Flash-forward Friday (1)

Welcome to our brand new feature, Flash-forward Friday, which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. Basically FfF is a way to showcase 2-5 future books we're extremely excited about, but with a twist. Every week's picks will feature a certain theme/genre (ie. high fantasy, sci-fi, historically-themed, dystopian, contemporary, thrillers, or more specific like time-travel, aliens, ghosts, zombies, etc) which will change every week. If you want to join in on the fun, this can definitely be a meme. If anyone is interested, let us know in the comments. :)

This week's theme: High-Fantasy

Title: Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1) by Chloe Jacobs
Release Date: November 13th 2012
What it's about? While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape. But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil being knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the boys she finds stranded in the woods will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back...   

Why I want to fast-forward time for this book: First of all, LOOK AT THAT COVER. It's so captivating, it sucked me in immediately. Also, the premise.. portals and goblins?! I'm so there.

Title: The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff
Release Date: April 9th 2013
What's it about? Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia.

Why I want to fast-forward time for this book: I don't read a lot of middle-school fic (I'm pretty sure this is) BUT I can't resist this one. How adorable is that cover and the premise?! It sounds like a lot of fun and an awesome, delightful adventure.

Title: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Release Date: January 10th 2013
What's it about? There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

Why I want to fast-forward time for this book: There's all kind of goodness going on in that premise. Cadet Renee de Winter is an awesome name and she sounds to be a promising lead female character. Also, illegal gladiator games, kidnapping, and political intrigue?! Yes, yes, yes. Also, I'm a sucker for stories where two people have to team up to save, solve, be bad-ass together, etc.

Title: Fireblood (Fireblood #1)
Release Date: October 2013
What's it about? To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control. When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin. Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult. When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out. But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

Why I want to fast-forward time for this book: That cover is just so PRETTY. I also love anything with princesses and princes. Also, I'm very intrigued to see how the dynamic between Zara and Sebastian will play out.

Title: Prophecy (Prophecy #1) by Ellen Oh
Release Date: January 2nd 2013
What it's about? The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms… is a girl with yellow eyes. Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope… Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king. Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy

Why I want to fast-forward time for this book: Yeah...I think the "is a girl with yellow eyes" was the thing that got my attention immediately. I find it beyond fascinating that Kira is the only girl in the king's army, and that so many people despise her. I really want to see how this will affect her character. Also, she's not only the prince's bodyguard but she goes on the run with him?! Yes please. (crossing my fingers that's a well-done plot because it seems so promising.). ALSO demon soldiers and evil shaman?! Sign me up. It all seems very exciting.

So that's it for this week! If you read through this, what book or books got your attention, if any? Hit up the comments below with any thoughts.

Next week's theme: Science Fiction


  1. Greta and the Goblin King looks awesome.

    How do you make the different colors around parts of your review?

    1. I know, right?! I'm very excited to read that one. Thanks so much for stopping by this post! :)

      Oh, you mean the blockquotes around the text parts? It was basically just me putting a code in the html and pretty much just following the tutorial as seen here: http://www.royaltutor.net/2011/01/how-to-customize-blockquote-in-blogger.html


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