April Book Review Wrap-Up

Click on each link to see full-length reviews of each novel.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The first book we explored this month was Station Eleven. This haunting but hopeful novel about a post-pandemic world won me over and earned 5/5 stars.

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Zone One was a national best-selling zombie novel and unfortunately my biggest disappointment of the month. Zone One earned a 2/5 stars.

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts easily earned itself 5/5 stars. The story is a sad exploration of what human beings will do to survive, when faced with a disease that turns humans rabid. Who will win? Humans or zombies?

Making Turquoise by Claire McFall

This book garnered a 4/5 stars, but the author is also donating all proceeds to food pantries during the COVID-19 crisis. So not only is it a great Romeo & Juliet style romance based in Scotland, but it helps a great cause.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power is a frighteningly real story of corruption at every level of civilization. What would happen if the world as we know it flipped on its head, and women had the power to kill with a single touch? Alderman earned a 5/5 stars with this amazing piece of work.

From Men And Angels by H.L. Walsh

From Men And Angels is a harrowing tale of a world divided by those who support angels vs. those who support demons. Malach must make his decision wisely before the war rages on around him. This story is a wonderful beginning to a trilogy, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. This one earned a respectable 4/5 stars.

My Favorite?

My favorite book of April 2020 was The Girl With All The Gifts, it was such an exhilarating read, I struggled to set it down. I strongly recommend that anyone who likes zombie novels pick this up.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

7 thoughts on “April Book Review Wrap-Up”

  1. I’ve never quite made myself feel brave enough for the Girl with all the Gifts, I always think that it will really freak me out. It sounds like a great read though. From Men and Angels also sounds really intriguing – thanks for the recommendations!

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