Hiddensee– From the mind of Gregory Maguire of Wicked fame comes a Nutcracker retelling. Maguire always seems to bring something extra to the story he has chosen and I expect no difference with this book. I’m intrigued as to how the historical context will play out in this book! The Nutcracker is my favourite part of the holiday season so I am especially excited to read this retelling.
Snow Like Ashes Trilogy– I’ve already read the first book in this series but it was so long ago that it is time for a reread. I’m planning on reading the entire trilogy this time and I can’t wait! I love the idea that each country is ruled by a season and this will definitely put me in a winter mood.
Nutcracked– This is another Nutcracker retelling but this is a middle grade version. The story is about a young girl who wants to dance as Clara in the ballet and when she dances with an antique Nutcracker gets transported to another world. This is the story I would have loved to read when I was a young girl and dreamed of becoming Clara. I am anticipating this book to be a good one.
Tortall: A Spy’s Guide– This is the only book that doesn’t quite fit my holiday and winter theme. But I haven’t had time to read it yet and since I am back on a reading schedule after an extremely hectic (personally) year I really wanted to fit it in. I have been a long time fan of Tamora Pierce and when I heard she was coming out with a new book I jumped up and down in excitement. I can’t wait to see how this ties in with the rest of the Tortall universe!