A bit late with this one, sorry!
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty: As soon as I heard about this one, I knew I had to read it! I loved Jaclyn Moriarty’s Ashland High books, especially The Murder of Bindy MacKenzie, and when I found out that this is a fantasy, and saw some very positive reviews from blogs I trust, I got really excited. I’m actually reading this one right now, because I could not resist it.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers: I have to admit that I am not one of the ravening Grave Mercy fangirls–I liked it fine, but it was one of those books where the hype builds up a little too much expectation. I did like certain aspects of it a lot, though, so I’m definitely planning to read the second book.
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a very satisfying book for a certain kind of mood, and I’m hoping This is What Happy Looks Like will fill that same niche.
River of Stars Guy Gavriel Kay: Under Heaven is the only Kay book I’ve been able to get through to date–and I did like it a lot. River of Stars is a sequel? companion book? and I’m hoping it will deliver the same kind of sweeping politics and character development.
Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells: As soon as I heard that Martha Wells was writing a YA book, I pre-ordered it, because as far as I’m concerned, Martha Wells is awesome.
Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis: The Kat books are all that is wonderful about historical fantasy, in middle grade form. Bonus: great relationship between the sisters. I can’t wait to read this one! The only question is whether I should buy the US or the UK edition. Or both.
There are always a few I hadn’t heard of before I start looking for this post. In the Shadow of Blackbirds is one this month–no idea what it’s about, but it’s a great creepy cover. The Flame in the Mist, by Kit Grindstaff, is another.