Today was a great day for mail! My BookOutlet order came in with lovely books for both my library and for my Secret Sister (not shown because that would spoil the surprise!), and a couple of #booksfortrade came in. Plus a book from Blue Rider Press (Penguin/Random House). Thank you everyone who made this possible 🙂 I have so much to look forward to!
Oops! June moved by so quickly that I totally forgot to write up my post about the fantastic books that came out last month 🙂 Better late than never though as May was chock full of wonderful new releases that you should definitely take time to check out.
April was a bit slower with publication releases, which was good because I got busy reading June releases for review! Unfortunately, that means I didn’t get through very many of the April titles like I wanted, but there’s still time, right? I can always come back to them later.
It’s already time to look back on March to see what books came out that I just didn’t have time to read! Surprisingly, I was able to read more March books than January and February books. But maybe that’s just because there were so many more releases. Who knows? Anyway, here’s the releases I want to read but will have to wait a bit.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 10th 2017 by Amulet Books
Even though I still haven’t read Splintered, I’m excited that A.G. Howard has decided to tackle another retelling. This time, though, it’s The Phantom of the Opera. Having read the original work when I was younger (boy, was it dark and kind of gruesome) and enjoying the film version, I was excited to hear that someone was writing a retelling.
It’s not in the usual vein of stories chosen for re-writes, and that’s awesome because I can only read so many Cinderella and Snow White stories before I say enough. 2017 appears to have a nice change in the retellings trend with RoseBlood and Wintersong (think Labyrinth) as two of the ones I’m most excited for!
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.
At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
So, I know that it’s not yet January, and I usually do these posts to recap what I wasn’t able to read, but with the holidays and family time, I’m just not going to get much reading done this month. Also, there are way less new releases that I care about in December, so it’s a short list.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 2017 by Tor Teen
Although I received an arc for this title, I haven’t read Truthwitch yet!! As soon as I finish Strange the Dreamer, Truthwitch is next; however, I’m not sure that all of that will happen before Windwitch is released. So, I thought I’d remind you that the release is coming in a few short weeks. And don’t forget the pre-order bounty as Dennard is calling it on her website 🙂 Follow the link above!