Omg, it’s April! April is one of the busiest months of the year for me, with family birthdays and my own wedding anniversary to celebrate! Work has been steady, though I have a feeling it’ll pick up a bit more next month.
But that’s not why you came here…
‘Waiting on’ Wednesday (WoW) is a book blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s really easy to participate: all you have to do is feature upcoming books you’re excited about–it doesn’t necessarily have to release the next month. But for my own sanity, I try to feature books month-by-month.
These books already released but I want to celebrate them anyway!
Both of these beauties released yesterday! I’m currently reading an eARC of You’d Be Mine and guys, I love it. I’m a little over half way through, and I can’t wait to see where the remainder of the book goes! I’m crossing my fingers I’ll have a review up for it next week.
How could I not include Defy Me? After reading Shadow Me, I realized how much I missed that world and those characters. I’m going to go out to the bookstore today to buy it since I was too busy yesterday to do so.
Wicked Saints had me at “forbidden romance.” I have an ARC of this book and I’m going to start it as soon as I finish You’d Be Mine.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous Chinese-inspired cover of Descendant of the Crane. 😍
Initially, this book was set to release yesterday, but due to some problems with the printers, the pub date was pushed back to April 9. This means I have more time to read the eARC because wow, am I behind on all those. 🙃
Here’s the lovely synopsis:
“Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.
Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighboring kingdom of Kendi’a, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by
death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.
Using the information provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of Yan at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?”
This cover, too! 😍 I’m crossing my fingers the gold on this book is embossed because wow, wow, wow, that would be amazing!
Seriously! Just read the synopsis:
“Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.
Kunal has been a soldier since childhood, training morning and night to uphold the power of King Vardaan. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has been growing only more volatile.
Then Esha’s and Kunal’s paths cross—and an unimaginable chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces. As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both rebel and soldier must make unforgivable choices.
Drawing inspiration from ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, the first book in Swati Teerdhala’s debut fantasy trilogy captivates with electric romance, stunning action, and the fierce bonds that hold people together—and that drive them apart.”
The Tiger at Midnight is set to release on April 23!
So many good books which means my wallet is going to hate me later this month (when does it never not hate me actually?)!
Tell me what books you’re excited about in the comments!