12 of April’s Most Anticipated Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books

It is sometimes difficult to organize. Every year I start with the intention of keeping track of new releases. And every month I forget what comes out that month. Now, some of these things are not my fault! It’s not uncommon for publishers to move dates, especially when it comes to books towards the end of the year. And so, no matter how hard I try, I can never keep a close eye on the books that come out throughout the year that I’m passionate about.

If you’re like me, you know the struggle. There are so many amazing books out there and if you don’t pre-order or get on the waitlist at the library right away, it can be easy to pass them up. So I started planning not a yearly reading schedule, but a monthly schedule.

So, now that it’s April, it’s time to take a look at the amazing books coming out this month. My personal favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, which this list is full of.

If you’re looking for even more books coming out in April in other genres, fear not! There are more lists to read to help you grow your TBR. But for now, let’s look at some of the amazing sci-fi and fantasy coming out this month.

Magnificent Hotel by Emily J. Taylor

With a release date set for April 5, Magnificent Hotel is the perfect YA book for those who love magic, circuses and secrets hidden in the shadows. Jani has always dreamed of big things, but she’s stuck in her small town that no one seems to leave. But when a strange new hotel appears, known for its magic and curious propensity to change places, Jani thinks it might be her ticket out and gets a job at the hotel. But despite all his beautiful enchantments, and even more handsome groom, danger seems to lurk around every corner. Jani does not find herself in a magical adventure as she dreamed of, but in a fight for her survival.

Cover of NE Davenport's Blood Trials

The Blood Trials by NE Davenport

Scheduled for release on April 5, it’s the perfect book to kick off a month of science fiction reading! Ikenna has made two decisions: she will find out the truth about her grandfather’s murder and she will get revenge. In order to find out the truth, she must go undercover and undergo the Praetorian Trials. These trials are notorious for their low survival rates and grueling tasks, but Ikenna will have to face it all if it means finding out who killed her grandfather. And when she finds out who, she plans to kill herself for revenge.

cover of Emily St John Mandel's Sea of ​​Tranquility, image of a moon rising over a grassy field

Sea of ​​Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Edwin has just landed in Canada, and it’s not long before the beauty of the Canadian wilderness beckons him to explore. But when he hears the notes of a violin resonate in an airship terminal, the course of his life is radically changed.

About 200 years later, Olivia is on a literary tour across Earth, missing her home colony on the moon. His book tells the story of a man playing the violin in an old airship terminal.

And even further into the future, a detective from Night City investigates an anomaly in North America. While on the case, he finds something that could change the timeline of the universe itself.

On shelves April 5 The Sea of ​​Tranquility promises to be a must-have publication.

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Aspects by John M. Ford

Written in the years before his death and due for publication April 5, Aspects is the finale of the works of John M. Ford. This book weaves three stories together: that of a historic parliament, that of a mysterious house and that of a vast mountain range. With unique characters and amazing stories, it’s a comfortable fantasy adventure.

It should be noted that this book is unfinished, but that does not detract from the wonderful adventure.

book cover of In a Garden Burning with Gold

In a Garden Burning with Gold by Rory Powers

Expected release April 5 In a garden that burns gold promises to tell a thrilling story of magic and family. Rhea and Lexos are twins who have been side by side for eternity. Their father rules a country in ruins and uses the incredible power of the brother to ensure that people always follow him. However, rebellions break out and their father’s grip weakens. The siblings must work together to save themselves and their people, or they might find themselves at war with each other.

Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda - book cover featuring a painterly illustration of an androgynous figure posed beside a basket of fruit;  the title, in red, flows with blood

Woman who eats by Claire Kohda

Scheduled for release on April 12, this first novel is one to watch.

Lydia is an artist who is always hungry. She wants to try all the food her Japanese father ate and the common garden food grown by her fellow artists. The problem is that she is a vampire who refuses to eat people. Instead, she satisfies her hunger by watching YouTube videos of people eating and focusing on her art. But that can’t sustain her for long. Eventually, she has to eat.

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From Blood to Poison by Mary Watson

Blood to Poison is set to be released on April 14 and tells the story of Savannah, who is cursed to die young. The curse has been in her family for generations, causing the woman to die at a young age and an unrelenting rage over time that led to her death. Savannah is angry and her anger threatens to suffocate her. His only hope lies in the dangerous underbelly of Cape Town. There are those who can help it, but is it worth the price?

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Spear of Nicola Griffith

This title will arrive at a bookstore near you on April 19.

Spear tells the story of a girl who knows she is destined for great things. She sees visions of her future but has sworn to her mother that she will not follow where those visions take her. But one day, she breaks her oath and sneaks out with nothing but a broken spear to search for life in her visions. She encounters knights, monsters and magic on a journey like no other.

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Feverish Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

The planned release of the sequel Black Sun finally hits shelves on April 19th. We pick up where the first book left off: Tova is in ruins, Xiala finds an unusual ally in the former Knife Priest, and Serapio and Naranpa agree to be living avatars. It’s a chaotic world, and it has all the magic of the first book.

book cover of The Librarian of Memory

The Librarian of Memory by Janelle Monáe

This collection of short stories is set for release on April 19 and features six incredible authors. Set in the same world as dirty computer, The Librarian of Memory examines totalitarianism and what people will do to escape it. Set in a cyberpunk-esque world, this collection of speculative fiction promises to be quite transportive.

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Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

Kaikeyi was born on a full moon and is the only child of the Kingdom of Kekaya. Raised on the stories of creation and the heroism of the gods, Kaikeyi dreams big. But as she grows up, she realizes that as a woman all that is expected of her is to enter into a good marriage and produce many heirs. Determined that this will not be her destiny, Kaikeyi finds an old magic that transforms her into a powerful warrior. But every transformation has a price, and this time it might be too high.

The expected release date is April 26.

Cover of Elektra by Jennifer Saint

Elektra by Jennifer Saint

Elektra was released on April 28 and promises to be a tale for the ages.

Three women are cursed. Helen, Clytemnestra’s sister, is kidnapped and taken to Troy. Cassandra has visions of the future but is cursed so no one will believe her. And young Elektra decided to escape the curse placed on her. But with a chaotic world, will she be the only one to escape? Or will she fall prey to her bloody fate like the women before her?


All those books and we’re only a third of the year away! Keep checking back monthly for fantastic upcoming releases.

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