Friday, 1 April 2016

Fresh on the Shelf - April 2016 Book Releases + Giveaway

Happy April, Cupcakes!

Hope everyone's had an excellent March! The weather in Toronto has been INSANE! We've had heat waves, snow, frozen rain, heat waves again - what's going on, Canada?! I'm hoping that now that it's spring, the weather will finally settle down and move on up in temperature. I'm so ready for flats and cami dresses!

Are you excited for a bookish April, Cupcakes? Who else is freaking excited for The Raven King?! I can't wait to finally dive into the pretty! By the way, don't forget to bookmark this page for your bookish convenience, and enter to win a copy of this month's fantastic titles below!

April 2016 Book Releases:

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Soldier by Julie Kagawa
Let the Wind Rise by Shannon Messenger
Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun
The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
Prodigy by Marie Lu (Graphic Novel)

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
Drag Teen by Jeffery Self
Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
The Epidemic by Suzanne Young
The Life Tree by Frances Hardinge
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Strike by Delilah S. Dawson
When we Collided by Emery Lord
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Surviving High School by Lele Pons and Melissa de la Cruz
Forget of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Once Upon a Time by Liz Braswell
Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins
Unrivaled by Alyson Noel
OCDaniel by Wesley King
Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West
Can You Keep a Secret? by R.L. Stine

GIVEAWAY - International
Giveaway is for one book from the above April 2016 releases to be awarded to one reader. Open to anyone who can receive shipments from The Book Depository. I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged books received. Please fill in entries accordingly for a valid entry. Good luck!

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Happy reading,


  1. Heir to the Sun! Amanda Sun's last series was so good!

  2. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins.
    I noticed you got an early signed copy. Lucky!

  3. Bookish Willow1 April 2016 at 08:18

    Thank you, Wendy, for always taking the time to make this post every month.
    I'm looking forward to reading Unrivaled, OC Daniel, Soldier, Lady Renegades, and Heir to the Sky.

  4. Heir to the Sky and Soldier are by far my most anticipated books. Thanks for the chance!

  5. The Raven King!!

  6. Oh wow! I didn't know that there'll be a graphic novel of Prodigy released. I'm def going to check this out.

    I'm excited about Lady Renegades (my most anticipated April release), but I still haven't read Miss Mayhem yet :/

    The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows has a really nice cover. Going to check that out too. I really like these posts of yours! Thanks!

  7. There are so many of these books that I am excited for! Heir to the Sky, Tell Me Three Things, The Lie Tree and Briar Rose all sound great!

  8. So many gorgeous covers!

  9. I don't any of the books but from title and cover I'm really interested in OCDaniel, Epidemic, Strike and surviving high school!

  10. Mine would be Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima !

  11. My most anticipated is Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong...which got shipped to me the other day!! Will be starting it within the next hopefully and then after that, I'll be reading Half Lost by Sally Green. By that time, my preorder of another YA anticipated release of mine will ship: The Epidemic by Suzanne Young! Can't wait to read all three one after another this month :)

  12. I'm so excited for both The Raven King and When We Collided! Eeek! I can't wait!

  13. My most anticipated is Soldier by Julie Kagawa, I love her books! I'm so excited to read more about Garret :D

  14. I am looking forward to "Tell Me Three Things" :)

  15. This is a marvelous giveaway! There are so many great books it is really hard to choose the one I would pick if I had the pleasure of winning (fingers crossed). The book though that I am looking forward to reading the most is The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian.

  16. These are lots of great books. I'm looking forward to reading some of them (especially The Raven King) and I'm definitely looking up some others after seeing the covers.

  17. Super excited for The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh, The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  18. Maybe The Raven King even though I haven't started the series I'm dying to!

  19. I think I'm most excited for The Glittering Court! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. Can't wait to read When We Collided by Emery Lord!

  21. I want to read them all at some point, but definitely When We Collided.

  22. The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi seems to be at the top of my list from the books listed! The kid in me was excited to see R.L. Stine on the list as well :D

  23. My most anticipated release is definitely the Raven King

  24. I'm quite excited for The Star-Touched Queen! I've been hearing such great things about it! Thanks for the chance :)

  25. My most anticipated April 2016 release is Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong.