Recent Release #60: Want them all!

Recent Release

Prodigy, the graphic novel by Marie Lu

Series: Legend, graphic novel #226025984
Genre: YA, graphic novel, dystopia
Release date: April 26th 2016
Publisher: GP Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Length: 160 pages

The second book in the best-selling Legend trilogy comes to life in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation.

After escaping from the Republic’s stronghold, Day and June are on the run in Vegas when the country learns that their Elector Primo has died and his son has stepped in to take his place. They meet up with the rebel stronghold of the Patriots—a large organization straddling the line between the Republic and its warring neighbor, the Colonies—and learn about an assassination plot against the Elector. Using threats and blackmail to get what he wants, the Patriots’ leader, Razor, convinces June to let herself be captured by Republic soldiers so she can win over the Elector and feed him a decoy assassination plan. But when June realizes that the new Elector is nothing like his father, she must work with Day to try to stop the Patriots’ plot before Razor can fulfill his own devastating plans.

Little note: OH MY GOD OH MY GOOODDD. I have been waiting for this one since I finished the GN of Legend. I LOVE these! ❤ I pre-ordered my copy so I hope it’ll arrive soon. I want my dose of Day!


The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Series: standalone25203675
Genre: YA, fantasy, mythology, romance
Release date: April 26th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Length: 352 pages

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets — thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.

Little note: I have no idea why I’m so interested in this book! I’ve never read a book with another culture in it before. I am very curious to see if I’ll enjoy it. The cover is already on point!


Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

Series: standalone25647300
Genre: YA, fantasy
Release date: April 26th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Length: 355 pages

There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for “balls of steel” and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.
These are things Lennie only learns when it’s too late-after she brings some of her uncles’ moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn’t mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles’ moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their “important family legacy,” she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year. Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade…

Little note: I love the premise of this book. It seems like the main character will be very relatable as she made quite a mess 😀 I’m super pumped to read this one!

Will you add one of these three on your tbr? Let me know which one you’re excited for!

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