Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson & The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Preason
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Henry Holt and Co.
384 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 

From Goodreads: 

A new novel in the New York Times–bestselling Remnant Chronicles universe, in which a reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts. 

When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty's resentment and anger. 

At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions."
Besides the fact that the cover alone makes me want to read this book, I cannot wait to jump back into this world! I did not expect to enjoy the Remnant Chronicles books nearly as much as I did, so now I'm extra excited to finally read this one!

The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente
Publication Date: July 31st, 2018
Subterranean Press
368 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Subterrean Press

From Goodreads: 

Subterranean Press is thrilled to present a major new collection from one of the most dazzling, distinctive voices in the literary world. Catherynne M. Valente, the New York Times bestselling and multiple-award-winning author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and other acclaimed novels, now brings readers thirteen stories unlike any others. 

In the title story, Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning novelette “The Future Is Blue,” an outcast girl named Tetley lives on floating Garbagetown, in a world that dreams of the long lost land. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos is explored and reinvented in style in “Down and Out in R'lyeh.” In the novelette “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery,” Perpetua masquerades as a man in order to continue her father's business as a glassblower and must fashion a special eye for a queen. And in “The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End,” the wyvern A-Through-L, the warrior Green Wind and his giant cat the Leopard of Little Breezes cope with their broken-hearted disappointment over politicks as the evil Marquess ascends to rule."

I have yet to meet something by Valente that I don't like, so a new short story collection from her sounds just right. I was recently granted access to this one on NetGalley (!!!) so I'm thrilled to dive in--and still excited for the physical release at the end of the month!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. The Future is Blue sounds very cool, and I like that cover!

  2. Oooh! I'm definitely going to check both of these out! Thanks for putting them on my radar!