Book Releases and Reviews April 26, 2022

We only have book review out of all the April 26 book releases, but it’s the new T. Kingfisher fairy tale inspired fantasy that I’m in love with.

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

5/5

I love a fairy tale inspired fantasy, especially those that acknowledge the frequently dark roots of these storue, and this delivers with impossible tasks, fairy god mothers, and curses.

Marra is the third daughter of a King and soon learns as her sisters are married off one after the other, that the monsters of her world are princes and no one will risk the good of the kingdom to save a princess. Marra must find a way to save her sister and herself from being pawns in someone else’s game.

I loved the audio narration, although, I did find the first chapter a bit confusing since it took me a bit to realize it started in media res and I hadn’t just accidentally jumped a few chapters ahead.

As a note, I’ve seen a few reviews refer to this book as YA. While there are a few flashbacks to when Marra is a teenager, Marra is about thirty for the majority of the book.

Other April 26 book releases we’re looking forward to reading are Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel, The Island of Forgetting by Jasmine Sealy, and In the Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce.

Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for ARCs of the books for review.