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Wow, it’s been forever since I’ve worked on a post or commented on a blog. I’m super sorry everyone, we will be coming back soon! I just haven’t had time to go to the library and Overwatch has taken over my life T.T but here’s a Top Ten Tuesday while I wait…
A better title for this post would be 10 books that sound SUPER good coming out within the next year or two. But I wanted to shorten it down a bit so the whole title could be seen without it being cut off xD
1. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale
At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.
Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.
Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.
A feminist reimagined Snow White? Her heart has NEVER beat? A character created out of snow? OH. MY. GOSH. That’s enough to sell me on that book right there 🙂
2. A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.
I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.
For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
I’m not sure what it is about this book, but I’d love to read it. The cover is pretty too 🙂
3. The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.
Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.
And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.
If I had to pick a series where I loved all of the covers, it would be the Mara Dyer series. It looks like Noah’s books are going to be just as beautiful ❤ I’m in LOVE with this cover. Noah wasn’t my favorite guy but Mara Dyer was a pretty epic story, I can’t wait to see what happens next.
4. Virgo by Alexandra Blogier
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired Alexandra Blogier’s Virgo in a preempt; it centers on a girl who is the last human left on Earth after an alien race annihilated humanity.
Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Annie Stone at Alloy Entertainment did the deal for world English rights
This one doesn’t seem to have a cover or a full summary, but I highlighted the part that really got me. I would read this book RIGHT NOW even though I know so little. I wonder what it’s going to be like? I need more 🙂
5. Mirage by Somaiya Daud
A YA fantasy/SF trilogy inspired by the author’s Moroccan background, in which a poor girl from an isolated moon must become the body double to the cruel imperial princess, and learns that life in the royal palace is far more dangerous and complicated than she imagined.
The release date got pushed back from this year to next year 😦 but it sounds good already and I have been super excited about it since I first read the summary for it. The whole thing sounds good, I just wish it came out this year T.T
6. 4 Wizards by Noelle Stevenson and Todd Casey
The series follows four oddball wizards who discover that the only place they truly fit in is with each other, and together they must stop a sinister force from invading their world.
I’m not sure if that’s the official title, there’s no cover, and I don’t think that’s the full summary but I’m already intruded. I love oddball/outcast characters and it’s even better that they’re wizards. I can only imagine what’s going to happen next.
7. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.
The thing that really interests me is the “set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose…” It’s going to be interesting to see how she imagines the world would be.
8. Freefall by Joshua David Bellin
In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and its 99% of rejects.
Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.
When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.
Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?
He leaves Earth and finds that they’re off course? It sounds like a sci-fi movie but it’s even better because it’s a book 😀
9. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Pitched as the never-before-told origin story of the sea witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” told in the vein of Wicked – from the villainess’s point of view
We have about a year before this one comes out but I’m interested to read an origin story 🙂
10. Want by Cindy Pon
From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.
Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.
With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary.
Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?
I love the cover, I love the summary, I love everything about this book and it comes out next month!!!!!