Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks:
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier
"Orphaned, two sisters are left to find their own fortunes.
Sweet and proper, Karah's future seems secure at a glamorous Flower
House. She could be pampered for the rest of her life... if she agrees
to play their game.
Nemienne, neither sweet nor proper, has fewer choices. Left with no
alternative, she accepts a mysterious mage's offer of an apprenticeship.
Agreeing means a home and survival, but can Nemienne trust the mage?
With the arrival of a foreign bard into the quiet city, dangerous
secrets are unearthed, and both sisters find themselves at the center of
a plot that threatens not only to upset their newly found lives, but
also to destroy their kingdom."
Bards, mages, dangerous secrets and a pair of orphaned sisters? Sounds like my kind of read! (It looks like this one is an adult, not YA, fantasy, by the way.)
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
"Eva's life is not her
own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as
a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra,
her 'other', if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she
eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is
killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who
raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and
convince the world that Amarra is still alive."
I featured The Lost Girl on the blog back when it had no cover or official synopsis. Now we have a more detailed description and a cover! The Frankensteinian element to this one should make things interesting. Plus, it's set in India, thus filling one of my gaps in YA!
What books are you waiting for?