A monthly meme to keep up with the latest publications, featuring advance copy reviews to look forward to reading.
It’s been a while since my last one! Hopefully I can stick to an ARC push plan and provide some reviews for great upcoming books. I received several ARCs during BEA that I’m hoping to get to and review on the blog, including The Forgetting (September 13), The Secrets of Wishtide (September 13), Stalking Jack the Ripper (September 20), Like a River Glorious (September 27, sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger), The Tea Planter’s Wife (September 27), and The Inquisitor’s Tale (September 27).
PHEW! That’s a lot of reading. But I have to say the ARC I’m most excited for is here below:
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
(September 20, Random House BFYR)
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her power. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city?
When I opened up the galley and read the first couple pages, I couldn’t help but think “This is Hermione’s Harry Potter book!” I’m beyond stoked to read this!
What books are you looking forward to in September?