New Releases

Most Anticipated Releases – April 2021

March is coming to end and we will be seeing (hopefully) nicer weather April is around the corner. Here are some of the books that will be releasing in April that I am looking forward to reading.

~April 6, 2021~

Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy #3)

By Emily A. Duncan

Synopsis:

The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy

The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.

They broke the world.

And some things can never be undone.

In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they’ve unleashed—but is it already too late?

House of Hollow

By Krystal Sutherland

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.


~April 8, 2021~

Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers #2)

By Lana Popovic

Synopsis:

Book 2 in the Lady Slayers series, about French murderess and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin

In 17th-century Paris, 19-year-old Catherine Monvoisin is a well-heeled jeweler’s wife with a peculiar taste for the arcane. She lives a comfortable life, far removed from a childhood of abject destitution—until her kind spendthrift of a husband lands them both in debt. Hell-bent on avoiding a return to poverty, Catherine must rely on her prophetic visions and the grimoire gifted to her by a talented diviner to reinvent herself as a sorceress. With the help of the grifter Marie Bosse, Catherine divines fortunes in the IIle de la Citee—home to sorcerers and scoundrels.

There she encounters the Marquise de Montespan, a stunning noblewoman. When the Marquise becomes Louis XIV’s royal mistress with Catherine’s help, her ascension catapults Catherine to notoriety. Catherine takes easily to her glittering new life as the Sorceress La Voisin, pitting the depraved noblesse against one other to her advantage. The stakes soar ever higher when her path crosses with that of a young magician. A charged rivalry between sorceress and magician leads to Black Masses, tangled deceptions, and grisly murder—and sets Catherine on a collision course that threatens her own life.


~April 13, 2021~

The Mary Shelly Club

By Goldy Moldavsky

Synopsis:

New York Times –bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that’s Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror.

New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends.

To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.

When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.


~April 20, 2021~

The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood & Ash #3)

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis:

rom #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series…

She’s been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen…


~April 27, 2021~

The Beautiful Ones

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic.

They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse—and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.

When entertainer Hector Auvray arrives to town, Nina is dazzled. A telekinetic like her, he has traveled the world performing his talents for admiring audiences. He sees Nina not as a witch, but ripe with potential to master her power under his tutelage. With Hector’s help, Nina’s talent blossoms, as does her love for him.

But great romances are for fairytales, and Hector is hiding a truth from Nina — and
himself—that threatens to end their courtship before it truly begins. The Beautiful Ones is a charming tale of love and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon.

What are some of the new releases for April are you looking forward? Leave me a comment and I will check them out.

JoAnne

Can't-Wait Wednesday, New Releases

Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine. In this weekly post people share a book that they’re excited about being released.

I am looking forward of the release of the fourth book in the Truly Devious series, The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson. Looking forward to continue the with Stevie Bell and see what other mystery she is solving this time around.


After solving the case of Truly Devious, Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.

Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she’s back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer.

But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls—the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case.

Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders.

But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

Goodreads


Have you read the Truly Devious series? What upcoming release are you looking forward too?

Monthly TBR, Reading Rivlary, TBR and Beyond Book Club

March 2021 – TBR

It is March!!! Getting closer to warmer weather and less snow. February was really rough with the cold and snow fall for everyone.

This month I am going to be participating in two reading challenges, TBR and Beyond Book Club Clover challenge and Reading Rivalry Hamilton challenge. Hoping the below books will fit the prompts for both challenges.

TBR Books

🍀Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann: This is one of the group reads for TBR and Beyond Book Club. Non-fiction true crime.

🍀The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: Mystery/Thriller

🍀The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson: True Crime

🍀A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg: Historical Fiction Mystery

🍀Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann: Historical Fiction

🍀The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: YA Mystery/Thriller

🍀The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss: YA Historical Fiction/Thriller

🍀All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (I didn’t get a chance to read last month): Mystery/thriller

🍀From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This is TBR and Beyond Book Group Read – Contemporary Romance (I don’t usually read this genre but heard a lot about the series and want to see if what it is about)

🍀When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole: (I didn’t get to read it in January): Psychological Thriller

🍀City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: TBR and Beyond Book Club Middle Grade Group Read. Middle Grade Fantasy

What are you planning to read for March? Are you planning to do any reading challenges?