Hi! For the first time this year there aren’t a bunch of new releases I’m excited for, which is good news for my economy tbh. There’s one book I’ve been anticipating for a long time and a couple of others that sound interesting, but aren’t at the top of my wishlist.
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
The Girl in the Tower is the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale which came out earlier this year. I usually don’t include sequels in these posts (cause I’m almost never caught up on series and spoilers) But since The Bear and the Nightingale is my favorite novel of the year (and maybe life?) and this is the only book I’m really excited about this month it has to be on the list.
Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods.
Shadow Girl by Liana Liu
Mei’s happy to be spending the summer in a mansion tutoring a rich man’s daughter. But that’s until she starts hearing strange noises at night and discovers that something is very wrong in the household. Mei doesn’t believe in ghosts. Yet she can’t shake her fear that there is danger lurking in the shadows of this beautiful house, a darkness that could destroy the family inside and out, and Mei along with them.
Misfit City Vol. 1 by Kirsten Smith, Kurt Lustgarten and Naomi Franquiz
Smothered by her backwater hometown and frustrated by its 1980s cult-movie fame. Wilder is pretty sure she’s seen everything Cannon Cove has to offer. She’s desperate to get away from home as soon as she can, and move on to bigger, better, and less annoying thing. Even if that means leaving her friends behind. But when Wilder discovers a centuries-old pirate map, she may find out that REAL adventure was in their tiny town all along and they need each other to get to the bottom of it!
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued. Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.
When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?
Are any of these books on your TBR? Are there any other new books you’re excited for this month?