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Title: Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara RaaschWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: October 14th 2014
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Summary (from Goodreads):
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
Why I'm waiting for Snow Like Ashes:
Aside from that kick-ass sounding title? Please read the summary again and tell me that it's not as good, intriguing, interesting and beautiful as it sounds! Just give me a copy of this book and nobody gets hurt. But seriously, the only YA book that resembles YA high fantasy which I've ever read recently was The Burning Sky, and I loved that story with all my heart. This? This is another book to watch out for. I need it! And how cool is it that a General's name is Sir. How do you call him? Sir Sir? Okay, I'm kidding, but really. I WANT THIS NOW!
Title: Falls the Shadow by Stefanie GaitherWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Published by: Simon and Schuster BFYR
Summary (from Goodreads):
When Cate Benson was twelve, her sister died.
Two hours after the funeral, they picked up Violet’s replacement, and it was like nothing had ever happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to grant their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth. So this new Violet has the same smile. The same laugh. That same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all the same memories as the girl she replaced.
She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.
Or at least, that’s what the paparazzi and crazy anti-cloning protesters want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that, though. She’s used to standing up for her sister too, and she’s determined to prove her innocence now—at whatever the cost. But the deeper she digs for the truth, the further Cate's carefully-constructed life begins to unravel, unveiling a world filled with copies and lies, where nothing and no one—not even her sister— is completely what they seem.
Why I'm waiting for Falls the Shadow:
What a very, very interesting concept for a sci-fi thriller. Clones, memory uploading technology. I am deeply intrigued with how well the world building is in this story. I need to find out how it's done since it sounds like it plays a really big role in the life of the protagonist. Imagine if this exists now... wow. I have a feeling this is another debut we need to watch out for. There will be so much to discuss about this story if it's done right and I can't wait to read it!
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