Sometimes, after scrolling through endless lists of Goodreads recommendations, any reader can (understandably) feel bored and overwhelmed. Either none of the books sound like what you currently want to read, or all of them do, and you don’t know what to do. Well, the YA world is constantly getting new additions, and if you want o read something fresh and new, you’re in the right place. Here is a list of a few of the new books coming out in April.
1. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir – Coming April 28, 2015
The Blurb: Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
This is my most anticipated book of this month. After reading the first few chapters online, I was completely hooked. The premise is very similar to Legend, one of my favorite books of all time, and according to reviewers, this one is even better. I have high expectations for this book, hopefully it won’t disappoint!