Happy book birthday to Emily A. Duncan’s debut novel Wicked Saints, which hit shelves everywhere today.
The first book in the Something Dark and Holy series, Wicked Saints is an action-packed young adult fantasy that follows a girl who talks to gods (all of them), a prince who practices blood magic in the least offensive way possible, and a mysterious boy with a serious rebellious streak.
Ready to learn more about this brand-new novel and celebrate its release? Keep reading for a Q&A with author Emily A. Duncan.
Part fantasy, part horror story, Herman’s debut novel is set in the small town of Four Paths, where superstitious residents live in fear of the Gray, an alternate dimension that contains a literal monster.
You can snag your very own copy of The Devouring Gray when it hits shelves on April 2, 2019.
Somewhat reminiscent of You, Our Kind of Cruelty is told entirely from the male POV, and (spoilers), the boy is not alright. The story’s unreliable narrator is Michael Hayes, who pens the suspenseful tale of how he lost the love of his life, Verity, all while desperately trying to win her back. Written “in a mad spurt of anger at the continued injustices perpetrated against women in our so-called civilized society,” Hall’s compulsively readable thriller will have you screaming about the importance of actually listening to women.
I was super excited to dive into The Favorite Sister, which is a murder mystery/thriller that follows the stars of a reality show centered around successful businesswomen. Especially since I had heard such good things about Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive. Unfortunately what I got was frustratingly slow plot, extremely unlikable women with unbelievable secrets, and chapters that are way. Too. Long. Womp womp.
The third book in the Devil Wears Prada series follows fan favorite Emily — as well as two new POVs you’ll care slightly less about — and will have you wondering, “Why is there more than one book again?” This time around the action takes place in the suburbs of Greenwich, Connecticut, and seems to be under the misguided impression that all women only need two things to be happy: a slamming body and offspring. Emily deserved so much better.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is set in a world where female students of the prestigious Medio School for Girls are trained to either run their husband’s household or raise their children: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.
The first in a new duology, Mejia’s debut has been called the young adult Handmaid’s Tale, and is said to feature a forbidden lady-on-lady romance, not to mention a feminist rebellion for equality.
We Set the Dark on Fire and its amazing cover will hit shelves next week on February 26, 2019.