This year, in an effort to blog more, to become more involved with the blogging community, and to keep up with the latest publications, I thought I’d create a monthly post about the ARCs I’ve received. These ARCs will be read and reviewed a month prior to the publishing date. The Advance Excitement at a Glance posts will feature one or two (or more, depending on what happens this year) books to look forward to, and it will motivate me to keep my to-read list on track.
Last month I announced two ARCs, and received a third as a surprise. All three will be reviewed on this blog in the next few days. For June, I have one incredible story to share with you that readers across the board may enjoy.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
(June 3, Atria Books)
Jo, the firstborn, “The General” to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the signal each night, as they slip out of the confines of their father’s townhouse to await the cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry them all off.
Trapped in a house by an unfeeling man who is ashamed of fathering twelve daughters and no sons, the Hamilton sisters are desperate for life and freedom. The eldest, Jo, teaches the sisters how to dance, and eventually how to sneak out in the night and experience Manhattan nightclubs. But the tables turn the day their father announces his plans to marry them off one by one…
This is a fun and thrilling fairytale retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, set in the Roaring Twenties in NYC. Fans of dance, historical fiction, fractured fairytales, adult and YA fiction will thoroughly enjoy this.
Which ARCs did you receive for June? What books are you looking forward to reading?