It’s so typical of me… To be googling book releases
April has bloomed and so has some amazing book releases this month! Even though it won’t top March‘s because Lady Midnight is one of my most excited book of the YEAR, but April is going to be a month of discovering new authors!
There Once Were Stars by: Melanie McFarlane
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Pages: — (Paperback)
Synopsis: Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?
Drawn To Because: When I first read the title of the book, I felt this darkness draw over me. The stars on the cover makes me think that it is going to be maybe a dystopian novel, which you all know I love. I feel like this is going to be a perfect book to read because it will try to help me get over Lady Midnight. We all know how that broke me. Enough with Lady Midnight, but this synopsis makes this book sound amazing. Something is screaming inside me that this book will be similar to Divergent by: Veronica Roth.
About the Author: Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: There Once Was Stars and her YA urban fantasy series: Summoner Rising.
Emerge by: Tobie Easton
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Pages: 300 (Paperback)
Synopsis: Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia’s entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn’t the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn’t realize the danger he’s in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
Drawn To Because: The cover is beautiful. That is what brought me to this book. I am not a big fan of these mermaid books because as a kid, I would watch this mermaid show called H2O way too much so now I can’t stand anything that involves mermaids. I have been wanting to widen my reading horizon and I feel that if I read this book, I think I will be able to get past my small hurdle I have of mermaid books. It does sound really good. The one thing that worries me about the synopsis is the character Clay has like two characters after him. Here comes another Love Triangle.
About the Author:
Surviving High School by: Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 272 (Hardback)
Synopsis: Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos. Ten million followers and I still sit alone at lunch. Lele is a bulls-eye target at her new school in Miami until, overnight, her digital fame catapults the girl with cheerleader looks, a seriously silly personality, and a self-deprecating funny bone into the popular crowd. Now she’s facing a whole new set of challenges—the relentless drama, the ruthless cliques, the unexpected internet celebrity—all while trying to keep her grades up and make her parents proud. Filled with the zany enthusiasm that has made Lele into Vine’s most viewed star, this charming novel is proof that high school is a trip. From crushing your crushes (what’s up with that hot transfer student Alexei??) to throwing Insta-fake parties with your BFFs and moaning over homework (GAH) with your frenemies, high school is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and totally embarrassing lows. Leave it to Lele to reassure us that falling flat on your face is definitely not the end of the world. Fans of Mean Girls will love this fun and heartwarming fish-out-of-water story.
Drawn To Because: I am obsessed with the cover of this book. The cover of this book is amazing. The title is what drew me into it though. I started my first year of high school back in August and it has been pretty good but I love to read books like these. I love reading books that involve kids either moving schools or just starting high school/college. I have always had that weird desire to read them, the earliest dating back to 3rd grade. I am so excited to get my hands on this book, even if it isn’t in April.
About the Authors:
- Lele Pons was born in Caracas and moved with her family to Miami when she was five years old. She grew from five thousand local followers to over ten million by November 2015 and is the creator of the popular “Do it for the Vine!” tagline. She has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a Streamy Award and has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Time, and more. In 2015, she was invited to the White House to create Vines to support the First Lady’s campaign for disadvantaged kids to go to college. Lele graduated from high school in 2015 and moved from Miami to L.A.
- Melissa de la Cruz is an American author known for her work in young-adult fiction. She has written several series of young adult novels, including the Au Pair series and the Blue Bloods series, and a contemporary fiction series following The Beauchamp Family, as well as a number of stand-alone novels.
When We Collided by: Emery Lord
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 352 (Hardback)
Synopsis: Seventeen year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she’s told should make her feel better. After meeting Jonah, she slides into the Daniels’ household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness. But it’s not long before Vivi’s zest for life begins to falter. Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger-seeking. Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah’s love is put to the test . . . but what happens when love simply isn’t enough?
Drawn To Because: The cover was absolutely gorgeous. I want to read this book because of the cover. The synopsis is as beautiful as the cover I love the fact that it is a sappy love story because I have been looking for a book like that and it hasn’t been found.
About the Author: Emery Lord is a 20-something Midwestern girl who writes stories about high school and best friends and weird families and the crushes fluttery and so painfully awkward you could implode. She lives in Cincinnati in a 100 year-old pink row house with a scientist, a one-eyed beagle, and a dog names Winston Churchill.
Have you heard of any of these authors? I haven’t heard of any of them and I am really excited to dive into all of these! Let me know what books you are looking forward to this month!
Read and Bloom together,