Top Spring 2016 Reads!

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Hey guys!

As spring will be ending this month and we will be entering the blistering heat that is the summer season, I wanted to share with you my Top Spring Reads! Over the past 3 months, I have managed to read some pretty awesome books and graphic novels. But there are only a few of them that I want to share with you because they were my favorites!

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Tell Me Three ThingsEverything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?


5 Stars

Why You Should Pick This Up:
  • Adorable as hell!
  • Fun little romance.
  • A great mix of loss and love!

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Queen of HeartsAs Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life.

When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe.


4 Stars

Why You Should Pick This Up:
  • One of the best Wonderland retellings!
  • Fantastic Queen of Hearts portrayal.
  • Fun reimagining of some classic characters like the White Rabbit, and Chesire Cat!

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Storm SirenIn a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?


5 Stars

Why You Should Pick This Up:
  • EPIC high fantasy.
  • Imaginative world and powers!
  • The perfect main protagonist.

Archie Volume 1: The New Riverdale

Archie Vol. 1America’s Favorite Teenager, Archie Andrews, is reborn in the pages of this must-have graphic novel collecting the first six issues of the comic book series that everyone is talking about. Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humor, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.


5 Stars

Why You Should Pick This Up:
  • Nostalgia.
  • Breathes new life into decades old characters.
  • New modern stories.

Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape From Riverdale

Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1: Escape from RiverdaleWhen Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his canine companion—Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same… and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie and the gang to try to escape Riverdale!


5 Stars

Why You Should Pick This Up:
  • NONE of your favorite characters are safe.
  • Equal parts terrifying/exciting.
  • Dark, gritty, and evil.

Well there you have it, my Top Spring Reads of 2016! Let me know what books you really enjoyed this Spring or if you read any of the ones I’ve listed here.

Until next time,

Sig New


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

11 thoughts on “Top Spring 2016 Reads!

  1. I’m so glad you liked Tell Me Three Things! I absolutely LOVE the cover, but I wasn’t sure if the contents would meet those same amazing standards. Looks like this book is great inside and out, so I’ll have to give it a try! 🙂

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  2. Three cheers for Storm Siren. Such an epic fantasy series one that I will happily revisit in the near future. 😀
    I’ll definitely keep my eye out for Tell Me Three Things. I’m all for something adorable.

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