Monday 23 March 2015

6 Books to be Released in April 2015 I Can’t Wait to Read

April 2015 New Releases I Can't Wait to Read

I have an insanely long list of new 2015 releases I want to read this year! Out of the upcoming April new releases, six books have caught my eye more than all the others and I wanted to share them with you.

Most Anticipated:

Rook by Sharon Cameron
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A dystopian France?! I NEED IT!

The Synopsis:

History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

Love the Synopsis:

I love the sound of both of these so much!

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
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The Synopsis:

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
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The Synopsis:

A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.

Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.

When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.

Favourite Cover

Black Iris by Leah Raeder
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I love this cover so much! Purples and blues are my favourite colours... so maybe I'm a little biased!

The Synopsis:

The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable.

It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn't worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She's not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it's time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She's going to show them all.

New-to-Me Author Book:

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
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I almost chose this for favourite cover... Ok, I'll be honest, so many of these books I could have chosen as my favourite cover!

The Synopsis:

Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.

Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

Second Chance Book:

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
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I tried one of her books a year or so ago, and I wasn’t blown away with it. BUT! I love the sound of Cold Burn of Magic, and I really hoping I end up loving this book.

The Synopsis:

There Be Monsters Here. . .

It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .

So, I want to know! What April releases are you looking forward to this year??


  1. There are some really pretty covers on your list...I like the covers for An Ember in the Ashes, Black Iris and Rook. Very eye catching! Hope you get your hands on them soon!

    1. Thanks Chuckles! I know I shouldn't judge books on their covers... but I can't help it! I'm always drawn to pretty covers, teehee :D

  2. You've made me really excited for Rook now. BECAUSE FRANCE. And I've been waiting on An Ember in the Ashes forever. Basically.

    1. YAY! Ooh I hope you love Rook, Val! I spotted it a while back, and I can't WAIT to read it :D And An Ember in the Ashes, too! I had a look at some of the early reviews, and it seems to be really good :D

  3. The Secrets We Keep and Black Iris are very high on my wishlist. But I have so many books on my hands already that God only knows when I'll ever get around to buying and reading them.

    1. Hahaha! I know the feeling! I'd love to be able to keep up with and read ALL the new releases, but it's physically not possible, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll get around to all of these at some stage :) Hope you love The Secrets We Keep and Black Iris!



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