New Releases: August 2017

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Can you guys believe that we’re already talking about August releases??? We’re more than halfway through 2017 already and I have no idea where all that time went? Seriously, the older you get the faster time seems to be moving along!

August also marks the release of one of my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2017 and the start of some ridiculously exciting releases yet to come (I swear, my September and October releases posts will be HUGE) and I’m already trying to figure out how I’m going to read all the books while also making sure to eat, sleep and spend time with the people I love. But it’s gonna be difficult.

But enough chit-chat, let’s get into what you guys are all here for: the upcoming releases!

Release Date: 1st August


the listThe List by Patricia Forde

I first saw the cover of The List on NetGalley and was immediately drawn in and had to check out what this book was all about. The List is a Dystopian Middle-Grade novel about a world where speech is constricted to 500 words and only the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta are excluded from these restrictions. When the Wordsmith dies and Letta has to fill his shoes, she realizes there is a plan in play to suppress language and rob the citizens of their power of speech. 

This is such an interesting premise and I honestly can’t wait to read this book – hopefully, sooner rather than later! There is another book on this month’s list with a similar premise – apparently, that really intrigued me this month!

Release Date: 8th August


little & lionLittle & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion tells the story of Suzette, a girl who just got home from boarding school and her step-brother Lionel who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As Suzette settles into her old life she quickly finds herself falling for the same girl that her brother has a crush on. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette has to face her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself.

I haven’t really hurt too much about this book so far, but when I first saw it on NetGalley I was definitely interested so I added it to my Goodreads shelf for August releases. I’m definitely curious to see how this story plays out!

Release Date: 22nd August


wings unseenWings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

To be honest with you guys, I have no idea how to summarize the plot of Wings Unseen? There’s political intrigue, magic and people being forced to work together to save the world from an unknown danger. I got this off NetGalley’s Read Now section, hoping to read it before the release but haven’t had a chance to get to it yet – but I’m hoping on reading and reviewing it before it’s release to give you guys more of an idea what this is all about! 

Release Date: 29th August


wonder womanWonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

I feel like everyone in the book community has probably already heard about Wonder Woman: Warbringer a million times and might even be sick and tired of hearing about it, but guess what? You’ll have to hear about it on my blog too! I love Leigh Bardugo and will read pretty much anything she releases and with the recent release of the Wonder Woman movie and all the hype surrounding it, my excitement for this book just went through the god damn roof! I can’t wait to see how Leigh writes Diana’s story and she once again features a bigger girl in her cast of characters and I am freaking excited and ready to read all about Nim and the rest of Diana’s crew!

mask of shadowsMask Of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Mask Of Shadows features a genderfluid main character, Sal, who is a thief and one day steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand – a group of assassins. Sal’s previous experience hasn’t prepared them for the audition but as Sal succeeds in these trials, they realize that they want a different kind of life which they can only get close to by staying alive.

This book is marketed towards fans of both Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo and with the synopsis of Mask Of Shadows I can definitely see the references to SJM books, so I’m definitely interested in checking this out! I wish I was accepted for this eARC so I could’ve read it early! 😦

all rights reservedAll Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

Remember how I said there was a second book on this month’s list with a similar premise to The List? Well, All Rights Reserved is that book! I’m just going to include a short description from Goodreads here to let you guys know what this is all about:

In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.

The synopsis for this book sounds so freaking interesting and the idea of defying everything your world is built upon by staying silent is so intriguing. I need this book as soon as possible. Why do I have to wait so much longer for this???


How about you guys? What are some of your upcoming August releases that you’re really excited about? Are some of these books on your lists too? Or have you had the chance to read any of them early and can share thoughts? The comment section is awaiting you guys! 😉


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New Releases: July 2017

july 2017 releasesWe are very quickly approaching the end of June (how did that even happen? seriously, this year is flying by!) and I figured it’s about time I share with you guys some July releases that I think you should all check out! As I put this list together I quickly realized that there is a bit of a theme going on here – can you guys guess it?


Release Date: 11th July


ash and quillAsh And Quill by Rachel Caine

Up first on my list we have the third book in Rachel Caine’s The Great Library series but since I’m not caught up with this series (or have started, for that matter) and don’t want to spoil myself (or anyone else who hasn’t read/caught up with this series), I am going to give you guys a quick idea of what the first book Ink And Bone is all about, alright?

This series is set in a world where The Great Library of Alexandria survived the test of time and now delivers knowledge to the people of major cities instantly – but the ownership of books is forbidden. Our main character, Jess, is part of a family who is involved in the black market for books while also training to become part of the Great Library as a spy for his family. One day, his friend creates a device that could potentially change the world which creates all kinds of problems for everyone involved.

Honestly, this sounds like such a fun concept and after reading The Conqueror’s Saga by Kiersten White, I hope that I’ll enjoy this series too. It’s not the same story, but the historic elements definitely make me very curious!


Release Date: 13th July


Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

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We were just talking about books for the previous release and guess what this one is about! Books! Or more precisely, Words In Deep Blue is about a second-hand bookshop that has a Letter Library where people can leave letters for people they love, want to love or for strangers. 

Our main character Rachel left a love letter to her best friend Henry in his favorite book before she left town and waited for him to write her back – which he never does. After her brother drowns, Rachel returns to her old town and starts working at the bookshop with Henry even though she would rather not see him again.

Words In Deep Blue sounds like a really interesting story and I did enjoy a different book I read by Cath Crowley (Graffiti Moon) so I’m definitely excited to read more of her work! And as I was checking Goodreads, there are two different release dates for this book as well as two different synopsis, which is rather weird. I’ll have the second one linked in the title of this paragraph!


Release Date: 18th July


the library of fatesThe Library Of Fates by Aditi Khorana

I honestly have no idea how to summarize what The Library Of Fates is about even though the synopsis seems easy enough? Does that ever happen to you guys? Some books you can sum up easily and things still make sense but other books you just can’t? This is a case of the latter. But let me try and if I confuse, please click the link for the Goodreads page!

The Emperor shows up in our main character Princess Amrita’s hometown even though he’s never shown interest before. To keep things civil, Amrita offers to become the Emperor’s bride and ends up as living as a fugitive and alone except for an oracle named Thala who managed to escape the palace when it was under siege. Together they try to find the Library Of Fates to reverse their own fates and go back to a time before the Emperor ever entered their lives.

I think that’s the gist of it – though I might have read things wrong or not understood them entirely, we’ll see once I get around to this book. But it definitely sounds interesting and I’m intrigued to see if the main characters actually go through with changing their fates if/when they find this Libary or if things turn out differently!


The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwellthe last magician

The Last Magician already has me excited because it’s set in New York – how often have I mentioned that setting being a selling point by now? Or you sick of hearing me say it yet? But anyways, this version of New York has barely any magic left and the few people who still have magic are in hiding. A magic barrier called the Brink traps people in Manhatten and trying to flee results in a loss of one’s magic – or life.

Esta, a talented thief with the ability to manipulate time, sets out on journeys through time stealing magical objects before the Magician knows that she’s stealing them. All of Esta’s traveling and training leads her to her biggest mission: steal a book that contains the secrets of the Order and the Brink before the Magician can destroy it and doom every person with magic.

I’ve actually been looking forward to this book since I saw it on NetGalley a couple of months ago, but unfortunately, my request got declined so I’ll have to wait until the official release to be able to read this book! It definitely sounds really exciting and I can’t wait to read about time travel and the adventures Esta is going to get herself into!


Release Date: 25th July


daughter of the burning city2Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter Of The Burning City first came to my attention once people started sharing their BEA/BookCon hauls and a few of them included this book in their hauls. I probably wouldn’t have clicked on this book if I had just seen this particular cover (the UK paperback, on the other hand, is stunning), but after hearing people talk about this, I definitely had to add it to my TBR! 

We follow our main character, Sorina, an illusionist (and the first to be born in hundreds of years) inside the Gomorrah Festival. Sorina has the ability to create live-like illusions who all come with their own personalities and can felt and touched by others – by they aren’t alive. Or at least that’s what Sorina always thought. Until one day one of her illusions get killed and Sorina sets off on a mission to find out who is out to kill her illusions.

I feel like ever since I read Caraval by Stephanie Garber I am more intrigued by stories set in a circus-like environment and that aspect is definitely another factor as to why I added this to my TBR! How do you guys feel about stories set in circuses? 


There we have it, five releases I am excited about for the month of July! Are any of them on you guys’ radar? Or were you able to read any of them early and can share your thoughts? Let’s discuss in the comments below!


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New Releases: June 2017

june releasesWhen I sat down to write this blog post I quickly realized that I didn’t have that many books on my Goodreads shelf for this upcoming month and I was worried that this post would be really short and not much fun to write or read. Luckily for all of us (or mostly me) The Broke And The Bookish’s theme for yesterday’s Top 10 Tuesday was Most Anticipated Release For The Rest Of 2017 and I was reminded of a few books that I had seen here and there and found a few new ones to add to my list for June releases! Let’s get right into them!

Release Date: June 6th

song of the currentSong Of The Current by Sarah Tolcser

To be completely honest with you guys, the first thing that drew me to Song Of The Current was hands down that cover! The colors and the way the moon is reflected in the water just really spoke to me and demanded that I look at it longer! But the cover isn’t the only interesting aspect of this book, don’t you worry! The story sounds really awesome too! I’m really bad at summarizing books I haven’t read, so please click on the link above for the Goodreads page to find out more. But this books features a headstrong and determined heroine, pirates, politics and waterways of a magical land and that just sounds really interesting to me!

Once And For All by Sarah Dessenonce and for all

I just finished my first ever Sarah Dessen book this past weekend (I will be talking more about it in my wrap up this Friday!) and I’ve obviously heard about the author as she is really beloved by a lot of people and the promotional campaign for Once And For All was just so cute! This book is all about weddings and wedding planning and everything that goes along with it and I feel like summer is the perfect time for this kind of book and I really hope I can get to it sometime soon! Though maybe I shouldn’t read the author’s most recent book before I read her previous books? I expect her to have gotten better over the years and I don’t want to be disappointed if her previous books aren’t as good as this book can be. Have you guys read any Sarah Dessen books and have tips on how to read them? Let me know!

Release Date: June 13th

our dark duetOur Dark Duet

If you’ve been reading our blog for a little while you probably know that I read my first Victoria Schwab books this year and that I have fallen in love with her writing, so obviously Our Dark Duet is on my list of releases for this month! I was actually hoping to read This Savage Song in May so I can jump right into this one, but I haven’t had the time yet. But none the less, this book is still very high on my list and I can’t wait to jump into Victoria Schwab’s Young Adult books! I do love the concept of acts of violence manifesting in different kinds of monsters and what I’ve heard about this book from Victoria herself in various interviews sounds so awesome!

Down Among Sticks And Bones by Seanan McGuiredown among the sticks and bones

I haven’t heard too many people talk about Every Heart A Doorway (the first book in the Wayward Children trilogy) but the people that have talked about the book have spoken really highly of it, which has me excited to read it and its sequel Down Among The Sticks And Bones soon! And can we just talk about the cover, please? It looks stunning. I have some serious heart-eyes going on! You should check out the cover for the final book too! So pretty. This trilogy is about children who disappear to magical lands and try to find their ways back once they return. Many of these children live at this Home for children like them and when our main character Nancy shows up at the Home things start changing and Nancy and her schoolmates have to figure out what is going on.

bad romanceBad Romance by Heather Demetrios

While looking for books for this list I definitely saw this cover pop up on various lists but it never compelled me enough to click through and read the synopsis. But then I read Jackie’s T10T post in which she featured Bad Romance and I was hooked. One Goodreads user added that there should be a trigger warning for both suicide and abuse, so please be aware of those if you are thinking about reading this book! Bad Romance is about Grace who wants to get out of her home and away from her parents and small town life and start the life she wants to live. She meets Gavin who seems to be right for her, but he’s controlling and dangerous. This relationship might be a prison Grace is unable to escape.

Release Date: June 27th

Now I Rise by Kiersten Whitenow i rise

I’m currently in the middle of my audiobook of And I Darken to get ready to finally read Now I Rise (and slightly worrying about the deadline that has been staring at me these past few days) and I am loving it! I love Lada who is ruthless and a fighter and not afraid to show her toughness and Radu who is the opposite of Lada but has his own ways to deal with people. Then we have Mehmet, the son of the Sultan heir to the throne. These three form such an interesting triangle that is becoming more and more toxic as time goes on and characters grow up. I love the diversity and setting in this story! I haven’t read anything set in the Ottoman Empire before and it’s really interesting to see this side of history! I am really excited to see where the rest of And I Darken goes and where Now I Rise picks up after!

There we have it, six books I am really excited about for the next month! Are any of these books on you guys’ TBR too? Or have added any of them after reading this post? Let’s talk in the comments below!

 

New Releases: May 2017

may releasesFor the past two months, I had a bit of a difficult time finding new releases I was really excited about and then May rolls around and I have seven on my list. Seven books. Someone, please tell me when I’m going to read all of them? Well, I actually read one of them already and I have plans to lock myself inside until I finished reading two more. But the other four books? I have no idea. There’s not enough time. But enough rambling, let’s get to these new releases!

Releasing: Week Of May 2nd

23766634A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I have been waiting for A Court Of Wings And Ruin for a YEAR now and I am so excited that it’s finally almost here! The ending of A Court Of Mist And Fury was so good and I was ready to rip heads off! I am honestly so excited for this final installment in the trilogy! But I am also super worried about my own sanity while reading this book!

Always And Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Hanalways and forever lara jean

I have heard so many good things about the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han and the final installment, Always And Forever, Lara Jean is coming out next week! There is apparently a fake relationship somewhere in this trilogy which has me really curious and I hope to marathon this trilogy this summer!

Releasing: Week Of May 16th

the love interestThe Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

You guys! The Love Interest tells the story of a Good Guy and a Bad Guy who are supposed to woo a woman but instead of wooing HER they end up falling in love with each other? Doesn’t that sound like the most fun concept to a book? I know I am excited to see these two realize that they are developing feelings for each other and falling in love!

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lordthe names they gave us

I was lucky enough to be accepted for an eARC of The Names They Gave Us a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, I really enjoyed this book! At first, I was a bit worried that the religious aspects of the story would bother me because I am not a fan of religion in books but I ended up not minding it at all! I am going to be publishing my review of this book towards the end of May and closer to the UK release date!

 

flame in the mistFlame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Renee Ahdieh’s newest release, Flame In The Mist, is also coming out this week and even though I haven’t read Renee’s previous two books (The Wrath & The Dawn duology) I am really excited about this one because I have read nothing but great things about Renee’s writing so far and I definitely want to experience it for myself too! For any Mulan fans out there, this is a Mulan retelling so get your hands on this!

Releasing: Week of May 23rd

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This is the only other book that I have concrete plans for reading! Cassandra Clare killed me with the ending of Lady Midnight and so I have been just impatiently waiting for Lord Of Shadows to finally be released! And it’s almost here! I am counting down the days and hopefully, I will be re-reading Lady Midnight in the weeks leading up to this release! I just hope my pre-order arrives on time!

Releasing: Week of May 30th

when dimple met rishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I feel like I have been seeing When Dimple Met Rishi pretty much everywhere in the book community and people who have read this book seem to absolutely love it and are so excited about this story which has me really excited too! I haven’t read a book about an arranged marriage before so this is new to me and this book features Indian-American characters at a summer camp for aspiring web developers! So cool!

Honestly, you guys! May is looking like such a great month for releases and I know I won’t have much time for anything else because I will dive into ACOWAR, Lord Of Shadows and of course, Sense8 has to release season 2 the first week of May too. Like I wasn’t busy enough already!

What are some books you guys are super excited about for May? Let me know in the comments below! Did I miss out on any super fun new releases?

New Releases: April 2017

april releasesCan you guys believe that April is just a couple of days away? How did this even happen? How have three months just flown by like that? Does time move quicker the older you get? I swear, a year lasted so much longer when I was a teen (let’s not talk about how long ago that way, okay?).

But anyways, let’s get to talking about what you came here for: April 2017 releases! 

Release Date: April 4th

30312700Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately is marketed as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail (which I don’t think I’ve ever seen) but the synopsis sounds interesting and with the summer months fast approaching (I can’t even believe how much daylight we’ve been getting! Everything in me is jumping for joy right now) this sounds like the perfect read!

Bailey has been talking to a guy named Alex online for a couple of months by the time she moves in with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex. Bailey doesn’t tell Alex about any of this, though – who knows who Alex is in real life, right? Bailey spends her summer working at the town’s museum with a really hot security guard, Porter Roth. Who just so happens to actually be Alex (and no, I did not just spoil you. This is part of the synopsis).

Release Date: April 11th

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertallithe upside of unrequited

I was so excited to be able to read The Upside of Unrequited a few weeks early and actually talked more about how I felt about this book in my review!

Molly, a fat 17-year-old girl knows all about unrequited love. She’s had crushes on 26 boys but never told any of them. Cassie, Molly’s twin sister, thinks Molly needs to ‘woman up’ but Molly is afraid of rejection. After all, fat girls have to be careful! Enter Mina, Cassie’s new girlfriend who comes with a hipster sidekick who could be just the boy to give Molly her first kiss. Well, if there wasn’t Molly’s co-worker Reid.

32860355Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

When I first heard that there was going to be a book about Alexander Hamilton I freaked out. Seriously. It was embarrassing. I am a huge Hamilton fan and have been really into the soundtrack and I keep watching the same videos of the cast performing over and over again. It’s getting out of hand. BUT. Let’s get back on topic her! Alex and Eliza!

This book basically tells the story of Hamilton and Eliza from their meeting at the Schuyler’s grand ball and onward. If you are familiar with the musical, you probably know all about their story and don’t need much more information to want to read this book, right? Everyone else? Please do yourself the favor and listen to the soundtrack (and prepare yourself to be sucked into a Hamilton shaped hole)!

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The synopsis for Literally is just so intriguing and meta? Basically, the author writes about a girl, Annabell, who has been living the perfect life. Next thing we know, Lucy Keating (the author in the novel) announces she’s writing a new book – and Annabell is the heroine! Unfortunately, Annabell is tired of living a life where everything is plotted out for her. But will Annabell be able to find a way to write her own story or will Lucy Keating win?

To be honest, when I first read the synopsis I was a bit confused and it took me a few careful and slow re-reads to understand what was going on – but then I was hooked! Doesn’t that just sound like such a fun read? I know I’m excited for this one!

And there we have it! Four April 2017 releases that I am really excited about and can’t wait to read within the next couple of months! Next month I get to talk about two books I am super excited about (I’ll let you guys guess 😉 )!

What are some April releases that you’re really excited about?

As I was writing this post, I realized that I only had books for the first two weeks of the month and unfortunately nothing else really sparked my interest, but if you know of more books – let me know!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to read this Spring

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted and created by the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you’re supposed to compile a list of things or books for a certain topic! So here we go!

Cress

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I’ve been making my way through my TBR and Cress is next on my list. Diving back into this world is going to be awesome because I do really love it but I wanted to get to other books first before I start Cress. A lot of people said this is their favorite one so I’m even more excited to read it soon!

Marissa certainly didn’t dissapoint with her writing of this series so far!

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Swetlana already read this book and her review totally sold me and I just had to add it to my TBR and buy it. It sounds really magical and fun. The premise with these two sisters going to Caraval and then ending up in a game so dangerous it might tear them apart forever. Needless to say the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to read it.

 

Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix

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I mentioned that I have read the first 4 books in this series in August last year & this year I want to continue and finish it all. Knowing what happens in the movie, I’m half dreading to read it because reading about it all is different from watching it because in the movie it all happens so fast and in the books you get more detail, you get to see what a character is feeling more clearly.

However this magical series sure will bring me to tears again. Maybe more than the movies.

History Is All You Left Me

30139283So far this list has quite a few Fantasy/Sci-Fi books in it but I also want to read more contemporaries and expand on the genres I read so that maybe I discover a new one that I’m gonna love.

History Is All You Left Me has been getting a lot of praise and attention. I have heard great things about Adam’s writing so this only solidifies my decision to add this here. The premise of lgbt+ characters and relationships already sold me.

I think it sounds like a beautiful, heartbreaking story about love, loss and relationships.

The Inexplicable Logic of my Life

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I have already read a book from this Author. (i.e. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe) so this one sounds like a great one as well. I love his writing because it flows together so easily, with it’s metaphors, humor and impactful relationships that he writes about.

Another major selling point is that the family in this book is Mexican-American with a gay character. What more could I want?

The Darkest Minds

I have been eyeing this Trilogy for so long because I have wanted to read a dsytopi10576365an novel
for quite some time and this one has been mentioned a lot on booktube, so I had to jump on that bandwagon.

We follow the main character who survived a disease that has killed a lot of people around her and the government (and her parents) think she’s dangerous. She has to try and find ways to safety and survival. Which are all things that sound really interesting to me.

 

Shadow and Bone

10194157Six of Crows has made me fall in love with Leigh Bardugo’s writing and I want to read more of her books and the world of Grisha. It only seemed right to get this trilogy.

The Story follows one of the most powerful Grisha who has ever lived (which has been mentioned in Crooked Kingdom) which immediately sparked my interest in the main character.

I heard mixed things about it but I want to see it all for myself when I actually get to reading it.

 

A Darker Shade Of Magic

22055262This Trilogy has been on my radar ever since I heard about it and that it contains time travel which is a concept that I really haven’t read about yet as much and wanted to see more of.

Swetlana already read the first two books (here & here are her reviews)and she seemed to really love them which only made me want to read them even more – but first things first.

I’ve heard great things about the author and the writing so it’s all a great match!

Gemina

29236299Gemina is the second book in the Iluminae Files Trilogy, so, it’s only a given that this would be on my list this week! I have gone halfway through Illuminae until I didn’t pick it back up which is something that I intend on doing in the next couple of months depending on how far I get with the other books I want to read.

I really love the way these books are written it makes the reading experience so much fun and the physical copies of these books are awesome!

 

The Unexpected Everything17838528

Since summer is coming up it only seems appropriate to me to choose a contemporary that reminds me of summer, ice cream, walks in the park and just having fun with family and friends out in the sunshine.

It has a pretty solid rating on Goodreads and Booktubers that I watch have been loving this book a lot so I’m looking forward to discovering it too.

 

That is all for today! Let me know if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them, I’d love to know.

 

 

New Releases: March 2017

march releasesThe last bunch of February releases (I’ve talked about my picks a few weeks ago too!) hit the shelves today and so it’s about time we talk about March releases! I’ve compiled a list of four books that have sparked my interest, so let’s get started!

Strange The Dreamer

strangethedreamer-cover-copyUp first we have Laini Taylor‘s (author of the Daughter Of Smoke & Bone trilogy) newest release: Strange The Dreamer! I haven’t read a book by Laini before, but I have heard so many people praise her previous releases, that I wanted to include this one! This book hits shelves on March 28th!

Goodreads’ synopsis: 

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

You’re Welcome Universe

ywu_cover-1000x1455In Whitney Gardner‘s You’re Welcome Universe our main protagonist Julia finds a slur about her best friend at the back of The Kingston School for the Deaf, her best friend tells on Julia, her mothers send her off to a new school in the suburbs where she is the only deaf student. Julia ends up leaving graffiti around town and is pulled into a graffiti war with another artist, who constantly sprays over her artwork – to improve it or to show off their own talent.

I have never read a book about a deaf main character or anything about graffiti (there are actual graffitis included in the book!), so I’m really excited to see how this story plays out! You’re Welcome Universe hits shelves on March 7th!

Goodbye Days

e29c8700-2a5e-0134-0657-062f3a35be5fGoodbye Days by Jeff Zentner made it’s way onto my list for this month because it deals with the aftermath of texting while driving. Carver Briggs never thought a simple text message could have such catastrophical consequences until his three best friends die in a crash because of it. Blake’s grandmother asks Carver to help remember her grandson with a Goodbye Day which turns into something Carver does with the loved one of his other friends too. Forgiveness isn’t easily given and Carver’s own feelings of guilt and despair are threatening to pull him under. This book hits shelves on March 7th!

I think it’s really important that we think about the consequences a simple and quick text message can have. You don’t have to look at your phone for long – even a single second that you’re eyes aren’t on the road ahead of you is too long. Things can happen so quickly and you won’t have a chance to react properly while your eyes are glued to your phone.

The Bone Witch

bonewitchIn Rin Chupeco‘s The Bone Witch we follow Tea in the aftermath of accidently raising her brother from the dead and as she realizes that she is different from the other witches in her family. She’s a bone witch: a witch with a gift for necromancy. Tea ends up being ostracized by her community and finds a home with an older bone witch who takes Tea and her brother in and brings them to a different land where Tea can train. Soon dark forces are rising, forcing Tea to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice. The Bone Witch hits shelves on March 7th!

These were the books that sparked my interest and that I hope to get to next month – but then again, let’s be real for a second: I still haven’t read all the books I had on my January or February releases post. So these might have to wait a bit longer, but I do want to get to them. What are some of the books that you are looking forward to this month? Have I missed some really great one (I’m sure I have)? Please let me know in the comments below!