I love new books, and new ARCs are somehow even more fun. I have a few very anticipated reads in this haul for the last couple weeks, but also a few that snagged my attention thanks to friend reviews/raves, or a fun-sounding synopsis.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
I wasn't the hugest fan of Lee's first book but the early reviews for this are so good I could not resist. A gay, YA historical fiction that's also FUNNY? I definitely need to read some of that.
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
Favorite author releases new book. Fan gets approved for an ARC. Flails are had. I will be 100% honest and admit I am not entirely sure what this is about but I am sure I need to read it ASAP.
Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller (Kaitan Chronicles #1)
Compared to Dune and Firely? Reminds me also somewhat of The Force Awakens? Please tell me there's also space boyfriends. I need this.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
I am a tad leery of the time/setting (I love Quinn's ancient historical fiction soo much!) due to the sheer abundance of WWII books, but it's Kate Quinn and I was never not going to read it.
Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
I love the synopsis for this.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The author's debut (Made You Up) was amazing. I've looked forward to reading her second novel the second I finished her first.
Grit by Gillian French
A dark contemporary that takes on slut shaming and rape culture -- this is probably going to be enraging but it's still worth reading.
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
So I admit that I don't have high hopes for this. Her first series was undercooked and limp and this synopsis seems a bit... gimmicky. Still, I am interested enough to try it.
The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Finally we get a new Jessi Kirby YA contemporary! So exciting -- it's been so long since Golden came out.
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I just hope this is more like Tiger Lily than The Vanishing Season when it comes to how much I love it at the end.
Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
I don't read a lot of MG, but Furthermore blew me away in 2016. This sounds like it has a lot of potential and I do love the cover a lot.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion #1)
Magic! Fantasy! REBELLION! WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED? Well, a lot, actually so ... pleasebegoodpleasebegood.