GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

February has gotten off to a good start! It has warmed up a bit, which has some plants confused, and the rain has left off a little to. I am still hoping for another snowy day as our last one wasn’t very much.

I discovered something new on Goodreads, or maybe I just never noticed it before. But under browse they now have a link for new releases. When you click on it you can see by month new releases by authors you have read before, or you can look at genres. It is kind of cool and I did find a new book coming out by a YA author that had sort of dropped off my radar. It sounds really good and so I thought I would highlight it here.

Graymist Fair by Francesca Zappia

Publication Date: March 28, 2023

Summary from Goodreads:

Two roads lead into a dark forest. They meet at Greymist Fair, the village hidden in the trees, a place kept alive by the families that never leave. The people of Greymist Fair know the woods are a dangerous and magical place, and to set foot off the road is to invite trouble.

When Heike, the village’s young tailor, discovers a body on the road, she goes looking for who is responsible. But her quest only leads to more strange happenings around Greymist Fair.

Inspired by the original, bloody, lesser-known fairytales of the Brothers Grimm, acclaimed author Francesca Zappia crafts an enthralling murder-mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Told from multiple points of view, with each narrative building on the crime discovered by Heike, Greymist Fair examines the themes of childhood fears, growing into adult responsibilities, and finding a place to call home amid the trials of life and death.

I really enjoyed Eliza and Her Monsters and liked Now Entering Addamsville, so I am hoping this one will be just as good. It sounds really creepy and I love that she isn’t shying away from the bloodier aspects of the Grimm’s fairy tales. I have gotten bored with all of the popular fairy tale retellings and I am really looking forward to something that sounds like it will be a fresh spin on them. And may I add that the cover is awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Happy Reading!

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