Tuesday Temptations: New Releases for the week of September 25, 2018

  • A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Fantasy, retelling
    This is an urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland, and L.L. McKinney’s debut novel. It takes place in Atlanta, GA, and tells the story of Alice as she fights magical, monstrous creatures in Wonderland.
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Hank Green’s debut is about a girl who becomes unexpectedly famous through social media. I’ve been hearing about this book everywhere, so I’m looking forward to picking it up.
  • Vengeful (Villains, #2) by V.E. Schwab
    Amazon | Goodreads
    In this much-anticipated sequel to V.E. Schwab’s ViciousMarcella Riggins is fighting for control. Victoria Schwab has been on my TBR list forever, and I’m actually waiting on Vicious at the library.
  • The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Young Adult, fantasy
    Rena Rossner’s debut novel is based on magic and folklore, so it is obviously something I would love. Taking place on the border between Ukraine and Moldova, the story follows two sisters, Liba and Laya, and a secret passed down within their family.
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Historical fiction, mystery, thriller
    Juliet Armstrong is just 18 years old when she begins working for MI5 during World War II. A decade later, she realizes that she’s still fighting a war.
  • A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Fantasy, young adult
    This is book one of a quartet and is a massive fantasy world. Ophelia can read the past of objects and can travel through mirrors. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, she is forced to leave the world she knows.
  • Black Wings Beating (Skybound # 1) by Alex London
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Fantasy, young adult
    In part one of this trilogy, twins Brysen and Kylee travel into the mountain to trap a great bird, the Ghost Eagle. They are both looking for their out power, and a war is approaching.
  • The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Originally published in Spanish, this novel is about an ex-detective searching for a lost couple, and runs into fairy tales along the way. This is an interesting idea for a book, and I’ve been wanting to read more books in translation, so I’ve already added this to my TBR list.
  • The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Science fiction, young adult
    The United States has established a one-child policy in this novel set in the near future. Ava and Mira are identical twins and have been trading places for years. One day, though, they’re discovered.
  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Fantasy, young adult
    This is a dark retelling of the classic Frankenstein. Elizabeth is given a home by the Frankenstein family and is tasked with managing Victor Frankenstein’s intense temper and depravity. Her only goal is to stay alive.

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