Hi, yes, please ignore the fact that I’m posting about my most anticipated releases before my April wrap-up. You know what they say in Meet The Robinsons…
But really, I’ll hopefully be posting my April wrap-up soon, and getting back into the swing of blogger things! With that being said, let’s talk about books.
The Ones We’re Meant To Find by Joan He | SO many of my Goodreads friends have loved this, and He’s debut was absolutely fantastic! So obviously, when I heard that this was a sci-fi OwnVoices thriller I knew I had to have it! Also, it’s described as “We Were Liars meets Black Mirror with a dash of Studio Ghibli”. Excuse me…?
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee | I’ve already read this one and it was really good. Absolutely heartbreaking, but good. I loved how it took inspiration from recently uncovered accounts of Chinese aboard the Titanic to create a fresh historical fiction story that is equal parts sad and inspirational.
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter | I like how I complain about contemporaries but am continually excited by at least one month after month. Maybe I’m not an edgy Slytherin*. Anyways, this follows a girl who schemes with the boy next door to get her crush’s attention so they can go to prom. Very rom-com-esque, but what can I say. It’s a good formula.
*all my wandavision stans will get it
Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller | Originally, I wasn’t going to add this one because I wanted to keep it to my most anticipated. Then I found out that the main character isn’t some witty warrior or magical princess or clever assassin. No, it’s a (relatively) normal girl who finds peace in forging metal when society gives her anxiety. Forget the sword-chasing quest with a trio of misfits, the heroine is the real shining star here.
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard | I am beyond curious to see how Aveyard follows up her debut series. I mean, pirates??? Also, I heard this has villain romance which has me h y p e r v e n t i l a t i n g. And another band of misfit companions! I have so many weaknesses! Help!
From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn | I still need to write my review on this one, but I really enjoyed it. An angry girl who doesn’t believe in happy ever afters running around Little Tokyo with a famous, chill celebrity boy searching for her mother? And they’re both biracial? And it reflects fairy-tales while also being self-aware? Heck yeah, this was good.
Made in Korea by Sarah Suk | Okay but like, this premise gives me so many enemies-to-lovers vibes that I’m here for. From what I know, this follows two teens who compete with their Korean beauty businesses at their school. Like, we love two savvy entrepreneurs.
Mister Impossible by Maggie Steifvater | You have no idea how desperate I am for this title to make sense after actually reading the book. Because if they actually chose that title for no reason other than it sounded cool…I’m scared. Anyways, I have the most lukewarm relationship with Maggie Stiefvater’s books in the history of lukewarm relationships so obviously I’m eager to continue the trend!
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean | Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries. No, I’m most certainly, definitely, for sure not over the moon excited about this. This also seems like it’ll have a great commentary on identity, with the main character being Japanese-American and discovering that her dad is the Crown Prince of Japan.
The Ivies by Alexa Donne | Again: I complain about YA thrillers but they also sound so good all the time. Maybe I have a problem. However, this is being compared to Holly Jackson’s books and seems to have possible dark academia vibes so I think I’ll be weak and read it.
That’s it! There were…many more releases than I thought there were. Someone tell me why I thought that half of these were being releases later in the year, or why I didn’t seem to comprehend that May is not in fact the 8th month of the year and is the 5th. Either way, this is a lot of books. Tell me which one you’re most excited for!!