Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Norah suffers from agoraphobia, OCD, anxiety and self-harm. As we meet her at the beginning of the story she’s been housebound and home-schooled by her mother for several years. Only leaving to go to therapy appointments. Her first real contact besides mother and Doctor comes in the form of a new teenage neighbor called Luke.
At which point I had to ask myself is this going to be one of those stories where love cures everything?
Daughter of the Burning City
By: Amanda Foody
Sorina is the star of the Freak Show in the traveling carnival known as the Gomorrah Festival. More city than anything else Gomorrah is a place of pleasure and decadence. A city that stretches back through the history of this world and burns constantly. The story centers around a murder mystery as someone begins killing off Sorina’s illusions one by one.
By: Caite Dolan- Leach
Ava: (sometime around page 200) Maybe things would be better off if we stopped drinking and popping pills?
Me: I could have told you that around page 50.
Daughter of the Pirate King
By: Tricia Levenseller
Alosa is the badass (she’ll totally tell you that) daughter of the pirate King who allows herself to be captured by an enemy ship in order to pull of a heist for her father. A Lady Jack Sparrow according to the cover blurb save for the fact I definitely don’t think we were supposed to find Jack Sparrow to be the greatest thing going.
Spoilers below for this one. Though I got to say the title of the sequel spoiled it for me so be careful looking that up!
Mockingbird Vol. 1: I Can Explain
Written By: Chelsea Cain
I had been interested in picking up Mockingbird for a while but put it on the back burner after the run was cancelled. It tells the story of Bobbi Morse whose given an untested serum in order to save her life. Another reason I back burnered this, to be honest, is I don’t follow Agents of Shield. Luckily you don’t really need to.
Author: Cora Carmack
In this world storms are actually living things and people like Aurora, the crown Princess, are relied upon to use magic to stop them. Unfortunately Aurora didn’t inherit the family magic so she needs to go about things a different way to save her people. What she really needed however was love interests with the ability to respect her personal space.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
“God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends…”
Monty is a bit of a rake whose getting one last chance not to embarrass his father when he goes on a tour of the Continent with his best friend Percy (who he’s in love with) and his younger sister Felicity. Absolutely nothing goes as planned and embarrassing his father becomes the least of his worries.
By: Carrie Firestone
Sadie Sullivan is expecting a boring summer as all her friends have graduated and gone onto other things and she’s left behind. That all changes when Sadie steps into save a child in distress and becomes a hometown hero who joins up with the other heroes and actually winds up spending her summer helping people.
Prediction for the end of the year: I will own an embarrassing amount of Hela merchandise!
I’m going to keep this round-up of the first part of 2017 super simple and try not to cry about the fact that we’re halfway through because while 2017 might be halfway over, at least entertainment wise, I think the fun stuff is still to come.
Favorites and Recommendations Below:
Ms. Marvel Civil War II
I’ve always enjoyed the Ms. Marvel books but after the last one I think I was ready for a break. Yet I jumped into this easily without really being caught up on Civil War (you don’t really need to be) and totally enjoyed it.
Kamala deals with a lot of issues here but I really liked the underlying theme of what happens when it’s your hero whose stepped on the other side of the line and can’t even see it.