Book Releases April 2017
Oh my god, time really flies by! It is already May again. Time for new books and spring to finally arrive, because here the temperatures seemed to drop below zero every now and then last month (aka no fun!). Let’s see what May has in store for us.
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
Beren and Lúthien – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Love Interest – Cale Dietrich
Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas (May 2)
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
I have loved Sarah J. Maas’ writing from the moment I read anything by her. I am completely ready to finish A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy and yes I know that there are still going to be a couple of books after that, but most news of what I heard of it, is that the others will be no additions to this story. But it makes me curious anyway!
Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien (May 4)
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.
Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.
In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father’s own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.
I have always loved the stories of Tolkien, I just hated reading them. Tolkien does not let the mind imagine anything. But it one is okay with that, than this is the book for you! I think this book will be amazing again, just like all the other stories.
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (May 16)
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.
Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?
Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.
What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.
I am pretty interested in The Love Interest, it sounds fun and new. Who knows what it will bring!
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare (May 23)
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
I know I did not like Lady Midnight all that much, but Cassandra Clare keeps me interested in the Shadowhunters world. I have loved most of her other works and so I am hoping that Lord of Shadow will make it better.
Let me know what you thought of these books!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.
For now, let books enrich your life!