Best 6 New Releases of...April 2013

Welcome to a new monthly feature on Nawanda Files that Becca originally started at the CW Atlanta, where we pick our top 6 new releases each month. These can be books we've read and reviewed, books we've read with upcoming reviews, or books that we're just craving for. 

The Rules

Read, Reviewed, Loved! Read Review

Sweet Peril

Loved! Review to come! Goodreads


Loved! Review to come! Goodreads

Life After Theft

Loved! Review to come! Goodreads

That Time I joined the Circus

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

THE Program

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Continue Reading for Bonus Tidbits 

Science Fiction & Dystopian

The Rules by Stacey Kade

Releases April 23rd 2013 by Disney-Hyperion

Bonus Tidbit: Krista read and reviewed The Rules with high remarks. Kade has penned the lovable The Ghost and the Goth series, and she integrates that contemporary charm with The Rules. Read the review.

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Releases April 2nd 2013 by Walker Childrens

Bonus Tidbit: In our interview with Wiggins (coming out April 2nd!) she says Stung was initially inspired from a dream. Wiggins has previously written Shifting, a YA Fantasy with a beautiful cover. See here. I adored Stung and can't gush about it enough. Stay tuned April 2nd for my review. 

The Program by Suzanne Young

Releases April 30th 2013 by Simon Pulse

Bonus Tidbit: Young is the author of A Need so Beautiful and A Want so Wicked. In 2013, she's coming out with a YA contemporary called Just Like Fate with fellow YA author Cat Patrick (Revived). This is one that we're eagerly anticipating and already has super-duper hype on Goodreads.


Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Releases April 30th 2013 by HarperTeen

Bonus Tidbit: Former English teacher, current YA author extraordinaire, Wiggins puts sexy back in the paranormal genre. She's extremely approachable on Twitter, and just for that, she's quickly become one of our favorites. We both read Sweet Evil and LOVED it. Krista had the opportunity to read Sweet Peril. Look out for her review to come soon! There is so much Kaidan Rowe love. 

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

 Releases April 30th 2013 by HarperTeen

Bonus Tidbit: Aprilynne Pike is the author of the Wings series, a New York Times Bestseller. She's also coming out with Earthbound in 2013. After reading Life After Theft, I can honestly say it was a surprise hit. Cute, charming, and a light-read, I sped through this one with a giddy smile. Look out for my review to come soon!


That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard

Releases April 1st 2013 by Point

Bonus Tidbit: We're going to straight quote Howard's entire bio blurb -- because this is how awesome she is. "J.J. Howard is wearing headphones right now, most likely. She grew up in York, Pennsylvania, obsessed with music, movies, television, and pop culture. You can call her if you ever need to phone a friend for trivia on any of the above topics, but don't ask about sports, because she is hopeless at those (along with math)." Any White Lies fans? Krista bonded with Howard over the British band, which is featured on That Time I Joined the Circus' playlist. This one, we will read and devour! 

Are you excited about any of these new releases? Pining for others? Sound off below!


  1. I'm so excited for Sweet Evil!!

  2. Stung! I can't wait for that to come out :D


  3. All of these sound amazing. April is becoming my favorite month for book releases since January. Publishing Houses, you're doing it right!