April Book Tbr

5:25:00 PM

Since the beginning of this year I did a little post about my reading goals. So far I have only hit one book slump and I think that's pretty good considering its four months in. And for this month I am feeling a little motivated. I don't know what it is about spring that gives me this energy for life and determination to do all the things I wanna do. But I'm rolling with it. I'm taking this new found spur of energy and reading as much fantasy books as I can, since this month that's the genre I'm really into.


I'm going to be honest here. ALL of these books have a lot of hype right now and its a probably a factor in why I wanna read them. Sue me ok. But I feel no regrets because this book Caraval sounds AMAZING.  Let me just shoot you the summary via goodreads and then lets agree !
Synopsis:

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.


It totally had Night Circus feels right? And I love that book, which is probably why I'm going to love this one (:
Oh Laini Taylor. Shes the author who wrote the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. And if you love her writing like I do, then you could understand why I'm freaking excited to read this book. I actually went into the Trilogy book blinded; I didn't read the synopsis or anything. and I love that I went into it without bias, and so I'm going to do the same here. If you wanna know the synopsis of this book just click the picture of the book. 
Im going to spit some more truth here again. I actually just finished reading this book. I was thinking of holding off reading it and wait until I blogged about it, but I thought, "Its about 400ish pages, why not?" And I read it in two days. Because yes, 400ish pages is relatively short for me and two, because it was a good book (: I'm pretty glad I start my April reads with a good start too (: 
Check out my review of it Here
Here's the synopsis via good reads to spark your interest like it sparked mine:
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

I believe that these books are going to be a trilogy. Wayfarer actually just came out so I decided I obviously have to read Passenger first. Passenger actually came out last year and I was going to read it, but I always seemed to put it off. Maybe because last year I was really busy or because when I did have free time, I didn't really feel like reading a book and waiting for the second one. And now I don't have to. I still have to wait for the last book, but I'm ok with that.
Synopsis for Passenger: 
Passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home... forever.

Anyways, now that I have time to read them, I'm going to. This month it seems like I'm trying to read all the books I've put off reading. And now I can read them before the May Releases come out. 

Oh & check out my review of Wintersong

Happy Reading



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