So it occurs to me (now that I look) that it has been nearly a month and a half since I’ve posted one of these. I’m remedying that. Besides, I’ve found some awesome new books that are coming out. I went to all the authors I’ve read in the past, many of whom just finished a trilogy recently, and looked to see what they were working on now. I hope you find something you like!
Soul Awakened (Reincarnation, #1) by J.D. Stroube
Release Date: November 10, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads): Imagine being born at the first breath of mankind. What would it be like to live as a witch among men? Would life be less cherished if you were destined to become an old soul; one who must succumb to death only to be reborn repeatedly?
Bryony is a mortal with an immortal soul. She is destined to die at the hands of another immortal during the peak of her life, only to be reborn again. In each life she has a new name, face, and destiny. However, her soul remains constant.
She has no memories of her past lives, but that is about to change…
After a horrifying accident, she loses everything dear to her, moves halfway across the world, and begins having visions of a man with no face; a man who kills her, over and over again. Each life is ended before it truly begins.
Memories of her past lives have been unlocked and along with them, she discovers an affinity for magic. Can she master her abilities quick enough to face her demon head on? Will the memories of her past lives reveal weapons to change her fate? Will she be aware of her faceless death, when he comes for her? Or could her executioner be closer than she thought?
What’s To Like: I’m fascinated by this premise. I like the idea of reincarnation in theory. It offers so many more themes than some other books can pull off. But I really like that Bryony (and that’s kind of a cool name too) is going to use her pasts to save her future. I think this could be really interesting.
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 19, 2013
*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*
Summary (from Goodreads): In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
What’s To Like: Does this section even needs words? Let’s all just take a moment to join together in some fangirl jubilation. Because this release date is less than a month away!! I find the more I read of this series that I’m starting to like Sydney even more than I like Rose, and that’s totally saying something. But maybe it’s because I’m more like the quiet academic Sydney than the fighter Rose.
My review of The Fiery Heart.
Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads): YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed
and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.
What’s To Like: Yes, we all know the love affair I have with Carter’s style of writing and how I completely fell in love with her Goddess Test series. And somewhere online I found the first chapter of this book, or a snippet of it. It’s good. I have really high expectations about this book. I’m just totally hoping there’s another character in this series who is as real as Kate and Henry were.
My review of Pawn