Friday, June 9, 2017

Future Favorite Friday (3)

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.
If you haven't yet read this year's amazing Midnight Without a Moon, you really should. It is a wonderful story and Rose Lee Carter captured my heart fully. I can not wait to catch up on the next chapter in her life when the sequel comes out in January.

After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peaceful protests, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope. But when Rose helps Aunt Ruthie start her own business, she begins to see how she can make a difference in her community. Life might be easier in the North, but Mississippi is home and that's worth fighting for. Mid-Century Mississippi comes alive in this sequel to Midnight Without a Moon

Release Date: January 2, 2018 from HMH Books for Young Readers

E.K. Johnston is an auto-buy author for me. If she writes it, I will pre-order it and read it as soon as humanly possible. So. But even if that were not the case, I would STILL desperately want this book because THAT PREMISE. 

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.

Release Date: October 3, 2017 from Dutton Books for Young Readers

What are some releases your anticipating as Future Favorites?


Brenda said...

These both sound really good. Happy Friday, hope you have a lovely weekend.

Linda Williams Jackson said...

Thank you, Brandy. I hope it doesn't disappoint. :)

Brandy said...

You too!

Brandy said...

I'm sure it won't. :)