Can you guys believe that April is just a couple of days away? How did this even happen? How have three months just flown by like that? Does time move quicker the older you get? I swear, a year lasted so much longer when I was a teen (let’s not talk about how long ago that way, okay?).
But anyways, let’s get to talking about what you came here for: April 2017 releases!
Release Date: April 4th
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Alex, Approximately is marketed as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail (which I don’t think I’ve ever seen) but the synopsis sounds interesting and with the summer months fast approaching (I can’t even believe how much daylight we’ve been getting! Everything in me is jumping for joy right now) this sounds like the perfect read!
Bailey has been talking to a guy named Alex online for a couple of months by the time she moves in with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex. Bailey doesn’t tell Alex about any of this, though – who knows who Alex is in real life, right? Bailey spends her summer working at the town’s museum with a really hot security guard, Porter Roth. Who just so happens to actually be Alex (and no, I did not just spoil you. This is part of the synopsis).
Release Date: April 11th
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I was so excited to be able to read The Upside of Unrequited a few weeks early and actually talked more about how I felt about this book in my review!
Molly, a fat 17-year-old girl knows all about unrequited love. She’s had crushes on 26 boys but never told any of them. Cassie, Molly’s twin sister, thinks Molly needs to ‘woman up’ but Molly is afraid of rejection. After all, fat girls have to be careful! Enter Mina, Cassie’s new girlfriend who comes with a hipster sidekick who could be just the boy to give Molly her first kiss. Well, if there wasn’t Molly’s co-worker Reid.
Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
When I first heard that there was going to be a book about Alexander Hamilton I freaked out. Seriously. It was embarrassing. I am a huge Hamilton fan and have been really into the soundtrack and I keep watching the same videos of the cast performing over and over again. It’s getting out of hand. BUT. Let’s get back on topic her! Alex and Eliza!
This book basically tells the story of Hamilton and Eliza from their meeting at the Schuyler’s grand ball and onward. If you are familiar with the musical, you probably know all about their story and don’t need much more information to want to read this book, right? Everyone else? Please do yourself the favor and listen to the soundtrack (and prepare yourself to be sucked into a Hamilton shaped hole)!
Literally by Lucy Keating
The synopsis for Literally is just so intriguing and meta? Basically, the author writes about a girl, Annabell, who has been living the perfect life. Next thing we know, Lucy Keating (the author in the novel) announces she’s writing a new book – and Annabell is the heroine! Unfortunately, Annabell is tired of living a life where everything is plotted out for her. But will Annabell be able to find a way to write her own story or will Lucy Keating win?
To be honest, when I first read the synopsis I was a bit confused and it took me a few careful and slow re-reads to understand what was going on – but then I was hooked! Doesn’t that just sound like such a fun read? I know I’m excited for this one!
And there we have it! Four April 2017 releases that I am really excited about and can’t wait to read within the next couple of months! Next month I get to talk about two books I am super excited about (I’ll let you guys guess 😉 )!
What are some April releases that you’re really excited about?
As I was writing this post, I realized that I only had books for the first two weeks of the month and unfortunately nothing else really sparked my interest, but if you know of more books – let me know!