April 2019 book releases

Hi guys, it’s spring! Spring means better weather, butterflies and ice cream at the park! Spring also means lots and lots of hay fever, but lets just forget that for a moment, and focus on the positive. And by positive, I mean the new books that are being released this month that are totally perfect to read in the spring sun. Which of these books are on your TBR? Let us know down below! 🙂


Descendant of the Crane1. Descendant of the crane – Joan He 
Release date: April 9th 2019
Publisher: Albert Whitman Company
A very promising YA-debut by Joan He, featuring tons of fantasy elements. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her. To get revenge for her father’s death, she needs magic. But magic is forbidden. Who can she trust? Read more… 


The Red Scrolls of Magic2. The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) – Cassandra Clare
Release date: April 9th 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Any Cassandra Clare fans here? Because if you are, you’re in for a treat. All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke. The new leader is causing havoc and it’s their job to track him down. Read more…


Defy Me3. Defy Me (Shatter Me #5) – Tahereh Mafi
Release date: April 2nd 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
Are there any Tahereh Mafi fans? Because the same can be said for them: a brand new novel in their favorite world. Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything. What will happen next? Read more…



Heart Made for Breaking4. Hearts Made for Breaking – Jen Klein
Release date: April 30th 2019
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Children
Beside all of these fantasy novels, there’s place for some romantic books as well. 17-year old Lark never lets herself fall in love. She dates boys, she lets them down gently, remains friend with them and repeats it all over again. Her friends think it’s because she is afraid to get hurt, and challenge her to stay in a relationship long enough for one of them to fall in love. Intrigued by the challenge, she sets her eyes on mysterious new boy Ardy. Will she risk a broken heart by falling for him? Read more…



How to Make Friends with the Dark5. How to Make Friends with the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow
Release date: April 9th 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Not all books are happy or romantic. Here is what happens when your mother dies. It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark. Read more…


So… what are your favorite books? I can’t wait to start in some of these this month. Have I missed a title? Please let me know in the comments down below!

Nanouk Meijer

Nanouk is the founder and owner of the website. She runs the website, takes care of the lay-out, give-aways, social media, book reviews and events. She is 25 years old and graduated from 'Comparative Literature' at Utrecht University. She is Digital Product Manager at HarperCollins Holland and staff reviewer at YA Books Central. She breaths books.

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