I got the most attractive books this week!
I didn't even know about Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. I've read her book Saving Francesca which I liked, but haven't gotten to Jellicoe Road (a Printz Medal winner: I love the Michael L. Printz Awards. I think it's my favourite. I keep thinking of joining the Printz Book Challenge, which has its own website, but I'm afraid of over-extending my reading. *sighs* I'll probably end up joining it...). Finnikin of the Rock looks like quite a departure for Melina. From the back blurb, this one looks like an Arthurian/ancient magic/knights n' armour tale. It's coming out in February.
Captivate by Carrie Jones is the sequel to Need. Both books are about Pixies. In this world, Pixies look like humans and can be deadly, "Never let a Pixie kiss you. EVER". The covers on both books are phenomenal, really beautiful. I am a huge fan of the black background with the surfacing image; very simple, gorgeous and lush images.
Like The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. I want her toenail polish. I really love this cover. The story is such a mystery to me and I relish reading it for the first time. I love that I really have no idea what it's about. There's a disappearance, strange circumstances with a brother, someone covered in blood and the possibility of Grace losing her soul. I can't wait to get into this one. It's out in December.
Oh, and Fallen by Lauren Kate? So excited! I'm pretty sure it's about fallen angels and if it's anything like Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick I am on board. The above cover is so attractive. My galley copy is just midnight blue with white writing. Fallen is also out in December. Catch the trailer for the book which is on the shortlist for the Kirkus Video Awards, here.Some cool things that have happened this week at Edge of Seventeen:
Considering *Because I Am Furniture* by Thalis Chaltas
What's Been Said About *Lament* by Maggie Stiefvater
I've Got Love For *Lauren Myracle*
Review of *The Heights* by Brian James
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