Friday, September 14, 2018

Future Favorites Friday




I take the 2nd Friday of 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.

I love Anne Ursu's books and her Twitter. She is a fabulous human and a talented writer. It feels like way too long since we've received a new book from her, but our wait is almost over.


When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant—and from their first moments in the world together, they’ve never left each other’s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together.

When fifth grade arrives, however, it is decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.
 

Release Date: February 12, 2019 from Walden Pond Press

I geeked out and squealed about this one all over my social media the moment I discovered it. (Megan Whalen Turner posting things like teasers worthy of her main character is the whole reason I joined Tumblr in the first place. It has PAID OFF.) I'm sure most of you know about this one already and can guess how excited I am. Take this opportunity to admire and be perplexed by the cover yet again. Become anxious and imagine all the worst case scenarios as you read the synopsis. Despite it only being two sentences, there's a lot to unpack there. They may be the two most stressful sentences to ever grace a book copy. But we trust MWT. She will end this well. I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT IS ACTUALLY ENDING THOUGH!!!!!!! *whispers* please let both Gen and Irene be okay please please please*


Neither accepted nor beloved, Eugenides is the uneasy linchpin of a truce on the Lesser Peninsula, where he has risen to be high king of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis. As the treacherous Baron Erondites schemes anew and a prophecy appears to foretell the death of the king, the ruthless Mede empire prepares to strike. 

Release Date: March 19, 2019 from Greenwillow Books

Stephanie Burgis is one of those amazing authors who can shift back and forth between children's an adult novels seemingly seamlessly. She is a top-notch talent at both. This is the prequel to last year's Snowspelled. I adore this universe Burgis has created and the strong-willed, intelligent women who inhabit it. (And the men who would throw themselves in front of any danger for them.)


Amy Standish is a born politician, and she's spent all her life training for the moment when she will finally step into the political arena with a rising mage as her match...which makes it entirely unfortunate that, just as all of her careful plans are coming together, she is faced with the hopelessly impractical and irresistible prospect of Jonathan Harwood - a man who will never, ever be a mage. 

Now, on the night of the Harwoods' Spring Solstice Ball, in an underwater ballroom full of sparkling fey lights and danger, Amy will have to fight the greatest political battle of her life to win a family and a future that she could never have imagined...and it will take an entirely unexpected kind of magic to keep everything from crashing down around her.

Release Date: September 30, 2018 (You can get it now as part of the anthology The Underwater Ballroom Society

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to? 

3 comments:

  1. It's okay, Gen, we love you! This one is coming so soon, I'm almost worried. But so excited!

    And new Anne Ursu!

    I'm not very tuned into what's coming up, so I rely on you to give me good news like this! I am looking forward to Kathleen Arden's final (I think?) Winternight book.

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  2. Oh, Muse of Nightmares is coming out very soon! (Laini Taylor, sequel to Strange the Dreamer.) That one is a drop-everything-and-read-as-soon-as-I-can-get-it anticipation!

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  3. I hadn't heard about MWT's new one! Yay! She will totally end things well! Right? Right?

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