While I was perusing the updates for Octavia's Series Challenge that I'm participating in, I saw that she is also hosting an ARC April challenge and thought "why not?".
In all honesty, I'm awful at keeping up with ARCs. When I request them I'm all giddy and excited, but I'm also a feelings reader. I have to be in the mood. However, the publisher's gave me this opportunity to read their books and spread the word, an opportunity based on my request, so I know that I need to keep up with them. While I'm all for reading books you enjoy, not just ARCs because you feel guilty, sometimes I just need that good kick in the rear to remind me that I asked for these books for a reason. At the time I thought they were interesting and intriguing, so I need to give them a chance.
So, this April, I'm going to put some ARCs higher on my (towering) TBR list. Some that I'm excited about and interested in, but they just got pushed back because I'm always buying new books (I regret nothing). So, here is my list of books I hope to read this April:
Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)
by A.C. Gaughen
While having a somewhat rocky start, this book is shaping up to be awesome! I'm 76% done with it and eager to find more time to read and finish this book. I MUST KNOW THE SECRET (even though I'm pretty sure I already know)!
The Queen's Choice (Heirs of Chrior)
by Cayla Kluver
I admit, I'm a bit nervous. I don't believe I've ever has such a love/hate relationship with a series as I've had with Kluver's previous series (Legacy). I loved the phenomenal secondary characters and the plot, but boy did I want to throttle Alera for her utter stupidity. I still haven't finished the second book because I'm terrified of where I think it's heading and I don't really care to throw my Kindle into a wall, mostly because that means I'll have to pay for a new one with money I don't have. However, for all my ranting, I did still like the plot of her previous series (though I've yet to finish it so who actually knows), so I'm willing to read a book by her again. I just hope she's learned her lesson and keeps the details to a minimum.
by Katherine Longshore
I actually rather enjoyed Longshore's previous novel Gilt. Historical fiction? Sign me up. So I requested this book with high hopes. I'm somewhat hesitant based on some not-so-rave reviews, but I'm willing to give it a try.
Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)
by Terah Edun
I hate to say this, but I'm not quite sure why I requested this one. I'm kind of interested I suppose, but this is also a "she's the chosen one and the only person to save the world" type of book. Those are hit or miss. Unfortunately, the semi-low rating on Goodreads isn't really helping its case...
Camelot Burning (Metal and Lace #1)
by Kathryn Rose
Guys, I'm pretty excited about this one! Look at the cover!! Camelot is literally burning! Which means action and war! Also, Arthurian legends? Awesome. Magic? Yes please. Roguish knights?!? SOLD!