Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated releases for next month. Onto the post!
High Rise Mystery– I don’t think I could be more excited for this debut from Sharna Jackson if I tried. It’s published by inclusive indie Knights Of and features Britain’s first black detective duo, which is necessary and exciting in equal measure. It is a mystery, and we all know I love a good mystery. It is the first book in a series, which is brilliant because mystery series are EVEN BETTER than just one satandlkne mystery because I get invested in the detectives and their character journeys too then. It’s edited by Robin Stevens, who is one of my favourite authors. It’s about siblings Nik and Norva solving a murder. I. Cannot. Wait.
The Titanic Detective Agency– this is another mystery, but this is historical rather than contemporary and is of course set aboard the infamous Titanic. I can’t really find any specifics about the plot as neither Amazon nor Waterstone have a blurb up but it’s piqued my interest regardless and I definitely plan to read it at some point.
Kat Wolfe Takes the Case– this is yet another mystery, and this one is the 2nd in Lauren St John’s new ongoing series. I really enjoyed the first one last year so I’m sure this will be just as fantastic. I particularly loved the setting, the friendship and the focus on animals despite it being a mystery (and a great one at that!), so I’m really just hoping for more of the same.
Sing (Like No One’s Listening)- this is Vanessa Jones’ debut and it’s a YA book about stage school. YES PLEASE. I love books about things like this and I’m sure this one will be no exception.
The Secret Summer– I’ve heard pretty great things about Ali Standish’s MG debut the Ethan I Was Before and I’ve never read it (I don’t even own a copy, despite having wanted to read it since it got released 🙈). This is her second book, which is also an MG contemporary about grief. It sounds excellent, if very emotional alongside, and the mention of Disney in the blurb has got me hoping for Disney references throughout…
The Tunnels Below– this is another debut, this time Nadine Wild-Palmer’s and I think it sounds great. It’s a fantasy about a girl called Cecilia being trapped in tunnels beneath London and her having to escape from the evil rulers of this world, the Corvus. It sounds pretty unique and I’m looking forward to giving it a go!
Extraordinary Birds– this book is about a girl called December, who only has a book about birds to remember her birth mother by, as she moves to a new foster home and how Helen, the woman she lives with there, kind of shifts her view of the world. It will probably make me cry heaps but I think it sounds like such a great contemporary.
Hot Dog Girl– I’ve already won a copy of this and I can’t wait for it to arrive once the book is out because this sounds like f/f Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and that is one of my fave YA books EVER. This one is about teens who work in a theme park as they have to work to save it and it sounds adorable and fluffy and lovely. If I can fit it in around any review copies I may have, this one will be perfect for either during or after my exams in May I think.
The Flatshare– this is an adult romance about Tiffy and Leon, who fall in love despite having never met, even though they live in the same flat albeit at different times of the day. It sounds so wonderful and I think I’m going to LOVE it. I’ve not even read it and I want a film adaptation immediately because I think that would work really well too.
What are your most anticipated releases of April? Do we have any in common? I’d love to hear in the comments!