April showers bring May flowers.  But what will you be reading on those rainy days? We’ve got all the April books to choose from!

rainy day reading

April 1st

What Girls Are Made Of 4.1.17

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold, April 1st, Carolrhoda, 208 pages

Nina Faye does not believe in unconditional love. Love comes with strings attached. Nina is willing to do just about anything to prove her love for her boyfriend. But when she finds herself alone, Nina must redefine what loves means to her.

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April 4th

Pretty Fierce 4.4.17

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott, Sourcebooks Fire, 320 pages

As the daughter of two professional assassins, Kaia knows how to survive. When her parents go missing, Kaia goes into hiding in a small town where she goes deep undercover as a normal teen. But when she’s jumped by a hit man in front of her boyfriend, she breaks her cover and goes on the run. Now she must find her parents while keeping herself and your boyfriend alive.

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Geekerella 4.4.17

Geekerella by Ashley Poston, Quirk Books, 320 pages

Ever wonder what would have happened if Cinderella was a sci-fi nerd who dreamed of going to a Cosplay Con instead of a royal ball? Read Geekerella to find out!

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04.04.17 defy the stars

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, Little Brown Books For Young Readers, 512 pages

Noemi is a teen solider who has only know the was for independence her colony has fought against Earth for most of her life. When an attack leaves Noemi stranded in space with an enemy mech, a sophisticated robotic solider, who is programmed to obey, she gets a perspective on the enemy she never expected.

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Brimstone

Brimestone, by Cherie Priest, Ace Books, 304 pages

“A new dark historical fantasy from the supremely gifted Cherie Priest, author of Maplecroft and Boneshaker.”- Goodreads

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4.4 Flawed

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern, Fiewel & Friends, 352 pages

In a world where perfection is everything, being marked Flawed can practically be a death sentence. Celestine has been on the run since Judge Crevan handed down her Flawed verdict. But Celestine has a secret that could send the entire system crashing down. But will Celestine use her knowledge to save herself or risk it all to save Flawed everywhere?

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4.4 definitions of indefinable things

Definition of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor, HMH Books for Young Reads, 336 pgs

Reggie Mason has one rule to keep her depression at bay- never let people in and you’ll never get hurt. But when she meets the self absorbed indie film-maker named Snake, her guards start to lower. The fact that Snake’s “ex” girlfriend is 7 months pregnant just make things imperfectly perfect.

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4.4 last thing you said

The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren, Amulet Books, 320 pages

Tragedy struck last summer just as Lucy and Ben were about to finally admit their mutual attraction. What should have been their first summer together turned into a season of isolation for both of them. It’s a year later and the anniversary of the tragedy and Lucy and Ben are both back at the lake. Can they recapture what they almost have or will their mutual grief always be a wedge between them?

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4.4 Towards a Secret Sky

Toward A Secret Sky by Heather Maclean, Blink, 368 pages

At 17, Maren Hamilton is an orphan. She; being sent to live with her grandparents in Scotland with nothing but a journal her mother left her. But this journal holds many secrets. Dangerous secrets like the fact her parents were memebers of a secret society hell-bent on recuriting Maren.  As those who want Maren to join them close in on her small Scottish town, Maren will have to unravel the mystery her parents left her before it’s too late.

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Alex appropriately 4.4

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett, Simon Pulse, 400 pages

“In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.”- Goodreads

April 5th

4.5.17 Radio

Radio (The Vinyl Trilogy Book 2) by Sophia Elaine Hanson, Calida Lux Publishing

“Cinder meets This Savage Song in the harrowing second installment of the Vinyl Trilogy by Sophia Elaine Hanson.”- Goodreads

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April 11th

04.11.17 Duels of Deception

Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey, Swoon Reads, 368 pages

Lydia’s future is mapped out for her and she is happy to follow the path before her. What Lydia does not count on is being derailed by a kidnapper. Now her good name and future are no longer certain. As Lydia tries to discover who is out to destroy her with the help of a young law clerk, Lydia’s finds she may not be so interested in the future she is trying to protect.

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4.11 Spindle Fire

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer, HarperCollins, pg 351

Isabelle will go to the ends of the earth to find a prince who can wake her sister Aurora from her enchanted sleep. But while Isabelle searches for the cure the Aurora’s slumber, her sister is living a half-life that she may not want to wake up from.

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4.11.17 BlackSouls

Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman, Simon Pulse, 400 pages

“Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.”- Goodreads

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Alex and Eliza 4.11.17

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz, G.P. Puntnam’s and Sons for Young Readers, 336 pages

Before there was the president, before there was the musical, there was the man and the woman who won his heart. History and romance collide in this bittersweet romance.

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Upside of Unrequited

Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, Balzer & Bray/HarperTeen, 352 pages

Molly and her twin sister are opposites when it come to love. Where Cassie is bold and daring, Molly lets her fear of rejection stop her from even trying. But when a new girl catches Cassie’s eye she falls hard in a very un-Cassie like way. Cassie’s new girl has a cute bestie so if Molly hits it off with him, it will be double dates for the rest of the year. Perfect, right? But since when did anything work that perfectly?!

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Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis, Putnam’s Children, 352 pages

The sea wants its Given and it will not rest until it is satisfied. Khosa is Given to the Sea, born to be sacrified in order to protect the Kingdom of Stille from the sea’s wrath. But a lot can happen between the shore and the sea….

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April 18th

04.18.17 edge of the abyss

Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounding Us #2) by Emily Skrutskie, Flux, 320 pages

Pirates, monster and the high seas are in abundance in this sequel to The Abyss Surrounds Us.

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4.18 Meg & Linus

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, Swoon Reads, 336 pages

“From crowdsourced young adult imprint Swoon Reads comes Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks—even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.”- Goodreads

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missing 4.18

Missing by Kelley Armstrong, Crown Books for Young Readers, 384 pages

Reeve’s End is the kind of place made for leaving. No one stays. But what if no one actually leaves? What the the Reeve’s End isn’t pushing them out, but is sucking them further in instead?

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the adjustment 4.18

The Adjustment by Suzanne Young, Simon Pulse,

“How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.”- Goodreads

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April 25th

04.25.17 Legion

Legion (Talon Saga 4) by Julie Kagawa, MIRA Ink, 384 pages

“The legions are about to be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragon slayer can stand against the coming horde. Book 4 of 5 in The Talon Saga from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa.”- Goodreads

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Between two skies 4.25.17

Between Two Skies, by Joanne O’Sullivan, Candlewick, 272 pages

“Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life — and the promise of love — emerges in this rich, highly readable debut.”- Goodreads

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4.25 Sunkissed

Sun Kissed by Jenny McLachlan, Bloomsbury Children, 302 page

Kat is literally been sent to the other side of the world for the summer. She’s going to Sweden. No friends, no cellphone and alone in the land of buff blondes, Kat finally strips down to who she really and she might find love in the process.

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4.25 Saint Death

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick, Roaring Brook Press, 240 pages

“A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by prize-winning novelist, Marcus Sedgwick.”- Goodreads

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I’ll be back next month with more books for May. Happy Reading!

Ann-Eliza

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