April 1, 2013 by Heidi
Pst…I think spring is finally coming! And with is some good times and good books. This month there are a few events going on around the blogosphere that I want to highlight, because I for one am a huge fan. I encourage you to check them out and participate!
My favorite vlogger, Misty, is hosting her annual Fairy Tale Fortnight along with Bonnie from A Backwards Story through the 6th. It’s a fabulous two weeks celebrating one of my favorite genres with authors, guest posts, reviews, and giveaways–I really recommend stopping by!
Kristen of Fantasy Cafe has once again decided to host a Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Month throughout April. This was another one of my favorite events around the blogosphere last year, as not only did I get tons of fantastic book recommendations, there were thoughtful and interesting discussions about women in these (my very favorite) genres. Plus, this year I’ll be taking part! This event’s not to be missed if you’re a SciFi or Fantasy reader, period.
Over at another of my favorite blogs, The Book Smugglers, Ana and Thea have decided to add on to their new (completely marvelous) Old School Wednesdays feature by including a read along! There’s going to be one book to read and discuss each month, and this month will be the first starting with the voted for Terrier by Tamora Pierce on April 24th. I, for one, intend to participate!
Finally, April 27th marks the date of the first of 2013’s biannual Dewey’s Read-a-Thon! I was unable to take place in the last read-a-thon, but did do this last April and had a lot of fun (though I only got one complete book read). I’m planning to participate again this year, barring any unforeseen plans that crop up prior.
April New Releases
Next up, we have the April new releases I’m keeping an eye on, I’m skeptical of a few, but we shall see. This month has just as many author talks as strait up trailers, which I often enjoy more (particularly Joe Hill sold me on his book), but the best trailer of the month goes to Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, though if they make a trailer for Barry Lyga’s Game, I have a feeling that’ll win out because the I Hunt Killers trailer was awesome.
This month I’m most excited for Dark Triumph, Quintana of Charyn, and The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, but I’m also quite interested in Lauren Willig’s new book, as well as Patrick Ness’ The Crane Wife. I’ve also heard awesome things about In the Shadow of Blackbirds that have me completely sold, and even have my eye on Mary Roach’s new non-fic since I was a fan of Stiff.
Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach | Goodreads|Amazon
The Other Half of the Sky ed. by Ahtena Andreadis and Kay Holt | Goodreads
Awakening by Karen Sandler | Goodreads|Amazon
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness | Goodreads|AmazonUK
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty | Goodreads|Amazon
Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer | Goodreads|Amazon
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith | Goodreads|Amazon
Love Irresistibly by Julie James | Goodreads|Amazon
Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis | Goodreads|Amazon
Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells | Goodreads|Amazon|Review
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay | Goodreads|Amazon
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers | Goodreads|Amazon
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland | Goodreads|Amazon
Stung by Bethany Wiggins | Goodreads|Amazon
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters | Goodreads|Amazon
Moonset by Scott Tracey | Goodreads|Amazon
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig | Goodreads|Amazon
Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski | Goodreads|Amazon
The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff | Goodreads|Amazon
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff | Goodreads|Amazon
Summerkin by Sarah Prineas | Goodreads|Amazon
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman | Goodreads|Amazon
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker | Goodreads|Amazon
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta | Goodreads|Amazon
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini | Goodreads|Amazon
Arclight by Josin L. McQuein | Goodreads|Amazon
The Rules by Stacey Kade | Goodreads|Amazon
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar | Goodreads|Amazon
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate | Goodreads|Amazon
One + One = Blue by MJ Auch | Goodreads|Amazon
The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy | Goodreads|Amazon
A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn | Goodreads|Amazon