New Series Alerts

Hey everyone – been a while since I have actually had much to post. I did find a couple of new covers and blurbs which I might try and put up tomorrow, but for today we can look at a new series starting up. Meagan Spooner‘s Hunted is the first book in the young adult series of the same name.


Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

I have to admit, I am a bit over the whole fairy tale retelling thing. I really enjoyed the first couple I got my hands on – especially the Lunar Chronicles from Marissa Meyer. But now, it doesn’t seem special anymore. Even Kresley Cole seems to be wading in with her next IAD novel, Wicked Kiss, which doesn’t have me excited at all. Are you still on the retelling bandwagon, or are you over the whole thing like I am? Do you have any favorites?


5 thoughts on “New Series Alerts

  1. Dawn says:

    I really like May Sage’s interpretations, called “Not Quite the Fairy Tales”, as well as Erin Bedford’s “Fairy Tale Bad Boys” and “The Underground” series. Jennifer Blackstream’s Blood Prince series is a good one to fall back on as well. But you’re right, this seems to be the new “in” thing, every time I turn around there’s another one showing up on Amazon.

    Basically, I’ll stick with these – unless it’s free, then I’ll give it a shot:)

  2. MJ Hunter says:

    I don’t know anything about the other two, but I love Kresley Cole’s IAD series and I expect the same type of story with different characters. So for now, I don’t mind a new storyline with a prior character. That said, I had to get back on board with the Sherrilyn Kenyon’s DH series and was a little frustrated when she went to other characters we were not that familiar with. But i get what you are saying and will see how Wicked Kiss turns out.

  3. dougmeeks says:

    Read several “re-tellings” and while I have pretty much enjoyed all of them to some degree (having a proven story base means you have to suck to mess it up) the VERY best ones have come from 2 writers IMHO who have done it better and with more originality than others. They would be K. M. Shea and her “Timeless Fairy Tales” and Jennifer Blackstream and her “Blood Prince Series” and the sequel series (there is an overarching storyline that you don’t see until the last book).

    BUT!! The one that stands heads above these are a duology by KM Shea called “The Snow Queen” which is a 2 volume epic that I highly recommend to anyone. (made my Top 10 of 2016) these are the books you never want to end.

    • dougmeeks says:

      I should have mentioned that I am still reading both of these series when new books come out since KM Shea’s “Timeless Fairy Tales” are still ongoing (she actually keeps a thread of connection between all these books also) and Jennifer Blackstream’s follow-up series “Blood Prince Realm”

  4. library addict says:

    I really enjoyed Jael Wye’s Once Upon a Red World series: Ice Red and Ladder to the Red Star. There’s also a novella, Game of the Red King. They are futuristic/sci-fi books set on Mars (well book 2 is set near Earth, but the heroine is from Mars).

    She had more books planned for the series,, but sadly none of them have been released yet.

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