Sunday, June 11, 2017

Read O Rama Round 7 TBR



June 11th-17th


I don't think I will be able to read 7 books, but I would like to get through The Radium Girls and Under the Tuscan Sun. I picked 3 other short novels/novellas to read. I hope to finish 5 books this week. Are you participating? Let me know or link your TBR!



1. Read a book with the letters RAMA in the title and/or author name 
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore


2. Read a book with water on the cover

3. Read a short book that is less than 150 pages
     Girl-King by Brittany Cavallaro

4. Read a graphic novel
    Y: The Last Man: Vol. 8 Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra

5. Read a book you have been anticipating.

6. Read an #ownvoices book.
    Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

7. Read a book that was released in the summer.
   Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

8. Read seven books.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Reads // TBR



When have bloggers and vloggers ever stuck to the TBR they had posted? I'm taking another shot at showing you the books I intend on reading by the end of August. I still have to finish the collection of Juvenalia by Jane Austen and Canada by Richard Ford before I can get to these. ---Crap, The Radium Girls by Kate Moore just came for me at the library so I guess that is in my immediate future too.--- I'd like to get through some books I got from the charity shop and, unless I absolutely love it and it is in a good condition, I'd like to donate them back so they make more revenue. I have a fiction - nonfiction - non-modern classic pattern going.  I also reorganized my bookshelves so I am eager to pick from them! My reading list will not be limited to these five books though. I'm sure I'll finish Canada by the end of this coming weekend and then start The Radium Girls. I'm not binge-reading Jane Austen's stories. I feel like I am ~READY~ to absorb these books, ya know? Please let me know what your reading plans are for this summer!


+ The book I currently use for when I leave the house is my charity shop copy of  Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. I am taking this to the beach, on my trips into the city. I think this is a great summer read and nothing to be embarrassed about when reading in public. 

+ I've been looking at my shelves lately and The Rosie Project by Greame Simsion has been calling to me. I am in the mood to read this after years of having it. I want to read a lot of my summery, romance and quirky books on my shelves. I've heard that the sequel/companion novel was a disappoint to fans of The Rosie Project. Have you read either?

+ "The Year of Jane Austen" plans have fallen through already with my slow reading pace on love and Freindship (My husband likes to point out the spelling every time I pick it up). Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is one that I hope to read this summer. I think I would be okay if I read two Jane Austen novels each year for the next few years.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is one of my own physical books. I have been wanting to read it and I think this summer would be a great time since my good friend will be Mrs. Darling in my hometown's production of Peter Pan. 

+ A book I got from a little free library/ exchange at my husband's work was The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. I think this will be a great nonfiction read that I heard is a little humorous. 




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Books I'd Like To Reread // Top 5 Wednesday


So apparently Goodreads has added rereads to it's website! You can keep track of when you read your favorites and they will add to your yearly challenge. This is a Top 5 Wednesday that I missed wees ago and thought it would go well with the recent news. What are some books you'd like to reread? 

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Harry Potter by J Rowling. I started The Sorcerer's Stone in December and couldn't focus enough on it. I'll pick it back up later this year,but I am more looking forward to the later books. Books 5 and 6 are my favorite. I think this is because of the movies because I didn't like the first two when they came out.

Reason For Hope by Jane Goodall. I recently bought this from BookOutlet actually. I haven't picked this up since my senior year of high school, but it's the #1 book I recommend to everyone. Jane Goodall's work and writing helped shape me into a more aware and caring person towards other humans and the animal world. We need more people like her in the world. I've been wanting to reread this book for awhile.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I think this is a great book to reread right now.

Great Alta series by Jane Yolen. I read this series in my freshman year of high school with one of my friends at the time. I loved it and it was a great age to read it. I hadn't read anything like it before. I hope I don't ruin the nostalgia by rereading the series. This was a time before great YA novels with girl warriors were published. Jane Yolen gave depth to her books that was more than just an action-based story-line.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. This is another book I read in my early high school days. My puppy, Mollie, had chewed the cover of my copy. I still have it. I was so interested in reading about people who traveled to other countries, especially in the Amazon. This was a pretty epic story. I think it was the first family drama that spanned decades.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Recent Additions to Goodreads TBR



I haven't added books to my Goodreads in months and finally decided to add some so I could remember what they were for later. I thought it might be interesting to see what I have been looking at lately. What are some books you've recently added?



Paradise and Elsewhere by Kathy Page.
"The rubble of an ancient civilization. A village in a valley from which no one comes or goes. A forest of mother-trees, whispering to each other through their roots; a lakeside lighthouse where a girl slips into human skin as lightly as an otter into water; a desert settlement where there was no conflict, before she came; or the town of Wantwick, ruled by a soothsayer, where tourists lose everything they have. These are the places where things begin."
The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy. This is in this month's Book of the Month selection.
"In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances"
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson. Another book from this month's selection by BOTM.
"Perfect Little World is the story of an ambitious sociological experiment called “The Infinite Family Project.” Dr. Preston Grind, a young and idealistic child psychologist, heads up the study with funding from an elderly big box store magnate, taking the “It takes a village” model of co-parenting to a new level."
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. The last book I added from this month's BOTM selection.
"When I shut the pages of Sarah Pinborough’s novel, I experienced a peculiar sense of terror, admiration, and satisfaction. I closed the book, clenched my eyes, and tried mightily to fall asleep. But just as I began to retreat to the safety of my dreams, I remembered: it’s not safe there either.
You’ll find out what I mean."
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
"As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share."
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins.
"Now available in Ecco’s Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Laurie Colwin, Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley—whose prescient work has recently resurfaced to wide acclaim."
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.

Final Girls by Riley Sager.

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston.


High Strung by Quinn Dalton.
"In vivid cinematic prose, "High Strung" balances humor on the rough edge of loss, regret, and wounded family love. Through it all, Merle Winslow's wry buthopeful voice reminds us of how we tell ourselves the story of our lives, real and imagined. Her travels -- back to her hometown and through her family's past -- lead us to the crossroads of place and memory."

If you are interested here is my referral link to Book of the Month!
Thursday, February 2, 2017

January in Review



My January

I felt like I had so little time to read and blog again this past month. I read 7 books, but two of them are small non-fiction and another two were novellas. I got obsessed with Ilona Andrews and the post-apocalyptic Atlanta so the two novellas are from that world. I really hope Julie and Derek don't become an item. Not all the characters need to be matched up with each other! Plus, I think Ascanio and Julie go well together. I really enjoyed Small Magics because we get to see more of the world of Kate Daniels outside of Atlanta with other characters. It was nice to see what other creatures people deal with and what the "normal" life is like compared to our present. I also read two little books about astrology and how to determine your Moon, Mars and Venus. This is due to late LATE night boredom and skimming through my library's Overdrive. I think they are great little books for newbies, but I got confused on how to do the compatibility. Luckily, my husband satisfies my Mars and I satisfy his Venus, haha. Take what you will of it. I was OBSESSED with astrology throughout my high school and part of my college days. I've chilled since then, but I think those type of things, like the Myers-Briggs Test and "Which Disney Princess Are You", are loads fun. I have a fascination with New Age and was the one area of Barnes and Noble I frequented most often in my high school days. I read Insurgent and I have to say I liked it more than Divergent. My thoughts on Divergent may be because I watched the movie before reading it so I already had my stubborn criticism about the factions and the whole "let's jump off trains because we are SO wild!" being silly. However, the ending I totally saw coming! Another ending kind of saw coming: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. That was depressing. Only until the last episode do we get the witty banter and lightheartedness from the original show! If you want to chat about it with me please Tweet me! I have thoughts and I don't want to spoil the episodes here. How was the beginning of 2017 for you? Or end of 2016 if you use the Chinese calendar.      


Books I Completed




Currently Reading



Blog Posts

8 2017 Debuts I'm Excited For.


2016 Releases I Totally Meant to Read, But Didn't & I Will in 2017.

What's Going On in February

TBRTakedown Feb. 6-12! Follow the Twitter account @TBRTakedown. I will be reading 3 books that complete all 5 challenges: 1 graphic novel, 1 romance, 1 YA dystopian.
   Y: The Last Man,Vol. 7. Most recent book haul.
   Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. 1st in a series, Out of my comfort zone (romance).
   Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Catch up on a series, on TBR for over a year.


My Cooking 2017 Challenge

So far my cooking challenge has been a success! I found some really good recipes through Ree Drummond's blog: The Pioneer Woman. The recipes are still somewhat hearty with the butter added for cooking, but you can substitute it for something healthier. For it being winter and wanting to eat healthier Ree Drummond was a great choice for January! Plus, I get nostalgic when I go back to these Food Network recipes. It's mostly because of Food Network I started cooking more in college. The recipes for each month will be about 85% of the cooking and meals I make. For February I will be taking recipes from Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward and focusing more on vegan and vegetarian food. February will be the month I clean up my lifestyle and add healthier habits and foods to my everyday life.  


Pioneer Woman Recipes I Recommend







Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 Releases I Bought & Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to) // Top Ten Tuesday



I don't normally keep updated and buy new releases, but the books on this list we ones that peeked my interest the most that I had to have them. (Or I got it from Illumicrate.) These books are in no particular order. I normally don't like getting new releases and then not reading them because I haven't heard that much about them. I was really trying to stick to my Pop Sugar Challenge last year that I couldn't indulge myself with a new book that didn't fit into the categories. However, this year I want to read these releases, get the sequels if I love it and gush about it on Twitter and blogs. Which 2016 releases did you not get around to last year, but will make a priority in 2017?



The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve. I've written about this book a lot these past 6 months or so. I am ready this September to get into my witch books, 90s movies, and vampier fashion.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff. This is another book I have mentioned on my blog before. I received this in my Illumicrate box and pre-ordered it. I love the UK cover compared to the US. I think I'll pick this up during the year when I'm in the mood.

The Muse by Jessie Burton. I hadn't read The Miniaturist yet, but it seems that Jessie Burton's next book is equally as popular. That cover design is gorgeous. I don't know what month or season to pair this with.

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McNerney. I have heard only good things about this novel. It seems more popular in the UK compared to other parts of the world. My paperback copy is a BRIGHT orange so I definitely won't miss it this year. I hope to get to this on a dreary day in the spring. 

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis. I heard about this on Jen Campbell's channel on YouTube. It has less than 1000 ratings on GR! I've heard really great things about this novel and that it is kind of brutal. I hope to get to this in the first half of the year. 

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. I wasn't that interested in the book at first, but after watching good reviews of it on YouTube I decided to buy it on sale at the local bookstore. The paperback has a cool texture and looks exactly like the hardcover. I want to read this in the first half of 2017 as well. (I like to read most of my contemporary fiction during that time.) 

The Vegetarian by Han Kang. How can I not want to own and read the winner of the International Man Booker Prize?! I don't know when I'll read this. I think when I feel like it. 

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell. I bought this for the Pop Sugar Challenge of the book I see first in a bookstore. I still haven't read Jane Eyre and don't think I will- if we are being realistic. That is a motto I need to remember in 2017 "Be realistic, Katie!"

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard. I think the second in this series already released this year as well. This was a book I was anticipating and got lucky when Illumicrate landed on my doorstep! I think this will be a good summer read. 

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson. I bought this hoping to read it in the 12 days leading up to Christmas, but I received it, like, 3 days before. So this will wait until next December. I love how this is a hardcover without a dustjacket. I wish they did that more often.
Friday, January 6, 2017

December in Review



My December

I once again didn't read all the books I wanted to read. I fell short on my Pop Sugar Challenge and my Goodreads goal. So next year I am not going to do them and just enjoy reading. However, I did finish 5 books and they were all enjoyable. My favorite was, of course, the latest Kate Daniels book. Divergent was the only book that fell flatter than I anticipated. I feel like I should have read it when I was a young adult, not at 29 years old. Hence, the age category is YA. Genius, Katie. My husband and I took the dog and went on a little family trip. We all needed some R&R and adventure. I realize I love the buildup to Xmas - when everything is decorated, people are nicer, and there is a magic in the air that helps with the shorter, darker days - but when the 25th itself comes along I am not too ecstatic. It might be that I am older, there is no mystery and there are large families on both my and my husband's side that we need to buy presents for and can't forget that ONE person or there is a guilt trip. I miss my family though. A LOT. In 2017 our focus will be our health and growing a family, and deciding if we move to a new area or not. Moving is a pain in the booty. In 2017 I want to read for fun. Stress-free TBRs and no big challenges or goals will be a relief. I want to just pick up a book because I am in the mood for it. One personal reading goal I do have is to read all of Jane Austen's works. I think it is in 7 volumes: Juvenalia + the 6 full-length novels. I have all of them, except Persuasion. I want to devour her works finally and have a favorite to re-read in the years to come. How was your December?


I Loved About December

1. The trip I took with my husband and dog! We hadn't had a vacation since May/June 2015.

2. Hot cocoa with Bailey's Irish Cream added to it. So yummy!!

3. Festive candles from Bath & Body Works.

4. The Advent Calendar I made for my husband as his Xmas gift. I did good, haha. 


My Favorite Read




What I Finished





Currently Reading





Blog Posts

In anticipation for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, I did the ultimate GG Tag!

I reviewed Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh - I recommend it!

My Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2016.

The Books I Meant to Read in 2016 & Totally Will in 2017!


Songs I Have Been Loving

Clean Bandit's Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

Sia's Never Give Up
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Goals // Top 5 Wednesday



I've decided this year to make resolutions that will be attainable. I'm not gong to do any crazy reading goals this year. I failed to complete the Pop Sugar Challenge and was 2 books short of my Goodreads goal. I will not be setting a Goodreads goal, any challenges like Pop Sugar and I won't give myself strict and overly ambitious TBRs. Here are the goals I do plan to stick to: 

Put a large dent in my physical TBR. I have accumulated so many books this past year after I got my bookshelves. I have so many books I'd still like to get, but I really want to read my own physical books before going crazy at the library or NetGalley/Edelweiss. This will be me so happy to lower my physical TBR. 

Take more photos of my books. I have so many! I'd like to appreciate the beautiful books I have and post them on my blog and Twitter more often.

Get Healthier. I am at my heaviest weight in my life right now and I want to have children soon. I must lose some weight and have a healthier lifestyle - mentally and physically. No more pushing back to start a family. I am 29 years old now. (I'm not obese btw, I just want to go back to my weight in college.)

Learn to play the guitar. My thoughtful husband gave me a guitar for Christmas this year! I have been wanting to play for years and now I finally can. We soon discovered that it isn't as easy as we thought after we watched a couple online lessons. I want to be able to play well by the end of 2017. Maybe even be decent at Spanish guitar playing... :D Do you play guitar?

Read the books I buy within a month of buying them.  Going along with the first goal- I would love to decrease my TBR and to help with that is to refrain myself from continuously buy books that will sit on my shelves for months to years. So when I buy books this year I will read them within the first month or two of owning them. This will give me something to look forward to and it will be nice to buy without books without the guilt of cluttering up shelves or binge-buying books. 


What are your goals for 2017?
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Debuts I'm Excited For // Top Ten (Eight) Tuesday



  So Blogmas didn't last very long. A lot of plans changed in December and I couldn't dedicate every day to the blog like I wanted. For 2017 I will try to post as much as I can and not be lazy about it! I haven't been on Twitter a whole lot these past few months and that seems kind of like blog suicide in this day and age. I don't have an affinity towards Twitter. I like scrolling once in awhile and seeing what everyone is up to, but I'm not the person to constantly update people about my life (except for big news) and this is the same with my real-life friends. Due to this lack of Twitter I haven't been able to hear a lot about 2017 debuts. To prep this blogpost I read posts by others and looked through what I have for review/what I requested. I have eight that I can say I would love to buy and read when I can. I know I am excluding a lot of good books, but right now I am picky about my book cravings and some debuts sound like a mix of other popular series...Top Ten Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish. She has a whole list of topics for us list-loving bookworms. What debuts are you looking forward to the most?

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber. January 31, 2017 by Flatiron Books.
   I have a limited edition on pre-order from Goldboro Books.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

 Lucky You by Erika Carter. Mach 14, 2017 by Counterpoint.
   I just got an exclusive early edition of the book through Book of the Month! Here's my link for a 3-month subscription for $9.99 each month and a tote bag!

Three women, early twenties, find themselves aimlessly adrift in Erika Carter’s fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they’ve stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay; changeable Rachel has fallen under the sway of a messianic boyfriend with whom she’s agreed to live off-grid for a year in order to return to “health” and asks Ellie and Chloe to join them in “The Project”. In a remote, rural house in the Ozarks, nearly undone by boredom and the brewing tension between them, each tries to solve the conundrum of being alive.
By turns funny, knowing and hauntingly sad, Lucky You delivers the kind of study in damage and detachment that made Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior or Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays so memorable. With startling exactitude and wickedly deadpan humor, it lays bare the emotional core of its characters with surgical precision. The writing is deft and controlled, as natural and unforced as breath—which makes it impossible to look away.

 Wicked Like Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter #1) by Lana Popovic. August 15, 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books.

All the women in Iris and Malina's family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro. 
Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can. 
Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough. 
Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first book in a sumptuous, bewitching duology about the power of love, death, magic, and the many faces of beauty.

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson. January 24, 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young. 

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.
With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller. 

Grit by Gillian French. May 16, 2017 by HarperTeen.

Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town.
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering—especially when your ex-best friend goes missing.
But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make—all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.  

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser. June 6, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens.

Caroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.
So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.
But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined.
This immersive fantasy debut set along the waterways of a magical world will entrance fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard. Sarah Tolcser weaves an epic story of danger and destiny with enchanting world-building and captivating characters. 

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski. August 1, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends.

After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.
When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can't help but think there's more to her dad's disappearance than she's being told.
She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad. 
The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost. 
Bobulski’s eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.  

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. Febuary 7, 2017 by Dutton. 

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.
All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent.