Don't you want to cuddle up with these three and just stroke them? Three completely different, but equally stunning covers, styles, and books, and yet . . . I must have them all. I love how they each fill me with misty feelings of longing for something I didn't even know I wanted.
Jane by April Lindner
Okay. Three words for you--Jane Eyre retelling. What? You need more incentive? Well. It's set in the present day. And the Mr. Rochester character is a famous rock star on the brink of a major comeback. And his first name is Nico. And her last name is Moore. And, oh, I am so in love with this whole idea. And that cover? It is full of win. Love the pink letters. Due out October 11th.
Entwined by Heather Dixon
And while we're drooling over retellings, let's take a look at Heather Dixon's debut retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale. I have read two retellings of this classic tale and enjoyed both, but I am fully open to a new interpretation. And this cover? I can't even believe how perfect it is. Like some dream-soaked confection you can't wait to open. Due out March 29th.
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Another debut novel, this one has me very intrigued as it sounds like a rather refreshing in-depth exploration of a young woman's first experience with an all-consuming relationship. Ari transfers from her standard Brooklyn high school to an elite Manhattan prep school and life changes for good. But when it changes once more, will she be able to sort the reality from the illusion. Due out January 11th.