I can't resist with these three. I love a good illustrated cover so much, and these three are not only just beautiful but include a couple of delicious retellings, a debut novel, and at least three young women who sound as fierce and determined and real as I could hope for on this International Women's Day. Put them on your calendars. I'm feeling the good feelings.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
This cover, you guys. This cover . . . I love it so much. And I haven't read a good Arthurian retelling in far too long. In this version, Guinevere is not at all what she seems. Summoned by Merlin to keep Arthur safe, she is a changeling who gives everything up to protect Camelot. GOOD YES GOOD.
Due out November 5th
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Set in modern day Seoul, this debut features a young woman who is actually an ancient being that must devour the souls of men in order to survive. Matters are significantly complicated when she saves a young man's life and thereby loses her soul. In case I am being unclear, I am here for this.
Due out June 25th
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas
You know how much I admire Thomas's writing. She is just excellent at her craft. This time she's taking on a retelling of Mulan (not for Disney). It's Sherry Thomas at the helm, which means it's going to be thrilling, twisty, romantic, and essentially epic on every level.
Due out September 10th