With March coming to a close, I wanted to share a roundup of my most anticipated April 2023 book releases! I had the opportunity to read these titles early, so I can review them for you! Let’s jump right in with these book releases!
April 2023 Book Releases
You Shouldn’t Have Come Here
Thank you to Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC for an honest review.
Available April 26, You Shouldn’t Have Come Here was one of my absolute most anticipated books to read in 2023 – I absolutely love Jeneva Rose.
Though You Shouldn’t Have Come Here started a little slowly for me, the Queen of Twists delivered again! The story starts when Grace books a get-away for one in remote Wyoming on a whim (Grace is NOT “outdoorsy” and prefers pencil skirts over hiking boots). She opts stays at an Airbnb without Wi-Fi and cell service. Disconnecting can be nice, right?
WRONG. Things aren’t adding up. Grace’s host is a gorgeous man, who is falling hard for her… but Grace worries what he might be hiding.
This slow burn exploded (literally, lol) in the last “days”. I loved it. I recommend it to anyone who read The Perfect Marriage and loved the ending!! 😉
I received an audio ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.
This domestic thriller had me hooked from the get-go. Sally Hepworth really gets you into the story with the complex characters and twisty plot in The Soulmate. You can preorder it now, but it releases April 4th.
Gabe and Pippa bought a home near a well-known suicide jump on picturesque cliffs. Over the years, Gabe has talked down 7 would-be jumpers. But The Soulmate begins when Gabe isn’t able to save a recent jumper, and Pippa can’t be sure what she really saw. Soon she’s questioning everything – can she really trust Gabe? I thought it was SO well done when we dragged Pippa into the mud! Nobody’s hands were clean and that was fantastic.
The Soulmate wrapped up with a few little twists that I really enjoyed — and didn’t see coming! Fantastic!
Hepworth has a ton of other phenomenal titles, but I really loved The Good Sister. You can read my review of that and more in this post!
Tell Me The Truth
I received an ARC via BookSirens for an honest review.
Tell Me The Truth is available April 18.
Admittedly, It took me a while to actually pick this one up. There were a bunch of new releases and I set this on the back burner… but once I started Tell Me The Truth, I got halfway through in one sitting!
An accident wiped out Katie’s memory. Literally everything: gone! Three years later, we jump into the story, and it sucked me right in!
Katie heads to grad school in Denmark, and ends up going in blind for a flatmate. They start texting, and send selfies to each other …and that’s where it gets weird. Flatmate Sam looks identical to Katie. Despite some nerves, Katie goes on with the move. She learns Sam is her TWIN SISTER 🤯
That means everyone she’s known for the last 3 years has lied to her. Surely her twin sister would be telling the truth… but why didn’t her twin come see her the last 3 years?!
aren’t you intrigued?! For a debut novel, all I gotta say is: wow!
While I am not usually a fan of neat endings, all tied up with a bow, I thought the ending was the perfect mix of drama, shock, and excitement! (Though, fairly predictable and I wouldn’t so much call it a “twist”)
What a ride, though! Highly recommend Tell Me The Truth!
I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I started reading Good Girls. I knew Hadley Freeman, the author, had spent time in and out of hospitals for an Eating Disorder, but the book wasn’t labeled as a “memoir”. It ended up being half memoir, half journalistic essay — and very well-written, IMO!
Hadley did struggle with an eating disorder for years, and I think she was able to really connect with her research because of her own personal experiences. That said, there was A LOT of information. A few pages required me to re-read so I fully understood the gist. I wouldn’t consider this “triggering” at all, but I also wouldn’t call it “light reading”. Good Girls balanced the author’s own experience with (sometimes conflicting) medical advice and anecdotes that were fascinating.
Good Girls was VERY informative and compared the various treatments for eating disorders in the 90s vs now, and Hadley even interviews some of the women who were in the hospital with her, over 20 years ago.
Will you be adding any of these April 2023 book releases to your reading list?
Here are a few April 2023 book releases from some of my favorite authors: