April Showers Bring New Books!

April showers bring May flowers...and NEW BOOKS! Check out our book recs for the month!

Ash Princess

Ash Princess

By Laura Sebastian

If you love a fierce heroine, get ready to meet Theodosia in Ash Princess by debut author Laura Sebastian. We love her because she's fierce in a whole new way. While she might not be wielding a sword on a battlefield, she is definitely fighting against the Kaiser who took her family, her people, and her land. In this new series, which is perfect for both hardcore fantasy fans and fantasy newbies, Theodosia will do what it takes to reclaim her crown and save her people.

AND, you can check out the epic book trailer here:

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah

By Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

If you're already starting to suffer from senioritis, this is the book for you. Sam and Ilsa are twins who are known for throwing the best parties. They are going all out for their final bash before graduation. But of course, the sibling revelry is always served with a large dose of sibling rivalry, so they are in for an interesting night. One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? A LOT. But a lot also goes right…in rather surprising ways.

Royal Wedding: Harry & Meghan Paper Dolls

Royal Wedding: Harry & Meghan Paper Dolls

By Random House

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the ultimate fairy tale for our times—bring the romance to life with these commemorative paper dolls!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry at Windsor Castle in May 2018. With these paper dolls, you can cut them out and dress them up in their engagement outfits, the camping outfits they might have worn while hanging out in Botswana, what they might wear to a glamorous Hollywood party, the unicorn onesies we’re sure they wear at home in their cottage, and, of course, what they might wear on the big wedding day itself! Mix and match their outfits as you learn more about their whirlwind romance!

The perfect gift for royal lovers young and old!

See the paper dolls come to life in this hilarious video!

Shadow Call

Shadow Call

By AdriAnne Strickland

If you're looking to spice up your love life, why not go on a rip-roaring space adventure with Shadow Call, the sequel to Shadow Run by Michael Miller and AdriAnne Strickland?! While Qole is dealing with the brink of rebelliom, she's also dealing with her growing feelings for the exiled prince she's been harboring. Talk about complicated.

The Window

The Window

By Amelia Brunskill

If you can't get enough thrills in your life (looking at you, One of Us is Lying fans) your next read should deffff be The Window by Amelia Brunskill. Jess and her identical twin Anna are total opposites—the same on the outside, yet so completely different inside. Jess thought they told each other everything. That is, until Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Jess soon discovers that her twin kept secrets from her. A LOT of secrets.

What to Say Next

What to Say Next

By Julie Buxbaum

In case you missed this adorable and heartwarming novel when it came out in hardcover (SHAME!) you can now redeem yourself with the paperback. When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. But, their unexpected connection comes at time when they need it most, and they discover that sometimes a new perspective is all you need to make sense of the world. Plus, Nicola Yoon, the bestselling author of Everything, Everything, called it “charming, funny, and deeply affecting" so you KNOW it's amazing.

More great books out this month! 

Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

By Becky Albertalli

If you've already seen Love, Simon multiple times, the next book from author Becky Albertalli is everything you need in your life.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.

She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.

It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

By Amy Spalding

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she’s thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

But really, nothing this summer is going as planned. She also unwittingly becomes friends with Jax, a lacrosseplaying bro-type who wants her help finding the best burger in Los Angeles, and she’s struggling to prove to her mother—the city’s celebrity health nut—that she’s perfectly content with who she is.

Just as Abby starts to feel like she’s no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi’s photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Instead of feeling like she’s landed a starring role, Abby feels betrayed. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?

The Fates Divide

The Fates Divide

By Veronica Roth

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

What will you be reading next? Tell us in the comments! 

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