Another great week of book releases! Below you will find my list of books coming out Jan 29 – Feb 4. I caught a little slack for not including kid lit on last week’s list, so I have included it this week. A note about this book list: this listing contains books in both hardback and paperback. If I missed a book, or if you added one of these to your wish list, make sure you leave a comment. I would love to talk about them with you!
New Book Releases in Fiction
New Book Releases in YOUNG ADULT (YA)
New Book Releases in Children’s Lit
Most Anticipated Book of the Week (January 29th – Feb 4th, 2017)
Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy by Thoraiya Dyer
Release Date: 2017-01-31
The highly-anticipated fantasy debut from Aurealis and Ditmar Award-winning author Thoraiya Dyer, set in a giant mythical rainforest controlled by living gods
At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation’s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy’s splendor.
Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she wishes to become Audblayin’s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy’s slaves. When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves.
“I am majorly impressed with Thoraiya Dyer’s Crossroads of Canopy. A unique, gorgeous, and dangerous world, a stubborn female hero, and a writer to watch!”―Tamora Pierce
WHY IT MADE THE WISHLIST:
This book seems to be popping up on a lot of friends wishlists and I have to admit, it sounds amazing. I read a story a while back one of my friends, Lindsay Mead, was working on called “THE DAWN OF SKY”. She was writing it for a contest submission and it had a lot of the same concepts. That story stuck with me and I kind of secretly hoped she would take it from the “story” stage and flesh it out into a novel. Seeing this really reminds me of her story, so I look forward to getting my hands on this one and giving it a read.
So how about you, anything new catch your eye? You planning on picking any of these books up this week?