Hi everyone! It’s been about a week since I posted my last blog post, sorry about that! I got caught up in The Book Thief and I just started watching Outlander on Netflix!
Loads of books are coming put this year! After looking at endless lists with new titles for this year, I’ve made a list of the ones I’m most excited about.
First one on the list is Again, But Better by Christine Riccio, you may now her as polandbananasbooks on youtube! I’ve been watching her writing vlogs for months now and I’m so excited to finally be able to read it!
Date of publication: May 7th
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal — but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change — there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.
Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic – the possibilities are endless.
Next on the list is The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante (debut author). Oh my god, I cannot explain how intrigued I was when I read the synopsis. I found this book on epicreads or penguin random house list of releases, can’t remember which one it was. The cover made me fall in love, and the synopsis just made me want an ARC immediately! I mean look at the cover! It’s gorgeous!
Date of publication: June 11th
Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen, an elderly expat who had employed Marisol’s mother as a maid. When she pictured an American life for herself, she dreamed of a life like Aimee and Amber’s, the title characters of her favorite American TV show. She never pictured fleeing her home in El Salvador under threat of death and stealing across the US border as “an illegal”, but after her brother is murdered and her younger sister, Gabi’s, life is also placed in equal jeopardy, she has no choice, especially because she knows everything is her fault. If she had never fallen for the charms of a beautiful girl named Liliana, Pablo might still be alive, her mother wouldn’t be in hiding and she and Gabi wouldn’t have been caught crossing the border.From Goodreads
But they have been caught and their asylum request will most certainly be denied. With truly no options remaining, Marisol jumps at an unusual opportunity to stay in the United States. She’s asked to become a grief keeper, taking the grief of another into her own body to save a life. It’s a risky, experimental study, but if it means Marisol can keep her sister safe, she will risk anything. She just never imagined one of the risks would be falling in love, a love that may even be power
Last one I’m adding to this list is Patron Saints Of Nothing by Randy Ribay! Anther amazing cover! I found out about this one on Bookdragonism
The story sounds compelling, and packed with action. I’m incredibly excited to read a new (for me) author. Can’t wait!
Date of publication: June 18
A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder.From Goodreads
Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.
Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth — and the part he played in it.
That’s only aglimpse at my most anticipated, if you want to see more click here!