Fireblood by Elly Blake
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….
Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Publisher: Hachette – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Publication Date: August 8, 2017
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.
With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give? [ x ]
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.
I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Founded through The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten is about showcasing a list of some of our favorite things. August 8, 2017, we’ll talk about our Top Ten Series I Know I Should Read.
Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
I loved Percy Jackson. I mean, L-O-V-E. Not on a Harry Potter level. Or maybe. I’m not sure. I actually read Percy Jackson when I was in college so I don’t know what’s stopping me from reading about HOO. I feel like it’s because I haven’t read a middle-grade in so very long and I just never found the intense desire to jump back into it – but Percy Jackson was so near and dear to my heart. I started reading HOO with the first book, but then MARK OF ATHENA came out and then I don’t know what happened. I bought the book. I was gonna read it. And then it ended up in my TBR pile for years! I want to revisit this world. Seriously.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms is a series that I am hesitant to dive into now, especially because there are so many books out. How many are there? Seven including the companion series? GEEZ. And the next one is coming out soon, too, right? I’ve heard nothing but good things about Falling Kingdoms and I’m so in love with the covers. I think that another thing that has thrown me off is that there are lots of characters and I’m hesitant to try to keep track of them, especially because I love being able to watch development in the core ones. There’s JUST SO MANY, but it’s set in a historical period with magic and unrest and ALL THE GOOD STUFF.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I need to read this on the sole reason that the food descriptions in it are just simply scrumptious. I’ve heard nothing is more scintillating than how Ahdieh describes food (except her extravagant storytelling). Plus, I love a good love story and I’ve been told time and time again that this is a beautiful and gut-wrenching one. I love angst.
Release Date: August 8, 2017
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined.
With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?
The Hearts We Sold is a Faustian tale for the modern age that will steal your heart and break it, and leave you begging for more.