While I was at ALA last weekend, I acquired a stack of shiny new books to read over the next few months. Most of them are ARCs of books coming out later this summer. Here’s a bit about each of them, going in order from top to bottom:
The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell – I saw the cover on this book and was intrigued. It’s about the devil and a magical cat statue.
Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell – This is the story of a human teenager in a world where most children are robots.
The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft – A ballerina is recovers from an accident that ruins her dancing career.
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore – YA zombie story set in an alternate 1920s/30s. There’s also a lesbian romance component.
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon – Your typical girl-runs-away-from-confining-life-by-pretending-to-be-a-boy story, but in space.
Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover – Firstborn girls are left to die, but Tiadone’s father saves her by disguising her as a boy.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May – Aileana’s mother was killed by a faery. Seeking revenge, Aileana balances her life in Society with illicit faery-killing adventures.
My Real Children by Jo Walton – An elderly woman looks back on her life through two conflicting memories.
The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson – A follow-up to The Lantern that explores the life of a blind perfume maker during World War II.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Popular YA novel about demon hunters. I’ve heard a lot about it over the past few years, and now I have the opportunity to read it for myself.
Season of Wonder by Lisa Tawn Bergren – Post-apocalyptic story where gifted teens are trained as warriors.
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell – A story about two typists in Prohibition-era NYC.
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway – Novel about a secret Guild of time travelers.
Which of these look most interesting? Any suggestions for which to read first?