Top 5 Anticipated Summer 2015 Releases

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J MaasMaasReleased: May 5, 2015Why I am Excited: Because The Throne of Glass Series is amazing. I have high hopes for the start of this new series. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. I actually just started reading this and so far it is amazing.

    Synopsis: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
    As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

    A Court of Thorns & Roses, Bloomsbury, 2015, 9781619634442

  2. The Invasion of the TearlingErika JohansenTearlingReleased: June 9, 2015Why I am Excited: The first book, Queen of the Tearling, is an excellent piece of post-apocalyptic fiction. I found it engrossing and highly original and I have been waiting for the sequel since last year!

    Synopsis: With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

    But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

    The Invasion of the Tearling, Harper, 2015, ISBN 9780062290397

  3. The Other DaughterLauren WilligDaughter

    Released: July 21, 2015

    Why I am Excited: Lauren Willig is the queen of “light” romantic novels that focus more on character development over sex. The stories are engaging and extremely well crafted.  All her novels are a delight to read and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything she has written.

    Synopsis: Raised by her widowed mother in genteel poverty in an isolated English village, for the past six years Rachel Woodley has been working in France as a nursery governess. When her mother unexpectedly dies, she returns to England to clear out the cottage, and finds a scrapbook full of cuttings from London society pages—all pictures of her supposedly deceased father, very much alive. He’s an earl, socially prominent, with another daughter who is living a charmed life: a debutante, much photographed, and engaged to a rising Tory MP. Rachel’s cousin confirms the horrible truth: her father is alive, with a legitimate, acknowledged family. Which makes Rachel…not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past—even her very name—is a lie.

    The Other Daughter, St. Martin’s Press, 2015, 9781250056283

  4. SevenevesNeal StephensonNealReleased: May 19, 2015Why I am Excited: I have only read one other Stephenson novel and it was okay. His writing style is not my favorite. However, the premise of this novel intrigues me and I look forward to seeing how the story progresses.

    Synopsis: A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only seven remain .

    Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

    Seveneves, William Morrow, 2015, 9780062190413

  5. The Heart of BetrayalMary E PearsonMaryReleased: July 7, 2015Why I am Excited: I enjoyed The Kiss of Deception and am ready to find out what happens. This is a straightforward YA fantasy-romance series and I am not expecting anything groundbreaking. But the story is engaging and I was impressed by the world building. So I hope this novel exceeds the first one in quality and narration.

    Synopsis: Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception! Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny. 

     The Heart of Betrayal, Henry Holt & Co., 2015, 9780805099249

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