October 17, 2016

{Bookish} Style Files: Pique Week Edition

This month, I'm incredibly pleased to be participating in Pique Week! Now, you may be wondering, just what is Pique Week? In a nutshell, it's a biannual weeklong celebration of upcoming titles from Abrams, as well as letting you guys know about Pique Beyond (which is Abrams new publisher-inclusive website devoted entirely to YA books - check it out!). There are going to be all sorts of posts from a lot of different folks, and my contribution is in the form of one of my favorite blog features - {Bookish} Style Files. I picked out three titles from Abrams to showcase for you today, and hopefully, I will pique (see what I did there?) your interest.

The Graces (pub date: 9/6/2016) is a young adult novel centered around a narrator known only as River. She's the new girl in town, and like many of the town residents, finds herself drawn to the Graces - Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer. The Graces are rumoured to be a family of witches, and River will do anything to become one of them. I read this novel earlier this year, and found it incredibly fascinating (even though I could also see why many people would find it difficult to read). I think it's a very readable, very interesting YA witches novel, and worthy of a read for sure.

Iron Cast (pub date: 10/11/2016) centers around Corinne and Ada, two best friends who met because they were recruited into the same gangster's circle. By night, these two hemopaths - people with "afflicted" blood who can create illusions through art - perform onstage at the Cast Iron club. By day, they con the elite in Boston. When things fall apart for them and the club, the girls must work together to find the answers to these puzzling circumstances - all while never knowing who to trust. This novel sounds amazing and I'm certainly looking forward to reading it soon!

RoseBlood (pub date: 1/10/2017) is a book that I was super excited about when I first heard of it (and I'm thrilled I picked up the ARC at NYCC)! At its heart, it is basically inspired by the Phantom of the Opera. Rune Germain has an affliction linked to her operatic talent, and has made a horrifying mistake that she's trying to hide. Her mother winds up sending her to a French arts conservatory, located in an opera house rumoured to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. At RoseBlood, Rune befriends Thorne - a masked, elusive violinist who guides her musical transformation through otherworldly means. But Thorne is hiding a secret agenda of his own. Now, honestly, if that doesn't sound fantastic to you, then you don't know what you could (potentially) be missing!

I hope you discovered a book you'd like to check out from among the current + upcoming Abrams book releases! If you're interested in checking out other titles from Abrams, feel free to go and visit Pique Beyond for more.


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