It’s coming towards the end of 2017 and we’re all screaming things like “WHAT?! WHERE DID THAT YEAR GO?!” and because it’s the end of the year, I feel like publishing companies are taking it nice and easy and are just releasing a few books here and there (which is great for my bank account!) So there are only a handful of books that are coming out in December that I am beyond excited for!
Disclaimer: all of the release dates for the following books were taken from Amazon.co.uk
The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova (Loom Saga #3)
A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.
Released 5th December
Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson (The Dragori #1)
Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart.
Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn’t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn’t know what he is.
Zacriah joins forces with new friends and they soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between the three Elven continents. With war looming on the horizon, Zacriah must learn to use his latent power to fight and protect those he loves before they are destroyed.
Released 5th December
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi (Furthermore #2)
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.
Our story begins on a frosty night…
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
Released 13th December
The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (The Invisible Library #4)
In a 1930s-esque Chicago, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon vs dragon contest. It seems a young librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him there could be serious political repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai find themselves trapped in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail and fiendish security systems. And if this doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences for Irene’s job. And, incidentally, for her life…
Released 14th December
So there we have it, ladies an gentleman! Those are the four releases that are coming out in December that I AM SO EXCITED TO HAVE IN MY HANDS! I feel like I need all of them in my lives, they look so amazing. And I’m so proud of Ben Alderson for pubishing his first novel, us book blogger/booktubers need to look out for each other!
What books are you excited for? Let me know in the comments below!