TBR Planning: June

Thursday, June 1, 2017

It's June. What? How did this happen? Why am I always surprised by the passage of time? Who knows?

After Anatevka by Alexandra Silber

The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell?

In After Anatevka, Alexandra Silber picks up where “Fiddler” left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancĂ© Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries—both personal and political—attempting to keep them apart at all costs.

A love story set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, After Anatevaka is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades

Musicals have long been my favorite kind of movie. The Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorites of the genre -- so it's impossible for me to resist this continuation of the lives of the characters. I am only sad I won't get a catchy soundtrack to remember after I finish.

What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy - I quite enjoyed Kennedy's debut last year. A fun mix of science and awkward humor it was pretty unique and memorable. The same can hopefully be said about her second.
Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee - so I have had this on my kindle for months and have resisted reading it because it was pubbed so late in the year. FINALLY I get to read the historical gay roadtriiip boooook.

Godblind by Anna Stephens - the time has come to see if the hype building around this has any merit. I've already seen some mixed reviews from trusted sources so I am tempering expectations.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - magic in modern-day New York and thieves and secret societies and this sounds gooood.

Sovereign by April Daniels (Nemesis #2)

Only nine months after her debut as the fourth superhero to fight under the name Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse.

When she crosses a newly discovered supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no trick too dirty and no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.

And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

The second in April Daniels' superhero series, Sovereign looks and sounds fantastic - interesting, diverse, actiontastic (I love a good supervillain!). I was pretty impressed by Daniels' debut earlier just this year so I'm excited to not have to wait long to see more of Danny's turn as Dreadnought.

1 comment:

  1. Godblind does sound excellent but I've also been seeing some mixed reviews... can't wait to see what you think of it. :)


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