Waiting on 3 fantastic books!

Title: The Impostor Queen
Author: Sarah Fine
Release Date: January 5th, 2016 
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry 
Genre: Fantasy, YA


Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.
But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.
Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

WHY I’M WAITING:

First off, I will say that I haven’t read any Sarah Fine books. I know, I know! But that will all change once this beauty is out. Because come did you read that synopsis!?!?! This sounds like a intense, thrilling, action-packed story and I cannot wait!!


Title: The Stars Turned Away 
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release Date:  February 2nd, 2016 
Published by: Simon Pulse
Genre: Retelling, Fantasy, YA


For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.
But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.
The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.
With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

WHY I’M WAITING: 

NEVERLAND!  All I know is that I read Neverland in the synopsis and I lost it. I am a sucker for anything retelling and Peter Pan!!! But this sounds dark and creepy and that’s just freaking awesome!

I am so looking forward to this!




Title: Blackhearts 

Author: Nicole Castroman
Release Date:  February 9th, 2016 
Published by: Simon Pulse
Genre: Retelling, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, YA

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Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. This is their story.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society, he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

 WHY I’M WAITING:

Have you ever stopped to think how a certain villain came to be evil? Or how their lives were before they were evil? Well then look no further to the pirate lord, Blackbeard. Before I’ve always known Blackbeard as ruthless and dangerous with no sense of remorse. What’s captivated me to read this book is because he once had someone he loved. I want to see how a man who loved a woman once changed him, and if a life with no sea life could have made him a better person at all. This alternate back story has me very intrigued on the “what could” have happened. Plus, I love me a good romance story mixed with a little adventure sometimes.


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