I’m not really looking forward to a lot of books in August. I think that the majority of my 2012 anticipated releases will probably come out next month, in September. I’m afraid to think of how long that post is going to be already.
Is there anything else coming out in August that you think I should keep an eye out for?
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
Expected Publication Date: August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s
I got Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas at BEA. Prior to BEA, I had not heard of this book. But lately, I’ve been hearing great things about it so I’m looking forward to picking it up!
Every Day by David Levithan
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
Expected Publication Date: August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
I have already read and reviewed Every Day by David Levithan, who is my all-time favorite author if you didn’t already know. Make sure to keep an eye out for my review of Every Day. I’m telling you now, this is the kind of book that you buy on release day if you haven’t already pre-ordered. (I’m waiting to see if he’s having a signing though. :P).
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