The girls on these three covers struck me and stuck in my mind because they're all three trapped in one way or another. One in a frame, one in a bubble (or glass ball), and one in sleep. That middle one really is something. I love the light and shape and color--it just works on all levels. I can't wait to find out more about them and get my hands on them when they come out. Here's a little more information:
Wildwing by Emily Whitman
This is the second offering by Emily Whitman--author of last year's Radiant Darkness. Which I still have not read despite it being a retelling of the Persephone myth I love so much. There is really no excuse for this as I've read several good reviews of it as well. It's time to fix that. Instead of finding herself trapped in the underworld, Whitman's young Abby winds up trapped in the past. There are mistaken identities, blue-eyed falconers, intrigue, and beautiful gowns. It's all very exciting. Wildwing is due out October 1st.
Matched by Ally Condie
Now, I've never read a book by Ally Condie and I'm thinking this one is going to be my first. Heretofore she's written mostly contemporary young adult fiction. But this one has a twist. The seventeen-year-old protagonist is awaiting the decision of the "Society." The will tell her who she will marry, who she is most "matched" to. Unfortunately, her heart has other plans in mind. I'm hoping for a nice subversive, dystopian slant here. We'll see what we get. Matched is due out November 30th.
When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden
It's been awhile since I picked up a Christopher Golden book and the man has been busy since last I read him. There's little available information on When Rose Wakes but that it's a modern day Sleeping Beauty retelling and that the main character wakes from a coma to and begins to realize she's living the fairy tale. I've read good and bad modernized fairy tales, but knowing Golden this one will be a good one. My favorite Sleeping Beauty retelling is currently Spindle's End. I look forward to a new one. When Rose Wakes is due out September 28th.