I’m someone who is always on the lookout for new books to add to my TBR. There are a lot of new books coming out in April and I wanted to share the ones I’m particularly excited about in this post. So, here are the new book releases I’m excited for in April!
The Plus One by Mazey Eddings
Some facts are indisputable. The sun rises in the east, sets in the west. Gravity exits. Indira doesn’t like Jude. Jude doesn’t like Indira. But what happens when these childhood enemies find the only thing they can rely on is each other?
On paper, Indira has everything together. An amazing job, a boyfriend, and a car. What more could a late twenty-something ask for? But when she walks in on her boyfriend in an amorous embrace with a stranger, that perfect on paper image goes up in flames.
Jude has nothing together. A doctor that’s spent the last three years traveling the world to treat emergencies and humanitarian crises, a quick trip home for his best friend’s wedding has him struggling to readjust.
Thrust into an elaborate (and ridiculously drawn out) wedding event that’s stressing Jude beyond belief and has Indira seeing her ex and his new girlfriend far more frequently than any human should endure, the duo strike a bargain to be each other’s fake dates to this wedding from hell. The only problem is, their forced proximity and fake displays of affection are starting to feel a bit… real, and both are left grappling with the idea that a situation that couldn’t be worse, is made a little better with the other around.
This one has two of my favourite tropes in it, enemies to lovers and fake dating. So, of course, it is on my radar! I’ve seen some excellent reviews of Mazey Eddings’ books which makes me even more excited to read this one. I’m sure it is going to be one I enjoy.
4th April 2023
Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti
It was all her idea. They would get away from their parents and spend the weekend camping. Down by Salvation Creek, the five of them would make smores, steal kisses, share secrets.
But sometime around midnight, she vanished.
Now the four friends who came back are under suspicion―and they each have a very different story to tell about what happened in the woods.
The clock is ticking. What are they hiding? Who is lying? Dark truths must come to light if their friend is to be found…
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my YA thrillers recently and this one, in particular, sounds excellent. It is told in a collection of first-person police interviews which seems like an intriguing format. I’m looking forward to picking this one up and seeing what I think.
4th April 2023
Never Vacation with Your Ex by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Seventeen-year-old volleyball star Kaylee Jordan lives a life of player rankings, constant training, and a carefully curated social media full of followers watching to see if she’ll go pro out of high school like her famous mom. Her one refuge, and the thing she looks forward to every summer? The vacation her family spends in Malibu with the Freeman-Yus.
This year, there’s only one problem: Kaylee and their son, Dean, dated for the past three months, and Kaylee just unceremoniously dumped him. Hoping to spare them the worst summer ever, Kaylee comes to Dean with her unconventional solution: she’s going to walk him through her rules for getting over an ex.
When Dean grudgingly cooperates, Kaylee’s got her work cut out for her. But helping Dean follow her own rules starts becoming difficult when the pressures of Kaylee’s family legacy and perfect life start to feel less like a plan and more like a prison…and amid warm California nights and stolen laughs, Kaylee feels herself falling for Dean for the same reasons and some new ones.
I recently read another book by this author duo and loved it. So, when I saw that they had a YA second-chance romance on the way I was excited. This one sounds like it will be perfect for summer and fun to read.
4th April 2023
My Love Life and the Apocalypse by Melissa Welliver
Planet Earth Sucks.
Humans have gone and cities are empty, looked after by bots.
But not all robots are machines. Echo is part-human, his heart ruled by an unreliable E-Mote chip which means he’s pretty much a normal boy surviving on canned beans. Living his best life.
Then a space-pod crash-lands in his neighbourhood with a girl on board. Pandora.
She’s his last hope, and apparently he’s hers – if they really are all that’s left alive…
A romance story set during an apocalypse? Yes, please! This one sounds like it is going to be an excellent romance story with sci-fi elements mixed throughout and I’m excited to give it a read.
13th April 2023
Happy Place by Emily Henry
Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college—they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.
They broke up six months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.
Which is how they find themselves sharing the largest bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blue week they leave behind their daily lives; have copious amounts of cheese, wine, and seafood; and soak up the salty coastal air with the people who understand them most.
Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll play their parts. Harriet will be the driven surgical resident who never starts a fight, and Wyn will be the laid-back charmer who never lets the cracks show. It’s a flawless plan (if you look at it from a great distance and through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses). After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week…in front of those who know you best?
An exes-to-lovers and second chance romance story sounds amazing, especially when it is written by one of my favourite authors. Emily Henry is someone whose books I adore and I’m beyond excited to dive into this one and share my thoughts!
27th April 2023
What April releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!