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New Book Releases I’m Excited For – April!

I’m back once again with more new books on the horizon that I am excited about. There are so many books coming out in the next few months and a lot of them are coming out in April. I wanted to share the ones that I am most excited for. Here are the new book releases I’m excited for in April!

The Fake-Up by Justin Myers


Dylan and Flo are in love. The only trouble is, they broke up months ago and everyone was delighted for them.

At first, it’s exciting sneaking around, hiding from disapproving friends, climbing through bedroom windows to avoid family, and concocting hilarious disguises. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. With more sex and less poison.

But soon it becomes harder to separate truth from lies. Dylan and Flo are in way over their heads, and the games have only just begun . . .

I’m currently in the middle of reading this one and loving it so far. I’ve seen so many amazing things about Justin Myers’ books so I am looking forward to finishing my first book by him. It has been a lot of fun to read so far so I cannot wait to see what I think of the whole book. I’ll definitely be sharing my thoughts.

7th April 2022

An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X.R. Pan

Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick of being haunted by his family’s past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his younger brother, a supernatural wind and the bewitching girl at his new high school.

Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents’ expectations are stifling. Then her life is turned upside down by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.

As Hunter and Luna uncover hidden secrets and navigate the feud between their families, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love . . . but time is running out, and fate will have its way.

This book has been described as Romeo and Juliet meets Chinese mythology and that sounds so interesting to me. It is already getting some absolutely amazing reviews which make me even more excited to give it a read. I have yet to read a book by Emily X.R. Pan but I know her books get positive reviews so I cannot wait to read this one.

12th April 2022

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Three women. Three dates. One missing man…

8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it – she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine’s Day surely means something … so where is he?

2.43 p.m. Miranda’s hoping that a Valentine’s Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It’s a fresh start and a sign that her life is falling into place: she’s been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn’t he shown up?

6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane’s fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They’ve not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he’s not here…

Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.

I absolutely adore Beth O’Leary’s books. I’ve read all the books that she has released so far and they have all put a huge smile on my face and I’ve loved them. So, I cannot wait to give her latest book a read. This one has a really interesting concept and I know it will make me incredibly happy reading it.

12th April 2022

Truth by Told by Sue Divin

Northern Ireland. 2019.

Tara has been raised by her mam and nan in Derry City. Faith lives in rural Armagh.

Their lives on opposite sides of a political divide couldn’t be more different. Until they come face-to-face with each other and are shocked to discover they look almost identical. Are they connected?

In searching for the truth about their own identities, the teenagers uncover more than they bargained for.

But what if finding out who you truly are means undermining everything you’ve ever known?

I read Sue Divin’s debut novel last year and it completely blew me away. So, I am extremely excited to read another book by her. Again the concept of this one seems very interesting and as though it is going to be one I throughly enjoy. I’m sure it will cover some important topics too. I cannot wait to read this one and share my thoughts.

14th April 2022

With This Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher

When their lips touch, will she seal his fate?

From the outside, Lorelai is an ordinary young woman with a normal life. She loves reading, she works at the local cinema and she adores living with her best friend. But she carries a painful burden, something she’s kept hidden for years; whenever she kisses someone on the lips, she sees how they are going to die. But she’s never known if she’s seeing what was always meant to be, or if her kiss is the thing that decides their destiny. And so, she hasn’t kissed anyone since she was sixteen.

Then she meets Grayson. Sweet, clever, funny Grayson. And for the first time in years she yearns for a man’s kiss. But she can’t… or can she? And if she does, should she try to intervene and change what she sees?

I’ve throughly enjoyed the books I’ve read that Carrie Hope Fletcher has written. This one sounds excellent, so I am really excited to give this one a read and see what I think. I love the magical realism in Carrie’s books and this seems like it will have that aspect. I’m intrigued to see how it will affect the story. 

14th April 2022

Vile Stars by Sera Milano

17-year-old Luka isn’t looking for love. She’s trying to piece her life back together after a heartbreaking loss. But when she meets the gorgeous and charismatic Cosmo under a meteor shower at the Greenwich Observatory, it feels like destiny has played a hand. Surely theirs is a love written in the stars.

But Cosmo isn’t what he seems, using Luka’s love for him to slowly take control of her life. As the pandemic starts to make headlines and lockdown sets in, she is trapped emotionally and physically in a coercive relationship. Luka’s friends and brother can see what’s happening, but struggle to reach her. Something will have to be sacrificed so Luka can set herself free – but what will be left of her when she does?

This is a different kind of love story.

I read Sera Milano’s first YA novel back in 2020 and it absolutely blew me away. I read it in a matter of hours and thought about it for weeks afterwards. So, I cannot wait to read her next YA novel which sounds just as amazing. It seems like it is going to tackle some important topics just like This Can Never Not Be Real did, so I cannot wait to read it and share my thoughts. 

14th April 2022

What April releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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