April Anticipated Releases

YAY It’s April! I’m so excited for these books and plus one comes out on my birthday so I know how I will be spending my birthday 😛

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead – April 5th

imgres-1I loved Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series so I have high hopes for this series but I don’t think she’ll disappoint, so I’m pretty excited.

SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.

After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.

Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else’s property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan- April 5th

imgres-3So I just heard about this one like yesterday and I am so excited! It’s a Tale of Two Cities retelling. I love that book and basically all things by Charles Dickens so I’m really interested in seeing this retelling.

SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS: 

In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets.

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself?

Asking For it by Louise O’Neill- April 5th

imgres-4.jpgI haven’t heard much about this book but it sounds like something that really should be read. I’m pretty sure there is a trigger warning on it for sexual assault so if that’s not something you are okay reading about then maybe don’t pick this book up. I think this book is going to deal with some heavy issues and hopefully portray it in a proper way.

SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:

It’s the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O’Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there’s a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma.

The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can’t remember what happened, she doesn’t know how she got there. She doesn’t know why she’s in pain. But everyone else does.

Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don’t want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town’s heroes…

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh- April 26th

imgresThis comes out on my Birthday!YAY! I’m so excited that the release date got moved up because I have been waiting forever for this book to come out and now it’s so close!

SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS: 

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

 

So those are my anticipated releases! Did I miss any that you are excited for? Are any of these your anticipated releases? 😀

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