A weekly post that highlights upcoming releases that are highly anticipated.
This week I picked two that I’m looking forward to reading.
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Retellings, Historical Fiction
Published: May 17th 2016 by Thomas Nelson
What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble-born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina is only responsible for two things: making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave’s bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?
I have read one piece of work by Melanie Dickerson and that happened to be A Spy’s Devotion, while it had some flaws I overall enjoyed it and decided that if I saw another piece of her work come up that I’d definitely read it. She has a wholesome writing style with good morals and interesting ideas, not to mention she makes you feel as if you were amidst the time period she is writing in.
Plus, this is an interesting mash up of fairy tales, Princess and the Pea as well as Beauty & The Beast? Yes please, if you can’t tell from last week’s Fantasy Friday, I thoroughly enjoy Beauty & The Beast retellings. Or really any form of retelling as long as it is written well.
So be sure to check this book out, I know I will.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: May 12th 2016 by Curiosity Quills Press
Back in Lakewood Avikar finally learns the truth about his father—and the lies he’s been told since birth. Since King Corban doesn’t believe his tale about the shapeshifters, it falls to Avikar to find a way to route out the beasts from the lands and stop them once and for all.
Lucino has left Jeslyn in Mirth to go fight the Kuuni. When he arrives on the black shores, ready to slaughter them all, he finds that killing is no longer as easy as before. His human side is becoming stronger, and the repercussions of his love for Jeslyn will put his race and every plan he’s ever made at risk.
In Book Three of the Daath Chronicles, two very different boys will discover who they thought they were is nowhere close to the truth, and sacrificing themselves is the only way to save the world they love.
I could possibly be biased in my opinion on this book and how I’m awaiting its release. You see, I’ve spoken to Eliza Tilton, I’ve had her other work reviewed on my site and I’ve been part of a review tour, too. I’ve spoken outside of reviewing and just one on one with her via Instagram and she is perhaps one of the coolest, down to earth and “real” people out there via net [if you’re reading this Eliza, HI!] That aside, this lady can write and she writes so well.
I’m a fantasy gal myself and I adore fantasy worlds that are built very well that hold interesting characters are well developed and still have room for development, well this lady does just that with each and every one of her books. So if you haven’t read any of the Daath Chronicle books and you’ve been meaning to, or you just so happen to love fantasy and are looking for a new read — start from the beginning and work your way to this gem!