These posts are dangerous. Dangerous to my shelves and most importantly my wallet. Just when I thought I would give my wallet and bank account some rest from all the bookish purchases (my birthday was last month and I went a little bit overboard with book orders, oops…) here we are with more exciting new releases.
The book I’m the most excited about is Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh, the second book in Flame in the Mist duology. I read the first book just as it came out last year and immediately added the sequel to my GoodReads shelf.
Samurais, Japanese culture, magic, friendship and romance – it was impossible to not get hooked from the very first pages. If you are not convinced, check my Flame in the Mist review (Continue reading…)
However, there is one big BUT – the Cover. Honestly, I am considering buying e-book only, because I am NOT a fan of this cover art. From the photograph to horrific lilac (?) violet (?) color, it has all the traits to not make it to my bookshelf. What do you think?
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier. This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .
I’ve discovered it through NetGalley and it was one of the best books I read in May. An atmospheric thriller, perfect to dive in during cold, rainy evenings that we had a lot of this Spring (with a cup of hot Lady Grey tea and some pastry. Nhom!)
And of course, this wouldn’t be a Most Anticipated post, if I didn’t talk about A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews, or better known as Cait from PaperFury.
I’m a huge fan of Cait’s blog. Her posts make me giggle every time I read them, and I always leave her blog feeling happier and more inspired. Even though I’m not particularly excited to read her debut novel, I had to mention it for everyone who is.
From what I’ve heard, don’t expect it to be as funny and quicky as Cait’s posts are. The story promises to be very heartbreaking and emotional.
*Whoever designed this cover, please make new cover art for Smoke in the Sun.
Recently, most of the booktube channels have been participating in the re-read of two first books in the Ember Quartet by Sabaa Tahir, drawing more and more attention to the release of the third book – A Reaper at the Gates.
Of course, I couldn’t stay strong against the hype around the first two books and added them to my TBR. I’m very intrigued, to say the least.
The world, inspired by ancient Rome, where Laia lives as a slave under the Martial Empire. She knows better than to challenge the system. That is, until her brother Elias, a soldier of the Empire, gets arrested for treason.
June might not be the best month of this year when it comes to new releases, but I’m curious about all of these titles.
What is your most anticipated new book of this month?