Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!
Synopsis: Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.
June O'Donnell—a.k.a. Junior, a.k.a. Jack, a.k.a. Jonathan O'Donnell IV, a.k.a. the first female O'Donnell first-born—has always been haunted by her family's mythic but complicated legacy. As she prepares to begin her final year of high school, June is itching to leave behind her ghosts in Five Fingers, Michigan, and travel the world.
And then, just like it always happens to the O'Donnells, a painful glimmer from her past returns to mess everything up. Enter Saul Angert, the eldest son of Eli Angert, a.k.a. June's late father's mortal enemy, back in town from a prestigious writing program to care for his ailing father. June can't seem to avoid Saul, whose very presence makes her ache with grief over her father, and soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic, and strangely tender boy whom she was born to loathe.
When June and Saul accidentally stumble into a bit of the forest magic, they are allowed a glimpse into the past at the fateful, horrible moment that started all the trouble between their families. Now June doesn't know if this new discovery means she should hate the Angerts even more or if it's finally time for her—and all of the O'Donnells before her—to let go.
For those of you who know me very well, you'll know that The Love That Split the World is my favorite book of 2016. TLTSTW resonates with me on a level that is unparalleled by practically any book. There was something so special in Emily Henry's debut novel, that literally all I wanted to do after reading it was to reread it over and over. Next to Legend by Marie Lu, TLTSTW is that one book I will recommend to everyone when they ask for it. The point of this post is not to gawk and gape at TLTSTW, so if you would like to read my review for that, you can find it here, but besides that - A Million Junes!!
I've been anticipating another Emily Henry book since the moment I finished tltstw and now, we are one step closer to have just that. They just released the cover for this book last week, so we can finally say yes, we are getting another book soon. After reading that this book is pitched as Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude, my immediate reaction was yes more magic realism with a cute romance thank you. I love the cover, I love the synopsis, I love Emily Henry, and I cannot wait for this book any longer.
A Million Junes arrives May 16th, 2017!!