Here are my top four most-excited-about new/coming-soon releases:
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern: I picked this one up at Shakespeare and Co. a week ago, and just started reading it during my commute to language school this week. It's already made me miss my metro stop once. It is... spellbinding. Dazzling. Achingly beautiful. I catch myself closing my eyes after each chapter so I can sit and savor the delectable descriptions I've just read. Can't bear to put it down, but want to prolong the reading experience as much as possible.
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson: American girl at a London boarding school, a rash of Jack the Ripper-mimicking murders, ghost police(??) -- even if this wasn't by one of my all-time favorite authors, my interest would be piqued.
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor: I've read everything she's written so far, and can attest that Laini is a master weaver of words, a teller of magical tales, a seasoned guide to realms of the imagination hitherto never ventured before. Delicious morsels of temptation from her newest book: a main character with naturally blue hair, necklaces strung with teeth, studying art in Prague, chimera, burned black handprints on doors, star-crossed lovers... oh, the anticipation!
Happy reading everyone!
p.s. if you haven't already, come share your favorite book with us in the comments for the 10th anniversary giveaway post, and you could win some Parisian goodies!