Friday, May 10, 2019

Future Favorite Friday May-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.

Thanhha Lai has a YA novel coming out!!!! I don't feel like there is much to add to my excitement here.

In the final days of the Viet Nam War, twelve-year-old Hang took her brother, Linh, to the airport, desperate for them to be brought to America. In a split second, Linh was taken—and Hang was left behind. Six years later, she endures a horrifying escape from Viet Nam and arrives in Texas as a refugee, where LeeRoy, a city boy with rodeo dreams, helps her find the brother she thought she’d lost. But Hang’s heart is shattered all over again when she learns that Linh doesn’t remember her at all. The distance between them feels greater than ever—but she’ll do anything to bridge the gap

Release Dat: September 3, 2019 from Harper Collins

The cover of this one attracted me first. Then I read the synopsis and was instantly in love.

Headstrong Anya is the daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. When her family's livelihood is threatened by a bigoted magistrate, Anya is lured in by a friendly family of Fools, who promise her money in exchange for helping them capture the last dragon in Kievan Rus. This seems easy enough—until she finds out that the scary old dragon isn't as old—or as scary—as everyone thought. Now Anya is faced with a choice: save the dragon, or save her family. 

Release Date: September 24, 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I just read my first Jenny Colgan novel, The Bookshop on the Corner, two weeks ago. Imagine my delight when I quite accidentally discovered a sequel was coming out next month.

Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where honking horns and shouting football fans keep them awake all night. If she doesn’t find a way out soon, Zoe knows it’s just a matter of time before she has a complete meltdown. On a whim, she answers an ad for a nanny job in the Scottish Highlands, which is about as far away from the urban crush of London as possible. It sounds heavenly!

The job description asks for someone capable of caring for three “gifted children”, two of which behave feral wolverines. The children’s widowed father is a wreck, and the kids run wild in a huge tumbledown castle on the heather-strewn banks of Loch Ness. Still, the peaceful, picturesque location is everything London is not—and Zoe rises to the challenges of the job.

With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family—and her own…?

Release Date: June 25, 2019

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


Katy K. said...

These look really good! I'm especially interested in Anya and the Dragon! I know there are many books i'm waiting for, but the only one I can think of right this minute is Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas by Juana Medina.

Brandy said...

@Kathy Isn't the cover for Anya and the Dragon beautiful and attention-grabbing?