I skipped a lot of books this time around, which isn’t something that happens often, but I suppose this part of April’s releases just didn’t have a whole bunch that caught my eye. As it stands, here are the most recent additions to my TBR.
I have a feeling that Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody will be one of those books that’s okay, likely written well, but by no means one of my favorite kind of books. It might end up like Daughter of the Pirate King where I can understand why a lot of people like it, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. And I might be wrong about that, but something about the casino world and a mother in trouble just doesn’t really interest me all that much? It’s funny, because I added this book way back when everyone seemed to be talking about it and while I’m definitely interested I don’t know if this is my kind of book.
Dreamer by L. E. Delano basically resulted in me adding two books to my TBR because this is a sequel to a book that sounds utterly amazing, one that I’ve been imagining for a long time but didn’t know existed. Really, Traveler just sounds so wonderfully amazing. If truth be told, I was very seriously considering adding Dreamer based on the cover alone because it’s just really captivating. This is one of those books that you can’t help feeling like you need to read. Add in the fact that the first book’s synopsis speaks of a character who keeps dying and her friend–or love–‘s determination to keep her from dying this time and I’m basically completely sold.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian has been on my TBR for a while and it just goes to show that I’m a much bigger fan of fantasy than I am of contemporary since I happened to skip quite a few of those before I finally reached one that I was actually interested in. I’ve had a copy of this book literally sitting on my shelf for months now, just waiting for me to finally find time to read it. Of course, there’s really no questioning in my mind which direction Ash Princess is going to head in, but I still find it’s a story I’d love to read. And who knows, maybe Sebastian will surprise me?
I desperately want to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. From warring clans and a “returned from the dead” brother who, instead of actually dying, merely switched sides to the awakening of a young girl’s understanding of the world, this book sounds utterly amazing. I’ve never spent a lot of time with viking type novels, but I can say that this one sounds like the most amazing read I’ve found in a while. I love the piece about the brother’s betrayal and Eelyn’s subsequent fall into a situation where her entire worldview is being challenged and changed. These are the sort of stories to be talked about for years to come and I’m honestly so thrown by the fact that this book wasn’t discussed more.
Okay, so I’m only vaguely interested in A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall. In theory, the jumping between all these different points of view sounds interesting, but very often it can overwhelm a book and ruin it. But it works well in movies which is why I think the phrase at the end of the synopsis describing this book as “a funny and cinematic look” at prom really caught my attention. So, I don’t know how this book will work out, but I’m definitely curious enough to find out.
And, amazingly, that is the end of April. I did skip a lot of books published this month on account of them not really being the sort that I’d want to add to my TBR. So, if you’re curious about the rest of them, definitely look them over. How about these books, though? Have any found their way to your TBR?