April 2016 Is Rocking My Book World!

Early Excitement

April seems to the the month when ALL THE BOOKS are coming out. I’ve already had the opportunity to read so many upcoming releases, and I’m very happy with most of the ones I’ve read so far. Plus, one of my most anticipated books of the year is coming out at the end of this month!! I’m sure you can probably guess which it is before I even show you my list…

Dreamology by Lucy Keating (4/12) | The Passion of Dolssa by Julia Berry (4/12) | The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (4/19) | Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw (4/19) | The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (4/26) | Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun (4/26) | The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (4/26)

These are just some (the ones I’m most excited for) of the books coming out this April. It’s a pretty killer lineup, if I do say so myself…

The hype surrounding Dreamology got to me, and I had to put it on my list. I’ve been hyping myself up for The Passion of Dolssa! I loved Julie’s All the Truth That’s in Me, and so I just know this will be good! The Darkest Corners is a mystery/thriller, and I’m a sucker for those. Plus, the publisher seems to be doing a lot to promote it, so if they’re excited, I will be too! Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here sounds AH-MAZING and laugh out loud funny. This is another hyped addition to the list. The Star-Touched Queen needs no explanation. Heir to the Sky sounds like an incredible concept, and THAT COVER: AH!

And last but certainly, certainly not least, possibly my MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER! I flipped when I found out the release date had been moved up a week. If you’re wondering why I’m so FREAKING excited, check out my review of The Wrath and the Dawn!

So, those are the April releases I can’t wait to get my *grabby hands* on! What titles are you looking forward to this April?


Early Excitement: January 2016 (The I Can’t Believe it’s Almost 2016 Edition!)

Early Excitement

Holy cow! It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these posts. I absolutely love highlighting the books I’m looking forward to in the coming month, so I can’t believe I’ve neglected this feature! But I’m back at it for the new year, and just in time, too. There are SO MANY books coming out that I just can’t wait to get my grabby hands on!

Check out this January 2016 YA Releases list on Goodreads to see (almost) all of the YA titles releasing this January!

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Early Excitement: June 2015 (THE MONTH WHEN IT’S FINALLY SUMMER!!!)

Early Excitement

While last month I was over the moon with excitement because ALL THE BOOKS were coming out, this month — not so much. I only have two, YES TWO, upcoming releases to share with you. But just because there’s a small number of books doesn’t mean they’re any less exciting. I’m super duper excited for both of these books. Just in time for summer, these two contemporaries are making it to the top of my list.


Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca | Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott

Both LYM and EWYLTM are the kind of contemporary books that I immediately gravitate towards. LYM is a second chance romance between past best friends, and EWYLTM is a student/teacher relationship. Now before you freak out because I like to read about student/teacher relationships, I strictly like to read about them. I think they make for really complex and emotional stories, with really deep characters, which I like in books. I actually heard about these two books at the same time, and I’ve been waiting for them ever since!

What June release are you anticipating?


Early Excitement: May 2015 (THE MONTH WHEN ALL THE BOOKS COME OUT!)

Early Excitement

ALL THE BOOKS are being released this May. Well, at least all of the ones that I’m OVER THE MOON WITH EXCITEMENT about. Seriously, though. ALL THE BOOKS.

May 5th

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | The Heir by Kiera Cass | The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

These three books are enough to make me flail like the crazy fangirl that I am. I CAN’T WAIT for ACoTaR just like the rest of the world, but I’m also meeting Sarah J. Maas SOON (May 16th) so I’M FREAKING OUT. LIKE, IT’S SARAH J. MAAS PEOPLE! I’m really interested to see where Kiera Cass takes The Selection series, as originally it was supposed to be a trilogy. And Kasie West’s contemporaries are always at the top of my most anticipating when they are coming out!

May 19th & May 26th

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer | Illusionarium by Heather Dixon | The Cage by Megan Shepherd | P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I read Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her daughter shortly after it came out and loved it. Ever since I’ve been waiting to hear if there was going to be a sequel or companion, and when I saw that there WAS, I was freaking out! Illusionarium and The Cage are both by authors I have read and previously adored, but they’ve been getting very mixed reviews. I’m still super excited, but I probably will wait until I read more reviews until I pick those up. THEN P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU COMES OUT PEOPLE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. MORE PETER K!!!

Those are the books that I’m fangirling over for May 2015. What books are you impatiently waiting to get your hands on?


Early Excitement: April 2015

Early Excitement

Look out, because the April books are COMING! Here are the books that are releasing this month that I cannot wait to get my hands on (I say that every time I write a post like this, but it’s true)!


99 Days by Katie Cotugno — April 21st, 2015
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey — April 28th, 2015
Rook by Sharon Cameron — April 28th, 2015

I haven’t read Katie Cotugno’s other book, but the synopsis for 99 Days really sounded like something I would enjoy contemporary wise. The Girl at Midnight I added to my TBR before I even read the synopsis. It’s been up on NetGalley a while and I’m STILL really thinking about requesting it but I have more review copies than I have time… Rook also looks AMAZING, and I’ve heard really good things about it so I’m hoping to pick it up sometime this month!


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir — April 28th, 2015
The Secrets We Keep by Taisha Leaver — April 28th, 2015

An Ember in the Ashes is another one of those books that has been really hyped up, and apparently has been living up to the hype! I’m always in the mood for a killer fantasy book so… The Secrets We Keep looks like a fantastic mystery/thriller/contemporary book. The closer to summer we get, the more I crave these types of books. Okay, really, I crave these books all year ’round.


Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith — April 14th, 2015 (eBook)

Ellie O’Neill and Graham Larkin fell hard for each other when a misspelled email address unexpectedly brought them together. Now, over a year has passed since they said goodbye with the promise to stay in touch, and their daily emails have dwindled to nothing. Ellie is a freshman in college and has told herself to move on, and Graham has kept himself busy starring in more movies, as well as a few tabloid columns. But fate brought these two together once before—and it isn’t done with them yet.

In this sequel novella to This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith revisits two beloved characters to tell the story of one magical night in Manhattan. When Ellie and Graham come face to face once more, can they get past the months of silence and the hurt feelings to find their happily-ever-after again?


What books are you eagerly anticipating this upcoming April?