Friday, February 8, 2019

Future Favorites Friday 2-19

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.

We know how I feel about Stephanie Burgis. This is the 2nd book in the Hardwood Spellbook Series. I adored Snowspelled and can not wait to get my hands on this one.

Cassandra Harwood scandalized her nation when she became the first woman magician in Angland. Now, she's ready to teach a whole new generation of bright young women at her radical new school, the Thornfell College of Magic…

Until a sinister fey altar is discovered in the school library, the ruling Boudiccate sends a delegation to shut down Thornfell, and Cassandra’s own husband is torn away from her.

As malevolent vines slither in from the forest and ruthless politicians scheme against her, Cassandra must fight the greatest battle of her life to save her love, her school, and the future of the young women of Angland.

Release Date: February 25, 2019 by Five Fathoms Press

In my recent review of From Twinkle, With Love, I talked about how Sandhya Menon was no an automatic read for me. Her newest book looks set to be my favorite of hers yet due to the plot synopsis and the fact that it is Ashish's story.

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.

The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?

Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.

Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.

Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

Release Date: May 14, 2019 by Simon Pulse

This is a debut author, so I don't really know that much about it other than it looks as cute as all get out.

Siblings Meg, Will, and Ariel Griffin are off on an adventure! They can’t wait to spend a week vising their eccentric aunt and her giant, tongue-drooling Newfoundland dog in England. But when they finally arrive, they’re faced with a few local secrets that stir up more than a little trouble.

Add in some very peculiar lights, strange new friends, a police chase and some stampeding sheep, and the Griffin kids are in over their heads—literally. Apparently this town has a ghost problem and the three children must race to solve the mystery before the ghosts take something that doesn’t belong to them.

Release Date: March 5, 2019 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

What are some upcoming titles you hope will become favorites on your shelf?


Brenda said...

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu and Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd are two books that I'm anticipating being favorites.

Brandy said...

@Brenda I just got my copy of The Lost Girl. Can't wait to start it!