Book Releases & Reviews: April 27, 2021

We’re back this Tuesday with some April 27 book releases and mini reviews. Today’s releases are a great mix of historical and futuristic fiction.

An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler by Vanessa Riley

4/5 stars

This was a fun take on the amnesia trope. Jemina suffered amnesia after surviving a terrible shipwreck. Daniel is the adopted father of the only other survivor and holds the secrets toher past.

I did get a bit frustrated in the middle section when the relationship between two characters seemed very obvious to me, but I was still very happy with how everything was explained in the end and enjoyed the book.

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

5/5 stars

Murderbot making new friends brings me big joy, and in this new novel (set before Network Effect) our fav SecUnit helps solve a murder on Preservation Station and makes some great new friends–human and nonhuman alike–along the way. Excellent from start to finish. If you love Murderbot you’re not going to want to miss it.

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

4/5 stars

The Illusionist meets Jane Austen. Described as a novel of manners, but equally a novel of errors. A performer returns to see his first love, now married, only to court her cousin by marriage instead to stay close to her. I loved the blending of fictional historical setting with speculative elements (telekinetic abilities), the extremely imperfect characters, the lush world building, and the voice. Nothing like Mexican Gothic, but so so good.

Fitness for Every Body by Meg Boggs

4/5 stars

I love the approach to body positivity & fitness Meg Boggs shares in this book. She talks about not assuming what your body can and can’t do, but to actually try and see what it can do. I was motivated to try doing unmodified push-ups occasionally. The workouts she listed felt approachable and understandable to a beginner to strength workouts. It was a motivational and informative read.

Another book we’re excited about releasing today: Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur.

What other April 27 book releases are you most looking forward to reading? Let us know in the comments or over on our Instagram!

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