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Anticipated Releases: July 2018

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Hi guys! How are you? I hope you’re in the mood to add some shiny new releases to your TBR, cause there’s some really exciting stuff coming out in July:

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The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager, July 3rd

I loved Final Girls and this sounds like another dark, twisty thriller with 90’s horror movie vibes. This time about a final girl who returns to the camp where her friends were murdered.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, July 10th

Uprooted wasn’t my favorite book of all time, but I love Naomi Novik’s approach to fairytales, so I’m really excited to see what she does with the tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott, July 17th

Megan Abbot is the queen of unlikable characters and twisted female friendships. What else could you want in a summer thriller?

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen, July 17th

Nyxia was so good, I actually remember the ending (I know, I’m shocked too). So I’m obviously super excited to read the sequel and finally meet the aliens.

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City of Islands by Kali Wallace, July 24th

I’ve been enjoying middle grade a lot lately and this one has so many of my buzzwords: islands, magic and hybrid creatures. (That’s basically chimera right?)

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers, July 24th

I haven’t even read the synopsis, I’m just excited we’re finally getting another book set in Becky Chambers’ wonderful universe.

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Sanctuary by Caryn Lix, July 24th

A prison riot in space? Aliens attacking from the outside? I’m in.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning, July 31st

We’re finally getting the Ursula origin-story we’ve always wanted (or is that just me?) and I’m so excited.

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A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole,  July 31st

I never picked up A Princess in Theory, cause princes are boring (I’m not sorry).  But I’ve been wanting to read some Alyssa Cole, so I was so excited to hear about this one. It’s about a Latina heiress who becomes apprentice to a Scottish, silver-fox swordmaker. So much yes.

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton, July 31st

I think this book has such an interesting premise. It follows a girl who’s sworn to hunt the Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood – only to discover she’s one of them.

Let’s talk! What July releases are you most excited about? Do you also forget the plot of the first book before the second book comes out? What villain origin story would you love to read?

39 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: July 2018

  1. I always forget the plot of the first book too, if I read it when it came out. If I didn’t like the first book enough to want to reread it, I’m not going to continue the series.
    Spinning Silver is my most anticipated release for July. I loved Uprooted because plant horror is one of my favorite tropes, and I want to see if I’m going to love something by Novik that is not about plant horror.
    Also I had never heard of Sanctuary before but that premise really is something.

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    1. That’s a good way to go about it, saves you from wasting time on mediocre books, well on the sequels to mediocre books at least. I usually just read the next book and get confused, which is a less good way to go about it. Which is why I’m so excited that I actually remember (most of) Nyxia!
      The forrest was the best part of Uprooted for me. I just wanted more of that and the female friendship, really. Plant horror is awesome. If you have rec’s, please share!

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      1. I don’t know other plant horror books – the only ones I know are Uprooted and to a degree The Raven King and Wild Beauty, but you’ve already read them – but I’m always looking for them.
        I just want more scary trees!

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  2. Heart of Thorns sounds really tempting, I like its premise as well. 😊 I enjoyed Spinning Silver more than Uprooted, which I found slightly ‘off’ because of the Dragon / Aga thing. It just didn’t feel right. Spinning Silver had none of that and was an enjoyable read full of wonderful female friendships. I hope you enjoy it too. 😊

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  3. Okay so… to the best of my knowledge, Uprooted and Spinning Silver are not the same series? But they have matching covers? What’s up with that? Is it just the author’s aesthetic?

    Wow, you actually have a bunch I’ve never heard of. City of Islands sounds pretty cool!

    I have an ARC of A Duke by Default, but I also really-really want to read A Princess in Theory because I haven’t yet :/ And I don’t see how princes are boring and dukes are not, but you do you 😛

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    1. As far as I know they’re definitley not a series, so I guess so? I feel like matching covers for books by the same author are becoming a thing? Christina Henrys books match too, I’m not complaining though, cause I love the covers for Uprooted and Spinning Silver!

      Cool! I look forward to hearing what you think of it 😊

      You make an excellent point. But did I mention that the duke in question is a Scottish swordmaker? Cause that’s 100% of the reason he doesn’t sound boring to me.

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      1. I love it too actually, although it can be a little confusing because at first I was convinced it’s a sequel to Uprooted 😀

        That’s a very good point actually, you win 😀 Personally, I think princes CAN be boring, but just as dukes, there are some interesting ones. In Princess in Theory, I’m actually more interested in the heroine and know nothing about the prince…

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      2. I’m sure there are some interesting princes out there, I’m just biased against them cause whenever I read multiple POV fantasy novels it’s always the prince’s chapters that bore me 😂 I’ll probably pick up Princess in Theory if I enjoy Duke by Default – the heroine does sound awesome!

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  4. I didn’t enjoy Uprooted either but I do want to read Spinning Silver. Rumpelstiltskin is a favorite fairy tale of mine. And I loved A Princess in Theory and am so excited for A Duke by Default!

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  5. I didn’t love Uprooted either, but man, I’ve gotten about 40 pages into Spinning Silver and I’m loving it so far.

    I think Naomi Novik would write a Maleficent retelling really well!

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