Elizabeth C. Bunce's upcoming sophomore novel--Star Crossed. I got all jumpy when I saw it as I have been really looking forward to this release ever since I went absolutely wild over Bunce's A Curse Dark as Gold. The writing was so stunning, and the reworking of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale so surprising and pitch-perfect that I vowed to read whatever the woman wrote. Star Crossed features a thief/spy named Digger, a land where magic has been banned, and a rebellion in the works. I simply cannot wait. Star Crossed is due out October 1st.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Interesting, I've never heard of either of these books! I'll have to add them to my TBR pile!ReplyDelete
If you have given your vow then I do believe this is an author worth checking out :) Nice cover and I just loved the title!ReplyDelete
Thanks - I liked Curse and this looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
I still need to read A Curse Dark as Gold. Have had it my pile forever!ReplyDelete
Mollie, CURSE is lovely and absorbing. I highly recommend it.ReplyDelete
Ladybug, definitely try CURSE. Just a heady debut, IMO.
Raspberry, it really does. I'd been waiting for news on it and the blurb on her site is tantalizing. :)
brizmus, I think so too.
Lenore, it's worth it.
Oh, this so seems up my alley! (Oddly, Amazon has up a different cover. This one is better, I think, and I'm basing that mostly on the font, which I love.) I should probably read CURSE, too - I've heard so many good things about it.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty cover! Plus I'm always curious about books that have a thief/spy protagonist, probably because of Gen from the Queen's Thief series.ReplyDelete
I didn't know she had a new book coming out! hooray!ReplyDelete
Can I just tell you that so many of the good books I read these days are because of you? =) lol. I am definitely adding this one to my list because I too loved Curse! =)ReplyDelete
Chelle, that's a very odd cover up on Amazon. I posted this one as it's the one Ms. Bunce has up on her website and GoodReads has it up as well. Odd. Also, you really must read CURSE. You will love it. :)ReplyDelete
Chachic, don't we all have a soft spot for thieves now because of Gen? :) I actually have ever since George Cooper--the King of the Thieves from Tamora Pierce's Alanna quartet. *sigh*
Janssen, lovely news isn't it?
Camie, you have no idea how happy that makes me! I'm thrilled you're finding ones you enjoy. I knew you loved CURSE and we'll definitely have to compare notes when this one comes out. :)
Thanks so much for posting this, I didn't know that she had another book coming out. I absolutely LOVED Curse and I've been dying to read more by Bunce.
I love rereading my comments to find out how confusing they are! :P I do hope the cover is the one you posted. And...off to get CURSE!ReplyDelete
Vanessa, I was thinking of you. It's so exciting!ReplyDelete
Chelle, lol. I can't wait to hear what you think of it.
Fantasy novel + female hero who's also a spy/thief + rebellion = WIN. I'll have to go read Bunce's first book now.ReplyDelete
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