May 2016 Upcoming Reviews

The Star-Touched Queen Roshani Choksi

The Star-Touched Queen Roshani Choksi

Amazon | Goodreads

This novel boasts a rich fantasy world with amazing characters and breathtaking romance. I. Loved. It.

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Amazon | Goodreads

From the author of Funny in Farsi comes a 1970s novel about an Iranian girl struggling to find her place in a small American town while anti-Iran sentiments run high.

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

 Amazon | Goodreads

A quirky, fun read about a girl who discovers she’s been murdered. (Hilarious, right?) Along with other teen ghosts, Sarah has to make peace with her death and move on. Falling in love wasn’t supposed to be part of her afterlife.

Of Secrets and Sorcery by Chris Solaas

Of Secrets and Sorcery by Chris Solaas

Amazon | Goodreads

The Goodreads description begins, “Middle school is the least of Kyne Goodrum’s problems. That is, it would be if he could take his dragon along.” Need I say more?

Genius by Leopoldo Gout

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

Amazon | Goodreads

From Feiwel & Friends (I’ve loved everything I’ve read that they’ve published, so this is usually a sure bet for me) comes a novel about 200 supersmart teens engaged in one online competition where the stakes run as high as life and death. Looks like sort of a cerebral thriller, which I’m super excited about.

The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson

The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson

Amazon | Goodreads

This smacks of Geek fandom, which I can’t get enough of, and the possibility of romance blossoming between determined rivals is another story I’m rarely tired of hearing.

Traitor's Masque by Kenley Davidson

Traitor’s Masque (Andari Chronicles #1) by Kenley Davidson

Amazon | Goodreads

A retelling of the story of Cinderella, with espionage, treason and deadly intrigue. Sounds incredible, right?

The Progeny by Tosca Lee

The Progeny by Tosca Lee

Amazon | Goodreads

I first fell in love with Tosca Lee’s writing when I read her retelling of the story of Eve in her novel Havah. I wasn’t as big a fan of the series she wrote with Ted Dekker, but Lee’s writing is really amazing, and I’m definitely looking forward to more of her rich narrative and powerful characters in this tale.

Also to come…

Watch for my review of the latest book my mom made me read, which was awesome. I’ll post it on her birthday, May 11.

Looking for some new summer reads?

This week, I’m giving away three books. Simply follow me on Twitter and RT this post for a chance to win these books:

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, and Feuds by Avery Hastings.

Must have US address to win. Ends at 11:59 pm EDT 5/3/16.

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About Kasey Giard

I'm a mama, reader, and writer. Passionate about peppermint (it's not just for Christmas, okay?!), fly fishing, and movie night.

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