We are going to be ordering some hotly anticipated stuff very very soon. Some especial highlights (look out for them in the catalogue: we’ll let you know when they’re on their way):
Winter, Marissa Meyer – to be published in November. This will be the fourth book in the Lunar Chronicles, and we can’t wait. Each book picks up a well-known fairy tale and shakes it around a bit and this one is Snow White. “Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend – the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.” (goodreads.com)
Their Fractured Light, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – to be published in December. The third book in the Starbound trilogy. This book introduces Gideon Marchant, a young computer hacker, and Sofia Quinn, a delinquent (in the nicest way) who is out for revenge on LaRoux Industries. “When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.” (goodreads.com) There will be a lot of derring-do.
Another Day, David Levithan – to be published in August/September. This is the companion novel to the über-popular Every Day. “Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person… wasn’t Justin at all.” (goodreads.com)
The Heart of Betrayal, Mary E. Pearson – to be published this month. The second in the Remnant Chronicles. “Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.” (goodreads.com)