Although, March wasn’t a particularly successful month, I’m feeling a lot more hopeful for my future and content with reading once more. I’m determined to manage my reading list this April, having carefully chosen books I’m genuinely excited about and those that have been in my to-read pile for a long time. They’re also some that can be used in my assignment portfolios too, which is a great bonus.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to the ridding the world of demons, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love.
2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Emily’s best friend Sloane disappears, almost without a trace – the only thing left behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that wallflower Emily wouldn’t normally do, and definitely not without her best friend. But what if completing the list could bring Sloane back?
3. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
A body is dsicovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll’ by the media.
Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William Fawkes, reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.
With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
6. Long She May Reign by Rihannon Thomas
If i claimed my supposed throne, I’d be sticking out my neck for anyone to take a swing. And if I failed to hold the crown…
But if I didn’t claim the throne, I’d still be in danger. Who would leave the rightful heir alive if they wanted to control the throne themselves?