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in order of recency
|one||Imagine if the Library of Alexandria hadn't been destroyed. Imagine that it's taken over all knowledge--and those who dare possess their own books are traitors. It looks like a bit of 1984 with some alternate Earth historical fantasy awesomeness. I've never read Rachel Caine, but I have high hopes. // Goodreads|
|two||Charlie is dead--or so you'd think, after a catastrophic explosion. His girlfriend mourns at his funeral. So does his other girlfriend. Cue other woman team-up to find their MIA ex. I don't usually go for the whole kitschy romance thing, but the whole death mystery adds something special. // Goodreads|
|three||I just got an ARC and I'm psyched! Pun somewhat intended. When Georgia's brother dies, everyone assumes it's a tragedy. Enter the grieving best friend whom know one's ever met. Could the boy charming the whole town be the killer? Georgia thinks so--but is she right, or are the voices in her head twisting her reality? // Goodreads|
|four||When I first saw the link between this and The Handmaid's Tale, I was a little bit skeptical. Since, I've seen some delightful reviews and have come around. I'm curious to see what Simmons will do with a society of woman hidden from the men who want them as prizes. // Goodreads|
|five||I've finally decided that I should read this. I do love books that are set up as false histories--Frankenstein, for example. I'm very excited to see how Marie Brennan melds the memoir genre with a fantasy adventure. I'm also geekily hoping for Darwin-style diagrams and sketches. // Goodreads|
|six||I've been dying for this book every since I encountered the German original, Silber. It began as a Cover Love and became a personal quest--to see it translated. Okay, less of a quest and more of a lot of waiting. But now it's here, the story of a girl who discovers that the sinister figures in her dreams are real people. // Goodreads|
|seven||I didn't really want to read this, until I did a Book Blurb Breakdown on it. I know it's going to be a generic NA romance, but I can't resist the thrill of the sexy bad boy artist or the intrigue of his mysterious confession. Plus, I hear good things about Hoover, so she may surprise me. // Goodreads|
|eight||The story of Scheherazade has always fascinated me, though I've yet to undertake the whole 1,001 nights. This reinvention seems to stick closely to the original: king kills a bride a night, then one girl manages to last. Only this time, there are secrets surrounding the murders that may disrupt everything Shazi believes about her new husband. I'm super intrigued. // Goodreads|
|nine||I've never read Sarah Dessen. Go ahead, throw the tomatoes. I've always seen her as a frothy summer read. But Saint seems like a good place to start. It seems a little more serious in tone, starting with Sydney's brother's drunk driving accident. Sydney's concern for the victims leads her to a family--and boy, obviously--who give her the acceptance that her parents never had. Sounds heartwarming, but I'm intrigued nevertheless. // Goodreads|
|ten||I couldn't be more excited. I loved The Dark Unwinding and A Spark Unseen. I trust Cameron to concoct another brilliant adventure. In this alternate Earth, Sophie finds herself embroiled in the clandestine society fighting the radical Parisian rebels. Sophie realizes that her fiance is hiding something; so is she. Given Cameron's track record of intricate historical mysteries, I'm sold. // Goodreads|