What’s up, guys? I can freely admit I’ve been a terrible person in March, I only posted one review other than the usual WWW Wednesdays, but I promise I’ll try harder in April. It’s safe to say that with these exciting new releases, there will never be a dull moment in my reading schedule.
Release date: April 10th, 2018
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.
I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite a while! I’ve seen some comparisons to Six Of Crows on Goodreads, and I can definitely see that, but I won’t let it affect my judgment on it (mostly because Six Of Crows is a masterpiece that will probably never be matched).
Release date: April 10th, 2018
The New York Times Bestselling duo behind Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily return with twins out to throw the party of a lifetime–or at least the best party of high school!
Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends–and now they’ve prepared their final blowout, just before graduation.
The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn’t know who’s coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling revelry is always tempered with a large dose of sibling rivalry, and tonight is no exception.
One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, we all know the answer is plenty. But plenty also goes right, as well…in rather surprising ways.
I have problems with pretentious, know-it-all John Green-esque characters, and judging by the Goodreads reviews, this book happens to have … just that. But, but! I’m still holding out for this one because I happened to like a previous Cohn-Levithan collaboration, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily. Plus, stories that take place in one night are quite intriguing, in movies or books or anything.
Release date: April 17th, 2018
1780. Albany, New York.
As the war for American Independence carries on, two newlyweds are settling into their new adventure: marriage. But the honeymoon’s over, and Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler are learning firsthand just how tricky wedded life can be. Alex is still General George Washington’s right-hand man and his attention these days is nothing if not divided–much like the colonies’ interests as the end of the Revolution draws near. Alex & Eliza’s relationship is tested further by lingering jealousies and family drama.
Alex and Eliza was such a sweet story that ended so succinctly that I almost feel as though a sequel is unnecessary. But I’ll be damned if I don’t come back for more Alex and Eliza. Honestly, I’m scared for my babies! They’re going to be separated for most of this novel and that broken heart on the cover isn’t doing me any favors.
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Words can’t express how hyped I am for this release! I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (even though I still haven’t seen the movie yet… don’t hate me!) and while Leah wasn’t totally on my radar before, I so want to know more about her.