April Month in Review / May Preview


April marked the end of one of my favorite annual events, Fairy Tale Fortnight.

After that, I decided to read whatever I wanted when I wasn't reading tour books so that I didn't burn out on ARCs, etc.  I actually wound up reading a lot of contemporary; I got into the groove after reading HOW I LOST YOU.  Only now am I am swerving back toward fantasy!

The groove was great, though, because it inspired an upcoming week-long event, which will have a banner go live this week!

Come back May 19th ~ 25th for a week of Girls in Sports!


ONGOING GIVEAWAYS:

*NISSA: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Bethany Lopez (Ends TOMORROW, 5/6!)
*FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT by Kellie Sheridan (ends 5/11!)
*DAYNIGHT, Multiple Prizes by Megan Thomason (ends 5/12!)
*THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT $50 Amazon Card by Melanie Schulz (ends 5/18!)

Check out the following May Blog Tour Schedule for more giveaways!
MAY BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
(Most blog tour stops feature giveaways as well!)


MAY 19~25: GIRLS IN SPORTS Week!

*SPIRIT by Shauna Granger {5/6 Blitz}
*OF SILVER AND BEASTS by Trisha Wolfe {5/7 review}
*THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by Leah Rae Miller {5/8 review}
*THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT by Melanie Schulz {5/10 review}
*SHUCKED by Megg Jensen {5/13 blitz}
*WONDERLIGHT by R. R. Russell {5/15 review}
*THE SAVAGE BLUE by Zoraida C√≥rdova {5/27 author vlog; review}
*NISSA: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Bethany Lopez {4/26 guest post and review}
READING NOW:
{All links to Goodreads!}

*OF SILVER AND BEASTS by Trisha Wolfe {Adult}
*THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey {YA}

PLANNING TO READ IN MAY:

Besides all of the aforementioned blog tours, these are the titles I'm hoping to read--and in some cases, re-read!

I'm still in the "Read Whatever I Want" mode since my reading load for Splash into Summer will soon be upon me, but I'm trying to be good and do a lot of review ARCs, at least...!


*THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancy {YA}
*CHANTRESS by Amy Butler Greenfield {YA}
*BEAUTY by Nancy Ohnlin {YA}
*INK by Amanda Sun {YA}
*THE GIRL FROM FELONY BAY by J.E. Thompson {MG}
*RECKLESS and FEARLESS by Cornelia Funke {YA}
*THE WAXING MOON by J. Lloyd Morgan {Adult}[THE HIDDEN SUN re-read?]
*SEIGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo {YA} [SHADOW AND BONE re-read]
*THE TWICE LOST by Sarah Porter {YA}[SERIES re-read]
*THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson {YA} [SERIES re-read]
*THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani {MG}
*PROPHECY by Ellen Oh {YA}
*CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS by Miriam Forster {YA}
*REVEL by Maurissa Guibord {YA}



[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
READ IN APRIL:
{All links to Goodreads!}

TOTAL: 22 Books!

*THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Carolyn Turgeon {Adult}
*RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff {MG}
*FROGGED by Vivian Vande Velde {MG}
*STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson {YA}
*DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers {YA}
*IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME by Laura Nowlin {YA}
*CROSSING THE LINE by Katie McGarry {YA Novella}
*DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry {YA}
*STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally {YA}
*THINGS I CAN'T FORGET by Miranda Kenneally {YA}
*ASTARTE'S WRATH by Trisha Wolfe {Adult}
*BREATH by Jackie Morse Kessler {YA}
*SURFACE by Tiffany Daune {YA}
*HOW I LOST YOU by Janet Gurtler {YA}
*HOOKED by Liz Fichera {YA}
*FORTY DAYS by Stephanie Parent {YA novella}
*ARCLIGHT by Josin L. McQuein {YA}
*PREMEDITATED by Josin L. McQuein {YA}
*RED by Alison Cherry {YA}
*NISSA: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Bethany Lopez {YA}
*THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS by Sarah Ockler {YA}
*YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE by Jennifer Castle {YA}
REVIEWED IN APRIL:
{All links to my review!}

*THE WOODCUTTER by Kate Danley {Adult}
*FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Carolyn Turgeon {Adult} [Early Review]
*STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt {MG} [Redux]
*FROGGED by Vivian Vande Velde {MG}
*RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff  {MG}
*KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross {YA} [Redux]
*AFTER THE BALL by Sarah Cross {YA Novella}
*AWAKE by Jessica Grey {YA}
*STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson {YA}
*GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers {YA} [Redux]
*DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers {YA}
*IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME by Laura Nowlin {YA}
*ASTARTE'S WRATH by Trisha Wolfe {Adult}
*BREATH by Jackie Morse Kessler {YA}
*SURFACE by Tiffany Daune {YA}
*CROSSING THE LINE by Katie McGarry {YA Novella}
*FORTY DAYS by Stephanie Parent {YA Novella}
*NISSA: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Bethany Lopez {YA}
FEATURES IN MARCH:

*{Cover Redesign Reveal!} HERO by Alethea Kontis
*{Interview} Kate Danley, author of THE WOODCUTTER
*{Guest Video} Author Carolyn Turgeon Reads Excerpts from GODMOTHER and FAIREST OF THEM ALL
*{Guest Post} Fairy Tales with Author Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
*{Guest Post} Understanding What Your Fairy Tales are Teaching Your Kids with Maria L. Hughes
*{Interview/Giveaway} Christopher Healy, Author of The League of Princes Series
*{Guest Post} THE FAIRY TALE PRINCESS YOU DON'T WANT TO BE by author Sarah Cross
*{Interview} Pauline Creeden,co- author of ARMORED HEARTS
*{Excerpt} FIRST FROST by Liz DeJesus
*{Illustration Reveal/Excerpt} THE HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE by Christopher Healy
*{Interview} Sophie Masson, author of MOONLIGHT AND ASHES
*{Vlog} Spotlighting 10 Fairy Tale Anthologies
*{Interview} Jessica Grey, author of AWAKE and VIEWS FROM THE TOWER
*{Guest Post} with Alexa Loves Books: 1 + 1 + 1 = Alexa’s Fairytale Favorites
*{Excerpt} DARK TRIUMPH (And GRAVE MERCY!) by Robin LaFevers
*{Character Interview/Book Excerpt/Giveaway} Digby from THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Kit Grindstaff 
*{Guest Post/Giveaway} Introduction to some of the species in LICHGATES with S.M. Boyce
*{Cover Reveal} Once Upon a Time...the Graphic Novel!
*Fairy Tale Fortnight Wrap-Up
*CATCHING FIRE Trailer Debuts!
*{Guest Post} Laura Nowlin's IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME Fantasy Cast List
*{Guest Post} The Evolution of Fairy Tales with author Random Jordan
*{Excerpt} ASTARTE'S WRATH by Trisha Wolfe
*{Interview/Giveaway} Jackie Morse Kessler, author of the Riders of the Apocalypse series
*{Mad About Nails} The Cherry Blossom Edition
*{Cover Art Revealed} STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy Whitney
*Great $2.99 E-book Deal! HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne + 2 short stories!
*{Guest Post} Bethany Lopez discusses writing NISSA: A Contemporary Fairy Tale
*{Excerpt} OF SILVER AND BEASTS by Trisha Wolfe
*{Guest Post} daynight author Megan Thomason on the Controversy of "Cleaving" 
*{Cover Art Revealed} UNHINGED by A.G. Howard
*{Cover Art Revealed} FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT by Kellie Sheridan
*Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

Comments

  1. Wow you read so much. I thoroughly enjoyed fairytale fortnight and I love reading all the fairy tale reviews. You have a long list of books to read this month.

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  2. I can't wait until my copy of Shadow and Bone arrives. It sounds amazing!

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