Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Most Anticipated - August Edition

There was no doubt in my mind which book I was going to throw up this month.  This is probably one of most anticipated books of 2016.  I first heard about this book back in 2014 when I first stuck my toe in the book world waters.  The closest thing I had to a book blog was my Goodreads account and I just came out on top of the worst six months of my life.  While I was attending a book event for another author (Marie Brennan), I was introduced to Mary Robinette Kowal.  It was at that event that Kowal read from an upcoming book that she was currently working on, and I fell in love.  Now, two years later the time has finally come!   So in two weeks I'll get adding this one to my shelves.

Also while sending all the photos to my sister who won't be able to get her hands on it until September due to her summer job.

So what is Mary Robinette Kowal's newest book that I've been chopping at the bit to get my hands on?

Release Date: August 16
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Tor Publishing 

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.

Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.
Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…

Thanks to that book event I've gotten a small peek at Ghost Talkers already!  It seriously feels like it'll be right up my alley in what I generally pick up to read.  So I'm counting down the days until August 16.

What's everyone else looking forward to reading this month??

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