Books to look Forward to

City of Heavenly FireCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

I’m having mixed feelings about this one, mostly because I haven’t read City of Lost Souls yet.  Cassandra Clare’s writing has improved with time, but it will be interesting to see how she can end a series.  The tentative release date for this, according to the official site is September 2014, so I’ll have plenty of time to catch up.

Clockwork PrincessClockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

This is one of the few Cassandra Clare series I’m actually caught up in and I can’t wait for the last book, Clockwork Princess.  After the tragic discovery at the end of Clockwork Prince, it will be interesting to see who Tess chooses and where Cassandra Clare decides to end the series.  This one releases March 19, 2013.

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Is this woman human?  Well, obviously not at the rate she writes.  Although it’s very tentative, The Dark Artifices is another series set in the modern day about Shadowhunters.  This time it’s in Los Angeles, but Cassandra Clare dropped hints in a very spoilery interview that City of Heavenly Fire will change the world of Shadowhunting forever.  So far all we know about The Dark Artifices series is that it follows Emma Carstairs, the most skilled Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and her partner Julian Blackthorn.  Of course the two will have conflicted feelings, but it will be interesting to see how Cassandra Clare handles a protagonist who is very strong from the start.  Clary herself went through a huge character arc to become a strong protagonist, but it sounds like Emma is already strong.  Interesting, no?

Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

Abigail Nichols must decide if she trusts the boy she loves, a book that knows more about her than she does, or her instincts, because if she doesn’t, her world just might shatter.

After such a great finish to her Darkness Falls trilogy, I can’t wait for the latest Krystal Wade book.  Unfortunately, there’s not even a tentative release date, just this awesome word counter on her website.  Knowing how fast she writes, I think we can look forward to another Krystal Wade book in the new year.

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Other than a mention on Wikipedia and a page on Goodreads, there’s not much to go on.  We know it’s going to be the fifth book in The Cousin’s War series and it’s going to be about Elizabeth of York, daughter of Elizabeth Woodville.  She was mother of King Henry VIII, which means she was obviously overshadowed by her son.  Who was she?  What were her motivations?  What was her relationship with Henry VII like?  I guess we’ll just have to wait!

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