New Releases to Get Excited About: April ’19 Edition

April 2nd

Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan: In a Polish inspired fantasy world, a girl with the power to hear the voices of the gods joins forces with a defector and a group of rebels to infiltrate the palace, assassinate the king and end a long standing war.

The Devouring Gray – Christine Herman: The town of Fourpaths, NY is hunted by a mysterious beast. It’s people are protected by the descendants of the town’s original founders using special powers passed down through the bloodlines. But with the monster growing stronger, can they come together to save everyone?

You’d Be Mine – Erin Hahn: Heir to a country music legacy, Annie is in high demand by every major music label. But after her parent’s deaths, the last thing she wants is to be in the spotlight. Superstar, Clay Coolidge, is in a tough position, sign Annie to the label or get dropped. To his surprise, Annie agrees to go on tour with him, but will she be able to get past her personal issues and see behind his bad boy persona?

The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston: Imogen is a huge Starfield fan and Jessica is the actress who plays her favourite character, Princess Amara. After meeting each other at a convention, the two realise they look exactly alike. So, when the script for the newest Starfield film is leaked and all signs point to Jess, the girls agree to work together and trade places to track down the person responsible.

We Rule the Night – Claire Eliza Bartlett: Two girls are offered a way out of punishment for their respective crimes by joining a special women’s military flight unit designed to undertake deadly missions by night. But they’ll have to get over their dislike of one another to work together in the cockpit and survive the enemy.

Defy Me (Shatter Me 5#) – Tahereh Mafi: The latest in the bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette continues to deal with the challenges of being Supreme Commander of North America and is left reeling when Warner reveals some secrets that could change everything.

Since We Last Spoke – Brenda Rufener: Aggi and Max were happily in love until both their older siblings suddenly died in a car accident. After a year of silence and restraining orders between their families, the teens reunite at a house party and start to rebuilt their relationship. But will this reconciliation help bring their families back together or break what’s left of them?

Defy the Fates (Constellation 3#) – Claudia Gray: Hunted, Abel is desperate to save Noemi, but first he must escape the Genesis authorities. Alone, Noemi searches for her place in the universe after being turned into a human-mech hybrid. Meanwhile, the countdown is on to the final battle between Earth and the Colonies, and the two of them may have the power to change the galaxy.

April 4th

The Boy Who Steals Houses – C. G. Drews: Abandoned by his relatives, Sam provides for himself and his autistic brother, Avery, by breaking into empty houses. One day, he’s caught out when a family returns home. But when each of the teens mistake him for a friend of their sibling, Sam soon gets caught up in, and falls in love with, their crazy, wonderful antics.

April 9th

Descendant of the Crane – Joan He: A Chinese inspired fantasy. After the death of her father, Princess Hesina becomes the ruler of an unstable kingdom. Whilst attempting to avert war and manage her new advisers, she enlists the help of a soothsayer and a convicted criminal to help track down her father’s killer.

How to Make Friends with the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow: It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. But when tragedy strikes, she’s left completely alone. Placed into the foster system and bounced from place to place, Tiger is forced to comes to terms with her new life whilst processing her crippling grief.

The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu: Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood and his boyfriend/warlock, Magnus Bane, take a trip to Europe. They quickly find that everything starts to go wrong when they come across a dangerous, demon-worshiping cult that Magnus originally created.

April 16

Serious Moonlight – Jenn Bennett: Teens Birdie & Daniel bond after both taking on graveyard shifts at a historic Seattle Hotel. Sharing a love of mysteries, the two stumble upon and set out to investigate a potential real one – that of a famous, reclusive author, never before seen in public, who may be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

Starworld – Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner: Sam & Zoe both seek an escape from the hardships of their realities. When the two girls meet and exchange numbers, a friendship begins that leads to the creation of a private universe they call “Starworld” – a world full of adventure, kindness, and acceptance. But can it survive Sam’s growing feelings for Zoe?

April 23rd

If I’m Being Honest – Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka: Cameron is known as her school’s Queen bee, and a bitch at that. But this won’t help her impress crush, Andrew. Consequently, she sets out to “tame” herself, including making amends with those she’s hurt. This leads her to Brendan. As Brendan and Cameron bond, she starts to question whether compromising who she is for a guy is really the way to go.

The Tiger at Midnight – Swati Teerdhala: Drawing from Indian history and Hindu mythology, the story follows a legendary assassin and a dedicated soldier on opposing sides of the existing regime. When the two cross paths, it sets off a dramatic chain of events that could effect the future of their land.

April 30th

King of Fools (The Shadow Game 2#) – Amanda Foody: Book two in The Shadow Game series returns us to the City of Sin as Enne and Levi continue to play a dangerous game of crime and politics in which they may lose not only everything they’ve worked for but also their lives.

What April release are you most looking forward to?

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6 thoughts on “New Releases to Get Excited About: April ’19 Edition

  1. There are so many amazing books being released this month! Hopefully you’ll end up loving all the books you’ve featured here Ashley. I can’t wait to get my hands on Defy the Fates, I’ve loved both the first and the second in the trilogy and after the way the second book ended I need to know what happens next. Also King of Fools is high on my TBR list (I was actually lucky enough to get an eARC copy which I can’t wait to pick up).
    Loads of people seem really excited for The Red Scrolls of Magic, and I can see why, hopefully it will live up to the hype.
    Great post, and happy reading. 🙂 ❤

    1. So many good books! How does one keep up with them all!! I’ve been wanting to read Ace of Shades for a while. With the sequel out this month, I should probably kick myself and finally do it. Awesome that you got an ARC!
      I hope Defy the Fates lives up to your expectations. I’ve heard good things about that series and the synopsis for the new book sounds really exciting.
      Any new Cassie Clare book and people go nuts, pretty much. I’m still massively behind but eh, I’ll get there eventually. Weird that this one is actually an adult book for a change. It’ll be interesting to see what people think of it.
      Happy reading to you too! 🙂

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