The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
The Unquiet Past is about a girl named Tess who, after an unfortunate incident occurred at their orphanage, is sent on her way with only one clue that could help her figure out where she came from. B's girlfriend had suggested this book to be our book of the month for April. I'm almost done reading it and I am very excited to share my thoughts with you guys on Friday! I actually ended up purchasing this as an eBook. It was great timing because Kobo gave me a 20% off coupon code for my birthday and before that, they rewarded me with 5$ on my account. I think it was some kind of promo but it was awesome because I ended up getting this eBook for 64 cents.
The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
This is actually a retelling of Snow White. From what I've read so far, it's a very intriguing tale about a girl named Lorelai who is a princess on the run with a mission to kill the wicked Queen Irina, magic against magic. There's a twist too because from the blurb that they give us, the prince in this story needs magic to help save his Kingdom and the only way he can is with the help from the Queen. To get her help, he has to become her huntsman. I am so excited to read this book. Snow White is one of my favorite fairy tales and this sounds like such an exciting take on the story. My cousin actually ended up getting me this book for my birthday and I'm looking forward to reading it.
The Crown by Kiera Cass
I just know that this book will be read in a day. I didn't receive it yet because it really comes out next week but with a few Chapters gift cards, I ended up pre-ordering it for my birthday. I am going crazy right now with anticipation and I'm hoping so much that it comes in early like what happened with Passenger earlier this year with the way that it arrived a week earlier than the release date. The Crown is the final book in The Selection series and I'm going to be really sad when it's over. I didn't think I would like this series because I was never a big fan of The Bachelor but this series stole my heart. It's not just like The Bachelor either guys, it has action and rebellion. You guys really need to check this series out. Just sayin'. I'm so excited that I can't breathe right now.
Ruined by Amy Tintera
Ruined was another pre-order of mine with my gift cards set to come out the same day as The Crown. This book sounded really awesome to me and the way they described the romance to be kind of like The Selection and the revenge/action to be a lot like Red Queen, I was hooked. Two of my favorite elements similar to two of my favorite books: I need it. From what I read in the blurb online, this book revolves around Emelina Flores who is seen as a Ruined after Ruina, her home, gets destroyed. With revenge on her mind, she decides to find a way inside the enemy's home by pretending to be the future bride of the prince. With the original plan of killing the King and taking her revenge, she doesn't realize the hold that the prince has on her as she begins to question her heart and her plans.
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
As you can tell, I'm in a very fantasy/royal type of book mood lately and this book caught my eye when I was looking through BookTube videos. You guys really should check out the book trailer for this one too, it's a really good one! I'll link it here. There seems to be a lot of drama in this book and the idea of it sort of reminds me of one of my favorite TV shows, Reign. The book is about two girls, a princess and a mage who grew up together. With a possible arranged marriage, forbidden love and a whole lot of drama, Princess Marie-Victoria and Aelwyn try to plan themselves a different future that might not end as well as they would hope.
The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott
In all honesty, this book was such a treasure for me today. I haven't even heard of this book but it was in my hand in an instant. I went to Chapters today to browse, which is always my excuse and lo and behold, fresh off the press copies were on a cart as I watched the employee trying to find space on the shelving area for them. The cover caught my eye first as I've always been a sucker for the color orange but then I googled it, in rapid-fire speed I should add. It was exactly the kind of book I've been looking for! I've been kind of in a reading slump ever since I read Me Before You and I've been having trouble getting into other books. It's about this girl named Ashlyn who passed away in an unfortunate bike accident, leaving her best friend, Cloudy, and her boyfriend, Kyle, heartbroken and lost. With the discovery that Ashlyn's organs were donated and had saved three lives, Cloudy talks Kyle into going on a road-trip to find them in the hopes that maybe things will begin to seem clear and that maybe their lives will feel whole again. This book took me back because I had a friend back in my early teens named Ashley who unfortunately passed away four years ago. I had nothing but fond memories of who she was when we were younger and when she passed, it just didn't feel real. I feel like I will relate a lot to this book. They also describe the writing style to be very witty and I've always loved witty humor in contemporary novels.
Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner
I was always curious about this book and I've seen videos on it from Sasha's channel Abookutopia. It's sort of like a mix of the modern world with some elements from Greek mythology. It's about a girl named Hope who is always on the run in a world full of action and romance. All I know so far is that people are after her and with her mom taken from her, she doesn't know who to trust. In one of Sasha's videos, before playing a game with another vlogger and Raye Wagner, they promote that only until the end of April, if you sign up for Raye Wagner's newsletter, you get a digital copy of Curse of the Sphinx for FREE! Since the book doesn't seem to be sold at Chapters, I was so pumped that I could do this and so I did. I now hold a beloved copy of this book for my tablet. Check out the video right here!
April's Owlcrate Book
My Owlcrate Subscription Box that my boyfriend got me for my birthday didn't come in yet! It should be here any day now so stay tuned for an Unboxing! I'm so tempted to look online to see what will be in the box but I've been so good and I really don't want to ruin the surprise for myself. I don't want to be a cheater and look up Unboxing videos but it's one button away and it's driving me absolutely insane. I'm hoping it arrives this week. All I know is that the theme this month is Dystopia and that's one of my favorite genres. I'm looking forward to seeing what I got!
More posts will be up soon as I'm excited to share an Unboxing video and my thoughts on April's Book of the Month!
Talk to you guys later!