Saturday, August 18, 2018

Week 33 Review: The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak

From Goodreads:
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Book Award-winning author Brian Katcher's hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens recovering from heartbreak and discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date.

It all begins when Ana Watson's little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what should have been a normal, résumé-building school trip.

If slacker Zak Duquette hadn't talked up the geek fan fest so much, maybe Clayton wouldn't have broken nearly every school rule or jeopardized Ana's last shot at freedom from her uptight parents.

Now, teaming up with Duquette is the only way for Ana to chase down Clayton in the sea of orcs, zombies, bikini-clad princesses, Trekkies, and Smurfs. After all, one does not simply walk into Washingcon.

But in spite of Zak's devil-may-care attitude, he has his own reasons for being as lost as Ana-and Ana may have more in common with him than she thinks. Ana and Zak certainly don't expect the long crazy night, which begins as a nerdfighter manhunt, to transform into so much more…

My Review:


Author: Brian Katcher
Read: August 17th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Fantastic looking, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2018 Book, and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: May 19th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Diamond Fire

From Goodreads:
together with their parents

NEVADA FRIDA BAYLOR

&

CONNOR ANDER ROGAN

invite you to join

their wedding celebration

November 6, 2018

Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.

My Review:


Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5, Catalina Baylor Trilogy #0.5, Nevada Baylor Trilogy #3.5
Read: August 17th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love their writing and this series, and it's as Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Expected Publication: November 6th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: The Traitor Prince

From Goodreads:
Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter's assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom's most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan's identity — is to fight in Maqbara's yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara's warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they'll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda's been hiding will bury them both. 

My Review:


Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: Ravenspire #3
Read: August 17th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 13th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Tsumiku and the Enslaved Fox

From Goodreads:
Tsumiko inherits an ancestral home, a vast fortune, and a butler who isn't exactly human.

Humanity is rocked by the Emergence of a people who call themselves the Amaranthine. They are our myths and legends come to life. Neither human nor animal, yet embracing qualities of both, the inhuman races inspire both awe and fear. Every newsfeed is clogged with updates about the peace process, but some places don't concern themselves with worldly affairs. Like the girls' school run by Saint Midori's of the Heavenly Lights, where Tsumiko Hajime grew up. 

A letter from a long-lost aunt names Tsumiko heiress to an ancestral estate and its accompanying fortune. Only the legacy comes with an aloof heirloom: an inhuman butler. Argent has served the Hajime family for centuries, and Tsumiko must renew the generational bond or he'll die. Argent hates her for the hold she has over him, but he craves her soul almost as much as he craves his freedom. 

My Review:


Author: Forthright
Series: Amaranthine Saga #1
Read: August 16th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Twinkle Press
Published: February 22nd 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: The Prince

From Goodreads:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series… 

She's everything he wants…. 

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn't control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who'd wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him. 

She's everything he can't have… 

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She'd seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare. 

She's everything he'll take…. 

But there's someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing. 

She's everything he'd die for…. 

My Review:


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #3.5, 1001 Dark Nights #85
Read: August 16th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Published: August 14th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Damsel

From Goodreads:
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

My Review:


Author: Elana K. Arnold
Read: August 16th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: October 2nd 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Wild Hunger

From Goodreads:
In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run.

As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king.

When the assassination of a diplomat brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever. 

My Review:


Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Heirs of Chicagoland #1
Read: August 15th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved the first series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: August 14th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: The Raging Ones

From Goodreads:
An edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she's never known. Like the entire world, she believes it's impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they've dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who'll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do. 

My Review:


Authors: Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: The Raging Ones #1
Read: August 15th, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: August 14th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: A Spark of White Fire

From Goodreads:
In a universe of Gods and Goddesses, moons that hide ancient beasts, and cities built on the back of spaceships, infant Princess Esmae was cast into deep space, surviving only by the grace of a Goddess.

Raised far away from her birth home of Kali, Esme longs to return to her real family. And when the King of Wychstar issues a challenge, offering to gift his unbeatable, sentient warship, Titania, to a warrior that can win his competition, the way home becomes clear: she'll help her brother, Prince Alexi, win the ship and consequently, win her place back in the arms of her family. 

But when Alexi rejects, she instead enters as the champion of Max, who banished Alexi's family from their ancestral home, waging a war that pits cousin against cousin. 

And she does the unthinkable. She wins. 

Now, Esmae finds herself on the wrong side of an inevitable war, with the Goddess-blessed Titania in the hands of her family's enemies. Will she be able to reunite with her brother and learn why the queen banished her? Or will her family literally destroy itself, with the weapons she gave them?

Drawing on Indian mythology including the Mahabharata, A Spark of White Fire is a sweeping young adult sci-fi/fantasy retelling that stretches across the universe exploring love, friendship, and the complicated ties that bind families together, and rip them apart, in a world where Gods and Goddesses keep an eye on the stars . . . and the people they favor that fight among them. 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! It was just so fantastic, and unique, and a space drama, basically. I really enjoyed the world, and the characters, and their relationships with one another, because it was a complicated situation!

This book was about the relationships a family has, and how complicated they can be, especially if you're royalty, and have a whole kingdom to take care of. So there was a lot of politics, as well! That an uncle took a kingdom from his nephew, yeah, complicated. I felt bad for Esmae, and the position she was in, because she went in on her brother's side. But her Uncle's side, yeah, they're real people, so it became complicated very quickly! 

On one hand, the politics of this family has a lot of consequences, because of the position in life they have. On the other, it feels close and personal, which was really great to read! And with the Gods and Goddesses watching on, and have since basically the beginning. That is a lot of pressure!

That ending, was just so evil! I want more! Such a cliffhanger ending! We know what's supposed to happen, but it ended, so we don't know if it's going to happen or if it's even going to happen, because who knows, it could be changed!

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait for more from this series!

Author: Sangu Mandanna
Series: The Celestial Trilogy #1
Read: August 13th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Published: September 4th 2019
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind Of) Liked Me

From Goodreads:
What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows.

Sean Raynes, the young man who exposed America's unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum-dums in the country think he's a traitor. And her journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed—they were heroes, too. Or are—no one has ever told Paige if they're still alive, or dead.

Not heroes? Anyone in the government who abandoned her parents, letting them rot somewhere halfway across the world.

And certainly not Paige herself, who, despite her fluency in five languages and mastery of several obscure martial arts (thanks, Mom!), could do nothing to save them.

Couldn't, that is, until she's approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission: fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he's stockpiled. In exchange, he'll reopen the case on her missing parents.

She's given a code name and a cover as a foreign exchange student.

Who is a hero? Not Paige Nolan, but maybe, just maybe, Liberty is.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a lot of fun, and I loved Paige's narration style, it was just so great to read! She was smart and quirky, and like she says in the book, there's not a tangent that she doesn't like. Just so much fun to read!

I really enjoyed the different parts of this book, the beginning when she's at school, the middle where she trained for spy work and started her missing, and the end with the end of her mission. I also really liked her narration of the chapters where there's video footage. Those were especially hilarious to read!

Paige made friends, really for the the first time, while on her mission. One her roommate who turned out to be a Russian spy, and the other, the sun of a criminal. I loved their interactions, and their relationships! So great to read about!

How it all wrapped up, yeah, that took some finagling! But that final action sequence was pretty funny, with how many different people who were after the guy! It kinda reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean 2, everybody trying to get the prize! Such a great ending!

This book was so awesome and I enjoyed it a lot! So great to read!

Author: Andrea Portes
Read: August 12th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and I've enjoyed her other books! And it's a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: June 6th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Reviews


Book Blogger Hop #45, August 17th

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Question of the week is: Do you follow other book blogs and if so, who are your top 3 bloggers? (submitted by Amber @ The Literary Phoenix)

Not really. I visit other blogs, and might be subscribed to them in various ways, but I don't really pay attention to those. Which seems bad of me. Oops. What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update #361, August 17th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind Of) Liked Me which counts 3 times as a Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2018 Book, A Spark of White Fire which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book, The Raging Ones which counts 3 times as a NetGalley Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book, Wild Hunger which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book, Damsel which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, SAC 2018 Book and a WoW Book, The Prince which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book, Tsumiku and the Enslaved Fox which counts 3 times as a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book, The Traitor Prince which counts 5 times as a 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book, Diamond Fire which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book, The Improbable Theory of Zak and Ana which counts 5 times as a DAC Book, Edelweiss Book, SAC 2018 Book, and a WoW Book.

So I have 36 counts which translates to $18 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

First Lines Friday #379, August 17th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

"A brisk wind scoured the packed dirt streets of the peasant quarter in Makan Almalik, tossing grit into the night air and clawing at the robes of the young man who walked briskly down a side road, his cowl pulled over his head to guard his face against the onslaught. The streets were deserted at this time of night. The lanterns hanging in their metal cages every quarter block illuminated rickety wooden shops with their shutters closed and goat hair tents with their flaps tied shut. Only a fool would venture out at midnight to face the tumultuous moods of Eb’ Rezr. The god of wind and rain was a capricious master—one the aristocrats of Akram had stopped serving over a century ago, after Yl’ Haliq, the all-powerful, had vanquished the lesser gods—but the peasants didn’t have the luxury of betting their survival on a single god." -The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine

Well, this is a bit of an ominous opening! I need to read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Random Reads #351, August 16th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 4730 which turned out to be Grimspace by Ann Aguirre! It's been on my TBR pile since September 24th, 2014, and I added it because I really enjoy her writing! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #366, August 16th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"I fumbled for my wallet as visions of my mom impaling Tink with steak knives danced in my head." -The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout, page 27.

Oh, this is absolutely hilarious! Love it!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #376, August 16th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

In her exhilarating debut novel, Kresley Cole captures the drama, passion, and boundless adventure of the high seas -- as one fiery lass finds herself caught in a tide of torrid romance. 

Raised as a free spirit aboard her American sea captain father's majestic clipper ship, willful Nicole Lassiter has never encountered an obstacle she couldn't overcome -- until she meets Captain Derek Sutherland. His sizzling kisses leave her longing, but after they share a night of passion, his subsequent disdain makes her blood boil. Nicole vows to take her revenge -- by helping her father beat Sutherland in a high-stakes competition: the Great Circle Race from England to Australia. 

Nicole's scheme is thrown overboard after her father is wrongly imprisoned, yet she remains undaunted -- taking to the high seas with her father's ship. But a storm wrecks her plans, and she finds herself a virtual prisoner aboard Sutherland's vessel. And while her mind tells her she should escape, her body urges her to surrender...

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I don't know, I don't think I have a copy. But I really enjoy her writing, so hopefully I'll read it soon! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #379, August 15th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2018
From Goodreads:
Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance.

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen. 

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2018
From Goodreads:
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2018
From Goodreads:
Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images.

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color. 

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2018
From Goodreads:
In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.

In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2018
From Goodreads:
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

Wow, a great collection of books coming out! I've read one or two, and yeah, they were so great! I can't wait for them to come out! What about you guys? Happy reading!