As you may have noticed, I rarely follow my TBR goals each month, but as I mentioned last month, I think it’s fun to see how much my mind changes as the month goes on. I suddenly lose interest in reading books that I may have been in the mood for at the beginning of the month, and vise versa! Here is my list of what I plan to read this month!
Half Lost (Half Bad #3)
Author: Sally Green | Publisher: Viking | Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy | Release Date: March 29th 2016 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 352 | ISBN: 9780670017140
This is the final battle. The Alliance is losing the war, and their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Brynn, is losing his mind. Nathan’s tally of kills is rising, and yet he’s no closer to ending the tyrannical rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved before she committed an unthinkable crime. An amulet protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance, but this amulet is not so easily acquired. And lately Nathan has started to suffer from visions: a vision of a golden moment when he dies, and of an endless line of Hunters, impossible to overcome. Gabriel, his closest companion, urges Nathan to run away with him, to start a peaceful life together. But even Gabriel’s love may not be enough to save Nathan from this war, or from the person he has become.
Tuesday Nights in 1980
Author: Molly Prentiss | Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Genre: Fiction, Contemporary | Release Date: April 5th 2016 | Format: ARC | Page Count: 336 | ISBN: 9781501121043
Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, not-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for The New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason—a small town beauty and Raul’s muse—and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires, that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they’ve lost.
Devil & The Bluebird
Author: Jennifer Mason-Black | Publisher: Amulet Books | Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy | Release Date: May 17th 2016 | Format: NetGalley ARC | Page Count: 336 | ISBN: 9781419720000
Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue’s voice—inherited from her musically gifted mother—in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass. Armed with her mother’s guitar, a knapsack of cherished mementos, and a pair of magical boots, Blue journeys west in search of her sister. When the devil changes the terms of their deal, Blue must reevaluate her understanding of good and evil and open herself to finding family in unexpected places.
Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton | Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers | Genre: YA Fantasy | Release Date: March 8th 2016 | Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 320 | ISBN: 9780698410428
She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands. Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from. Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.
Genius: The Game
Author: Leopoldo Gout | Publisher: Feiwel & Friends | Genre: YA, Science Fiction | Release Date: May 3rd 2016 | Format: NetGalley ARC | Page Count: 304 | ISBN: 9781250045812
The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary. The Players: Rex– One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother. Tunde-This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village. Painted Wolf-One of China’s most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father’s new deal with a corrupt Chinese official. The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.
Author: Mark Waid | Illustrator: Fiona Staples | Publisher: Archie Comics | Genre: Comics, Sequential Art | Release Date: March 29th 2016 | Format: Paperback | Page Count: 176 | ISBN: 9781627388672
America’s Favorite Teenager, Archie Andrews, is reborn in the pages of this must-have graphic novel collecting the first six issues of the comic book series that everyone is talking about. Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humor, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.
*started reading in March, want to finish in April
The Winner’s Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski | Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux | Genre: YA, Fantasy | Release Date: March 4th 2014 | Format: eBook | Page Count: 335 | ISBN: 9780374384685
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.