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Cloaked Pretties

Next May is going to be a doozy! I am so looking forward to both of these novels by authors I've read and loved. Both retellings, they feature not only girls in red cloaks (FTW) but spirally, scrolly, medievally goodness. And, as such, I say next spring can't come fast enough (not really—I'm barely okay with it being fall now!) But book release schedule-wise, Yay for May!

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
This time Ms. Hodge turns her hand to retelling Little Red Riding Hood. Though it looks to be similar in tone, it is not set in the same world as Cruel Beauty. In an attempt to make up for the mistake she made as a girl, Rachelle fights evil on behalf of her realm, only to be ordered by the king to guard the man she hates. I really don't feel like anything else is required here, do you? Cannot. Wait.
Due out May 5th

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
As if being imprisoned by the truly dastardly Prince John wasn't enough, Scarlet finds herself embroiled in a plot to save King Richard's life. But her heart is far away, at home in Nottinghamshire. I have loved both previous installments in this trilogy, and I have implicit faith in Gaughen's ability to bring it to a perfect close with this final volume.
Due out May 19th


  1. I am beyond excited for Crimson Bound, and yes, that is a perfect stopping point for a description of what it is about.

  2. I really can't wait for both of these!! Especially Lion Heart, I love the Scarlet series. And I love how Crimson Bound matches Cruel Beauty's cover so nicely even though they aren't sequels. Retellings are the best and it sounds pretty amazing. Also OMG that North and South picture on the right sidebar! Ahhhhhhh!!!! The best part of the whole series <3

  3. It's such a good series. I'm extremely curious to see how she rounds it out. Please less pain than in LADY THIEF!!

    Ah, yes. The North & South picture. I can't help myself.


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