Hello, happy Monday! At least, I hope you’re having an okay Monday. They are quite variant. To kick off my first Bookish News Monday, I’ll be discussing the cover reveals for the fall books. I will be using the information put out by Epic Reads which is run by HarperCollins. I love this site, and use it frequently for my information. If you didn’t know, I am a sucker for beautiful covers. I impulse buy them way too much, more than I’d like to admit! For the full articles, just click the title and it will take you Epic Reads.
- Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson – This is the sequel to Walk the Earth a Stranger which was released last fall. Here’s the description given: After their harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall and her motley group of steadfast friends have finally found their new home—one rich with gold, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense gold in the world around her. Lee has found a place to belong. She may even be tempted to pursue her growing crush on her best friend Jefferson, who hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she is kidnapped by Hiram’s lackeys and taken to his mine, Lee sees firsthand the horrors of mining camps and the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing and changing, and it may be the key to saving everyone and destroying her uncle once and for all.Packed with action, romance, and magic, Rae Carson’s thorough research and boundless imagination break open an era of American history and continue the journey of a distinctive young heroine.The first book won the Epic Reads cover lust award in their annual Book Shimmy Awards. I must say, they both are quite beautiful. I have not read Walk the Earth a Stranger but I plan to soon! Maybe it’ll be on my March TBR pile.
- Frost Like Night by Sarah Raasch – The third in the series that begins with Snow Like Ashes. This is highly anticipated and I can’t wait to read the series! Here is a little bit about the book:Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.
- Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley – Another sequel! So many sequels are coming out this year – like the lovely, lovely Glass Sword. Everyone and their mother is dying to get their hands on these. This is the sequel to Magonia…which I, admittedly, have not read yet. I know, it’s bad, but I got it for my birthday and my TBR pile consists of an entire bookshelf right now. Anyway, here’s what is given about the book:Where is home when you were born in the stars?Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently-escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, The Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.
In this stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed Magonia, one girl must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself.
- A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray – Third in the series, A Thousand Skies Above You was released last fall. I got the first for my birthday, and it’s added to my ever-growing list of books I must read. Here’s what the book is about:A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.
So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.
In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.
Alright, that’s all I have for now. There are so many that are coming out! I can’t wait for Jennifer Niven‘s new book, and David Arnold. Agh!! Not to mention Crooked Kingdom which is a follow up of Six of Crows. So many books, so little time (and money, my wallet cries every time). What are some fall releases you’re excited for?