Spring is (sorta) here. Hurrah! Good riddance, snow! As much as I love curling under a warm blanket to read in the winter months, it just doesn't compare to the feeling of warm sunshine. But Spring also means rainy days, and nights that are uncomfortably chilly compared to the balmy days - not that I'm complaining! Because, of course, it also means MORE BOOKS. Now, before I get to the list of April YA & MG books that have caught my eye, I do have to point out that we've got a bit of celebrating to do. Because this month, the sequel TAKEN by our very own Erin Bowman is releasing! FROZEN is here! AND IT IS SO PRETTY. 'Grats, Erin! And without further ado...
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD Ava Dellaira ( YA Contemporary) DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige ( YA Fantasy) SALVAGE by Alexandra Duncan ( YA Science Fiction)
STOLEN SONGBIRD by Danielle L. Jensen ( YA Fantasy) THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa De La Cruz ( YA Fantasy) ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb ( MG Fantasy)
GOING OVER by Beth Kephart ( YA Historical) SEKRET by Lindsay Smith ( YA Historical / Paranormal)
THE NETHERGRIM by Matthew Jobin ( MG Fantasy) THE KLAATU TERMINUS by Pete Hautman ( MG Fantasy) PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama ( YA Dystopian)
THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF by Ambelin Kwaymullina ( YA Dystopian) TOXIC HEART by Theo Lawrence ( YA Dystopian) DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor ( YA F antasy)
UPSIDE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Juliet Lamana ( MG Contemporary) REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins ( YA Fantasy) FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe ( YA Mystery)
THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares ( YA Science Fiction) ALWAYS EMILY by Michaela MacColl ( YA Historical / Mystery) SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong ( YA Fantasy) NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley ( YA Science Fiction)
April 15 FROZEN by PC's own Erin Bowman ( YA Dystopian) HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW by Natalie Whipple ( YA Fantasy) THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler ( MG Fantasy)
A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES by Soman Chainani ( MG Fantasy) THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa ( YA Paranormal) THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME by Jennifer E. Smith ( YA Contemporary)
THE ACCIDENTAL KEYHAND by Jen Swann Downey ( MG Fantasy) HIGH AND DRY by Sarah Skilton ( YA Mystery)
April 22 THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel ( MG Fantasy) THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni ( MG Fantasy) TALKER 25 by Joshua McCune ( YA Fantasy)
PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG by Anne Blankman ( YA Historical) THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Andrea Cremer ( YA Science Fiction / Steampunk) SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by March Sedwick ( YA Mystery)
DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner ( YA Fantasy) EXPIRATION DAY by William Campbell Powell ( YA Science Fiction)
THE LUCK UGLIES by Paul Durham ( MG Fantasy) THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting ( YA Science Fiction) IN THE SHADOWS by Kiersten White, Illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo ( YA Paranormal)
Anyone else notice the two middle-grade books centered around libraries coming out the same day? As always, if you know about any April releases that I've missed, let me know in the comments! And add them to my Goodreads April 2014 MG & YA Releases list.