Jessie's End of Summer Book Haul

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ARCs/Review Copies:

 Heart of Iron by Ash Poston

 Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

 I loved Ash Poston's debut novel - a hilarious nerdy moden reinvention of Cinderella titled Geekerella- and this blend of science fiction, space, and Anastasica could not sound more fun or original.

27 Hours by Tristina Wright 
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre  
Everless by Sara Holland (Untitled #1)  
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock (The Risen Kingdoms #1)
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1) 
The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross (Untitled #1)

The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey  
The Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist   
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

A story of the undead like you’ve never read before, Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation is a fresh, stunning, and powerful meditation on race in America wrapped in an alternate-history adventure where Confederate and Union soldiers rise from the dead at the end of the Civil War.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland’s stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1) - favorite author takes on inconic fmeale suphero. 100% here for it.
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (The Valiant #1) - female gladiator series soon to be on TV!
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes - loved Oakes' debut The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly so much I bought this on faith.
Soleri by Michael Johnston (Soleri #1) - inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear. So yeah, I needed it.

An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington (Licanius #2) - this one is a risk since the first book was pretty much a fantasy starter-kit... but we shall see.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan - my friends show mixed reviews but it was on sale for kindle so I figured 'why not?'.
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (Mechanica #1) - an impulse buy entirely down to it being on sale and the cover. I am a weak person.
Rosemary and Rue by Sean McGuire (October Day #1) - I enjoy the author's other works and this series has been recc'd and talked about by Christina. I was far too curious to ignore it on sale for less than $2.

1 comment:

  1. First off I love the shiny Book Haul graphic :D

    SO JEALOUS you have Heart of Iron, I hope it's amazing!! I'm really curious about The Queen's Rising too, hope it's a good fantasy. I've heard mixed to negative reviews of the last two Kasie West books so fingers crossed she's back on track with this one; it sounds cute. I still need to read The Valiant and can't wait to get my hands on Wonder Woman!!! I was not a fan of Tell The Wind and Fire at all, you'll have to let me know what you think. Super curious about Mechanica, I can't resist a retelling! What an excellent Jessie haul :D


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