January 2020 Book Releases
I am so excited about some of the books being published this year. Peace Talks is on its way as is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This post however is focused on the fantastic January 2020 book releases! There are so many amazing books releasing this month that I highly recommend you take a look. As always, I am here to help with my top picks for this month:
A Heart So Fierce and Broken
Many readers have been avidly awaiting January 2020 book releases simply for the chance to read this book! This is the hotly anticipated sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely, which is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. We return to Emberfall after the curse is finally broken but with forbidden magic being unleashed Prince Rhen has new problems to face…. This is definitely a series that should be on the TBR list of YA fantasy and retellings fans.
This sounds completely like my cup of tea! I’ve just finished reading The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman, which is wonderful by the way, and am already ready for another heist story! In this story magic was once considered a natural resource but greedy corporations gained control, selling it as an commodity. During illegal siphoning Diz and her friends uncover a new strain of magic. With their powerful discovery they begin to reveal a conspiracy at the heart of it all…. Not only does the synopsis sound great but I love that there is great diversity and non-binary representation according to early reviewers. A 100% pick up for me.
Dark and Deepest Red
I initially thought that this book was a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses but it is actually a reworking of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes. The story is set in 1518 Strasbourg where women are dancing in the streets until some of them fall down dead. Accusations of witchcraft are made and Lavinia must do what she can to protect herself and those dear to her. Five centuries later a pair of red shoes seal to the feet of Rosella Oliva. Will she survive the uncontrollable dancing with the help of Emil, whose ancestors were blamed centuries earlier? Discovering the truth may be the only thing to set Rosella free. With transgender representation and an exploration of Romani culture, this retelling sounds very interesting.
This Vicious Cure
I have thoroughly enjoyed the other books in this series so far! This is the third and final instalment of The Mortal Coil trilogy. It is a fantastic dystopian series with kick ass characters, interesting genetic tech and a lot of fast-paced action. The series begins with a race against time for geneticists to develop a cure against a devastating virus that threatens humanity. I won’t say anything about where book three begins in case you haven’t followed the series but you can check out the synopsis via the Goodreads link above. I can’t wait to find out how this series ends! If you like YA dystopia then this is a great series to pick up!
What I Carry
Now we venture to my contemporary pick of the month. The synopsis really gripped me as the story focuses on a girl, Muir, who has grown up in foster care “And if she’s learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light.” Muir only has one year left in the foster care system and doesn’t want to develop attachments at this late stage. She wants to finally feel like she is free but things don’t always go to plan though. As someone who has considered becoming a foster carer and plans to adopt in the future, this is going to be a very interesting read for me.
Which books are you looking forward to reading this month? Let me know below!
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