April Read & Reviewed Round-Up

May's off to a good start so far. I'm currently reading Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts and have an ARC of the upcoming Sinister Grin title, Mayan Blue, by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, aka The Sisters of Slaughter. Mayan Blue comes out later this month, so expect a review in the coming weeks. You can pre-order it now though! In the meantime, here's a round-up of the books read and audiobooks listened to in the month of April.

  1. Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
  2. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  3. WEBCAM by Jack Kilborn
  4. Kill Baxter by Charlie Human
  5. Pressure by Brian Keene
  6. Extinction End by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Now, Dark Matter doesn't come out until the end of July, but this was easily, hands-down, not only my favorite read of April, but one of the best books I've read so far this year. You can, and should, pre-order it right now. I fully expect you to see this book popping up again on this site at year's end when I list my annual favorites. I can say with a fair amount of confidence that Dark Matter and Jonathan Janz's Children of the Dark are this year's front-runners for Best Of. They are just that god damned good.

Speaking of Children of the Dark, the ebook is currently on sale for only $2.99 - it's normally six or seven bucks if I recall correctly. It's completely worth it even at the higher price tag, but for $3, this is a no-brainer must-buy. Please go check it out at Amazon today! (You can read my review here.)

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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