This is a 'new' feature I came up with. I will be talking about everything that has to do with reading. From pretty new covers to discussions about books. I will post them randomly.
A.G Howard – Splintered. Stand alone, January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on.
Stacey Jay – Of beast and beauty. Stand alone, July 23rd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.
Nancy Ohlin – Beauty.
Stand alone, May 7th 2013 by Simon Pulse.
Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughter. And despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affection, she’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding school.
Alex Flinn – Towering.
Stand alone, May 14th 2013 by HarperTeen.
Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.
Jane Nickerson – Strands of bronze and gold.
Stand alone, March 12th 2013 by Random House Children's Books.
When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.
Marissa Meyer – Scarlet. Part two of Lunar Chronicles, February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
Melanie Dickerson – The fairest beauty.
Stand alone, January 8th 2013 by Zondervan.
A daring rescue. A difficult choice. Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother's jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie's one chance at freedom---but can she trust another person to keep her safe?
Lilith Saintcrow – Nameless.
Part one of Tales of beauty & madness, April 4th 2013 by Razorbill.
When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.
K.C Hilton – My name is Rapunzel.
Stand alone, x.
Fairy tales are for children. My name is Rapunzel and I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.
Liesl Shurtliff – Rump: the true story of Rumpelstiltskin.
Stand alone, April 9th 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.
There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.
Marissa Burt – Story’s end.
Part two of Storybound, April 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins Children's.
A deadly Enemy has threatened the future of Story--and twelve-year-old Una Fairchild is the only one who can stop his plans and save the character world from destruction.
Bridget Zinn – Poison. Stand alone, March 12th 2013 by Disney Hyperion.
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart.. misses.
A.C Gaughen – Untitled, Scarlet 2. Part two of Scarlet, x.
Jackson Pearce – Cold spell.
Part four of fairytale retellings, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queenabout a girl on a journey to save her childhood friend after he’s captured and held hostage in the unforgiving north.
Carolyn Turgeon – The fairest of them all. Stand alone, August 6th 2013 by Touchstone.
What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her adoptive mother, Mathena. A witch, Mathena was banished from court because of her magic powers, though the women from the kingdom still seek her advice and herbal remedies. She waits, biding her time to exact revenge against those who betrayed her.
Gena Showalter – Through the zombie glass.
Part two of White rabbit chronicles, September 2013 by Harlequin Teen.
Cover reveal & blurb! Alethea Kontis – Hero.
Part two of Woodcutter series, October 1st 2013 by Harcourt Books.
Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, “Did romance have to be part of the adventure?” As in Enchanted readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.
And is it me, or are all the covers of retellings always so pretty? I find them very appealing. Which book are you looking forward to? Did I miss a title?