April 2021 Releases

Wow this was totally posted in a timely manner at a useful date and not late at all.



April 2021
Hello and happy April! If you’re seeing those post around when I actually posted it: Well, it’s out before April’s final new book Tuesday. yay?

If you’re seeing it sometime in the future when I’ve gone and backdated it to the beginning of the month: You saw nothing!

Site
The 2021 Reading Challenges page is up to date!

This Month’s Releases
Hmm… books. Enjoy!

Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:

Thoughts on April 2021’s YA SFF releases:
The Crown of Gilded Bones and Gilded Serpent are the NA releases. (Gilded Bones definitely, Gilded Serpent I’m p sure?)
— I learned, literally ten minutes ago, that Cute Mutants was a novel(la?) series and not a comic series
— So many gilded things. So many serpents.
— Every month I want to do things like, figuring out the most common colours/colour palette or most common title word, but like wow, that sure requires effort.

April 6th
The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts #1) by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Oculta (A Forgery of Magic #2) by Maya Motayne
Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers #2) by Lana Popović
The Other Side of Magic by Ester Manzini
Cute Mutants Vol 4: The Sisterhood of Evil Mutants (Cute Mutants #4) by S.J. Whitby
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

April 7th
Death’s Champion (Destiny and Darkness #4) by Karen Frost

April 13th
The Serpent’s Curse (The Last Magician #3) by Lisa Maxwell
Malice (Malice Duology #1) by Heather Walter
The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) by Lynette Noni
Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders

April 17th
Sister of the Stars (The Children of Lyr #2) by Lina C. Amarego

April 20th
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames #1) by Alexandra Overy
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
Southern Sun, Northern Star (Glass Alliance #3) by Joanna Hathaway
Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold #1) by Ciannon Smart
Dustborn by Erin Bowman 
The ​Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Clash of Flesh and Metal (Flesh and Metal #2) by Alicia Ellis
The Guardian by Erin Lee

April 27th
On This Unworthy Scaffold (Shadow Players #3) by Heidi Heilig
Chaos on CatNet (CatNet #2) by Naomi Kritzer
Dream Country by Ashaye Brown
Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores #3) by Danielle L. Jensen


Adult/Gen Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:

Thoughts on April 2021’s Adult SFF releases:
— A number of these are technically magical realism, which I know is in a weird place of “not traditional fantasy” but also isn’t strictly not fantasy, so you know, take note, etc.
— Based on early reviews, it sounds like First, Become Ashes is even more “porn and voyeuristic trauma with the saddest smear of SFF icing” than Docile.
— I am, as always, mega excited for more Murderbot!
The Beautiful Ones is technically a re-release, I think Moreno-Garcia changed publishers? v nice cover, tho.
— It’s 3:23am, so I don’t really have strong feelings about many things at this point, tbh.

April 1st
Penumbra by Dan Ackerman

April 2nd
Magic and Misrule by K.M. Merritt

April 4th
Stones of Light (Threadlight #2) by Zack Argyle

April 5th
Local Star by Aimee Ogden

April 6th
Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer
Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

April 13th
Gifting Fire (Stealing Thunder #2) by Alina Boyden
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner
The Helm of Midnight (The Five Penalties #1) by Marina J. Lostetter
Composite Creatures by Caroline Hardaker
Near the Bone by Christina Henry
The Princess and the Odium (The Odium Trilogy #3) by Sam Ledel
Stormland by John Shirley
Unity by Elly Bangs
The Girl and the Mountain (Book of the Ice #2) by Mark Lawrence
She Dreams in Blood (The Obsidian Path #2) by Michael R. Fletcher 
Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

April 20th
Defekt (LitenVerse #2) by Nino Cipri
The Queen of Izmoroz (The Goddess War #2) by Jon Skovron
Fortress of Magi (Chronicles of Amicae #3) by Mirah Bolender
Lodestone by Katherine Forrister
A Dark Queen Rises (The Burnt Empire Saga #2) by Ashok K. Banker
The Last Watch (The Divide #1) by J.S. Dewes
Spectrum (Web Shifter’s Library #3) by Julie E. Czerneda
The Warlord (Rise of the Warlords #1) by Gena Showalter
Popisho by Leone Ross

April 27th
The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird
Robot Artists and Black Swans: The Italian Fantascienza Stories by Bruce Sterling
Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur
The Storm’s Betrayal (The Bourshkanya Trilogy #2) by Corry L. Lee
Eye of the Sh*t Storm (The Frost Files #3) by Jackson Ford
Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) by Martha Wells See reviews for the rest of The Murderbot Diaries here!
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Re-release)


LGBT+ Releases:

Thoughts on April 2021’s LGBT+ releases:
— I bought These Feathered Flames in hardcover, but I’ve since heard mixed reviews, so 🥴
— I mean, worst case scenario, I still
The Other Side of Magic has the best cover I have seen in my life, ever.
— Is that a dragon with feathers on Gifting Fire? (Also, again, gorgeous cover.)
— Wait, I learned about The Guardian super late, but omg that cover also.
— April is overall just a great month for covers, actually.
— Spoilers for April’s best cover post?

April 5th
Local Star by Aimee Ogden

April 6th
The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers #2) by Lana Popović
The Other Side of Magic by Ester Manzini
Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan
Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
Cute Mutants Vol 4: The Sisterhood of Evil Mutants (Cute Mutants #4) by S.J. Whitby
First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara

April 7th
Death’s Champion (Destiny and Darkness #4) by Karen Frost

April 9th
Department of Death: A Nick Hoffman Mystery by Lev Raphael

April 13th
Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve
Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders
Victoria Sees It by Carrie Jenkins
Gifting Fire (Stealing Thunder #2) by Alina Boyden
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner
The Helm of Midnight (The Five Penalties #1) by Marina J. Lostetter
The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell by Sophia DeRise
Malice (Malice Duology #1) by Heather Walter
The Princess and the Odium (The Odium Trilogy #3) by Sam Ledel

April 15th
The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club by Doug Henderson

April 16th
The Companion by E.E. Ottoman

April 20th
The Guardian by Erin Lee
Defekt (LitenVerse #2) by Nino Cipri
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames #1) by Alexandra Overy
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown

April 27th
Green Glass Ghosts by Rae Spoon
A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus
Chaos on CatNet (CatNet #2) by Naomi Kritzer

April 30th
Permafrost by Eva Baltasar, Julia Sanches (Translator)

What new books are you looking forward to this March?


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