Spring break is in full swing for a good portion of you, and that's why we'd love to share some books that you can add to your TBR (On GoodReads, or your personal shelf!)
Midnight Tide is always rolling out amazing titles, and March-April is no different. With plenty of new authors joining us, and new titles releasing, there is sure to be something you'll want to snap up!
March + April titles for Spring Break
Tales of the Sea Monster by Lou Wilham - March 2nd, 2022
Everything under the sea must die before it can be born again.
When Irsa sacrificed her name to give Roan her happiness, she knew the consequences and what it would cost her. Unable to remember the woman she loved, or even herself, the Witch of the Deep has grown into a ferocious sea monster who cares little for the lives she takes. Alora has been fascinated with the world of monsters since her great-grandmother Roan told her a story of mermaids, finding love, and sacrifice. After the report comes in of strange activity in a small town, she sets off to investigate.
Only, it's not a simple haunting, but a vengeful woman cloaked in white who inadvertently brings Alora and the Witch of the Deep together on an unforgettable journey.
The final story in the Tales of the Sea trilogy is for fans of Tithe by Holly Black, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
Merciless Stars by Candace Robinson - March 9th, 2022
Two sisters. Two loves. And a secret that can destroy them both. For years, Silver has used her magic to draw the same human soul, Keelen, from the afterlife and place him into a wax raven she created. Each visit, her impossible relationship with Keelen deepened, leading Silver to want more than friendship. Yet it isn’t until after Silver and her queen sister, Afton, are forced to defend themselves from an enemy king's guards, that Silver discovers a way to give Keelen human life and become Afton’s weapon. Afton had never given her heart to another … until she met Ragan. Just when it seems she’s found true love, she must temporarily push her feelings aside and accept a betrothal contract from the enemy king to keep her territory safe. But when Afton uncovers a danger that threatens all she has built, the sisters must put a stop to it before everything they love, including their sisterly bond, shatters. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Kerri Maniscalco, and Emma Hamm. Merciless Stars is an enticing NA stand alone romantic fantasy. If you love sizzling romance, strong female leads, twists and turns, and magic, then this is one addicting book you won't want to miss!
The Siren's Song by Heather Kindt - March 23rd, 2022
The shadowy folds of Mo capture both souls and secrets.
Catron’s father intended to scare her with his words. After all, her mother traveled far from home, losing herself to both the shadows and her wayward spirit. But instead of heeding his warning, Catron longs for more than her life as a glass blower’s apprentice. When Dawkin, a member of the King of Mo’s illustrious guard, offers her a place at the Vradian Academy, she willingly accepts.
Fivlon would rather gouge both of his eyes out with an iron stick than attend the Vradian Academy. Messing around with his friends is a lot more fun than attending school with a bunch of stuck-up future leaders. Following in his father’s footsteps as the head of Ferox isn’t a priority. Until one of his friends disappears.
Now at school, Catron and Fivlon face a much larger task than their ethics homework. As students and staff disappear from the academy, they must figure out who is behind it before they become the next victims.
The Vradian Academyis the prequel series for Kindt's Eternal Artifactsseries.
The Stars Forgot Us by R.J. Garcia - March 30th, 2022
Fifteen-year-old Jacob Kelly would love to go back to simpler times. Before his parents’ divorce and the onset of his older brother’s schizophrenia. But when he returns to his hometown, things feel off. After a series of strange occurrences in his new house, Jacob fears the house is haunted, or even worse, he is losing his mind.
To his surprise, Jacob discovers a mysterious teenage runaway, Sanctuary Daniels, living in the house. She reveals she has been kept by a figure known only as Mother, in a place where downstairs children are languishing prisoners, and upstairs children do Mother’s bidding.
Both Jacob’s investigation into Sanctuary’s allegations and their budding romance are cut short when she is reclaimed by evil beings. Beings who unleash terror upon Jacob and his family. Now he must journey to a real haunted house to save his first love and fight for his life.
Her Dreadful Will by Rebecca F. Kenney - April 6th, 2022
This book was written for everyone who wanted Rey to end up with Kylo Ren, or Alina to end up with the Darkling.
Soleil is a mind-flex witch with the ability to shift a person’s will, altering motives and skewing impulses. Her teachers from the online Institute of Magic view her power with suspicion and fear, convinced that its very nature makes her evil. Determined to prove them wrong, Soleil commits to unselfishly helping her town’s citizens for an entire year, using her magic only for good. But the arrival of a mysterious tattooed male witch throws her worldview—and her heart—into chaos.
The new arrival, Achan, shows Soleil secret magicks that the Institute has willfully concealed, and tells her dark and dangerous truths about the reigning body of witches. Breaking magical laws with Achan is wickedly satisfying for Soleil, but the further they go together, the more danger they face from the Witchlords—who will stop at nothing to ensure their rules are enforced.
This adult Southern Gothic contemporary fantasy is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver), V.E. Schwab (Vicious), and Luanne G. Smith (The Vine Witch).
Emmie and the Tudor Throne by Natalie Murray - March 16th, 2022
What happens when your absolute happiness comes at a terrible cost to the people you love?
Contemporary College student and her sixteenth-century boyfriend, Nick Tudor, have faced unfathomable danger and made life-changing sacrifices to keep their tender love alive.
But when they learn the dreadful consequences of their decision to make a life together in the modern world, they are forced to return to Tudor England to save the throne from the invading Mary, Queen of Scots, and the lives of those they left behind.
With the Tudor king believed to be dead and no fortune or army to fight with, how will Emmie and Nick save the world from collapsing without losing everything they've worked so hard for?
The stakes have never been higher in this thrilling conclusion to the Hearts & Crowns trilogy.
Come True by Brindi Quinn - April 27th, 2022
★A jaded girl. A persistent genie. A contest of souls.★
Recent college graduate Dolly Jones has spent the last year stubbornly trying to atone for a mistake that cost her everything. She doesn’t go out, she doesn’t make new friends and she sure as hell doesn’t treat herself to things she hasn’t earned, but when her most recent thrift store purchase proves home to a hot, magical genie determined to draw out her darkest desires in exchange for a taste of her soul, Dolly’s restraint, and patience, will be put to the test.
Newbie genie Velis Reilhander will do anything to beat his older half-brothers in a soul-collecting contest that will determine the next heir to their family estate, even if it means coaxing desire out of the least palatable human he’s ever contracted. As a djinn from a ‘polluted’ bloodline, Velis knows what it’s like to work twice as hard as everyone else, and he won’t let anyone—not even Dolly f*cking Jones—stand in the way of his birthright. He just needs to figure out her heart’s greatest desire before his asshole brothers can get to her first.
COME TRUE: A BOMB-ASS GENIE ROMANCE is the romantic, fantastic second-coming-of-age story of two flawed twenty-somethings from different realms battling their inner demons, and each other, one wish at a time.
Now, do yourself a favor and grab one of these fantastic spring reads and let us know how much you loved it!
Until next time,