Bookworm Nehal, gives insight on upcoming books in Bookstrs’ Three to Read series, where she gives you three book recommendations based off three categories: Hot Pick, Coffee Shop Read, and Dark Horse.
Much like how books can inspire and change people, books can inspire and even change other books, which can very well be indicated solely based on the newer ones’ titles, as if cuing us in on what the new book would be about from this little literary Easter egg!
Between the last two, fans of Meyer have hardly been deprived of content, but this week Meyer announced four upcoming books, including something completely new – a contemporary fantasy series.
All Meyers’ previous titles exist along the genre border between science fiction and fantasy. The Lunar Chronicles, for example, has enough space travel to satisfy sci-fi fans, and enough magical power to please fantasy nerds, while building on the foundation of fairy tales to create an epic saga set in a truly imaginative world.
Meyer has announced two future books in this vein, to be published between now and 2023. It’s not clear whether the two will be related, like the Lunar Chronicles, or standalone, like her wonderland adaptation, Heartless. The fairy tales she’ll be adapting haven’t been revealed either. At least we know it’s likely they’ll belong in the fantasy genre, maybe with a sci-fi twist like Cinder.
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The most exciting part of the announcement, though, are the two contemporary novels. This is new territory for Meyer. These novels are also scheduled to be released in the next four years, and it’s not clear whether they’ll be related to each other. The first, Instant Karma, is about a girl driven by her disdain for the slackers around her. She gains the power to instantly punish the objects of her judgement. She enjoys her powers, but soon discovers her powers go haywire when used against her classmate. Through trying to navigate her powers and their limits, she finds out that the difference between virtue and sin between herself and the people around her, may be more complex than she thought.
The second book has no details announced, but is expected to be similar in genre.