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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Recently Read: Upcoming Titles to Add to Your TBR Pile (7)

Make sure these books are on your to-be-read pile. If they aren't, you're just going to be kicking yourself later.

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

Available March 3, 2015 from Simon & Schuster

Johanna Von Arlo and her family are performers who have been banished from their troupe following the tragic death of her father. Struggling to make ends meet, Johanna agrees to work as a Storyspinner for the DeSilva family, despite her dislike for the handsome and spoiled scoundrel Lord Raphael. She has just settled into her new role when a number of girls who look strikingly similar to a long lost princess – and undeniably like Johanna – are violently murdered. Suddenly, Johanna’s past is thrown into question and her simple life as a performer is forever changed. Fans of Kristin Cashore and Marie Rutkoski will definitely find much to love in this fantasy debut from Becky Wallace.

The Imaginary by A.F Harrold, ill. by Emily Gravett

Available March 3, 2015 from Bloomsbury
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Amanda and Rudger are inseparable. Where Amanda goes, Rudger follows, until the day Rudger is ripped away from Amanda. Amanda and Rudger are best friends, but they are not ordinary friends: Rudger is imaginary and, if Amanda forgets him, he’ll disappear forever. With Mr. Bunting (a rumored devourer of imaginary friends) and his fabulously creepy imaginary friend lurking in the shadows and the seemingly impossible task of finding Amanda looming, Rudger must call upon all of his strength and love for his friend to guide him home. Emily Gravett’s phenomenal illustrations pair charmingly with the text and contribute to the magical and often sinister atmosphere of this novel. Highly recommended!

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Available March 3, 2015 from Penguin
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Mim Malone is not okay. Upon hearing that her mother is ill, Mim dodges her father and her stepmother and boards a Greyhound back to her real home in Ohio, leaving her disappointing existence in Mississippi behind. Her trip is filled with unexpected obstacles, unforgettable characters, and realizations that will leave Mim forever changed. Readers will undoubtedly fall for Mim’s sardonic voice and the quirky cast of characters that surround her. Mim Malone is going to be okay and you are going to love this book.

Are there any titles you're especially looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!


  1. The Imaginary sounds pretty awesome.

  2. I LOVED it, Missie! My brother and I read it aloud during a road trip. It was so much fun.

  3. It was fantastic! And Emily Gravett's illustrations are so great.

  4. I am quite intrigued by both Mosquitoland and The StorySpinner, even if at first they didn't catch my attention, but I've heard enough good things about both to consider them both!

  5. The Story Spinner looks fun and I have been hearing good things about it, so I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list!

  6. The Story Spinner is one I am looking forward to reading.


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