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Waiting on Wednesday: Landry Park

Happy Hump Day!

As usual, it’s time for Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).  Each week this event gives bloggers the opportunity to talk about an upcoming new release that is on our radar.

When a book is touted as “Downton Abbey meets The Selection”, I’m all in. According to the blurb on Goodreads.com Landry Park by Bethany Hagen is the love child of Downton Abbey and The Selection.

In a fragmented future United States ruled by the lavish gentry, seventeen-year-old Madeline LLandry Park by Bethany Hagenandry dreams of going to the university. Unfortunately, gentry decorum and her domineering father won’t allow that. Madeline must marry, like a good Landry woman, and run the family estate. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers the devastating consequences her lifestyle is having on those less fortunate. As Madeline begins to question everything she has ever learned, she finds herself increasingly drawn to handsome, beguiling David Dana. Soon, rumors of war and rebellion start to spread, and Madeline finds herself and David at the center of it all. Ultimately, she must make a choice between duty – her family and the estate she loves dearly – and desire.

Ohhh I so hope this one turns out to be as fun of a read as it sounds! I get simultaneously nervous and excited when a book is compared to another favorite of mine. So fingers crossed that Landry Park, which is scheduled for release on February 4, doesn’t let me down!

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Debuts that Look Yummy

Well, hello there!

It’s time again for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and Bookish)! This week’s theme is Young Adult or Middle Grades debuts of 2014 that I want to read the most. I really enjoy reading debuts each year because it gives me a chance to get to know some authors that might not get as much attention as others simply because they’re new to the YA/MG scene.

As usual, there are some really good-looking debuts scheduled to release this year! I’ve looked long and hard at the debut list and, of course, some (more than others) just seem like they’d be right up my alley!

Oh yeah. I chose twelve this week, not ten, because I do what I want, when I want! hahaha

Defy by Sara B Larson

Defy by Sara B. Larson (Jan. 7)

Fantasy goodness!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Jan 28)

A new retold fairy tale!!

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers (Feb. 4)

An alien exchange program? Sign me up!

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen (Feb. 4)

Flaunted as Downton Abbey meets The Selection!

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (April 1)

Fantasy fun!

The Breakup Artist by Philip Siegel

The Breakup Artist by Philip Siegel (April 29)

Cute contemporary?!

Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose

Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose (May 8)

Weird cover, but it sounds like more fantasy fun!

Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae (May 6)

Another cute contemporary romance just in time for summer?

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz (Sept. 16)

No cover reveled as of Jan. 14, 2014. Captain Hook’s daughter?! Yes!

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (April 22)

Historical fiction awesomeness!

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer by Elizabeth May (May 6)

Steampunk/paranormal fantasy!!! YES PLEASE!

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman (July 10)

Middle Grades fun times with an adorable cover!

I have scoured the 2014 Debut list for the ones that sound the most exciting to me, but it is always possible I missed some.  Which debuts are you excited about this year?