Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's WoW theme is: heart-associated titles :D
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
"Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through
the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down
rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... they
change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too
well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just
around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her
new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost."
I believe this is an adult novel, and not a specific retelling of any particular fairy tale, but more about what happens to the children who have somehow fallen into fairy tales and have now returned to the real world. I have the feeling this will probably be pretty dark and mature, but I'm really interested by the premise.
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
"Blackbeard the pirate
was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But
once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life
behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until
he met the one girl who would change everything. This is their story.
"Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just
returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in
shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high
society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast
ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his
father to let him leave and never come back.
parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless.
Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a
job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into
weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of
sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in
From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world
ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own
circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to
chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay."
This is the origin story of Blackbeard, which I really don't know much about (it just makes me think of the fairy tale Bluebeard) so I'm interested to learn more.
What books are you waiting for?