Monday, October 28, 2013

Books To Watch For

I was just cruising around Goodreads the other day and realized that there are quite a few amazing sounding books coming out soon! Soon as in 2014 D: Yes, it is pretty far away, but I'll wait for a long time for these books. Hopefully they live up to their summaries! And covers :D

Defy by Sara Larson (January 7, 2014)
Goodreads Summary:
Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?

 jonah hill excited

 How awesome does this sound?! Is it just me, or should we all just buy this the day it comes out?! Usually I don't buy books from debut authors straight up unless I have lots of faith them, and how can you not with that blurb!

A Mad,Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (January 23, 2014)
Goodreads Summary:
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

This sounds like an absolutely amazing historical fiction novel! A girl trying to prove that women are more than homemakers in the 1900's who is also into someone out of her class? Sign me up!

After the End by Amy Plum (May 6, 2014)
Goodreads Summary:
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.

I've kind of fallen off my dystopia-crazed, post-Hunger-Games, apocalyptic fiction obsession. But now and again there comes a book that sounds like it has potential to break through the dystopia genre and be completely original and unique. This one sounds like it could do that, and I'm very excited to give it a try!

Those are my top 3, but here are others to know about!
180617911618163015835877Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)