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I do one of these regularly, or whenever there’s a book I want to talk about. And this time there are quite a few books I want to talk about which is really EXCITING!
Victoria Schwab is RELEASING A NEW BOOK!!!!!!! I can’t even…..I love her. And not just because she’s a redhead and I think all redheads are the bomb. I promise. but this one, titled The Savage Song, is an urban fantasy. Now, I despise Urban Fantasies but for VE Schwab I’ll make an exception.
“Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.”
This Savage Song releases July 5th 2016 from Greenwillow Books
Everyone Brave Is Forgotten is from an author who’s a very big deal. Chris Cleave’s debut novel, Incendiary, was published in multiple languages and is also a movie! Not to mention he has won multiple awards. Talk about being anticipated! This book is war story and as much as war stories are depressing, the premise drew me in.
“Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss – until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvellous spy. When she is – bewilderingly – made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.”
Everyone Brave is Forgiven releases from Hodder & Stoughton on 18th may 2016
The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told is releasing on the same date as Pyre. It’s a collection that’s been selected and translated by Arunava Sinha to showcase the best examples that come in from cities villages and towns on Bengal.
“This selection features twenty-one of the very best stories from the region.
Here, the reader will find one of Rabindranath Tagore’s most revered stories ‘The Kabuliwallah’ in a glinting new translation, memorable studies of ordinary people from Tarashankar and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, the iconic Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s wrenching study of Bengali society, ‘Mahesh’, as well as over a dozen other astounding stories by some of the greatest practitioners of the form—Buddha deva Bose, Ashapurna Debi, Premendra Mitra, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mahasweta Devi, Sunil Gangopadhyay and Nabarun Bhattacharya, among others. These are stories of anger, loss, grief, disillusionment, magic, politics, trickery, humour and the darkness of mind and heart. They reimagine life in ways that make them unforgettable.”
The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told comes 27th April from Aleph Book Company
“Long considered as Kalidasa’s greatest work, Raghuvamsam is an epic poem in classical Sanskrit. It recounts the legendary tales of the Raghu dynasty, whose scions include Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. In this majestic mahakavya, Kalidasa invokes the whole gamut of literary flavours, ranging from the erotic and the heroic to the tragic, horrific and peaceful. The forbears and the descendants of Rama are all brought to life. Within these pages we see the ideal couple, Dilipa and Sudakshina, their son Raghu’s valour and generosity, the tragic love of Aja and Indumati, the travails of Dasaratha, the feats of Kusha and Atithi, and finally, the dynasty’s downfall with Sudarshana and Agnivarna.”
Raghuvamsam is also releasing on the 27th of April 2016 from Penguin.
All of these are going on my TBR. What about you?