This is my absolute most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with family and friends (and time off work…!), and let’s you rest and recharge for the craziness of the Christmas season. Another reason that I love this time of year is because most of the ARCs are available for the early 2017 year! I’m especially looking forward to getting a lot of reading done this week, and here’s what I’m tucking into:
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Rosalyn Eves is a 2017 debut author who’s new book takes place in the mid-1800’s in London and Hungary. When Anna Arden is banned from the magical society of the Luminate in London, she believes her life will be meaningless. Having been born with no magic of her own, she leaves London for the tumultuous Hungary, where rebellion is beginning to break. However, Anna soon realizes that she might not be as isolated as she once believed, and she must choose to embrace her true abilities and change the world forever.
I love the historical fiction aspect of this novel. I know nothing about the rebellion in Hungary, so I’m interested to see how Eves ties in Anna’s magic (or lack thereof) with the socio-political intrigue of that time period.
I’m about 15% through, and so far I’m enjoying the character development and mystery surrounding the Luminate society that Anna’s family is a part of.
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Gilded Cage is one of my most anticipated novels of 2017. Vic James is also a 2017 debut author, so that’s pretty exciting (I have a soft-spot for debut authors).
In a world where magic is controlled by the Equals, an elite group of aristocrats that subjugate the rest of the world, Abi serves England’s most powerful family. She knows their secrets, their comings and goings, and she’s falling for their noble-born son. But her love might uncover the family’s dark secrets and destroy Abi.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is far from his family, spending his days toiling under the servitude of a brutal factory town. When work spreads through the town of the possibility of freedom, he moves to join those encouraging rebellion. But will he be freed or destroyed in the process?
Gilded Cage has a similar plot to Blood Rose Rebellion, in that an elite few are in control of magic, so I’m sensing a new YA trend for the next year!
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
First of all, look at that cover. I love it!
When Alosa, daughter of an infamous pirate king, intentionally gets her self captured by enemy pirates, she’s anything but frightened. She believes that harboring herself as a prisoner on the enemy’s ship will ensure her discovery of a legendary treasure map possibly hidden on their ship.
It’s being hailed as a blend of romance, action, adventure, and a little Jack Sparrow.
Levenseller is ALSO a 2017 debut. I was immediately drawn to this book because I love anything that features pirates, and the several pirate-themed books I read this year were pretty disappointing, so I’m completely ready for a heady, brash pirate novel!
What are you reading during the Thanksgiving break?