Anyway, April was an epic release month, so even though I wasn’t really supposed to buy books, I had a bunch of pre-orders come in. But I also struck giveaway gold, I swear, and I just love everyone for these books ♥
The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan: This was my last missing piece for my Rick Riordan collection, so obviously this had to happen? It’s a really cute read for fans of his Greek series.
Rebound by Noelle August: I read this as an egalley, but I’m trying to get in the habit of buying finished copies of review books I loved. Though, to be fair, I wasn’t head over heels for this one, I really like the series, so I needed it. (I make so much sense.) (my review)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: Likewise! Obviously I’ve read this, and I will treasure my signed ARC forever, but I want to have all the hardcovers of this series, so this was necessary. Yep. (my review)
Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Absolutely one of my favorite new adult titles to date. All of the feels. ALL OF THEM. (my review)
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: I really liked Open Road Summer in spite of the girl hate… I was a tiny bit skeptical about this one, but I was assured it’s super swoony and wonderful, so I am convinced! I should be reading this relatively soon.
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes: Umm, I love Paula, and what better way to make sure an author can keep writing than by boosting her sales? Mystery and thriller fans, you need to get in on this! (my review)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. If you like cuteness, fluffiness, bantery ships, and diversity, get in on this now. (my review)
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier: This book was SO FUN. Lucid shared dreaming is just the most intriguing concept. And with that lovely redesigned cover I knew I had to have the finished copy. (my review)
Every Breath, Every Word, and Every Move by Ellie Marney: EEP. This is probably the most epic giveaway I’ve won, EVER. Not only because I’m DYING to read these books, but also because now I have the whole series and I don’t have to wait on the US editions! The books are all signed, and the package also included posters, postcards, stickers, pins, and a tote bag. THANK YOU FOREVER, ELLIE!!!
Swag for Winterspell by Claire Legrand: Maybe the luck gods took pity on me for not having a job yet, because I also won a proof of the paperback cover of Winterspell plus some bookmarks and a signed book plate! Claire is LOVELY, and now I must absolutely make sure to read this book soon. Thank you!!
On the Merits of Unnaturalness by Samantha Shannon: The kindness of Samantha Shannon knows no bounds!! When she offered to send me a spare copy of On the Merits, I completely melted. It made my day – and it had been a pretty crappy one. If you don’t know: this pamphlet is written by Jaxon Hall and describes the different classes of clairvoyance within The Bone Season series. I cannot wait to read this! THANK YOU SAMANTHA ♥
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs: As a fangirl, my need for this book is obvious, I should think. But seriously, its design is STUNNING and I’m sure the content will be too. I should have my review up tomorrow, so I need to blaze through this *cough* Thank you Quirk Books!!
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: I’ve read two of Ness’s books so far, and the guy is a tremendous storyteller. The premise of his latest is, “What if you aren’t the Chosen One?” Basically, I needed it right away. Thank you Harper!
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler: YESSS. Dahlia is super fabulous, obvi, and I can’t wait to see her bring on the YA F/F. Also, how beautiful is that cover?? Thanks to Spencer Hill Press (and Dahlia) for this!!
The Immortal Heights Sherry Thomas: THE PRECIOUS. THE PRECIOUS THE PRECIOUS I HAS THE PRECIOUS. Now as soon as I can I will be binge (re-)reading the series. I cannot wait. Thanks Harper!
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: I was skeptical on this because the Fire and Thorns series didn’t really work for me, but (a) that cover is so freaking beautiful and (b) I’ve heard a reliable and very positive early report back on this one. So I think it’s worth a shot – but I will be reading it in secret and well ahead of the hype wave. Thanks Harper!
Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix: Genderbending in London plus magic by a well-regarded author I haven’t read yet? Um, yes please. Now please. Thank you Harper!
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker: This one showed up on NetGalley and I jumped on the Read Now button. I mean… witches. Duh? Then I looked and the reviews are pretty polarized, so I’m nervous. HOPEFULLY it’ll work for me, but since it was Read Now, I might allow myself to DNF if not.