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My Most Anticipated April Releases:

I honestly can’t believe that we’re almost in April already; where has the time gone? This month I definitely hope to return to my blog and get caught up with everything – including all of your posts which I look forward to reading. Initially I thought April was a quieter month than March book release wise but apparently I was wrong as there are a lot of books here, many of which I can’t wait to get my hands on. I believe May is quieter (although I’m probably wrong) but June is definitely going to be another top ten month as a LOT of the releases that I’m super excited for are coming out then.

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through–no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.

Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister…and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.

Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all. 

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.

Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.

The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

I have a mouth, but I mustn’t speak;
Ears, but I mustn’t hear;
Eyes, but I mustn’t see.

1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman.

As they delve deeper into the dead woman’s secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder.

But in a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly.

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything. 

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we’ll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.

It’s even harder when you’re all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won’t stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there’s a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.

But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.

April Sequels:

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan
The Empire Of Dreams by Rae Carson
Find Her Alive by Lisa Regan
Aru Shah And The Tree Of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Looking Glass by Christina Henry
The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke
Venom by Bex Hogan
The Deck Of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
The Cerulean Queen by Sarah Kozloff
The Eve Illusion by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher
Starbreaker by Amanda Bouchet
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Other April Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein
Strangers by C.L. Taylor
A Werewolf In Riverdale by Caleb Roehrig
Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan
Robin Hood by Robert Muchamore
The Loop by Ben Oliver
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
Pretending by Holly Bourne
The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer
Meet Me At Midnight by Jessica Pennington
The Secrets They Left Behind by Lissa Marie Redmond
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
The German Heiress by Anika Scott
Kind Of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe
The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund
Crave by Tracy Wolff

Bonds Of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood
Batman: Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz
A Bad Day For Sunshine by Darynda Jones
Something She’s Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell
The Book Of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
The Book Of Koli by M. R. Carey
Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost
Girls Save The World In This One by Ash Parsons
The Lightness of Hands by Jeff Garvin
Redemption Prep by Samuel Miller
The New Husband by D. J. Palmer
Not That Kind Of Guy by Andie J. Christopher
The Switch by Beth O’Leary
Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
Race The Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
The Age Of Witches by Louisa Morgan
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
The Easy Part Of Impossible by Sarah Tomp
In The Role Of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby
Time Of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Queen Of Coin And Whispers by Helen Corcoran
Don’t Call The Wolf by Aleksandra Ross
Clique Bait by Ann Valett
The Apartment by K. L. Slater
Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar
The Girl And The Stars by Mark Lawrence
Q by Christina Dalcher

Firstly sequel wise I just want to mention Empress Of Flames by Mimi Yu; I didn’t include it above as it came out last month but I somehow missed it off of my March post (I had it listed as May so I’m guessing the date changed?). As I can’t wait to read book one I wanted to make sure to include it, especially in case others had also missed the change of date. Other than that I unsurprisingly need to start most of the series that I’ve included here. There are a fair few that I’m determined to pick up soon though (I’d say which but to be honest it’s about half of them).

There are a lot of books that came incredibly close to being included in this month’s top five. The ones that I’m most curious about are The Southern Book Club, Pretending, Queen Of Coin And Whispers, Don’t Call The Wolf and Q (called Master Class in some places). Contemporary wise I’m very interested in Meet Me At Midnight and Clique Bait. And I’m incredibly curious about The Girl And The Stars but I’m not sure if I’d be better off reading Red Sister first (how have I not read that series yet?). So all in all it’s definitely another busy month for books.

What are your most anticipated April releases? Have you read any of them yet; if so which would you most recommend? Let me know and, of course, I hope you all enjoy your reading.


23 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated April Releases:

  1. I know I can’t believe it is April tomorrow!!! 😱 Chosen Ones definitely sounds like a different book so I will be interested to see what people think of that !!
    I’m curious to read Seven Endless Forests as well because April’s writing is so lyrical and the really shallow part of me loves the cover 😍😍 The Southern Book Club looks so fun!!
    I didn’t realise The Switch was out next month !! I enjoyed the author’s debut so I’ll be interested to hear what people think of this one!!
    Great post, as always!! 😊

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    1. And now it’s almost mid May!! It’s scary how fast time is passing. Yes me too; I looked the start of it up with Amazon’s ‘First Look’ option and it looked interesting. I’m also curious as it’s the author’s first adult book too!!
      Yes I enjoyed the first book in that world so I’d be curious to see what the next one is like (: and it is a good cover. The shallow part of me wants Incendiary for that same reason :L And I agree – I learnt about that one from you 😀
      Oh I didn’t realize you’d read their debut. Both are on my TBR so hopefully I’ll get them read this year. I hope you enjoy all the ones that you want to read.
      And thank you 💜

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      1. I know !!
        Yeah that does make me curious too. I’m glad the first look looked good !!
        Yes definitely !! The world was so magical !!
        haha I know I love getting pretty covers so much !! and it is gorgeous !!
        yay haha !! I’ve heard a lot of good things too so I’m excited !!
        Ohh I hope you enjoy them both then!! Thank you !! ❤

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    1. I hope you enjoy any that you end up reading 🙂
      I didn’t actually see much hype about it tbh. I’m pretty curious about it though as it’s her adult debut and the concept sounds fascinating!!

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  2. Wow all of these books look so good! Honestly I’ve never had to wait for a book to be released because I just never find a series or any books that isn’t already published that I want to read 😂 Honestly May has been so good for my reading though, I’ve read 5 books and I’m totally chuffed with myself! Lovely post 🙂

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    1. Sorry for only just getting to your other comments. WordPress had marked them as spam for some bizarre reason so they didn’t come up in my notifications section.
      Ah I’m just way too aware of upcoming book releases. I even have some 2021 ones already listed :L although to be fair I don’t think I intentionally looked at any lists for them, I just found them all when flicking through Goodreads :L
      Yay that’s wonderful (: What books were they? It’s lovely when you get reading. I’m hoping that June will be the month when I finally get going again :L And thank you (:

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      1. Totally fine Charlotte!! Oh no I swear WP is scheming against me 😂 Oh my gosh 2021, that’s insane in an incredible way!! I have so many books I want to read that have been published that I just never seem o b waiting on a book?! 🤭 Ah yes Goodreads is amazinG!! Definitely one of my fave apps. The books I read in May were *checks messy book log list* – Magnus Bane Chronicles
        – Hex Hall
        – Dancing Daze
        – Wedding Belles
        – Ixia Book 4
        – The Vampire’s Pet
        – Love & Loss
        Sorry that was copied and pasted and I forgot to write the authors name, oops! 2 of those books were read off Wattpad but they still count 🙂

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      2. If so it’s against me too. It actually labelled one of my own comments on my blog as spam 😂😂 I have a lot of published ones too. Im just behind in every way 🙈 yeah I love all of their lists 😅
        Ooh is Ixia the Maria V Snyder ones? I loved the original trilogy but need to reread it so that I can read the later books as they came out after I read them. I have Hex Hall on my TBR too but need to look up a couple of the other ones.

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      3. Ah glad it’s not just scheming against me then (not that I want it to be scheming against you too 😂) I can’t believe WP did that, the nerve!! I totally get you.
        Yes it is and it’s amazing! Like honestly this series has been ongoing for me for about 2 years, I’m on the second to last book and just so much has happened!! I definitely recommending finishing the series, and Hex Hall is so good! I’ve just ordered the next books in the Hex Hall series 🙂

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      4. Aww well hopefully it’ll stop scheming against both of us soon 😂
        Yay I definitely hope to sometime. Hopefully soon tbh as I think the authors a fantastic writer. Ooh that’s good to know. I’ll have to try and get to those soon too ☺️

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