It’s already April, even though the relentless weather might not agree with that. There are some fantastic books out this April, including comic strips, summer loves, and zombies. Here are the biggest books out in April 2018:
1. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Out 3rd April
In an alternate history of America, the dead begin to walk during the civil war, changing the entire course of American history. Jane McKeene was born two days before this new America full of shamblers came into being. Now, she’s training to be an attendant – somebody trained in combat and etiquette for the wealthy. When families begin to disappear, Jane might realise that the dead are not her biggest problem in this new America.
When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a well, everyone is convinced that it’s a failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears that she was pushed. She’s intent on getting to the truth of the matter. But the more she digs, the more questions she has, until her novel and her reality begin to mix together, and she’s not sure which is which. Written by the author of the Pretty Little Liars series, The Elizas promises to be a compelling psychological thriller.
Circe is the latest novel by the award-winning writer of The Song of Achilles. A strange daughter called Circe is born in the house of helios. When it’s discovered that she possesses the power of witchcraft, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she must fight against mythological creatures and find her place either amongst the gods or the mortals.
Abby is a popular fashion blogger who is thrilled to get a summer internship at her favourite boutique. The last thing she expects, though, is to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi. Suddenly, Abby finds herself spending her summer with her first girlfriend who she’s competing with for an end-of-summer job, and eating her way through burger joints to find the best burger in Los Angeles. The Summer of Jordi Perez is a lighthearted, summery read about first loves and burgers.
If you’ve been tinkering around the internet for the past while, you’ve probably seen Sarah Anderson’s comic strips. Herding Cats is her latest collection of comics that are at once hilarious and totally relatable. It collects comics that we’ve already seen, along with some new ones! It also contains a very moving and important note from Anderson about what it means to be an artist in the digital age.
After the climate wars, a floating city is created. But crime and corruption are setting into this new city, along with a new disease called “the breaks.” When a strange new visitor arrives at the city, she bands together four citizens on the periphery to start acts of resistance, and save the city.
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn has been raised to be a warrior who hates the rival Riki clan. But when she sees her brother fighting alongside the rival clan, she reels from the betrayal. Eelyn is forced to survive the winter months in a village belonging to the Riki clan. When the village is raided by a clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn must put aside her differences and unite the Riki clan with her own.
When Rufus gets a call from his sister, April, he finds her drenched in blood and holding a knife next to the dead body of her boyfriend. April swears that she didn’t kill him, but Rufus knows that April is hiding something. But he feels compelled to help her – she has something that he wants. So Rufus finds himself with one night to prove his sister’s innocence and the only person he can trust is his ex-boyfriend. White Rabbit promises to be a thrilling murder mystery.