So I had put together my spooky TBR list for October, and debated hard about including Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin or not. I decided not to, just because I had so many books I’ve not read at all yet that I wanted to get to.
And yet… today I pulled this book up to read for a few minutes while I had a quick lunch, and who knows how long later my S.O. came out to ask what I was doing. I got so sucked in!
There’s never going to be a day when I don’t love this Macbeth-y witchy vengeance story. The writing is so poetic and lyrical that reading every line is sheer pleasure just for the way the words dance and the images they bring. What emotion packed into this!
So, okay, yes… I’m probably pushing another book off the list so I can indulge my dual loves of Hannah Capin and William Shakespeare. 🥰
Reminder that Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo released today! See why I’ve been excited for this book, or grab a copy of your own at Barnes & Noble!
With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a tightly and lushly written narrative about empire, storytelling, and the anger of women. A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage. Alone and sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles her rise to power through the eyes of her handmaiden, at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy.
Unlike Throwback Thursday, I’m using Fridays to look ahead to books publishing soon that I’m excited for! Darling Rose Gold is one that I’ve had on my list for a while, and have definitely entered (and not won) many giveaways for.
Expected Release Date: March 17, 2020
Why wait on this one?
- The premise is fascinating to start – the daughter believed she had a series of crippling health problems for the majority of her life, until it’s revealed that her mother was faking it all (somehow?). The book takes place in the After period, and looks like it’ll be focusing around revenge plots and scheming.
- The cover intrigues me. You don’t have to judge a book by the cover, but the cover can give you clues. The way Rose Gold is written to look like it’s straining against skin or wallpaper to push to the front is just disturbing enough to intrigue me. I’ll try to overlook the butterfly.