To Be Read: April 2023

I mentioned in last month’s to be read post that I’ve found my reading stride in 2023 and honestly, I still stand by that statement. I’ve not quite been doing double digits every month, but I’m trying to not pad out my reading challenge with graphic novels. 

Anyway, I have a few ARCs to read next month, not mentioned here because I don’t have pictures of them yet, so I don’t know whether I’ll actually get around to all of the books mentioned. I will, however, try my best!

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson 

This book has been set on my desk (I ran out of shelf space) screaming at me to read it. Which I really want to do however, I didn’t want to read the whole series in such a short amount of time. Well, I did want to do that because I loved the first book, but I wanted to make the experience last a bit longer. 

I have no idea if I’ll enjoy this as much as the first book, but I’m excited to find out.

Synopsis: Pip is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

The police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time everyone is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late?

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

This is one of the books that I’ve been saying I will read for years. Well, I’m finally going to do it. I actually read a couple of chapters back in December but didn’t continue for some reason. I’m going to start it again next month and will hopefully want to continue. I have heard great things about Tweet Cute though, so I’m sure I will like it. 

Synopsis: Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

This one may be a bit of a stretch because I might not get around to it, but I’m manifesting. As I mentioned in the intro to this post, I have a couple of ARCs to read next month, but I really want to read this book. I’ve had it for so long and just haven’t picked it up for some reason. Let’s hope I can finally get around to it in April. 

Synopsis: Face your demons… or feed them.

The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war–and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried–and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

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