Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Into A Good Book: 12 Upcoming Releases for Your TBR List

It's March, the Winter season is finally coming to a close (hopefully), Spring is coming and with it warmer days, sunny afternoons, and colorful spring flowers. Not to mention some of the most anticipated books of the year... Here are 12 Upcoming Spring Releases you'll want to check out!

Spring into a good book with these 12 upcoming releases:

1. Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton
Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)
Alwyn Hamilton
March 7, 2017
YA Fantasy
Blurb:
Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne. 

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan's palace—she's determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she's a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she's been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

Why I Want to Read This Book:
I loved Rebel of the Sands and I'm eager to see what's going to happen in Traitor to the Throne. Is it possible that Amani has sided with the wrong side? Will she get together with Jin? I think what I like best about this series is that thing I thought I wouldn't like; it's like a mash up of the Middle East and the Wild West and I'm crazy about this series!

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2. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch
Rin Chupeco
March 7, 2017
YA Fantasy
Blurb:
Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha—one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Why You'll Want To Read This Book:
Think of Memoirs of a Geisha where the Geishas can seriously kick ass and are dressed to kill. I read an ARC of this book last summer and fell in love. I loved the world of The Bone Witch, from the clothing to the kingdoms and customs to trying to unravel exactly what Tea did that made her so reviled. This is a fantasy novel you do not want to miss!

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3. The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins
The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #2)
Wendy Higgins
March 7, 2017
YA High Fantasy
Blurb:
One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues.

The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something far more dangerous: the ire of powerful Lashed woman Rosaria Rocato. Rosaria demands that Eurona overturn the laws prohibiting magic, or an innocent will be killed each day.

Despite the king’s resistance, Princess Aerity believes they must make peace with the Lashed, and though she’s accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared.

Aerity soon discovers that Paxton has joined Rosaria’s army in the war against her family. Though her feelings for him are still strong, her duty to her kingdom and her family is stronger—especially when her parents are kidnapped and she has to step up to the throne and once again put aside what’s best for her in order to do what’s best for her people. Paxton and Princess Aerity must fight to see what is more powerful: their love or the impending war between the magical Lashed and the non-magic humans.

Why I Want to Read This Book:
I am dying to see how the duology will end and whether Aerity and Paxton will end up together! I fell in love with The Great Hunt last year and it is actually the book that made me fall in love with high fantasy. I've also kind of paired up some of the lesser characters in my mind so I'm eager to see if any of my 'ships actually sail. 

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Amazon | Add to Goodreads | Catch up with The Great Hunt

4. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Hunted
Meagan Spooner
March 14, 2017
YA Fantasy Retelling
Blurb:
Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones--and in her blood. 

Though Yeva grew up with the city's highest aristocrats, far from her father's old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them. 

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas...or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. 

Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory--a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Why I Want To Read This Book: 
I love retellings and I first found out about this one while I was reading Ever the Hunted a few months back (I think I mixed the titles up or something) and it sounds fantastic. Meet the deadly Beauty the same week that Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast hits theaters! 

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5. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Blood Rose Rebellion
Rosalyn Eves
March 28, 2017
YA Fantasy
Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary. 

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romani, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever. 

Why I Want To Read This Book:
I read an excerpt of this book a while back on the publisher's website and it really grabbed me so I'd really like to see how the rest of the book is. It sounds similar to some of the books I've read and loved lately. 

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6. Just An Illusion - The B Side by D. Kelly
Just an Illusion - The B Side
D. Kelly
March 30, 2017
Rock Star Romance
Blurb:
Three life-altering months…

That’s how long it’s been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She’s made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love.

Back on the road…

Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel’s not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour.

Brother vs Brother…

Tensions are high on the Weston brothers’ bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia’s life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good?

Why I Want to Read This Book:
I loved book one and the ending left me needing to know what was going to happen next. And I'm still holding on to the long shot that maybe, just maybe, Mel will end up with Sawyer...

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7. Twist (Dive Bar #2) By Kylie Scott
Twist (Dive Bar #2)
Kylie Scott
April 11, 2017
NA Romance
Blurb:
When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman―except that she lives across the country. Soon they're emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets...except the one that really matters.

When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it's always better with a twist.

Why I Want to Read This Book: 
I loved Dirty and Kylie Scott is such an amazing author. Her books are that perfect blend of sexy and hilarious and I can't wait to read Joe's story in Twist!

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Amazon | Add to Goodreads | Catch Up With Dirty

8. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
Burntown
Jennifer McMahon
April 25, 2017
Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Blurb:
Ashford, Vermont, might look like your typical sleepy New England college town, but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories, it’s known as “Burntown.” 

Eva Sandeski, known as “Necco” on the street, has been a part of this underworld for years, ever since the night her father Miles drowned in a flood that left her and her mother Lily homeless. A respected professor, Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines, including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edison’s workshop. According to Lily, it’s this machine that got Miles murdered. 

Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief. But when Lily dies under mysterious circumstances, and Necco’s boyfriend is murdered, she’s convinced her mother was telling the truth. Now, on the run from the man called “Snake Eyes,” Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive. 

There are the “fire eaters,” mystical women living off the grid in a campsite on the river’s edge, practicing a kind of soothsaying inspired by powerful herbs called “the devil’s snuff”; there’s Theo, a high school senior who is scrambling to repay the money she owes a dangerous man; and then there’s Pru, the cafeteria lady with a secret life. 

As the lives of these misfits intersect, and as the killer from the Sandeski family’s past draws ever closer, a story of edge-of-your-seat suspense begins to unfurl with classic Jennifer McMahon twists and surprises.

Why I Want to Read This Book:
I love Jennifer McMahon's creepy storytelling and this one sounds particularly good. 

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9. The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Dead List
Jennifer L. Armentrout
April 25, 2017
YA Horror
Blurb:
When Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from a party, her entire life changes as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.

Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn't done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn't the only one being tormented.

With the help of an old flame, Jensen Carver, and her friends and family, Ella tries to attain some sense of normalcy, but she can't seem to shake the feeling that there's a dark pattern hidden in the killer's every move. Suddenly, even those in her innermost circle seem suspicious. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can trust.

Why I Want to Read This Book:
I'm a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and this book sounds really good, reminding me of her other YA book, Don't Look Back. 

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10. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3)
Sarah J. Maas
May 2, 2017
YA High Fantasy
Blurb:
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Why I Want To Read This Book: 
MUST. SEE. WHAT. HAPPENS. NEXT!!!!

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11. When It's Real by Erin Watt
When It's Real
Erin Watt
May 30, 2017
YA Rock Star Romance
Blurb:
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. 

There's nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star's got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he's settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary. 

Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley's image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She'll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little. 

Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there's no telling what your heart will do…

Why I Want To Read This Book:
Erin Watt's books are amazing and I can't wait to see how this book is different from their Royals Series. 

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12. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
House of Furies
Madeleine Roux
May 30, 2017
YA Horror
Blurb: 
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

Why I Want To Read This Book:
This is a little different from Madeleine Roux's other series but it sounds just as awesomely creepy. I can't wait to unlock the secrets of Coldthistle House!

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