April Fools by Karli Perrin Blog Tour – Review & Teaser

Release Date: 12/12/2013
Summary from Goodreads:

 

Love. Hate. Fear. Fate.
All four letter words.
All consuming.
Naked to the eye, they have the power to control the heart and destroy the soul. April Adams is about to experience them like never before. When everything in April’s life goes up in smoke, she is faced with some life changing decisions. Join April as she continues her journey of love and loss.
Review:

*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

April Showers left us with quite the cliff-hanger! The ending was pure torture! April Fools more than makes up for the emotional terrorism that the end of AS inflicted upon readers. I was so excited to see a continuation of April’s story. I love April. She may be one of my favorite characters. She’s not perfect, she makes mistakes, she doesn’t have a great life, but she lives her life. She doesn’t wallow in self-pity. She isn’t terribly self-deprecating. She’s honest, and funny, and compassionate.

April Fools really ties up a lot of loose ends from book one. I was wondering what role and how big of a role the fire would play in this book. I really wanted answers. Was it arson? Who did it? The one thing I didn’t want was a story revolving around this little mystery though. Perrin artfully weaved the fire into the story without overshadowing other elements.

I was so, so happy to see April and Isaac’s relationship get its turn to shine. I love them. Their relationship has such a normalcy to it. It’s refreshing. Isaac is so sweet and he’s so patient with April. I really, really love him. Plus he has the whole sexy professor thing going for him. There was never any contest for me between Isaac and Lukas. It was always Isaac. But it was nice to see two normal, nice guys trying to win April’s heart.

Lukas is a really great character. He made some pretty big mistakes in book one but deep down it’s apparent that he didn’t make those mistakes with malice in his heart. He’s equally as kind and wonderful but I never felt the same chemistry between him and April as I did between April and Isaac. The spark just wasn’t there for me. It would be nice to see if Lukas gets his own happy ending (wink, wink).

April Fools also introduces us to a new character; Brody. I am such a sucker for a musician. I love, LOVE Brody and I really want a Brody spin-off! I don’t want to say much about him since it keeps an air of mystery about him but he is amazing! Honestly, I don’t think it’s really fair that Perrin can write 3 amazingly awesome guys in one book but I won’t complain.

The other thing I love about Perrin’s writing is her ability to make friendship an important aspect of the story. Katie and Lucy aren’t background characters. They have a voice and their respective friendships with April are well-developed. I always think it’s important when friendship is an important part of the story and not just the romance. It’s nice when an author can highlight healthy, stable friendships. I love Katie and honestly, I would say half the things she says to April to my own friends.

Overall, I loved April Fools. It was a wonderful wrap-up to a fantastic story. I love the characters and I felt a little mopey when my time with them concluded but I couldn’t have asked for a better ending. I would highly recommend the April Series.

Teaser:

A page from Isaac’s Diary 😉

About the Author:

Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and is the author of the ‘April’ series.
She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She honestly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)
Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.
…Hogwarts is plan B.

Author Links:

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