Hello April! This month brings a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a young adult novel exploring Hamilton’s relationship with Eliza and Daniel Suarez’s futuristic Change Agent. Whether you love science fiction, fantasy or a good thriller, we’ve found something for everyone!
The End of Day by Claire North | April 4 | Goodreads
Charlie has a new job. He gets to travel, and meets interesting people, some of whom are actually pleased to see him. It’s always good to have a friendly face, you see…at the end. But the end of all things is coming. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning, but he never knows which.
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz | April 11 | Goodreads
With battle cries of the American Revolution in the distance, servants prepare for the Schuyler’s grand ball. Angelica, Peggy and Eliza are the Schuyler sisters, but Eliza would rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. She can barely contain her excitement when Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious young colonel arrives, even if he brings bad news. When Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan | April 25 | Goodreads
Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. The residents know the hulking old structure is alive from corridors and crawl spaces to classrooms and dorms. Full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws—all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers’ eyes. But student deaths and mounting pressure from the Outsides put the time-defying order of the House in danger and they must defer to the power of the House to make it through.
Alice and the Assassin by R. J. Koreto | April 11 | Goodreads
In 1902 New York, Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of newly sworn-in President Theodore Roosevelt, is placed under the supervision of Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair. She soon takes it upon herself to investigate a recent political killing–the assassination of former president William McKinley. Concerned for her father’s safety Alice drags St. Clair through all kinds of establishments in New York, while embarking on a tentative romance with a family friend, the son of a prominent local household.
But When We Look Closer by Susan E. Lloy | April 15 | Goodreads
A collection of eighteen stories where characters find themselves in skins they wish to shed, with vices held close and with voices that must be heard. Whether it be seeking a life in a foreign land, lusting after a street junky, driving through the city with a gun or searching for buried treasure.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti | April 6 | Goodreads
After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past – a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.
The Ridge by John Rector | April 25 | Goodreads
With its manicured lawns, pastel houses, and quit, tree-lined streets, Willow Ridge seems to be the perfect place for Megan and Tyler Stokes to start a new chapter. After settling in, Megan begins to notice cracks in the neighbourhood’s facade which reveal a darker street hidden just beneath the surface.
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez | April 18 | Goodreads
In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform “vanity edits” on human embryos for a price. The illegal procedures have caused the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking to begin converging and one figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes. With Durand identified by Marcus, he becomes dosed with a radical change agent which causes him to be genetically transformed into someone else—his most wanted suspect: Wyckes.
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel | April 4 | Goodreads
As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth and now as an adult, her scientific career is dedicated to solving that mystery. After years of investigation, the truth is coming is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force. Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion as more colossal machines touch down across the globe, but Rose and the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender.
Startup by Doree Shafrir | April 25 | Goodreads
Mack McAllister’s mindfulness app is the hottest thing in tech and he’s about to launch an improved version which promises to bring investors running, Katya Pasternack is an ambitious young journalist who is hungry for a scoop and Sabrina Blum is an exhausted mother of two and failed creative writer. Their lives soon entwine when Mack’s bad behaviour collides with Katya’s search for news and it’s up to Katya and Sabrina to write the story the men in their lives would prefer remain untold.
The F Word by Liza Palmer | April 25 | Goodreads
Olivia Morten is perfect. Maybe her high-flying publicist job has taken over her life, but her clients are Los Angeles’ hottest celebrities. Maybe her husband is never around, but he is a drop-dead-gorgeous, successful doctor. And maybe her past harbors an incredibly embarrassing secret, but no one remembers high school right? But when Olivia’s high school nemesis and onetime crush resurfaces, she realises how precarious all of her perfection is and she is forced to confront the most painful truth of all: maybe she used to be the fat girl, but she used to be happy, too.
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer | April 11 | Goodreads
Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora have always been close despite being polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter whereas Aurora is beautiful and sheltered. Everything changes with a single drop of Aurora’s blood and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken. With the faerie queen and her army ready to march, Isabelle must find a prince who can awaken her sister with a kiss and create an alliance. But Aurora wakes in a strange enchanted world where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape . . . or the reason for her to stay.