Restore Me, by: Tahereh Mafi
Even though I have only read the first two books in the Shatter Me series, I am still pumped to read this book. There has been a fog of hype surrounding this new addition to the trilogy. My original plan was to read Ignite Me before this one is released, but judging by my reading this month, I don’t think that Plan A will be a success. It’s a good thing that Plan B has been approved and is ready for initiation. (Because buying both Ignite Me and Restore Me for myself as an early birthday present is a top-notch backup plan.)
More Than We Can Tell, by: Brigid Kemmerer
ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.
After looking into this series, I have discovered that it is part of a companion series, with Letters to the Lost being the original book. I haven’t read the “first” one, but the results of my research show that they are two standalone books, and you can read them in either order. They both sound like unique reads and pique my interest. Hopefully, with the release of this new one, I can get the opportunity to squeeze the pair into my reading soon.
The Beauty That Remains, by: Ashley Woodfolk
I feel like there isn’t a lot of music/band representation in YA books, and I am always excited to read one when they come out. (Or, there are lots, and I have just yet to discover them...either way I get excited.) This past summer I read This Song Will Save Your Life during the BookTubeAThon and loved it, and I feel like this book has some similar aspects. In this story, the band members have to cope with grief, which is something that all readers can relate to in their real lives. That extra layer of connection that readers can get in a story is something that I love in books, and I can’t wait to see how the bandmates’ story unfolds.
Obsidio, by: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
SPEAKING of early birthday presents, I have been waiting for this book for over a year now, and I am SO EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT. If you haven’t read the Illuminae books yet, I HIGHLY recommend them (they are even on my all-time favorites list, surprise). As soon as I saw that preorders for this book were available, I immediately lunged for my computer. The best part was that the authors had a contest a few months ago, which I had to enter (of course). If you preordered the book and sent your receipt to the authors, you got a chance to have your name featured in the novel on the list of casualties, because people are always dying in futuristic space shenanigans.
Here So Far Away, by: Hadley Dyer
shares her name and her affinity for sarcastic banter, she’s thrown. If she lets herself, she’ll fall recklessly, hopelessly in love. But because of Francis’s age, she tells no one—and ends up losing almost everything, including herself.
I hadn’t heard of this book before I started my monthly release research, and I am so glad I stumbled upon this book. It sounds like a great read, personally, since the time of the story is during George's senior year, and next school year will be my senior year of high school as well. (I’m all about that relatability factor, kids.) The description not only promises a romantic storyline but also lots of snarky banter and sarcastic dialogue, which I LOVE in books. My sense of humor is pretty cynical, so seeing that mirrored in books is almost always resulted in my laughing out loud.
Not If I Save You First, by: Ally Carter
Until Logan shows up six years later . . .
And Maddie wants to kill him.
But before that can happen, an assailant appears out of nowhere, knocking Maddie off a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown fate. Maddie knows she could turn back- and get help. But the weather is turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more deadly.
Maddie still really wants to kill Logan.
But she has to save him first.
I don’t usually read many thriller books. It’s not that I don’t like them, but they just never seem to make their way onto my TBR pile. I wouldn’t say that this book appears like it’s precisely in the thriller genre, but it gives off those vibes. Every once in a while I like to mix up the types of books that I read, and I feel like this story would do just that. Maybe sometime soon I will get the chance to pick this one up.
Are you looking forward to any of these books in particular? Do you have any anticipated reads that should be on my radar? Let me know in the comments below!
Your spring baby,
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
— Hal Borland
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