Friday, April 14, 2017

Future Favorite Friday (1)

Since Waiting on Wednesday is no longer linking, I am starting my own feature that I will probably do once a month to highlight 1-3 upcoming releases I'm excited for. If you are interested in joining me for this, let me know and I can make it more formal with a linky and an actual schedule. 

This is technically an ALREADY favorite, but I feel like I haven't done enough to bring attention to the fact that A Face Like Glass FINALLY has a US release date. This is my favorite Hardinge novel and I've never been able to figure out why it is the one book she's written not available here. Well fear not Americans, as of May, you can easily procure a copy. 

In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare—wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express (or fake) joy, despair, or fear—at a steep price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. Neverfell's expressions are as varied and dynamic as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, except hers are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . . 

Release Date: May 9, 2016 from Amulet Books

Next up is the sequel to one of my favorite reads from last year. I can not wait to share in the further adventures of these characters. This is one of my favorite sibling/family series.

A missing Martian. A sinister plot. A French spy.

If Edward thought life was going to be easy in Tharsis City, he was very, very wrong. The moment he intercepts a thief escaping from Lady Harleston’s townhouse, he is caught up in a terrible scheme that threatens the whole of Mars.

Soon he’s fighting off vicious sea serpents, battling a small army of heavily-armored thugs, and trying to unpick an impossible mystery. Meanwhile, Putty has declared war on her new governess, a war that, for the first time in her life, Putty may be in danger of losing.

Edward doesn’t know whom he can trust. Will he make the right choice? Or will his family – and his entire planet – fall victim to the treacherous Emperor of Mars?

Join Edward and his family for a whole new, exciting adventure on Mars.

Release Date: July 18, 2017 Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)

And finally for today, is the next installment in Joanna Bourne's Spymaster Series which I LOVE. I'm especially excited about this one because it is about SEVIE and everything about the synopsis makes me want it yesterday.

Séverine de Cabrillac, orphan of the French revolution and sometime British intelligence agent, has tried to leave spying behind her. Now she devotes herself to investigating crimes in London and finding justice for the wrongly accused.
Raoul Deverney, an enigmatic half-Spaniard with enough secrets to earn even a spy's respect, is at her door demanding help. She's the only one who can find the killer of his long-estranged wife and rescue her missing twelve-year-old daughter.
Séverine reluctantly agrees to aid him, even though she knows the growing attraction between them makes it more than unwise. Their desperate search for the girl ​unleashes treason and murder. . . and offers a last chance for two strong, wounded people to find love.

Release Date: August 1, 2017 from Berkley Books

Anyone else looking forward to these?  Which upcoming releases are you certain will be future favorites? 


Kim Aippersbach said...

I need to get caught up on the Spymaster series; I read the first two years ago and loved them. But my library doesn't have any more. (Might have to break down and buy them!)

Yes, I keep being surprised that people haven't read A Face Like Glass. So, so wonderful. Maybe I'll reread it.

Brenda said...

I'd be interested in joining in on a future favorites link up. John David Anderson's Posted and The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5)
by Jonathan Stroud would be two on my list.

Brandy said...

YES! Books 3, 4, and 5 are AMAZING. I like them so so much more than books 1 &2. Book 4 is my fav because it is Adrian's story but he is prominently featured in all the other books too.

I need to reread A Face Like Glass too.

Brandy said...

I'm looking forward to Posted too! I'm kind of worn out on the Lockwood series. I stopped caring after book 3. It makes me sad. I want my joy in it back.

I think what I will do is make this a 2nd Friday of the month thing.