Excited for April 2011
(This post was inspired by The Story Siren’s “Books to Pine For” feature.)
Each month, hundreds of books are published. Sometimes it can be a lot to wade through to find the good ones, so I’ve compiled a list of a few young adult books coming out this month.
Obviously this is not every young adult book coming out this month, but these are some that I am personally excited for and I know most of you guys are too. Feel free to comment if you have any suggestions for this list! Please note that sometimes a publishing date will change and I won’t always catch it while compiling the list.
Clicking a book cover takes you to the Goodreads page!
April 01: Memento Nora by Angie Smibert (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books )
Dystopian. Sci-fi. I can tell it’s certainly going to be interesting. Sounds very promising and I can’t wait to see what I think.
April 04: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder (Graphia)
Read this one already, thanks to NetGalley. Not my favourite, but very cute! And I want a finished copy.
April 05: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry)
Really, guys? Do I actually need to explain why I’m excited for this one?
April 05: Where She Went by Gayle Forman (Dutton Juvenile)
I have not read the first one (I will, I will, I promise!) but so many people love it, and I will definitely be picking up a copy so that when I DO read the first one, I’ll have the second on hand.
April 05: Plague by Michael Grant (Katherine Tegen Books)
I love this series so much! I’ve read the first two books in this series, and although I haven’t read the third yet, I will very soon so I can read this one! Super excited for it. Very, very interesting series.
April 05: Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer (HarperTeen)
Ooh, very mysterious sounding. And photography! And dark, sexy poetry. Very, very mysterious sounding. Going to check this one out for sure.
April 05: Red Glove by Holly Black (Margaret K. McElderry)
Ah, I know, okay? I haven’t finished White Cat yet. Everyone loves it and I am so behind. But I’ll read it when I get back. And in the meantime, I’ll go ahead and buy the second one.
April 05: Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani (HarperTeen)
I loved the first book in this series. It was all about boarding school and filmmaking. Two of my favourite things. And now, there’s a second! Can’t wait.
April 05: The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky (Poppy)
Eeep, I’ve heard great things about the finished copy. Beautifully illustrated drawings and what not. I’ll be buying it just for that, although I have high hopes for the literary content as well.
April 05: Stay by Deb Caletti (Simon Pulse)
I LOVED this book. So good, so beautiful, a must-buy for me. I need a finished copy that I can reread over and over.
April 08: The I Met My Sister by Christine Hurley Deriso (Flux)
I love reading books about loss. I think the way people deal with grief so differently from one another is really interesting, so I’ll for sure be reading this one.
April 12: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (HarperTeen)
I’ve only read the first book of Kelley Armstrong’s other series, but I liked it a lot, so I’ll definitely be checking out her new series as well!
April 12: In The Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books)
There are so many things about this book that sound good. 1800s. Posh. London. Love triangle with a solider and a doctor. Can’t wait!
April 18: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
I’ve already read this one and while I didn’t love it, I enjoyed it. And the finished copies look very, very pretty, so I will certainly be picking up a finished copy of this one!
April 19: The Coven’s Daughter by Lucy Jago (Hyperion)
I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but witches! I love witches! So I’ll definitely be giving this one a shot.
April 19: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (Harlequin Teen)
Read this one – super cute and fun. I love Greek mythology. I definitely need to get a finished copy.
April 19: Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz (Simon Pulse)
I LOVED this book. I thought it was absolutely stunning and I demand my own copy of it. I’m sure reading it from GalleyGrab on the computer does not compare!
April 19: Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
I’m a bit meh on this book, but I know a lot of you guys are probably very interested in it, so here it is! Comes out April 19th :)
April 26: Bumped by Megan McCafferty (Balzer + Bray)
Ah, this book is absolutely ridiculous but brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot, so I definitely want a copy of this one.
April 26: Abandon by Meg Cabot (Scholastic)
So good! So good. Meg Cabot is brilliant. I will buy anything she writes. And it certainly helps that this book is pretttyyyyyy! Also, really excellent. Love the Greek mythology!
April 26: Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese (St. Martin’s Griffin)
BOY! It’s a book from a boy POV. Instant want, really. But, also, I think this one sounds really interesting in general, so, there’s that too. But also – boy!
April 26: Family by Micol Ostow (EgmontUSA)
I’m not generally a fan of verse books, this one sounds crazy awesome. I love family dynamics, super interesting, even though this isn’t a family in the traditional sense of the word. Anyway, super excited for this one.
April 26: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (HarperTeen)
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Finally this book is coming out! Love it, want it, need it, must have it.
April 26: We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
Aghhhh, I’ve heard so many great things about this series. I even have the first one waiting for me to read it. And I will get to it! And I’ll pick up a copy of this in the meantime.
April 28: Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith (Dutton Childrens Books)
UH, this book sounds freaking adorable. Road trip! Road trip to see a guy but you have a guy with you and I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot of fun. Can’t wait :)
April 28: Exile by Anne Osterlund (Speak)
I think I really liked the first book in this series. I need to reread it to be sure, but I definitely think I remember liking it. So I will be picking up this one.
April 28: Zitface by Emily Howse (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books )
Awww, I love this cover. Anyway, this one sounds like it’s going to a cute and light read. And it’s a debut. So I’ll be giving it a shot!
April 29: Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens (Grove Creek Publishing)
I think this book sounds really, really interesting. I haven’t heard anything about it, but the summary intrigues me, so I’ll be getting a copy to see what I think.