Anticipated April Releases

It’s about to be the fourth month in the year A.K.A another month that amazing books are releasing! Compared to the last three months, I don’t find April to be heavily saturated with new releases but that just means that I might have a chance to read them and catch up on back listed titles.

*Hopeful Taylor is lying to herself because she knows this won’t happen

Regardless listed are the April releases that I am most excited for!

April 2nd

Wicked Saints

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. 

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.

I’ve heard some iffy reviews about this novel but I still want to give it a chance. The cover is beautifully done and with the promise of assassinations, a century long war, and three individuals who have to come together, I have high hopes.

Descendant of The Crane

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighboring kingdom of Kendi’a, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of Yan at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

Who doesn’t have this on their TBR list? This is probably one of the more anticipated YA Fantasy novels of 2019 and so far I’ve hear some amazing things. Do i think it’s going to be unique and something we’ve never seen before? No, but is still sounds like an awesome novel.

April 16th

The Devouring Gray

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On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbors treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?

I love a good mystery in a small town! Usually there is so much interesting buried history that the characters uncover through out their sleuthing. Again, I don’t think this will bring forth anything new in the YA Fantasy genre but it sounds fun. Originally I wasn’t too excited about this book as stated in my Top Ten Tuesday but I’ve since changed my mind

The Humming bird dagger

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1833. After young Lord James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts of his estate, he doesn’t think twice about bringing the young woman injured in the wreck to his family’s manor to recuperate. But then she finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who she is or where she belongs.

Beth, as she takes to calling herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird dripping blood from its steel beak.

With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society.

Look at this cover!! Its beautifully detailed with a sinister feel. I’m intrigued to follow Beth on her journey of remembering who she was before her accident. Plus it’s historical fiction and I have really be interesting in this genre recently.

April 23rd

If I’m being honest

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High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. 

In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…

But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want. 

I don’t read very many contemporaries because honestly they just haven’t been holding my attention in recent years. However, there are a few that sound interesting enough that I think I would enjoy reading. This one in particular sounds adorable and I love that the snobby MC is attempting to right the wrongs she made in her life, even if she’s doing it for a boy.

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Like I said, there aren’t too many on this list but they all sound amazing and they already have great reviews on goodreads; for the most part anyway.

Have you read any of these already? Or are you impatiently waiting along side me for these to be releases already? Lets chat!

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