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Must Read Titles is another feature on Deadly Darlings where we share new releases that you just have to read! Posts come thrice a year.

So I wanted another chance to push you guys to read some of the books I read and loved. I’ve also thrown in some books I haven’t read (or have read and didn’t like) that you might want to check out because of the hype surrounding them. And without further ado, here are the January to April books that you need to add to your shelves! (Arranged by date released.)

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  • February 24th | When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill (for those looking for a glorious NA romance)
  • March 24th | Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes (for fans of romantic thrillers and realistic male narrators)
  • Marth 24th | Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (because FEELS)

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The hype

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  • March 3rd | Mosquitoland by David Arnold (diversity and tough issues = fabulousness)
  • March 10th | The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (an ending with feels, they say)
  • March 17th | Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (apparently you’ll get extremely attached to the characters)
  • April 28th | An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (if you haven’t heard of this yet, you’ve probably been living under a rock)

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  • April 28th | The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (it’s being compared to Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
  • April 28th | Black Iris by Leah Raeder (lesbian romance–holy mother of diverse books!)

Recommended(if you have more to recommend–let me know in the comments!)

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75 thoughts on “Must Read 2015 Titles (January to April)

  1. Pretty much every book you’ve posted here is on my mile-long TBR list. :P Especially The Girl at Midnight and An Ember in the Ashes — both of which I am dying to get my hands on a copy of. Looking at this I’ve just realized I don’t think I’ve read many 2015 releases. (Hey, I’m still catching up on last year’s books. :P) But my favourite, I think — so far, anyway — has to be THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black. It was one of those novels which was just EXACTLY what I love to read about.

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    1. Me too! I went to our local bookstore yesterday and they didn’t have them yet… Maybe this Sunday. xD

      Ah, so glad you enjoyed that one! I’ve been meaning to read it, but I tried Holly’s Coldest Girl in Coldtown and DNFed it, so I’m kinda scared now. o_o

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    1. That’s awesome! When Joss Met Matt is an underrated title, IMO. It needs to be checked out. ;) Written in the Stars is a gorgeous read as well!

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  2. Nearly ALL of these books have been in my TBR for ages. The only thing I’ve read here was Red Queen, lol. I definitely want to read Written in the Stars and Things We Know by Heart and etc etc (basically, I want to read nearly everything here). Great post!!! I can’t believe there are people I know who’ve read almost everything here! LIKE HOW?! It’s not even easy for me to gain access to them, lol :P

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    1. Ha, I know how you feel! My TBR is looooong. D; I didn’t love Red Queen myself, but hey, lot’s of other readers are adoring it! I FEEL YOU. Some people are reading machines–and have access to fabulous bookstores. xD

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  3. MOST of these books are in my TBR list and I haven’t even read a single one of them. I swear, I honestly think I live under a rock or something. Haha. My next read might be Red Queen since I’ve got a paperback of it, but I’m kind of wary since it’s got mixed reviews. Great post, btw. These books don’t just sound awesome, the covers are also gorgeous! ;D

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  4. Oh this is a really interesting like and I have only read All the Bright Places from it xD I did love it though. I need to read Ember to see what’s all this fuss about. Also Glass told me that I must read The Darkest Part of the Forest and I look forward to it. Great post, Aimee :)

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    1. That’s awesome to hear! It’s been on my TBR for ages. :P I definitely need to read Ember myself. And The Darkest Part of the Forest. So many books!

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  5. YESSS I love this post, so many amazing books and books I have to read all in one place! DEFINITELY SIMON AND ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES. And I can see so many more books that are diverse now which makes me super happy! I can’t wait to read An Ember in the Ashes, None of the Above and Black Iris.

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  6. Oooo Magonia, I’m excited for that one Aimee! I have a feeling I’m going to be a fan of Jason, but I promise not to attempt to steal him from you. Maybe. Possibly. Okay, “promise” might be a bit of a strong word ;-) I loved The Orphan Queen as well despite that brutal ending and I can’t wait to read An Ember in the Ashes. I’m a little worried about all the hype, but hopefully it works as well for me as it seems to be for everyone else!

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    1. You should be excited, Jenny! ;) And don’t worry, I already locked Jason up in a cage. Bwahaha! Maybe I’ll wait for the Orphan Queen sequel to come out before reading then. ;) I’m scared and excited for Ember as well!

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  7. Oh, Black Iris and I did not get along. I blame the hype machine, partly. But I do want to get my hands on The Darkest Part of the Forest. It sounds so amazing.

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  8. Yikes. Me and Awakening are just not friends. Definitely looking up When Joss Met Matt now! The amount of crap you have to sift through to get to a good NA is just. Ugh. And I am definitely super excited for Written in the Stars, so I hope I love it as much as you! I wish I had some recommendations, haha. Unfortunately I’ve just been reading the same stuff as everyone else, basically.

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    1. So sorry to hear you didn’t like Awakening! When Joss Met Matt is definitely more for a specific kind of reader, but if you’re okay with a few cliches, then definitely give it a shot! Written in the Stars was so good. <3 Haha, the hype is crazy these days–makes sense that you'd get sucked in. ;)

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    1. That’s so awesome! I need to get ADSOM really soon so I can see what all the buzz is about. <3 Ember looks so good–so glad you're enjoying it!

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  9. YOU ALREADY KNOW MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT. But man, I need a lot of these books in my life. Well I already bought An Ember in the Ashes, and plus I NEED SIMON BECAUSE SO MANY GOOD THINGS. SO MANY GOOD THINGSSSSS.

    Awesome and VERY NICE LIST AIMEE. Thanks for putting in the time for putting this together!

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  10. You have so many recommendations, I wanna cry (from happiness and for feeling like a loser because I haven’t been reading much). I’ve never read a bad review of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda so I’m confident I’ll enjoy it. Now I just need to find a copy…

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    1. Bahaha. I knew you couldn’t stay away. ;) Simon was just soooo good, and I really hope you love it. :) I haven’t seen a copy locally yet either!

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  11. YES to All The Rage, Things We Know by Heart and Magonia! Seriously amazing books. The first one really punches you in the gut and makes you go She-Hulk, the second will give you the warm fuzzies, and the third will simply make you look at the world in a new wonder and awe, as if there are many other fantastic possibilities out there. Amazing post, Aimee!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I totally agree with everything you said! All the Rage will make you feel all the feels (especially anger)! Things We Know by Heart was just <3, and Magonia was just so magical! <33

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  12. Ooooohmygosh yes to this. I LOVED All the Bright Places, Simon, The Girl at Midnight, Red Queen and I’ve got The Orphan Queen, Under a Painted Sky and ADSOM on my shelf! ADSOM is on this month’s TBR and An Ember in the Ashes is on its way in the mail. I’ve also requested Magonia. I AM ALSO DYING TO READ FUEL THE FIRE BECAUSE KISS THE SKY WAS AMAZING.
    Aimee you’re such an enabler.

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    1. You’re making me want to pick up All the Bright Places & Girl at Midnight! xD Ahh I also own The Orphan Queen and should probably read it soon… AND I HOPE YOU LOVE MAGONIA! <3
      I try. ;)

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  13. I need to read ALL of those! Ahhhhh! Too many books, not enough time… fantastic post by the way. :)

    2015 release recommends = In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher (for those needed just a plain old good book without the romance and/or fantastical elements to distract them)

    Rachel @ Rachel’s Reading Corner

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    1. EXACTLY. And there are even MORE amazing books coming out this May! <3
      I have never heard of that book before, but it looks fabulous. Will add it to the list. :)

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  14. It pains me to know that I haven’t read a single book from your list!:)But I have almost all of them in my TBR list,I just never got the chance to buy these awesome beauties.
    2015 is a year for amazing books,isn’t it?I love the diverse concepts and styles of all these books,and it makes me so happy to see such range.It’s wonderful!

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  15. All these books look awesome! I’ve also realised that I haven’t read a lot of new releases this time! I really want to get my hands on Magonia and Written in The Stars! Also, the covers are so gorgeous! Great post :)

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    1. There are lots of new releases I haven’t picked up yet, too! And I really hope you love both Magonia and Written in the Stars as much as I did. :)

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  16. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED An Ember In The Ashes!! It’s one of my favorites of the year so far. I’ve also read The Girl At Midnight and Magonia but they didn’t appeal to me that much. I’d recommend Sarah J. Maas’ A Court Of Thorns And Roses. It just came out today and I loved it as much as Ember!

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    1. Yay, so glad to hear that! Sorry you didn’t like Magonia. :( The Girl at Midnight seems to be getting mixed reviews. And I would totally add ACOTAR, but it’s already a May title, so I’ll have that in my second Must Read Titles post sometime in August/September. :)

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  17. Simon!! This book will make ALL THE LISTS for my end of the year stuff haha.
    I still need to read The Orphan Queen – I plan on getting to it this month.
    Thanks for this great recap, Aimee! :)

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    1. Right!? It’s definitely one of my favorites this year. :) I already have The Orphan Queen, but I’ve heard the ending is shocking, so I’m probably going to wait for the sequel so I can binge. :)

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  18. I really wanted to read Liars, Inc., None of The Above, Things We Know By Heart and Magonia. I’m definitely getting a copy of it once available in our local bookstores. AND ALL OF THAT HYPE! I HAVE NOT READ THEM EXCEPT RED QUEEN. OH QUEEN ELARA IS SUCH A BADASS!

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    1. I hope you end up enjoying them! I’ve seen Liars and Magonia in both local bookstores. Not sure if I’ve seen Things We Know by Heart yet. Hahaha I know, me too! I didn’t like Red Queen. I hated it actually. o_o Good to know you enjoyed it though!

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  19. I’ve wanted to read a lot of these books especially Things We Know By Heart. I haven’t heard of Fuel the Fire or the series that it is from but I feel like I need an ovary exploding book in my life, lol. Thanks for this list, I got to catch up!

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    1. Things We Know by Heart was such an emotional read! Hahaha! Fuel the Fire is part of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. :)

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  20. Stahp showing off books you loved that make me want to buy myself but don’t have time for until probably August *sob* I’ve got many of these on my buy-before-i-die list and now I HAVE to add Fuel the Fire because who can say no to exploding ovaries? I can’t!

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