It makes me a little lightheaded every time I think about it, but my PitchWars 2017 classmates are starting to pop up all over GoodReads and I’M SO EXCITED!
Add these to your want-to-read list today!
GoodReads Blurb: Two ambitious women drawn into the mind games of a manipulative theater director have to decide how far they’ll go when staged violence starts to draw real blood.
Ooooh, I’m reading this right now and you should be jealous! Add it on GoodReads and snag it the second it hits the shelves!
SERPENT & DOVE, by Shelby Mahurin
GoodRead Blurb: For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things—a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife, and a wicked scar. Lou’s death could end the ancient war between the Church and witches, but when she falls in love with one of the Church’s huntsmen, she’s forced to choose: her coven or her heart.
Inspired by French folklore, Serpent & Dove is pitched as The Crucible meets Sarah J. Maas. Publication is planned for Fall 2019.
I’ve been kicking myself for months that I didn’t get a chance to read this before Shelby took the book world by storm, but you better believe I’ll be screaming through Barnes and Noble when my pre-order arrives!
Goodreads Blurb: Pitched as A Little Life meets The Magicians, the story is set in a politically charged sovereign North Carolina ravaged by outbreaks of a viral contagion that leaves the rare survivors infected with magic. The book follows a skilled hacker who has spent years undermining the corrupt government, but must accept help from its charismatic leader and his enigmatic son in order to master his newly acquired magic. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019.
Victoria signed with Root Literary, who represent my favorite author, Victoria Schwab, so I’m sure this book is amazing!
THE DISASTERS, by M. K. England
(I’m cheating with this one, because M. K. was a 2017 Mentor, not a mentee, but she’s awesome and local to me, and I’m really excited about this book, so I’m sneaking it in anyway!)
GoodReads Blurb: Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.
But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.
They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.
MAYA AND THE RISING DARK, by Rena Barron
GoodRead Blurb: After her father goes missing, 12-year-old Maya uncovers that he is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark. To find her father, she’ll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of creatures set on starting a war.
Rena is already a star (remember this article???) and she’ll be a household name worldwide very soon-don’t be the last person to get this on your shelf!
GoodRead Blurb: When Jingwen moves to a new country where everyone speaks English, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. To cope with his loneliness, he sets out to make all the cakes on the menu of the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly died—that is, if Jingwen and his brother can find a way to hide the act from their mother, who has forbidden them from baking while she’s at work. Publication is planned for spring 2019.
Remy is the sweetest and I cannot wait to read this book with my girls! Can’t! Wait!