Friday, August 9, 2019

Future Favorites Friday August 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.

One look at this cover is really all I needed. But I read the synopsis anyway and that only made my desire for this book grow.

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 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Guys, this one is a YA retelling of Mansfield Park, which is not my favorite Austen. This means there's a better chance I'll love it. (Especially considering the creepy cousin element will be gone.)

Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.

But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there's Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there's Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.

Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone's heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn't hers.

Release Date: December 17, 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to? 

1 comment:

Kim Aippersbach said...

Anya and the Dragon is so beautiful! And cool-sounding premise. Will keep my eyes open for it. My library has a copy of The Lighthouse Between the Worlds (yay!), which I'm very excited to read: the title alone would have forced me to pick up this book. Of course lighthouses are portals between worlds! Why has no one realized this before??