Hey everyone! How do you feel about this week’s new releases? I know a lot of people are super hyped for Maggie Stiefvater and John Green’s new books, because like they’re Maggie Stiefvater and John Green, but I’m probably most interested in Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. I believe it is supposed to be an evil queen retelling, and a twist on villain story is always fun, plus it’s a diverse fantasy (which we need way more of)! Let me know you’re most anticipated release this week in the comments!
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) by Julie C. Dao
Published on October 10, 2017 by Philomel Books
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Published on October 10, 2017 by Scholastic Press
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect. Continue reading