Hello readers.. Am I the only one that feels like February flew by ? Anyway, it means it’s time to check ou the new releases and to get excited about the cools books coming out in March.
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release date: 06/03/2018
Synopsis: Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?
Thoughts: It’s been four years since Tahereh Mafi published Ignite Me, the final book in the Shatter Me trilogy. I had loved this trilogy but had always felt there could have been more. The end of the trilogy left the door wide open for more, and so I am so excited to be getting more books in this series. I cannot wait to see where the author will take this story and these characters.
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt Books
Release date: 06/03/2018
Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
Thoughts: This is a debut novel that’s making a lot of noise. According to the publisher, it is perfect for fans for Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo, so it’s right up my alley. Also, the first reviews have been coming out and they are fantastic. I am definitely intrigued by this book.
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books
Release date: 13/03/2018
Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Thoughts: You have no idea how excited I am about this book. I’ve been waiting for it for months and having reread the first two books recently has me pumped. Obviously, I’ve preordered the book and I will also be buying the audiobook the second it comes out because these audiobooks are perfection.
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion)
Release date: 27/03/2018
Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
Thoughts: You might, or might not know of my love for Rick Riordan. He is one of my favourite authors and I am extremely excited for this collection of books he is publishing with Disney Hyperion. I know he isn’t the writer, and that’s fine by me. I am more than happy to discover new ones. I am looking forward to learning about other cultures and their myths.