This is what was in my mailbox: summer & fall 2016.
CURSED CHILD CAME OUT THIS SUMMER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Frostblood by Elly Blake
The internet is abuzz with this debut! Elly is an upcoming contributor for “These Words Matter,” so she was kind enough to send a copy of Frostblood my way.
Publishing: January 17, 2017 (Little, Brown Books).
Description (from Goodreads): Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon. All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
Omg, yes! Thank you so, so much Audrey and Simon & Schuster! I am thrilled that I got Ellen’s new book early, and absolutely loved every minute of reading it. This is a perfect combination of Ellen’s trademark verse style and beautiful prose.
Publishing: January 24, 2017 (Margaret K. McElderry Books).
Description (from Goodreads): How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.
Arielle’s life is a blur of new apartments, new schools, and new faces. Since her mother abandoned the family, Arielle has lived nomadically with her father as he moves from job to job. All she’s ever wanted is to stay in one place for an entire school year, and it looks like she might finally get her wish. With a real friend, Monica, who might be even more than a friend soon, things are starting to look up.
But Arielle’s life is upended—and not by her father, but by her mom, who reveals that she never left Arielle. Instead, Arielle’s father kidnapped her, and her mom has been left searching ever since. She wants to take Arielle away, but Arielle has no connection with her mother, and despite everything, still loves her father. How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who sewed that suspicion?
Ticking off books from your TBR list feels so good, doesn’t it? I’m also working towards re-reading my 5-star reads and reviewing them on Goodreads. Here’s what I managed to accomplish this summer and fall (outside of editing work):
Looking for an absolutely epic read? I’ve added to my 5-star list, and written reviews for the following fantastic titles.
What books did you read this summer and autumn? What books did you add to your shelves? Please comment below!
Author: Bree Crowder
Bree Crowder is a writer and editor with interest in fiction (MG, YA, and fantasy), and lifestyle. Writing, reading, photography, and travel are a few of her favourite things.
She went to university to study English, and then went to college at the post-grad level to study creative writing. Her work has been reviewed by HarperCollins editors. Now, she writes for publications like HelloGiggles, Quirk Books, and Bustle. She is also an Editorial Literary Assistant with P.S. Literary Agency.