Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Upcoming June and July 2017 Releases

     Hey everyone!
     It feels like this spring and summer, well honestly this whole year thus far, has been a great year for book releases. We had A Court of Wings and Ruin in May and in September we have Tower of Dawn. By the way, has everyone seen the cover reveal? Tell me your opinions down below! I definitely prefer the US version because it matches the rest of ToG better, but I wish Chaol had been on the cover posing like Aelin.
     Anyway, the rest of summer has some great releases coming out that I'm really excited for! Earlier this year I made a Most Anticipated Books of 2017 post that you can check out here. However, I've stumbled across a few pretty awesome-sounding books that are coming out in June and July that I didn't know about before, so I decided I would put them all here for you guys just in case.

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab - June 13


     Our Dark Duet is the sequel to Victoria Schwab's other book,  This Savage Song, neither of which have I read yet, but they both sound really cool and I've heard a lot of really great things about it. As you can see, this sequel is already out, and is the conclusion of the two-part series, so tell me below if you've read either of them because I'm really interested in it.
     This series follows a boy and a girl, both heirs to a divided city. Both have different mind sets as to how it should be run: Kate believes that the monsters that have taken over the town should be allowed to roam free, but August believes in protecting the people, although he's a monster.
     I really like that, in this series, it's the girl that is the more unruly, unforgiving character, while the boy is more gentle (at least that's what I've gotten from the description).





The Waking Land by Callie Bates - June 29

     I feel like this book as really flown under the radar, or maybe it's just me and I'm really out the loop, as always, but I think this book deserves a lot more attention.
     The Waking Land tells the story of a girl who was raised by a king that has recently been murdered, and she is framed for it. Because of this, she flees back to her homeland that she has tried to separate herself from due to its magical legends and of which she has been as a traitor to. Once there, she starts to feel connected to the nature of the world and begins to feel some of the powers in her. However, a threat starts to build as something is out there looking for vengeance.
     I'm eager to read this, but I hope the execution of the story is as good as the concept.








Because You Love to Hate Me - July 11


     When am I not wishing I was a booktuber?
     This collection of thirteen stories was created by a collaboration of thirteen authors and thirteen booktubers, partnered to bring about super cool tales of villains. That sounds awesome. There are authors like Victoria Schwab, who I mentioned above, and Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. It also features some of my favorite booktubers, Sasha Alsberg, Zoe Herdt, and Jesse George. The stories that are being discussed include Medusa, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Sherlock Holmes.
     I cannot wait for this release!










The Last Magician by LisaMaxwell - July 18

     This book comes out on my dog's birthday!
     Also, I think out of these five, this book wins best cover; I'm kind of addicted to it, even though I hate snakes. It just makes the story seem really dark, and kind of Harry Potter-eske, and I love dark, fantastical books like that.
     The story starts in modern New York, but magic is nearly wiped out, with the few who are left with it trapped in hiding. And Manhattan, called the Brink, marks a point where if crossed, those with magic lose their powers and remained trapped on the island. And then there's Esta, who has the power to time travel, and uses it to aid in her thievery. Her real mission, however, is to travel back and retrieve an ancient book before it is destroyed by the magician.
     This is my most anticipated read out of these five just because of all the magic and history, and of course the cover.





Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody - July 25

     This book has kind of been a hidden gem, also as I haven't heard much about it either. I even think this is the runner-up for best cover of this five.
     The story follows Sorina, an illusion-worker, who works for the Gamorrah Festival. There, she creates the illusion of her family that acts as the freak show of the carnival. But then, one of family members are killed, even though it had just been an illusion. So she decides to try and protect the rest of her family by hunting down the murderer, and try to figure out how one could kill her illusion.
     This story kind of has a Last Magician feel to it in a way, at least from what I've read, but nonetheless, it still sounds like a good story.






     So, these are a few of the June and July releases that I'm really looking forward to. Comment down below if I missed any!
     Thanks for reading!
                   -Taylor

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