April TBR

TBRpicEveryone’s got it.  A list of books you want to read.  A list of books you’ve decided to prioritize above the rest.  A list of books that may be shifted numerous of times to accommodate the new bestseller or a trusted friend’s recommendation.  For now, however, here are the Top 5 Books on my TBR list for the month of April:

The Eternity Curse by Julie Kagawa
Book 2 of the Blood of Eden series

A vampire/dystopian series, I’ve been told that this trilogy is a Twilight meets Hunger Games type.  Although the Twilight series gave me my fill of vampire Young Adult books to last a lifetime, I decided to give this series a try because 1) Book One (The Immortal Rules) was on sale for $3.95 on Amazon, 2) my friend (hi, Nik!) wanted to read it for our book club, and 3) I’ve heard a lot about the author and I wanted familiarize myself with her work.  I’m about half-way through The Immortal Rules and I’ll admit I’m reaching kind of a lull but my friend said it gets better and that The Eternity Cure is really good.  So there’s my motivation.

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Book 2 of the Winner’s Trilogy

I first learned about the Winner’s Trilogy from a tweet by Marissa Meyer (author of the Lunar Chronicles) about 6 months ago.  She received an advanced copy of this book and was RAVING about it.  Since I am such a fan of Meyer’s books, naturally I decided to pick up Book One (The Winner’s Curse)–and I devoured it.  The world Rutkoski created reminds me of the Dothraki in Game of Thrones which I am all about.  I preordered The Winner’s Crime and it arrived earlier this month but I still haven’t had the time to read it.

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
Book One of the Checquy Files

Before today, this book would not have made this list.  Before today, I’ve never even heard of this book.  But thanks to this Huffington Post article, I wouldn’t be surprised if The Rook made it to the #1 spot on my TBR list.  Apparently, it’s about a girl who is part of a secret organization in Britain who battles the supernatural.  But I mean, aside from that–the article showed up on my Facebook Newsfeed with the header “The Magical Novel Harry Potter Fans Are Bound To Love”.  Done and done.


 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A dystopian novel that’s NOT Young Adult.  Basically every Best Contemporary Books list references this book.  So when Book Riot announced there was an ebook sale for $2.99, I had to get it.  And it comes highly recommended–my sister (hi, Biz!), the harshest book reviewer I know, said she liked it.


Fallen by Lauren Kate
Book One of the Fallen series

Young Adult fantasy series that deals with angels and romance and of course, the battle between good and evil.  All four books of the series have already been released and get this!  The movie is coming out!  According to IMDb, it’s expected this summer.  So obviously, I have to read it before it hits the big screen!

Read any of these books?  Have any that you’d like to recommend?  What’s on your TBR list for the month of April?  Let me know!

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