March 2, 2014

March Book Releases Part 1

Happy March everyone! Today is the second day of March and that means that in two days three books that I've been waiting for comes out! There are over 50 YA books coming out in March so I will be posting several March Book Releases posts throughout the month to talk about the most anticipated ones. For this post I will be talking about The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Half Bad by Sally Green, and Panic by Lauren Oliver, all of which come out on March 4th.

The Winner's Curse is most definitely one of my most anticipated books of March and of 2014 even. Its about the daughter of a general in a giant empire that loves war and enslaves the people it conquers. Kestrel who is the 17-year old daughter of the general has only two choices, either become a part of the military or get married. She finds a slave at an auction one day and out of instinct buys him. Before long she falls in love with the slave (Arin) and has to hide it. However it turns out that Arin has a secret as well and Kestrel learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she imagined. The description for Winner's Curse sounds really good and I can't wait to read it when it comes out.

The second book that I am excited about is Half Bad by Sally Green, it will be my first YA book about witches and it just sounds really cool and interesting. Half Bad is set in modern-day England where witches live next to the humans. There are white witches who are good, black witches who are evil, and 15-year old Nathan that is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful (and cruel) black witch while his mother is dead. Both sides are hunting him and he is trapped and beaten. He has to escape before his 16th birthday when he will receive three gifts from his father and become a witch or die. The question however is how can Nathan find his father when he can't trust anyone not even the girl he loves and his every action is tracked. Just by reading the description I get all excited to read it again, modern day humans and witches together sounds like it could make a phenomenal book.

The last in this trio of books is Panic by Lauren Oliver, I personally really enjoyed her Delirium trilogy and can't wait to read more of her writing. Panic is set in the town of Carp that has a population of 12,00 in the middle of nowhere. Heather never thought that she would get to play Panic, a legendary game played by seniors where the stakes are high and the payoff is higher. She never thought of herself as fearless but when she finds something and someone to fight for she finds out that she is braver than she thought she was. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic, he is sure that his secret will help get through the game. But he doesn't know that he isn't the only one with a secret and everyone has something to play for. For Heather and Dodge the game will lead to new alliances and the possibility of first love for each of them. Ahhh I am dying to read Panic, the description makes the book sound awesome and the cover is gorgeous. Panic isn't a dystopian or fantasy book but it sounds great all the same.

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