Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!
As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston. This is going to be one of the easiest five stars I give all year — and yes I know it’s only May. Diversity, fun, politics, swoony banter, email exchanges.. this book has it all. If you didn’t preorder this because that’s just not your style, well, rejoice! It’s now out in the world being amazing and making history (huh). If you’re still not convinced, read Hollis‘ aforementioned five star review here.
WE HUNT THE FLAME by Hafsah Faizal is a title that has been getting much hype! I follow the author on twitter, and am a fan of her IceyDesigns etsy shop, and have loved watching her writing and publication journey. Very excited to read the first (of three?) of her Sands of Arawiya series. Micky is also bubbling about this one and has a special edition coming from the Illumicrate debut box.. all the excitement.
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason Deaver. This is a YA contemporary LGBTQ+ novel featuring a nonbinary lead character and honestly that’s enough to recommend it right there.
UNBROKEN by Jay Crownover is a novella start to her new Loveless, Texas series. This story follows bad boy Crew, a rodeo star and Della who’s company is sponsoring his pretty, rugged face. I’ve not read Jay’s work for a few years so I was pretty enthusiastic about giving this new series a go because who doesn’t like a cowboy? This was a 3 star solid start for Micky and her review will be on the blog this week.
STEPSISTER by Jennifer Donnelly is a dark fairytale take on Cinderella and the protagonist is the ugly stepsister. Interested? I certainly felt pulled in by this blurb because the twists promised in this look to be epic. The cover is all dark lusciousness and I find I want more dark fairytale retellings. Micky gave this 3.5 – 4 stars and Hollis gave it 4.5. The double review will be coming up soon.
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT by Jenn Bennett is out in the UK this week (Hollis has already read this one). I’m a little late with my review copy (it happens) but I am all anticipation about anything Jenn Bennett. SERIOUS MOONLIGHT has an author (oooh!), an introvert, and some intrigue. I find all the aforementioned appealing so I’d be a-clicking.
Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!