Friday, October 13, 2017

Future Favorite Friday

I'm back again! Hopefully more regularly this time. This move has taken more out of me than the last one did for sure. But we are in our new house and almost completely unpacked. I still need to get a library card. It is on my list of things to do today, but hopefully the reviews will start again soon. In the meantime, it's the second Friday of the month so here is the Future Favorite Friday post for October!

Varian Johnson's Great Greene Heist duo is a favorite in our house. I'm excited about his latest upcoming novel. 

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. 

When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. 

So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?

Release Date: March 27, 2018 from Arthur Levine books

I've followed Justina Ireland on Twitter for some time. I appreciate her voice and the way she speaks up on important issues. But the reason I'm excited about this book is due to what it's about. And everything I've heard about it so far is good.
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Release Date: April 3, 2018 from Blazer & Bray

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

1 comment:

Brenda said...

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell and just saw there is a sequel to Wild Robots, The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown that I'm now curious about. Happy your unpacking from the move is nearly complete. I also really like the sound of both of these books.