Friday, September 13, 2019

Future Favorites Friday September 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.

Jenn Reese has a new book coming out!!!!!! I cannot tell you how much love I have for her Above World trilogy, and I was starting to lament that maybe we would never get another fabulous MG from her. BUT WE ARE!!!! And there's a tricky, well-dressed fox! And LOOK AT THE COVER!!!! (All the caps and exclamation points are totally necessary.)

After an incident shatters their family, eleven-year old Samantha and her older sister Caitlin are sent to live in rural Oregon with an aunt they've never met. Sam wants nothing more than to go back to the way things were… before she spoke up about their father's anger.

When Aunt Vicky gives Sam a mysterious card game called "A Game of Fox & Squirrels," Sam falls in love with the animal characters, especially the charming trickster fox, Ashander. Then one day Ashander shows up in Sam’s room and offers her an adventure and a promise: find the Golden Acorn, and Sam can have anything she desires.

But the fox is hiding rules that Sam isn't prepared for, and her new home feels more tempting than she'd ever expected. As Sam is swept up in the dangerous quest, the line between magic and reality grows thin. If she makes the wrong move, she'll lose far more than just a game.

Release Date: April 14, 2020 from Henry Holt & Co.

You guys know how I side-eye anything flirting with Jane Austen but also am pulled to it like a magnet to a refrigerator? Well, it is with equal parts trepidation and anticipation that I present a book that claims Austen influence with some mysterious goings on as well. Don't let me down, book.

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.

But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.

Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exactcircumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

Release Date: December 3, 2019 from HarperTeen

What upcoming book releases are you excited for? 


Kim Aippersbach said...

I had not heard of Jenn Reese. The Above World trilogy looks really interesting, and so does this one.

Jenna @ Falling Letters said...

Jenn Reese is also new to me. A Game of Fox and Squirrels sounds pretty intriguing, though!

Brandy said...

Oh Jenn Reese's books are WONDERFUL. The Above World trilogy has such creative world building and managed to treat dystopian themes in MG really well. I highly recommend them to you both!

Jenn Reese said...

Brandy, thank you for the amazing shout-outs!!! I am so nervous about the new book and finding your post today just made my whole week. <3

Brandy said...

@Jenn I'm glad I could help lift your spirits! Your books are so good. I am currently teaching Juniors and Seniors who were in my class when they were MG readers, and they still talk about them.