Best new books for young adults to read in April 2022

Editor’s Summary: “Decadent and darkly enchanting, this lavish YA fantasy debut follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply unsettling secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique.”

All her life, Jani dreamed of Elsewhere. Barely getting by with her job at a tannery, she resigned herself to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnificent comes to town.

The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel – appearing in a different destination each morning. Although Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they are able to interview to join the staff and are soon swept up in the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers that their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the wondrous glamour, the hotel hides dangerous secrets.

With charming doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa – and the other staff – from the cruelty of the ruthless butler. . To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a far worse fate than never returning home.

You should have seen it coming from Shani Michelle

Type: Novel
Editor: Swoon bed
Release date: April 12

Den of Geek says: The combination of thriller and fantasy is intriguing in this contemporary novel about a trickster teenage girl who uses her powers for her own gain.

Editor’s Summary: Hayden sees the past. Simply touching an object will sometimes give it flashes of memories of the previous owner. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you pay for your crime, in cash.

Cassie sees the future, and it sucks. Her dreams are filled with disasters that she feels compelled to stop, and could she please stop watching her boyfriend fall in love with someone else?!

But when Cassie tries to warn Hayden that her latest blackmail scheme is a trap, she knows she’s in real trouble. Suddenly, the upcoming abduction is all she can see, but nothing she does can stop her. And it’s all Hayden’s fault!