Thursday 9 July 2020

The Waiting List: Five Exciting July Releases

The Waiting List is a feature hosted by PrintedWords&, to highlight some of the new, exciting releases for the upcoming month!

July has a number of book releases to look forward to but the following five titles sound incredible to me. Note that these release dates may vary depending on your country. I've noticed that Australia's releases have been later than U.S scheduled dates.

July Waiting List

Cinderella is Dead by Kaylnn Bayron
Genre: YA Fantasty/Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: July 7th, 2020

Set 200 years after the ball that Cinderella attends, it is now an annual tradition and girls will present themselves, waiting to be chosen by men who are looking for a wife. The girls who aren't selected are never heard from again. Sophia is determined not to follow through. At the ball she meets Cinderella's last descendant, Constance, and her step sisters. They come together to try and dismantle this tradition but along the way discover a secret that changes the story of Cinderella's happily ever after.

If this doesn't pique your interest I don't know what will?!

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 7th, 2020

Soraya is poisonous. She hides herself away in the castle to make sure everyone is safe. Then the day of her twin brother's wedding arrives and she must decide if she wants to continue hiding in the shadows or find answers herself. There's a demon in the dungeon who holds answers and a young man in the castle who doesn't fear her. Can Soraya really find out whether she's human or monster?

The Storytelling's Daughter
Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: July 14th, 2020

In the kingdom of Westfallen, everyone is born with a Gift. Except for Cosette. Her attempts to hide this misfortune causes her to be summoned to the King, demanding she use her Gift for a planned war. Desperate for a solution, she hears whispers of an old king who might be able to grant her freedom. But when she tries to enlist the help of Rumpelstiltskin, she finds him trapped in a dark curse and Cosette now has to find a way to save not just herself but Rumpelstiltskin as well.

The Year of The Witching by Alexis Henderson
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: July 21st, 2020

Immanuelle Moore lives in Bethel, a land that dedicates their life to the Father, and the word's of the Prophet. Her family has been shamed after finding out her mother has had a relationship with a stranger outside of the land. One day Immanuelle finds herself lured into the Darkwood where four powerful witches were killed by the first prophet. Their spirits hand over a gift to Immanuelle, her mother's old diary. And in this diary she finds secrets and truths that spark a new journey and life for Imannuelle.

I came by someone's explanation of this as Salem (The Crucible) meets The Handmaid's Tale and yes, I'm here for it.

This is My America by Kim Johnson
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: July 28th, 2020

Tracy Beaumont's father has been on death row for 7 years. She's been desperately trying to help him because she knows he's innocent, except time is running out. Then her brother, Jamal, is arrested for the murder of a white girl. Tracy starts investigating Jamal's relationship with Angela. It's up to her to save her family whilst uncovering the racism that has been deep rooted in her town.

This is a must read.

What Release Are You Excited For This Month?

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