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New Book Releases Featuring Nikki Erlick, Michael Leali, and David Yoon

by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)


Here are three books coming out today that I'm excited to read!


Book Cover of The Measure by Nikki Erlick

Nikki Erlick's The Measure

(Bookshop.org | Libro.fm)


Description from Publisher:

"The Midnight Library meets The Immortalists in this spirit-lifting, high-concept blockbuster debut.

Would you choose to know how long you’ll live?


"It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?


"As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?


"The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.


"Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest."


Why I want to read it: Ummm....this just sounds super fascinating and compelling. That is all. *insert shrugging emoji here*.


 

Book cover of The Civil War of Amos Abernathy by Michael Leali

Michael Leali's The Civil War of Amos Abernathy

(Bookshop.org | Libro.fm)


Description from Publisher:

"Amos Abernathy lives for history. Literally. He’s been a historical reenactor nearly all his life. But when a cute new volunteer arrives at his Living History Park, Amos finds himself wondering if there’s something missing from history: someone like the two of them.


"Amos is sure there must have been LGBTQ+ people in nineteenth-century Illinois. His search turns up Albert D. J. Cashier, a Civil War soldier who might have identified as a trans man if he’d lived today. Soon Amos starts confiding in his newfound friend by writing letters in his journal—and hatches a plan to share Albert’s story with his divided twenty-first century town. It may be an uphill battle, but it’s one that Amos is ready to fight.


"Told in an earnest, hilarious voice, this love letter to history, first crushes, and LGBTQ+ community will delight readers of Ashley Herring Blake, Alex Gino, or Maulik Pancholy."


Why I want to read it: Middle Grade? Check. Representation? Check. Hilarity? Check. Sign me up right now.


 

Book Cover of City of Orange by David Yoon

David Yoon's City of Orange

(Bookshop.org | Libro.fm)


Description from Publisher:

"This imaginative and affecting new novel is beloved, bestselling, and award-winning author David Yoon at his finest: thought-provoking and heart-piercing, by turns funny and challenging, and at all times deeply human.


"A man who can not remember his own name wakes up in an apocalyptic landscape, injured and alone. He has vague memories of life before, but he can’t see it clearly and can’t grasp how his current situation came to be. He must learn to survive by finding sources of water and foraging for food. Then he encounters a boy–and he realizes nothing is what he thought it was, neither the past nor the present.


"City of Orange is a novel that is both harrowing and heartfelt, charged with a speculative energy but grounded in intimate character study. It is a novel about coming to grips with the worst that has befallen us and finding our way home again."


Why I want to read it: Okay...so, if I am being completely honest...Sci-Fi is one of my least favorite genres. BUT...I love David Yoon. I read Frankly, In Love, and I just adored it. So, I thought, who better to usher me in to loving Sci-Fi, than David Yoon. So, I am going to give this one a go. It sounds fascinating!

 

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