Something to Look Forward To – Most Anticipated Reads {March}

Hello Friends!

March seems to a slow month for books!  Here’s what I’m looking forward to!

tea-girls-of-hummingbird-laneThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See

Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives.

the-wanderers

The Wanderers – Meg Howrey

In four years Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshi Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the job by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation every created.

 

mississippi-bloodMississippi Blood – Greg Iles

Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover.

himselfHimself – Jess Kidd

Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahoney assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother’s disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago.

 

xx J

 

 

 

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Something to Look Forward To – Most Anticipated Reads {February}

Hello Friends! 

February is a short month but it’s jam packed with book releases! Here are the ones I’m looking forward to the most:

kings-cageKing’s Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

my-not-so-perfect-lifeMy (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.

starfallStarfall (Starflight #2) by Melissa Landers

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined.

miranda-and-calibanMiranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero’s quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will? Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey’s gorgeous retelling of The Tempest.

cashmereCashmere (Velvet, #2) by Temple West

This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky.

 

lonely-hearts-hotelThe Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil

Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their true talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing for the rich, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen.

lifebloodLifeblood (Everlife, #2) by Gina Showalter

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.” With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. 

 

xx J