Genres: Contemporary, fairytale, fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Paranormal, Romance
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There are so many new and exciting books that are going to be releasing this Spring, that I can’t wait to get my hands on them. It was hard narrowing down the top ten that I want to read, but it was a challenge that I definitely accepted and I feel like I’ve chosen a pretty diverse selection of books. I’m really excited to see if these books live up to my expectations because I’ve set the bar pretty high. I try not to do that, but eh, it happens sometimes.
I think the one’s that I’m the most excited for are The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord because I’ve loved pretty much every book that I’ve read from Emery Lord and she’s high on my auto-buy list. I’m also really anxious to see how The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr is going to be too. The synopsis on Goodreads makes it sound like it’s going to be a really captivating read. And, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I feel like it’s going to be exactly what I need to read this Spring. It sounds so cute and fun and carefree. I feel like I need more books in my life like that, lately.
These aren’t all of the books that I want to read this Spring, but it’s my most anticipated ones.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord || Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means? Amazon || B&N
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr || Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it, her ability to make new memories. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself and to make it safely home. Amazon || B&N
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare || Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late. Amazon || B&N
Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel || Lucky Girl is an unflinching exploration of beauty, sexual assault, and self-worth, from the author of the acclaimed novel Tease. Being a pretty girl is who Rosie is, but it’s the start of a new school year and she wants to be more. Forced to face uncomfortable truths about beauty, reputation, and what it really means to be a friend, Rosie realizes that change doesn’t always happen the way you want it to—every disaster has consequences. Amazon || B&N
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves || In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place. Amazon || B&N
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon || A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways. Amazon || B&N
Looking for Group by Rory Harrison || Thelma & Louise meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in a brave, timely YA about two teens who embark on a cross-country road trip. Dylan doesn’t have a lot of experience with comfort. His only escape has been in the form of his favorite video game—World of Warcraft—and the one true friend who makes him feel understood, even if it is just online: Nuba. As they navigate their way west, they grapple with Nuba’s father (who refuses to recognize his daughter’s true gender), Dylan’s addiction, and the messy, complicated romance fighting so hard to blossom through the cracks of their battle-hardened hearts. Amazon || B&N
Literally by Lucy Keating || A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins. The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction. Amazon || B&N
How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake || All seventeen-year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. Her attempts to lay low until she graduates is disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on. Amazon || B&N