I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!
Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town—until she rejects a strange man’s marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha’s desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it? [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: This landed on my TBR pile about four years ago. I think it had a lot to do with who the author was, but it does sound interesting! A curse and Death and a woman who is on a mission. I'm in for that!
Have you read Followed by Frost? Is it something you might like to read?
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.
Release Date: October 15, 2019 by Ace
A WOMAN ON THE RUN. A CAPTAIN ADRIFT IN SPACE. ONE OF THEM IS INFECTED WITH AN ALIEN PARASITE.
In this dark science fiction thriller, a young woman must confront her past so the human race will have a future.
Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she's come to hate, and her messed-up life. She's run all the way to outer space, where she's taken a position as a "space janitor," cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can't escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she's given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead.
But the Brigantine's crew are very much alive--if not entirely human. Now Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won't be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite's onslaught...or it may take over the entire human race. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I imagine Rosalyn never thought leaving behind her old life would land her in such a dire and life-threatening situation. I am looking forward to reading this one.
Release Date: October 15, 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Could Pee on This, Francesco Marciuliano presents this humorous and all too relatable book written from the perspective of some pensive, sometimes intense, but nonetheless insightful pets.
Have you ever been labeled as "antisocial," "shy," or "lost in your own thoughts" because you don't realize someone's been calling your name 148 times? The cats understand. All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of self-reflective poetry from cats that clearly shows them to be the insightful, often alert, crowd-averse, personally engaging, probably napping-as-we-speak introverts of the animal kingdom. Enjoy this completely relatable and hilarious book, and perhaps you will soon see the cat—and even yourself—in a whole new light. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I enjoy poetry from time to time and this one being about cats, well, it caught my attention. The part about introversion also has me curious, given I fall solidly in that camp. Plus, cats!
Release Date: October 8, 2019 by Inkyard Press
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.
While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.
Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: It is hard to resist a book featuring a book lover. This novel appeals to me for other reasons too. Darcy's mother's mental illness, Asher's "shattered future," and Darcy finding her own path also have me wanting to pick this one up.
Do any of these sound like books you might like to read? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?
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Followed by Frost looks like a fun read, and I'd never heard of it before! The Library of Lost things looks good! Reading about a fellow book lover is right up my alley. I love it when you can relate to the main character on some level. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
Lindy - Thank you! I don't think I remember seeing much about Followed by Frost around the blogosphere. I do like the sound of it though. I like it when I can relate to protagonists too.Delete
The title and cover of All Cats are Introverts makes me laugh!ReplyDelete
Kathy - Me too. :-)Delete
Lots of great picks here! I'm really interested in the Salvaged book!ReplyDelete
Here’s my WoW!
Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Ronyell - Doesn't that sound good? I can't wait to read it.Delete
OOH! The Library of Lost Things sounds like my kind of read. I totally get why its one of your picks.ReplyDelete
Felicity - I hope you do get a chance to read it and enjoy it!Delete
Followed by Frost is completely new to me but it sounds really good. I can't help but want to add The Library of Lost Things because I love books about books. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Carole - I really hope I enjoy both. Thank you!Delete
Followed by Frost sounds really good. I The Library of Lost Things is one that I'd really like to read. Great picks. Thanks for stopping by my CWE.ReplyDelete
Jenea - Thank you!Delete
All Cats are Introverts sounds pretty cool. I also like the sound of The Library of Lost Things. Hope you find time to enjoy all of these.ReplyDelete
Barb - I am curious to see how much I can relate to those cats. LOL Thank you.Delete
Followed by Frost has been on my TBR for awhile too. The Library of Lost Things sounds like a great one. I'm a sucker for books like that one. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Ashley - So I am not the only one! That's good to know. I hope we both enjoy Followed by Frost when we read it.Delete
intriguing cover for salvaged and followed by frost. they sound like ones i would like to readReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Sherry - I really like the Salvaged cover.Delete
I love books about book lovers, too! The Library of Lost Things is one that I have had my eye on as well. I hope that we both love it! :)ReplyDelete
Olivia - It's hard to resist a book about book lovers. :-)Delete
Followed by Frost...so Frozen, but without the singing and dancing, just add Death? Just kidding :) Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!ReplyDelete
Sarah - It does sound a bit like Frozen from the blurb, doesn't it? HahaDelete
I thought so - and Frozen has especially been on my brain lately because Eleanor (she is 6) and I are sooooooo excited for Frozen II. Like, counting down the days until it is released.Delete
I like books about books, librarians and libraries!ReplyDelete
Mystica - I do too!Delete
All cats are introverted sounds really good! I'm normally not a poetry reader but I'm tempted!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - Doesn't it? I bet the print copy would have some cute photos of cats. :-)Delete
The Library of Lost things is definitely a TBR must for me, but I cannot take my eyes off the cover for Salvaged -- and the blurb. Wow.ReplyDelete
Verushka - I hope you do get a chance to read both!Delete
CAT POETRY!! Now that's something I can get on board, especially as a cat mom myself.ReplyDelete
Chai - I don't think I can resist that one. :-)Delete
I really want to read The Library of Lost Things! :)ReplyDelete
Lark - Me too!Delete
I'd read All Cats Are Introverts, it sounds like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Nicci - It does sound fun!Delete
Salvaged sounds right up my street! Definitely adding it to my TBR.ReplyDelete
Jess - I am really eager to read Salvaged.Delete
I've been seeing 'Lost Things' around, and the bookish cover as well as its title has definitely made me take notice. Guess I'll have to see it it seems like a "me read" because like you, I'm all about a good bookish character/story. :) Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.ReplyDelete
Rissi - It does seem like a popular pick right now. I hope it will live up to all the hype!Delete
The Library of Lost Things is one I definitely want to read. It just sounds too good to pass up.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - I agree!Delete
All Cats Are Introverts sounds fun!ReplyDelete
Naida - I think so too!Delete