Upcoming Books I’m Psyched to Read

There are so many amazing books coming out! And like the bookaholic I am, I have a running list of books that I can’t wait to read (that will all be out this month!). And so I thought I’d share some with you. :)

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Technically, this isn’t upcoming because it was just released this Tuesday (Congratulations, Lindsay!), but my pre-order hasn’t arrived yet, so it’s upcoming to me. Anyway. The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds so frickin’ awesome and—forget it, let me just give you the Goodreads summary: 
“An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna. 
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. 
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family? 
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.”
Hanna the movie was awesome, I never get tired of books and movies about assassins and this sounds like a ridiculously exciting, action-packed book. Now where is my copy?

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (June 17th, 2014) 
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“The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. 
Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. 
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. 
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.”
UGH, you guys. This is the final book to one of my favorite fantasy series ever. I cannot wait to read it—and I’ll be re-reading Siege and Storm before I do to make sure I don’t forget any extra details. I can’t wait to get my Darkling—err, I mean, Mal—fill! 

Otherbound by Corrine Duyvis (June 17th, 2014) 
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“Amara is never alone. Not when she's protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they're fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she's punished, ordered around, or neglected.
She can't be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes. 
Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he's yanked from his Arizona town into Amara's mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He's spent years as a powerless observer of Amara's life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious. 
All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan's breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they'll have to work together to survive--and discover the truth about their connection.”
I’ve been excited about Otherbound ever since I heard about this awesome-sounding book. Not only is the premise fabulous and the Fantasy aspect totally sweet, but it features not one, but two super diverse characters, which we don’t see nearly enough of. 

Rain by Amanda Sun (June 24th, 2014) 
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“American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She's started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can't imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she's fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She's flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control. 
When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo's dark ancestry, as well as Katie's, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.”
Amanda Sun’s Paper Gods series, is, in my opinion, a highly underrated series. Or at least it’s not talked about nearly as much as it deserves. I raved about Ink here, and I’m super excited to read Rain and see what happens to Katie and Tomo! 

So those are some books I’m looking forward to—now I want to hear from you: are you looking forward to any upcoming books? 

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