It’s New News | April 2016


Here are a few of the new releases in film and literature that I am anticipating in April. Happy reading, Keira x.





aka The Huntsman and The Ice Queen







The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead



The Velocipede Races by Emily June Street


Emmeline Escot knows that she was born to ride in Seren’s cutthroat velocipede races. The only problem: She’s female in a world where women lead tightly laced lives. Emmeline watches her twin brother gain success as a professional racing jockey while her own life grows increasingly narrow. Ever more stifled by rules, corsets, and her upcoming marriage of convenience to a brusque stranger, Emmy rebels—with stunning consequences. Can her dream to race survive scandal, scrutiny, and heartbreak?




Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun


As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits—by her duties as a member of the royal family; by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman; and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft.

When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks, and other terrifying beasts. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi


Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.

But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.

Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.

Inspired by Indian mythology.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. I am really curious about the Huntsman movie, because I am so confused! Is it a prequel? Is it a sequel? Is it both? Because I have read a blurb for it that said that it showed the Huntsman’s path, but that the Snow Queen would revive her sister after what happened in the events of Snow White. SO CONFUSING! WHAT IS REAL?

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    1. Keira says:

      Apparently it is both, but it is really confusing, so I’m just going to go into it not connecting it to the other one because I a) hardly remember that one and b) didn’t really like Kristen Stewart as Snow White… her image just didn’t really fit.

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      1. I liked the first movie and I remember quite a lot of it, but Snow White won’t appear, that’s for sure.

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        1. Keira says:

          Yeah. For sure 😀

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