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longingforliterature

Longing For Literature is a regular feature on Cute Peach where I talk about some of the books that I am most looking forward to being released. If you have any suggestions for me for other books coming soon please let me know about them in the comment section. Happy reading!

Two books off of the Amazon Kindle First list and a third by an author that has been highly recommended by some of the other book bloggers that I follow. This fall is just jam packed with new releases that I’m eager to get my hands on! Even though I’ll be able to pick from one of the two Kindle First books, I thought I’d cover both since I really want to read both and am having a hard time choosing.

For those of you that are Kindle owners that have prime, you can find out more about Kindle First here. If you don’t have prime but are a student, you can get Amazon prime free for one year. Even if you don’t own a kindle you can download the kindle app. I highly recommend taking advantage of that free year for the free two-day shipping and books!

Girl on a Wiregirlonawire-bondTitle: Girl on a Wire
Author: Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: October 1, 2014

Synopsis
A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.

As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

Even though I normally don’t jump all over young adult novels, this would had a really interesting premise! Magic and mystery with a circus sounds really exciting. This is the first of the Amazon Kindle First books.

The Moonlight Palacethemoonlightpalace-rosenbergTitle: The Moonlight Palace
Author: Liz Rosenberg
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: October 1, 2014

Synopsis
Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British.

Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather’s pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders. As outside forces conspire to steal the palace out from under them, Agnes struggles to save her family and finds bravery, love, and loyalty in the most unexpected places. The Moonlight Palace is a coming-of-age tale rich with historical detail and unforgettable characters set against the backdrop of dazzling 1920s Singapore.

I absolutely love historical fiction and am intrigued by time period that The Moonlight Palace takes place. This is the other book that is currently available through Amazon’s Kindle First program and I’m honestly having a hard time deciding which to pick up.

Talontalon-kagawaTitle: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Synopsis
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

I’ve seen other books by this author rated extremely high by some of the bloggers that I follow, even the ones that are pretty harsh with their ratings! I love fantasy creatures and adore dragons, the premise sounds like it could be really interesting.