Please prepare yourself for some absolutely phenomenal books coming your way in 2017.
I haven't been blogging much over the last few weeks--but I HAVE been reading 2017 debuts out the wazoo and working on my own new WIP. Oh, and embarking on a little cross-country move from Connecticut to California. So, yeah. Quiet summer.
But all of this means I have many posts stored up, full of sneak peeks at debut authors and books coming your way next year. It's like Christmas in July. And, because of this--and the fact that the first book up is FROSTBLOOD by my #TeamNewLeaf sister Elly Blake--means I basically HAVE to break out the snow GIFs.
And now, without further ado, the first in a long line of book posts about some of the 2017 books I've most enjoyed:
Pub Date: 1/17/17
* two SUPER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR AUTHOR ELLY BLAKE: *
EM: What's your favorite dessert?
EB: The maple nut blondie with cream sauce and ice cream from Applebees. Or chocolate cake. Or strawberry shortcake. Or tiramisu. I mean, so many choices!
EM: What's the most recent book you adored?
EB: I just started DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING [by fellow Swanky Seventeen Tricia Levenseller] and I'm loving it! It has a feisty heroine, just like I like 'em! And hints of a love interest and high seas adventures and a secret plot! So many things to pull me in!
EMILY'S REVIEW OF FROSTBLOOD:
From its opening sentences, FROSTBLOOD is gorgeous. Blake's world shimmers with elements of fantasy, action, and romance. Its heroine, Ruby, is sharp, witty, flawed, and relatable--a cross between RED QUEEN's Mare Barrow and the complex internal struggle of THE GRISHA TRILOGY'S Alina Starkov.
Add a slow-burning romance that features a refreshing departure from the cookie-cutter male love interest, writing that is gorgeous and lush, and an absolute roller coaster of a climax. In short: I loved it.
Bring on book two!