Friday, May 12, 2017

Future Favorite Friday

This is a feature I am starting to highlight upcoming books I'm particularly excited about. If you would like to join me, you are welcome. Please just link back to this post in your own. I've included a Mr. Linky at the bottom. Right now I'm only going to do it the 2nd Friday of the month, but I'm open to doing it more often if there is enough interest.

When Ghost came out last year, I didn't realize that each book in the series was going to feature a different kid as the main character. I'm even more excited about this sequel knowing that and who it is about.

Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. So Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds up, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude. No day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?

Release Date: August 29, 2017 from Atheneum Books

Next up is a sequel I've wanted since the moment I read the last word of Shadowshaper

Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light -- an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.

Thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new, Sierra and Shadowhouse are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or risk losing them all.

Release Date: September 12, 2017 by Arthur Levine Books

It takes a lot for an adult novel from a new author to catch my eye before release. But a sibling story? Forbidden (or discouraged) associations that might possibly turn to romance? Betrayal? Intrigue? Sign me up.

Since the death of Ragnvald Eysteinsson's father in battle, he has worked hard to protect his sister Svanhild and planned to inherit his family's land when he comes of age. But when the captain of his ship tries to kill him on the way home from a raiding excursion, he must confront his stepfather's betrayal, and find a way to protect his birthright. It is no easy feat in Viking-Age Norway, where a hundred petty rulers kill over parcels of land, and a prophesied high king is rising.

But where Ragnvald is expected to bleed, and even die, for his honour, Svanhild is simply expected to marry well. It's not a fate she relishes, and when the chance to leave her stepfather's cruelty comes at the hand of her brother's arch-rival, Svanhild is forced to make the ultimate choice: family or freedom.

Drawing from the Icelandic Sagas, The Half-Drowned King takes inspiration from the true story of Ragnvald of Maer, the right hand man of King Harald Fairhair, first king of all Norway, and his sister, Svanhild, as she tries to find freedom in a society where the higher her brother rises, the greater her worth as a political pawn.

Release Date: August 1, 2017 by Harper Collins

What are some releases you are anticipating as future favorites?


Katy K. said...

I still need to read ghost, but I am having a hard time resisting using capslock to express my excitement over a sequel to Shadowshaper. the Half-Drowned King looks quite interesting, too!

Brenda said...

Sorry I missed out on the future favorites this month. I got sidetracked with computer issues, but will defiantly join in next time.

Brandy said...

I know! I'm so excited that we get to spend more time with these characters.

Brandy said...

I look forward to your post! :)

Jenna @ Falling Letters said...

I think this is a great idea for a feature. I will have to join in sometime. I also didn't realize Ghost was the first in a series until I read it. The next book sounds just as good. I'm also looking forward to Shadowhouse Fall. I like the purple tones in the cover :P