spring 2016 anticipated reads

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With my eyes ever awakening to more and more amazing books, this year is sure to stun with some exciting releases set up for the next 3 months. Most of my highly anticipated reads are YA – some standalones, some debuts, and some sequels – but there’s a few other genres thrown in here too. I can’t wait to get my hands on these! Summer is going to be fab too but for now here’s a little wrap up of some of the things we’ll see hit the shelves this spring.

MARCH

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

23272028Well, I came across this little gem the other day and have to admit that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the concept. After watching the Epic Reads book trailer I set my heart on reading this, and reading it soon. In essence, this is the story of Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, descendants from the late and great literary favourites, who both attend a private school in America. Eventually they become entangled in their own murder mystery and it’s up to them, and their family history, to solve it before time runs out.

expected release March 1st
ya / contemporary / mystery
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Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

28425994I recently got approved for this on NetGalley and I finished it a few days ago. I’ve read only one Cecelia Ahern book before but her delve into young adult fiction intrigued me nonetheless. I think it’s a really interesting depiction of a dystopian society that values perfection above all, and how those who have flaws deal with their oppression. I went into this with incredibly high expectations but if you want to read my review you’ll have to wait until a little closer to the release date, sorry!

expected release March 24th
ya / dystopia
goodreads

APRIL

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

17378527I’m fairly certain everybody and their next door neighbours wants to read The Raven King. As the finale instalment to The Raven Cycle, there are so many heart-thumping loose ends to tie up before the story comes to its conclusion. Will Gansey die? Will they ever find Glendower? What will happen to Blue, to Noah, to Adam and Ronan? Stiefvater writes fantastically, weaving such incredible stories, and with everything leading up to these final moments I am certain it will not disappoint.

expected release April 26th
ya / paranormal / contemporary
goodreads

MAY

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

26073150Now, I haven’t actually read the first in the series yet – A Court of Thorns and Roses – but this series still intrigues me in a way only my love for the Throne of Glass series can. Surely the author of such an incredible set of books must have written another amazing series? I hope so. Please, Sarah J. Maas, do not disappoint me. Maybe by the time this is released in May I will have finally caught up and read ACOTAR! From reviews I’ve heard, this trilogy isn’t quite as good as Throne of Glass but I’ll have to see…

expected release May 3rd
ya / fantasy / retelling
goodreads

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

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An exciting new coming-of-age story about friendship, love, and a boy with agoraphobia. I really want to read this because it sounds like it’s going to be dealing with mental health in a way which acknowledges the awfulness of people trying to “fix” Solomon, the main lead who deals with his phobia. Now I think about it I’m not sure if debilitating phobias classify as mental health issues but regardless I think the Psychology stance that Lisa will bring to the table in it will make for an interesting, unique read.

expected release May 10th
ya / contemporary

goodreads

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories ed. by Stephanie Perkins

25063781For fans of the Christmas short story collection Perkins edited together in 2014 – My True Love Gave To Me – this summer version (although released in spring) is sure to be a big hit. I haven’t read the aforementioned yet myself but love and romance and cute little stories like these are what I live for! I was over the moon when I found out Perkins was releasing another. There are so many great, talented authors involved to make this as spectacular as it can be. It’s really going to be quite phenomenal, definitely one for the TBR!

expected release May 17th
ya / contemporary / romance
goodreads

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

26156199After reading this book’s synopsis I’m afraid it sounds so sad and heartbreaking. Maguire is bad luck wrapped up in the shape of a teenage girl; wherever she goes, the black cats and shattered mirrors follow. This is going to be a tale of embracing the past and accepting that you can’t control the future, no matter how hard you try. This girl might be against the universe, but perhaps the universe isn’t as against her as she’d have us believe.

expected release May 17th
ya / contemporary

goodreads

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims

17933522This doesn’t seem like my usual cup of tea but with such an eye-catching cover and an even more intriguing synopsis it’s going to be on my May must reads. Joy has killed someone – someone who did something terrible to her sister. But Joy isn’t the only one who knows blood stains her hands. Before she knows it she’s at the centre of being blackmailed with no hopes of escaping. Dark and compelling, Please Don’t Tell is probably going to give me nightmares, and they’ll probably be worth it.

expected release May 24th
ya / contemporary / mystery
goodreads

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