ARC August

Monday, 3 August 2015
Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

So it's August. That means 1) Camp NaNoWriMo is over and I can now write for fun without it being a competition (Camp NaNo sort of felt like that) and 2) for the first time EVER, I am participating in ARC August (which is hosted by Octavia and Shelly over at http://www.readsleeprepeat.org)!

Now, on to the books I currently plan to read this month.

1) Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17564519-walk-on-earth-a-stranger

Summary: The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.


2) Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Release Date: September 15, 2015

Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20652088-ash-bramble

Summary: When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story. Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after. Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

3) Newt's Emeralf by Garth Nix

Release Date: October 13, 2015

Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24737347-newt-s-emerald

Summary: Lady Truthful will inherit her family’s most valued heirloom on her eighteenth birthday. Until the Newington Emerald is stolen.

Lady Truthful, nicknamed “Newt” by her boy cousins, discovers that to her horror, the people closest to her have been framed for the theft. But Newt won’t let their reputations be damaged by rumors from a false accusation. Her plan is simple: go to London to recover the missing jewel. Despite her best intentions, a young lady travelling alone is frankly unacceptable behavior. So Newt and her aunt devise another plan…one that entails men’s clothing and a mustache.

While in disguise, Truthful encounters the handsome but shrewd major Harnett, who to her amazement volunteers to help find the missing emerald under the assumption that she is a man, Henri de Vienne. But once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure, Truthful realizes something else is afoot: the beating of her heart.

Truthful has far more than romantic complications to worry about. The stolen emerald is no ordinary heirloom-it is the source of the family’s luck and has the power to yield vast magic. It would be completely disastrous if it fell into the wrong hands. The fate of England depends on Truthful securing the emerald.


This is my CURRENT TBR and is subject to change at my discretion because I don't know if I'll want to read something else/LEGACY OF KINGS COMES OUT IN AUGUST AND I WANT TO READ IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER.

See you all soon!

Liran

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