News flash, I’ve lost my mind. Like, I’m utterly cuckoo right now. I realized this book is coming this April, and I am going nuts trying to get my hands on this ARC!
Okay first, calm down, let’s back up. Just over a week ago, I was browsing the net when a little birdie told me that Madeline Miller’s new book “Circe” was due out in April, and I literally screeched out loud. I mean, if you’ve read my recent review of The Song of Achilles, you’ll know just how much I loved it, so to be told that a retelling of such caliber was headed my way from the very same author, I totally freaked out.
Now I’m still waiting for Netgalley to get back to me, but if that doesn’t work out, I’m literally going to email the publishers and grovel for an arc or something. Screw the fact I’ve never done it before, and screw the fact that my blog is nowhere near the stats required for physical copies; I shall wheedle the freaking *bleeping* *bleeper* *bleep* out of this situation if it’s the last thing I do!!!!!
Okay I’m done. All I’m really trying to say is, I’m very excited about this book. I rarely get this hyped up for new releases, but as this is a retelling from a very talented author, I’m finding it a tad difficult to contain my excitement.
But in the meantime, here is a list of books that will have to satiate me during the wait! I suck at keeping to TBR lists, but as these are my most anticipated reads for the next few months, I’m pretty eager to get to them. 🙂 Cheers.
Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire
Ahhh, I’m so excited to read this! I’m aware that Gregory Maguire’s books are a bit of a hit or miss for some people, but as I’m a huge fan of the Wicked quartet, I’m very excited to see what depressing new drudgery the author has cooked up for me.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I’ll be honest. I was kind of let down by The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It had such a great start to the story, only for the romance to bear down on the action, and it really dampened my enthusiasm by the end as a result.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that Laini Taylor’s writing is very beautiful, and I feel like whatever flaws existed in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone weren’t products of neglect or short-sightedness, so I’m almost sure I’ll like this book! I mean, most of my trusted bloggers have been raving about it, so what are the odds of failure, right?
Sky In the Deep by Adrienne Young
I’m not a fan of badass-looking heroines on covers (they generally tend to compensate for a not-so-badass content) but would you look at this cover? This chick is literally looking at me like, “Imma cut you dead bitch,” and I am so metaphorically turned on. This book is promising me a shrewd heroine with a very nice ax, so I’m totally eager to jump into this one–the reviews are great, it’s about Vikings, my body is ready.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. Sayeth whaaaat?! I don’t what it is with my luck nowadays, but as this one is coming in the mail some day or another, I am preparing my mind for its arrival. (I’ve heard great things about it!)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Please let this be good, please let this be good, please let this be good, please let this be good, please let this be good, please let this be good….
The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller
And finally, a historical fiction meets fantasy read! This book takes place in an alternate reality where WWII is being fought with magic, so this is definitely one I plan on getting to within the month: I love historical fiction, and I’ve heard great things about this one.
So yup, that’s my TBR. Heavens knows when I’ll ever get to all of these (other books usually end up intercepting my interest along the way), but as these are books with great reviews, I’m optimistic I’ll knock some of them out within the month.
But now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go paint my bookshelves. My mother gave me permission to go full whackadoodle on her furniture, so I’m going to don my painting gear and get back to blogging once I’m done. Thanks for reading, and until next time!