This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...
Release Date: July 23, 2013
Published by: Delacorte Press
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...
In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city's vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.
Isra wants to help the city's Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan's enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.
As secrets are revealed and Isra's sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love. (Summary from Goodreads)
I loved Juliet Immortal and Romeo Redeemed, so I can't wait to read the twist she puts into this tale with the classism and sacrifice. Sounds interesting!
(The Raven Cycle, Book 2)
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Published by: Scholastic Press
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after... (Summary from Goodreads)
I LOVED book 1 in this series and cannot wait to get at book 2! I adore Maggie's writing brilliance! Her characters in this series are just as layered, complex and a bit broken as all her others! Just like I like them!
What are you waiting on this week?