Recent Release #51: two retellings and a mystery

Recent Release

Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

24574656Series: A Wicked Thing #2
Genre: YA, fantasy, retelling
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Length: 368 pages

Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.

Little note: IT’S FINALLY HERE OMG! I really liked A Wicked Thing and I’ve been waiting a long time for this one. Read my review of the first book here! 😉

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

25733660Series: standalone
Genre: YA, fantasy, retelling
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Length: 352 pages

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

Little note: To be honest, I don’t remember anything from Aladdin and I think that’s why I’m so curious about this book. I hope I will not be disappointed!

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After The Woods by Kim Savage

Series: standalone17998474
Genre: YA, mystery, contemporary
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Length: 320 pages

Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

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6 thoughts on “Recent Release #51: two retellings and a mystery

  1. I loved a Wicked Thing! I was so excited to see a Sleeping Beauty retelling and I’m really glad to see that someone else likes it too! 🙂
    I also want to check out the Forbidden Wish so badly! I’ve heard great things about it.

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