Another exciting month in terms of book releases! I’m extremely excited about these new releases, some of the covers initially didn’t really capture my interest, however i’m happy to say that once i read the summary i was hooked. This may mean that i’m finally getting over my “Judging a book by its cover situation”. Last month was a great month in terms of releases and i now own four of the five i posted about. The only reason i haven’t gotten the fifth (Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder) is that i really want to re-read Posion Study, Magic Study and Fire Study, as well as the Opal books before i read the next in the series. I also don’t have those books with me at uni which makes it all a bit more awkward! Right now, onto the books i’m excited for this month:
My Most Anticipated Releases of Month Year (in no particular order):
1. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
(Publishing: 3rd March 2015 by Balzer + Bray)
The Bone Gap seems to be set in a town in which people are constantly leaving. The story follows the tale of two boys (Finn and Sean) who were abandoned by their mother a few years ago, it seems like they had made a new friend called Roza, however she has gone missing and the people of the Bone Gap just assumed she left. However it implies that Finn saw her being kidnapped and no one will take him seriously. It seems like the sort of book that could be extremely interesting to read, as it is set in multiple point of views so you can really understand what is happening. I do want to find out what happened to Roza and a bit more about the town itself.
2. The Memory Key by Liana Liu
(Publishing: 3rd March 2015 by HarperTeen)
This really looks interesting, first of all i love the name and cover! It is set in a future world in which a viral form of Alzheimer’s has stricken the population and affected everyone’s memory. As a solution each person has a chip implanted into their brains, called a memory key, to help preserve memories in the way a healthy functioning brain would. However Lora’s (presumably the main character?) memory key is suddenly damaged and she starts to remember an event from the night her mum died which implies something else happened that night (i’m guessing she was murdered?). Now she has to figure out which of her memories are real and fake and what is really happening in the world she lives in?
3. Charisma by Jeanne Ryan
(Publishing: 3rd March 2015 by Dial Books)
The story follows a girl called Aislyn, she is incredibly shy and agrees to be given an underground gene therapy drug called Charisma. This suddenly turns her popular and charming, however she isn’t the only person that seems to have changed. Then the drug seems to take a turn for the worst, turning into a contagious disease that is deadly. The doctor that administered the drug is missing and Aislyn needs to do something before it is too late.
4. Flunked by Jen Calonita
(Publishing: 3rd March 2015 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
First off, this has got to be one of my favourite book covers in a very long time. I absolutely adore it! The story is about a reform school for Villans in Enchantasia to turn them into upstanding citizens. I like that the summary really hasn’t given away much about the book and seeing as fairy tale retellings are one of my favourite genres i will definitely be reading this one!
5. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
(Publishing: 3rd March 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry)
In this world it is implied that there is currently no one on the throne, however there is a missing heir that is being searched for who may or may not be dead. The keepers ( a race of people with magical abilities) are searching for the lost princess, however other are also looking and girls that look like the main character (Johanna) keep turning up dead. Johanna is a performer, forced out of her troupe after the death of her father, now forced to work for a handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. It is suggested that her fathers death may have not been an accident and people are after her.
6. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
(Publishing: 10th March 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books)
Wilhelmina’s kingdom and homeland was conquered by the Indigo kingdom and herself and other orphaned children of nobility were forced to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. For ten years they have resided there, slowing becoming more powerful and basically spys, great at stealth and theft. Herself and her best friend infiltrate the palace and assume identities of nobles from a fallen kingdom. However things are not as they appear and a great evil is destroying the world and headed for Skyvale. Wilhelmina may have the power to stop it with her magic, however magic is forbidden. The great evil are known as wraiths, a by-product of magic and the reason it was forbidden (i’m assuming). Will Wilhelmina be able to save herself and take back her throne?
7. Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
(Publishing: 17th March 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books)
This book will either be incredibly moving and most likely make me cry or not really work. It follows Fiona Doyle, but two versions of Fiona. In one, she had a terrible accident 12 years ago and her face is now covered in thick ridges of scar tissue and she seems to be quite reserved and potentially a bit frustrated with life. In the other version, Fi is the best female lacrosse player in the state, she is best friends with her other versions crush and has a full ride to a great university. It follows the stories of both girls and hopefully defines that no matter your outward appearance, you still have the capability to do what you want.
8. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
(Publishing: 24th March 2015 by Algonquin Young Readers)
I’ve read and re-read the summary for this book and still i can’t find myself able to really put it into words. The book follows two girls that are unrelated, however through both of their stories we get to know about another. I can’t really get more info than that, which is good as it means that more will be a surprise!
9. Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross
(Publishing: 31st March 2015 by Harlequin Teen)
The story follows two twin girls, Wren and Lark Noble, however Wren is dead. Her and Lark seem to be able to communicate and almost share a body, with Lark allowing Wren to occasionally take over her body and allow her a chance at “real life”. It seems like it could be really interesting and definitely one to look forward to!
What are the books that your most looking forward to in March?
Thanks for reading,