I’ve also read Graham’s Delicacies and it’s so, so sweet and awesome 💕

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