I’ve finally pulled out of the February list and am now able to start the one from March! There are a lot of books that I’ve added to my TBR this year which is perhaps why it’s gotten bigger and bigger to the point that I’m positive there will be some point—hopefully in the far future—where I die before I’ve even managed to make a real dent in it. The unfortunate thing that comes from so many amazing sounding books regularly coming out. But a girl can dream that she might one day defeat her TBR, right? Right.
To start March’s list off, I have Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart, a book with a rather unfortunate looking cover. I’m sorry, maybe not everyone will agree with me, but I just can’t abide by the color yellow and it looks exceptionally gross here. I think they were going for police tape? The book itself actually sounds quite interesting, leading us into a story about a young girl who will do whatever it takes to get into Harvard, even endure the hazing of a rather shady private school with some deep secrets. There’s a lot of mystery to this book here, leaving me rather eager to learn more after merely reading the blurb. Hopefully the writing holds up to the enticement.
I love Mary Reade. She has such a fascinating history and her story is one of pure pride as far as feminism goes in my book. I’ve come across several fictional iterations of her in the past and I have to say that this one excites me exceptionally. The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara tells the story of young Mary as she disguises herself as a young lad in order to join pirates out on the open sea. I’m so excited to see where this story goes and how it will unfold; Mary’s story, even a retelling of it, is one that should sail through the homes of a great many readers.
A second historical fiction book that’s found it’s place on my radar, this one about another young girl aspiring to be a painter, is Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough is a story that begs to be read. Be farewarned, though, it looks like this book has some triggering aspects to it that center around the traumas of rape. Still, it seems to me that this book is going to touch on a lot of really important issues regarding how men treat women and especially how this young painter shows the strength of resilience and steps out of the hard shell that she has been put in by those of a gender that seems to think they are entitled to whatever they wish. I hope this book is as exceptional as it sounds because a woman like this definitely deserves to have her voice heard loud and clear.
A genderbent retelling of Oliver Twist, how could I not instantly need to read Olivia Twist? I am so excited for this book and frankly it’s just one oft hose ones that needs to be plopped onto my shelf for gorgeous cover alone. All I can think to say at this point is gimme, gimme, gimme and hope that there will come a time when I get my hands on this gorgeous and exciting story. Lorie Langdon, you’ve definitely got my attention.
I’m going to be plain and short here about this next one. Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst sounds bloody enticing. Pun intended. A woman’s blood that can be used to decide the future? It sounds like a recipe for all sorts of horror and excitement. Now, I’ll admit, this book has a very high potential to go horribly, horribly wrong. But I think Coulthurst is going to do alright. I look forward to seeing if I’m correct on this matter. I can tell you one thing, this is a book that I’m just dying to review.
And thus concludes this week’s YA releases on my TBR. Let me know what you think of the books in the comments. Will you be adding them? Have you read them already? Thoughts are always welcome even if I sometimes take a bit of time to reply!
Happy reading, everyone!