I started April off STRONG! Not a single ARC requested, and not a single book purchased! I could finally see empty spaces on my TBR shelves and had to rearrange a few of them because of those empty spaces. I was so proud of my will power this month!!! And then………
Not only did I buy A book – I bought MANY. I’m so ashamed! But I regret nothing! These books have been on my wish list for so long. In fact, most have been on my wish list for years, but I wasn’t sure if science fiction was my thing so I let the books sit there, sad, lonely, and unread. But after watching the movie Passengers I became obsessed with science fiction! And after requesting science fiction recommendations from other bloggers I got the confirmation that I needed to finally purchase these books!
Before I go into the science fiction books I need to mention this beauty! A couple days ago I got my copy of A Court of Wings and Ruin early! This book isn’t supposed to be released until May 2nd so I thought it was a mistake when it shipped early. I don’t seem to be the only one who got it early so I don’t feel too bad! I started it today after finishing my reread of books 1 and 2 and I don’t think I’ll be getting much sleep!
Starflight and Starfall by Melissa Landers – Books 1 and 2 of the Starflight series
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe… (Goodreads)
A Thousand Pieces of You & A Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray – Books 1 and 2 of the Firebird series
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all. (Goodreads)
Across the Universe and A Million Suns by Beth Revis – Books 1 and 2 of the Across the Universe series
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship —tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming. (Goodreads)
If you’ve watched the movie Passengers, these books seem the closest to the movies plot line! I’m so excited to get into these!!!
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray – Book 1 in the Defy the Stars series
She’s a soldier. Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.
He’s a machine. Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.
Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true. (Goodreads)
So there’s my April science fiction book haul that was never supposed to happen! Expect to see almost all of these in my May TBR!
What did you get this month?
Until next time, happy reading!