Friday, February 9, 2018

Future Favorites Friday

I take the 2nd Friday fo every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments.

After taking a hiatus in December and January due to end of year and beginning of year posts, Future Favorite Friday is back!

My love for The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is strong and enduring. I was over the moon excited to discover we would be getting a prequel about their father's youth.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.
Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past. 

Release Date: April 3, 2018 from HMH Books for Young Readers

I thoroughly enjoy J. Anderson Coates. She writes excellent historical fiction. Imagine my delight when I discovered she has a YA political fantasy coming out THIS MONTH. I only discovered this book was happening at the end of December. It's billed in its Goodreads description as Princess Academy meets Megan Whalen Turner, which is setting the bar high, but if it's as excellent as the historical fiction Coates has written,  I'm confident she can clear it. 

Malley has led the constables on a merry chase across her once-peaceful country. With her parents in prison for their part in a failed resistance movement, the government wants to send her to a national school—but they’ll have to capture her first.

And capture her they do. Malley is carted off be reformed as a proper subject of the conquering empire, reeducated, and made suitable for domestic service. That’s the government’s plan, anyway.

But Malley will not go down without a fight. She’s determined to rally her fellow students to form a rebellion of their own. The government can lock these girls up in reform school. Whether it can break them is another matter entirely…

Release Date: February 20, 2018 from Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Uprooted by Naomi Novik is one of my favorite Adult Fantasy novels. If this new book of hers lives up to the expectations of its synopsis, I may love it even more.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Release Date: July 10, 2018 from Del Ray

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

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