April is another isolation month, so I think we’re all in need of a good read, don’t you think? Now this month doesn’t have a lot of big headlining releases, but I thought you’d like these choices.
Mind you, this list isn’t complete. I hope you enjoy the post!
Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan
Young Adult, High Fantasy
Darkness never works alone…
Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.
As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.
I haven’t gotten around to Wicked Saints, but I heard a lot of praise of it, and I’m interested to see how this series turns out.
Rebellion by Siobhan Davis
New Adult, Reverse Harem, Dark Romance
Everything changed the night he betrayed me, and now, the game has entered a new level.
Galen did me a favor, reminding me the only person I can count on is myself, and I’m more determined than ever to avenge my father’s death and avoid the destiny Sinner has mapped out for me.
Saint is used to calling the shots, but there are new rules, my rules, and if he wants me in his life, and in his bed, he’ll toe the line. They all will, because I can’t pull this off alone, and they owe me.
Sinner thinks he’s in control, but forcing me into initiation plays right into my hands. War has come to Lowell as rival gangs battle The Sainthood for ultimate power, and I enjoy rebelling from the inside, placing more obstacles in Sinner’s path while I exact my revenge.
But I’m not some innocent thirteen-year-old anymore—I have blood on my hands and lethal enemies on my tail.
I’m playing a dangerous game, especially where my heart is concerned, but there’s no turning back. I haven’t come this far to walk away empty-handed, and the more secrets we uncover, the more we realize how far-reaching the betrayal and corruption extend, and there’s no choice anymore.
The Sainthood must be taken down, and we’re the only ones who can do it.
I’ve been following this series for months. I’m jumping from one dark reverse harem romance to another. The ending of Resurrection was insane, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. Harlow Westbrooks may be one of my favourite characters from Siobhan. And I cannot wait to see how she gets her revenge.
Venom by Bex Hogan
Young Adult, Fantasy
Marianne has never wanted to be a fighter, but with unrest and discord threatening the Twelve Islands, she will have to battle threats both inside and out in an attempt to attain peace for her homeland.
Marianne is now the Viper, but her hopes for peace in the Eastern Isles are being frustrated. The corrupt King remains on the throne, bandits are proving hard to stop and Marianne is not sure who among her crew she can truly trust.
For the islands to prosper, the invisible bond that once existed uniting land and sea must be reinstated. There’s only one way that can happen – the return of magic. To do that Marianne must put aside all her fears: she must return to her roots, the Western Isles, and call on the power that runs in her blood.
She must become a Mage.
Only then, can she possibly command the army needed to finally take down the King.
I love a rebellion story. And while I haven’t read the Isles of Storm and Sorrow series, it’s been on my radar for some time.
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova
Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, High Fantasy, Historical Fiction
I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.
Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.
Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.
When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.
But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything.
I love Zoraida’s work, especially the author’s writing. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anything about her latest book until recently. But I need to grab a copy.