A monthly meme to keep up with the latest publications, featuring at least two advance copy reviews to look forward to reading.
March reviews are coming up fast, and I received so many ARCs I couldn’t keep up with it all! A few I had to pass up — Lauren Oliver’s Vanishing Girls (March 10), Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us (March 24) — but I’ve read some wonderful reviews of those. For now, here’s a sneak peek at a few of the ones I was able to get to for the blog!
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
(Farrar Straus Giroux, March 3)
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.
This ARC in particular is why I’m posting early for March — the full review for this book, as well as the first in the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Curse, will appear in just a couple days! I’m ashamed I waited so long to read Rutkoski.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
(Bloomsbury / Walker, March 31)
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. But when Max moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop.
You’ve already read a snippet of my thoughts on this book. I can’t wait to share the full review with you!
Which books are you looking forward to in March?