RTW: Best April Read

This week’s RTW topic, courtesy of YA Highway is:

What was the best book you read in April?

This is a tough one and a major tie between two fantastic YA reads.


The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvatar and Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.

I loved this book because of the whimsical writing, the island setting and the understated but oh so real and relateable characters. I don’t usually like alternating POV in a story, but this book convinced me that it can work when done just right. Stiefvatar’s subtle interweaving of mythology also boosted this story into my favourites list. The story is both gentle and brutal, as are the characters, as is the island of Thisby upon which the novel takes place. I simply loved this book.





Ship Breaker is something truly different. A post-apocalyptic tale told through the eyes of a teenage boy. The male POV was refreshing as was the world-building. I’ve never read a story with a setting like this one and absolutely loved the motley cast of characters and the intricacies of the society. I look forward to read the other books in this series.



So those were my best April reads so far. If I manage to finish Graffiti Moon before the end of the month however, I suspect Cath Crowley’s novel may just swipe the top spot for April.


What’s your favourite April read?

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