December Releases

By: Martha Pointer

With the end of the semester approaching, I’m looking forward to having some time to sit down and read. Although November was a month chock full of new releases, December has a couple I am looking forward to. So without further ado, here are the book releases I’m highly anticipating in December.

25446297Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

I’ve always enjoyed Amie Kaufman’s storytelling and her past few collaborations, namely the Illuminae series with Jay Kristoff, have been outstanding. So needless to say, I’m pumped for her newest collaboration (also, alien books are always cool).

23367265Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

This book is the sixth in a young adult fantasy series, so I’m not going to provide a summary because of spoilers. The Falling Kingdoms series is one I’ve loved for awhile; it’s action-packed, fast-paced, and exciting, and I enjoy the multiple perspectives the story is told from. The fifth book left off on a huge cliffhanger, so I have been DYING to read this installment for the last year. I CAN’T WAIT!

Well, there you have it. The two books I’m most excited for in December. Aside from those, I’ll probably spend my break catching up on other fall releases that I missed because of college. Sigh.

Which books are you most excited to read in December?

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