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Most Anticipated Spring Reads

Most Anticipated Spring Reads

Hey guys!

It’s April and spring is in the air! To celebrate the sudden warm weather and sunshine we’ve been having, I wanted to discuss some of my most anticipated reads for this season, and why I’m excited for their release.

1. The Hate U Give


Release date: April 6th 2017

Reason I’m excited: The Hate U Give and ACOL are my two most anticipated reads for 2017, so I’m incredibly excited that THUG is finally out in the world (today!). This book is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and follows a young black girl who witnesses one of her best friends being shot by the police (that’s not a spoiler – it’s on the blurb). I’ve not picked up THUG yet, but from what I’ve read about it, this book is hugely important in educating people about issues with police brutality and racism towards black people, and everyone should read it.

2. Queens of Geek

queens of geek

Release date: March 14th 2017

Reason I’m excited: It’s about four friends who go to a convention. A CON. I’m so excited to read this because I’m a massive fan of conventions (and have been to several) but I’m so mad at myself because I had an ARC of this and it expired before I got a chance to read it!

3. You’re Welcome Universe

you're welcome universe

Release date: March 7th 2017

Reason I’m excited: This book features an MC who is deaf and a graffiti artist, which is potentially one of the most unique and interesting combination of character traits I’ve ever heard of, and I’m desperate to read about her.

4. A Crown of Wishes

Crown of Wishes

Release date: March 28th 2017

Reason I’m excited: I just read The Star-Touched Queen and although I enjoyed it I wasn’t blown away by it, but I’ve heard that ACOW is better than the first book. It also follows a character who I really liked from the first book and I’m eager to see what happens in her plot arc.

5. A Court of Wings and Ruin


Release date: May 2nd 2017

Reason I’m excited: The cliffhanger at the end of ACOMAF punched me right in the heart and I am so ready for more adventures in the night court. ACOTAR had several significant problems, but ACOMAF went some way to resolving a few of these issues and I’m curious to see whether ACOWAR will go even further. Plus, I loved the main gang of characters and can’t wait for more of them. Mor and Amren are queens.

6. The Upside of Unrequited


Release date: April 11th 2017

Reason I’m excited: Excellent diverse rep, including (but not limited to) lesbian characters, a pansexual character, gay characters, black and Korean-American characters, and a Jewish MC. Also has positive mental health rep and is about navigating relationships as a teenager. Basically, this sounds amazing.

7. Strange the Dreamer


Release Date: March 28th 2017

Reason I’m excited: I’m currently reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I’ve fallen a little bit in love with Laini Taylor’s writing. So naturally I now want to read everything she’s ever written.

8. When Dimple Met Rishi


Release Date: July 13th 2017

Reason I’m excited: Heart-warming YA about arranged marriage that doesn’t automatically condemn it as an inherently negative engagement? Sign me up.

9. Exit West

Exit west

Publication Date: March 7th 2017

Reason I’m excited: I tripped and tell on the hype train for this one. It’s about a young boy and girl who find love in the midst of civil war and it just sounds excellent.

10. Lambs Can Always Become Lions


Publication Date: May 15th 2017

Reason I’m excited: It’s a female retelling of Robin Hood. Of course I’m excited. The author is also such a sweetheart on Twitter and I want to support her writing in every way possible!

So these are just ten of the books I’m looking forward to during spring! What are some of your most anticipated seasonal reads? Let me know in the comments!


10 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Spring Reads

  1. What a FANTASTIC list! I found myself nodding yes to all of them haha! May 2nd is probably marked on many a bookworms calendar, may even take the day off for ACOWAR 😂 The Hate You Give & You’re Welcome, Universe were both 5 star reads for me. I’m very excited for When Dimple Met Rishi & I have Exit West waiting for me as a summer read. I hope you enjoy these reads, they all look amazing! Happy reading 💕

    1. Aww thanks so much my lovely! Your comment really made me smile! Yeah, I think twitter is going to go wild on 2nd May – and many other social media platforms for that matter! I’m so glad you liked both THUG and YWU, hearing such high praise makes me even more excited to read them. Exit West sort of came out of nowhere for me, but it’s really caught me eye. Thank you, I hope you enjoy your current and future spring reads! 🙂

      1. You’re very welcome ☺️💕I may stay off twitter a bit on May 2nd just until I can finish ACOWAR, the fandom is strong & I don’t want to be spoiled 😂 wishing you a wonderful April with some awesome reads 😉

  2. Loved this list! THUG is on my TBR, I absolutely can’t wait to read it! Omg ACOWAR!! I can’t wait for that release, as well as The Upside of Unrequited. At least the latter is being released soon! Queens of Geek sounds so awesome. ❤ SO MANY BOOKS I love it ahah.

    1. Aww thanks Analee, glad you like it! THUG is on my TBR too, I desperately need to read it! Yeah, I know ACOWAR is going to hit me straight in the heart. And I’m so ready. Queens of Geek sounds EXACTLY like my kind of book and the cover is beautiful so I can’t wait to get a copy! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hello Kate! I completely share your excitement for ACOWAR! I was fortunate enough to recieve arcs of both A Crown of Wishes and When Dimple Met Rishi and I assure you, both are incredible! You will love them!

    1. Hi Yomna, thanks for stopping by! Wow, that’s great that you received ARCs of both! I was lucky enough to be offered a Netgalley ARC of When Dimple Met Rishi so I’m reading that at the moment. So far, I love it! It’s such a funny and gentle read. 🙂

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