So I’m going to participate in this meme every week I think. It’s a good way to highlight upcoming books I’m excited about reading. Because my blog is not just a young-adult blog, I am going to showcase two books every week, one an adult novel, and one a young-adult novel. So, let’s get started!
For my adult pick I choose: The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein
An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But Livvy’s family—vivacious actress Maddie, family historian Rose, and their mother, absent-minded Sylvia—are behaving strangely. The Feierabend women seem to believe that luck is their handmaiden, even though happiness does not necessarily follow. It is soon discovered that generations previous, the Feierabends made a contract with a powerful, otherworldly force, and it is up to Will and his best friend to unravel the riddle of this supernatural bargain in order to save Livvy from her predestined fate.
Sounds fantastic to me and I absolutely love the cover. I hope it’s as good as I think it’s going to be. For my young-adult choice I’m going to pick one that has a little hype behind it, but not as much as I think it deserves. I am so excited to read this book. I want it like now, and I would love to interview the author and get an ARC copy. Anybody? What do you think?
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater