Spotlight Friday (148)

Hello my lovelies!  It’s Friday again, which means we get to look forward to more new books!  YAY!  Let’s take a look at some new books coming out in April (because IT’S ALMOST A NEW MONTH!).

glittering-courtThe Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead

Release Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.

After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.

Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else’s property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

What’s To Like: I am so flippin’ excited that I am talking about Richelle Mead again.  I truly don’t think anything she writes is going to be as epic as the VA and Bloodlines series, but that doesn’t mean this can’t be amazing.  Also, I’m stoked that she’s about to make the name Cedric hot again.  I don’t think anyone’s been talking about a Cedric since Diggory.  Oh my God, I’m already fawning over this guy.  Moving on.

lord_whenwecollided-cover_cata-678x10242bfor2btaylor2bagent2bpageWhen We Collided by Emery Lord

Release Date: April 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.

What’s To Like: Slowly but surely, I am becoming a diehard Emery Lord fangirl.  Her books are real, with imperfect characters that usually have big hearts.  The romance is usually ace, so I’m really excited to see what this has to offer.  I’ve already seen people on Twitter saying there’s a big twist that will have you chucking the book at the wall.  So that’s positive, right?

fierce-and-subtle-poisonA Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

Release Date: April 12, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the señoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

What’s To Like: So mysterious!  I have this as an ARC right now, and I’m really excited to dig into it and see what it’s all about.  I’m really wondering if A) Isabel truly has powers or it’s just a rumor out of hand and B) if she does have powers, can she really grant wishes…or kill?  I definitely want to know more!

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