Juliet Marillier has a new book coming out and I start experiencing all the feelings. The fact that this one is the first in a brand new adult fantasy series just ratchets it all up. I've read and enjoyed her YA offerings, but I discovered her through Daughter of the Forest, and so at heart (for me) it will always be about her beautiful adult fantasy novels. I love this cover so because it reminds me of Trina Schart Hyman's work, which I adore. Due out November 4th, Dreamer's Pool is the first in the Blackthorn & Grim series. Set in medieval Ireland, it follows two main characters who Marillier describes as "older, more flawed protagonists." Good heavens, bring it to me now.
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
That cover is gorgeous! I seem to have a soft spot for flowing tendrils of hair and this has that.ReplyDelete
Lol. I have the same weakness. And this one just seems to fit her style of story so well.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful cover! I wonder who the cover artist is.
What's this?! I had no clue. Thank you for pulling me out of that not-knowing state. (But now the agony of waiting.)ReplyDelete
i can't wait for this one. Cannot. Wait.ReplyDelete
So do I! I'd love to see more of her/his work.ReplyDelete
You're welcome. And I'm sorry. ;)ReplyDelete
Me, too! Back to Ireland but wholly unrelated to her other series. I love the sound of these two characters.ReplyDelete
I think I might want to live inside that cover because . . . wow.ReplyDelete
How long of a paper chain do I have to make for November?
Right? Lol. Let's string one up at work!ReplyDelete
It comes out on the same day as the new Sharon Shinn book (the third of that shapeshifter series). Too much goodness in one day!! Let's hope nothing stressful will happen during that week.ReplyDelete
Ahh. Those two have been on the same release cycle for some time now and it is like all the presents wrapped into one heady day. Cannot wait.ReplyDelete
I haven't read that yet! Let me know what you think of it.ReplyDelete
I have a good feeling about this one. I just do.