Book Releases April 2020
Sorry for being so absent recently. The whole situation in the world is keeping me busy and I prefer to spend my time not in front of the computer.
Due to the situation in the world some of the releases have been cancelled, so it could be that even though I checked the release dates, they might still not come out.
It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones #1) by Veronica Roth
The Eve Illusion (Eve of Man #2) by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher
The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray #2) by Christine Lynn Herman
It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood (April 7)
When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.
I think the synopsis of this book sounds great, which made me curious to read it.
Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones #1) by Veronica Roth (April 7)
A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.
Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.
I am super curious about Chosen Ones, but also find it hard. Recently a lot of YA authors have brought some adult stuff to the world. But a lot of the time I did not care for it (currently reading The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas and don’t care at all, neither did I care for Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, even though I loved their Yas).
I guess we will see if Veronica Roth can break the cycle.
The Eve Illusion (Eve of Man #2) by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher (April 16)
Eve is the last girl on earth.
For the last sixteen years, Eve has been a prisoner. Guarded by the Mothers. Trapped by her fate. Watched by the world.
Until she took her chance, and escaped.
Eve finally has the freedom she has wanted for so long, and with Bram she has the love. But both come at a price. In this dangerous new world beyond the Tower, the regime are only ever one step behind. And together with the desperate rebel group fighting against them, Eve has found herself in more danger than she ever could have imagined.
With everything stacked against them, can Eve and Bram survive?
I thought Eve of Man was interesting, so I am curious where Giovanna & Tom are taking Eve.
The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray #2) by Chrstine Lynn Herman (April 21)
The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home.
Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.
May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.
Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.
With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.
But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…
I really liked The Devouring Gray and look forward to reading The Deck of Omens. The world was very interesting.
Let me know what you thought of these books!
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For now, let books enrich your life!