FYI: Book News! {May 2017}

The other day I was thinking “there’s so much exciting bookish stuff going on!”

So I thought I should do a sort of summarizing post about several bookish things I’m excited about that you should know about! 🙂

In this post:

  • Giveaways links
  • Vintage Jane Austen update
  • Other recently-released books I’m excited about
  • Upcoming cover-reveals

Let’s get to it! ^_^


Masters and Beginners giveaway on Goodreads (ends May 17)

Check it out HERE.

I just read this one and really enjoyed it! (You may remember my spotlight post for it.) Faeries and talking cats and modern and was a breath of fresh air in many ways compared to most YA novels — review to come! 🙂

The Beast of Talesend giveaway (ends June 6)

Check it out HERE.

I haven’t read this yet, but I’m so excited to do so soonish! It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast/detective-like novel in an alternate 1920s England (I believe), with an alternate history where fairytales were real and part of history. I AM ALL OVER THIS IDEA. (Plus the author is a super cool blogger, and knowing he’s Christian and generally awesome means I know his books are going to be good clean fun, which is exciting. :D) Also, everybody should go follow his twitter (and blog) because he’s hilarious. It looks like the book is going to be just as hilarious… I can’t wait. 😀


I’ve mentioned the Vintage Jane Austen series on my other blog before — a collection of Austen’s works rewritten in a 1930s American setting.

(I designed the website for the series, where you can learn more about these books.)

Well, there are exciting releases going on in that series! 🙂

Find the Vintage Jane Austen books so far on:

Suit and Suitability by Kelsey Bryant

This retelling of Sense and Sensibility by an lovely author friend of mine, released today! I beta-read it and loved it. 😀 It’s currently at a discount price for a couple of days! (Details here.) Paperback coming soon too. 🙂 I hope to have a review for it up sometime soonish… *has many reviews to write*

Second Impressions: A Collection of Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen

The short story collection in the Vintage Jane Austen series, edited by my dear friend Hannah Scheele (and featuring some other authors I know), is now available! I haven’t read it yet but it looks like these are going to be some fun stories. 😀 (Note: these stories were part of a contest, and are not set during the ’30s like the other books in the VJA series, but rather in a wide range of settings, which look quite neat!) There’s a really fun “meet the authors” sneak-peek at the stories in the collection, here.

Bellevere House by Sarah Scheele (coming in June)

I beta-read an early version of this and loved it — super fun! So excited for this re-imagining of Mansfield Park, by another good writer friend of mine, to release — I can’t wait to read the final version! 🙂 (You may remember my mixed review of Mansfield Park… This new version solves some of the problems I had with the original, so… ;))


Arbiter by Jamie Foley (May 3)

(You probably know about this one by now. XD And if you don’t, read this. Or this.)

Spellsmith and Carver: Magicians’ Rivalry by H.L. Burke (May 6)

I’m currently a liiiittle addicted to Heidi Burke’s books and I jumped on this one because magic + buddy story + Faerie things = I’m all there!

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson (May 9)

Another Melanie Dickerson, which I got for review. Excited to try this Goose Girl retelling! 🙂


Lightporter by C.B. Cook (sequel to Twinepathy) will have a cover soon! (Which is one step closer to publication, which has me ecstatic!)

There’s also going to be a cover-reveal for the final Rooglewood Press fairytale Five-Something-Something writing contest, and we’re all so curious to see what it’ll be!

I’ll be sharing both cover reveals (probably one on each blog) on June 1st, so stay tuned! I’m so excited. 😀

Any bookish news or releases you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

(Now somebody chase me away to actually write those 2398798 or, y’know, 5 reviews I need to write. *cough* Or maybe very nicely ask Life to give me time to do so…)

Thanks for reading!

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer

13 thoughts on “FYI: Book News! {May 2017}

  1. I am SOOOO excited for the Lightporter cover release!!!! I can’t wait! 😀 And the Rooglewood press collection too! I’m actually thinking about submitting a story this year…

    Also, that is a SUPER CUTE website that you made for the Vintage Jane Austen series! So cool! ❤

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    • Me too aaahh! 😀 (Did you see that C.B. finished writing the first draft of Lightporter?? EEK! *flailing*) That would be cool if you did! 😀 I wonder what fairytale it will be… 😉

      Aww, thanks so much, Madeline! ^_^ ❤

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  2. *adds the Beast of Talesend to her TBR because Beauty and the Beast + Mystery is absolutely something she needs in her life*

    And I’m so excited for both of the cover releases you mentioned! It’s like, GIMME.

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    • YAY! You definitely need it in your life. 😀 (It arrived in the mail and my mom read the first page, started laughing, and proceeded to get stuck reading the entire book the same day, before I could even get to it. XD This… never happens.) I’m so excited to read it. 🙂

      IT’S DEFINITELY LIKE “GIMME”. O_O *needs these covers in my life*

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  3. All the bookish thiiiiiings! This post makes me happy. Because, ya know, BOOKS. I just love how there are so many awesome and different things coming into the bookish world!

    The Beast of Talesend already sounded AMAZING, but then you said in an alternate history where fairytales were REAL and now I’m just all, “I MUST READ DIS NOOOOOW!!!!” It sounds SO. COOL.

    And I so need to try all the Vintage Jane Austen books. I’ve never read a Jane Austen retelling before, but the concept really fascinates me. Probably because the concept of ANY kind of retelling fascinates me. xD

    Melanie Dickerson did a retelling of The Goose Girl? MEEP. I love that fairytale! FUNNNN!!!

    I cannot waaaaaait to see the cover for Lightporter (and to, ya know, READ IT). AND OH MY GOODNESS THE ROOGLEWOOD PRESS CONTEST. I’ll be doing the cover reveal too and am sooooo excited! I’m dyyyying to know what fairytale they choose. *collapses*

    *offers Life cookies to be kind to you because we needs more amazing Celti book reviews* There. Maybe that’ll help. *grins*

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    • Yesss! All the bookish news! ^_^

      I have review books to read first but I’m DYING to read Beast of Talesend! Eeep. 😀 (When my copy arrived, my mom looked at the first page, started laughing, and proceeded to read the entire book in one sitting before I could get to it. XD This NEVER happens. 😛 I’m doubly convinced it must be good. XD)

      I’d never read a Jane Austen retelling before these either! But they’re sooo good! ^_^ Retellings are awesome. 😀

      YES SHE DID. It’s actually one of the fairytales I’m less familiar with… *cough* But that’s awesome you love it! 😀

      I KNOWWWW I NEED TO READ LIGHTPORTER NOOOOW! *flailing* Yay, you’ll be revealing it too! I’M SO EXCITED. (And yes, what fairytale will it be??? O_O)

      Eheh, Life has been even MORE uncooperative and I haven’t even been home hardly in days, let alone having time to write reviews. XD *collapses* But thank you! *snags some of those cookies you offered Life and noms them myself*

      Thanks for your loverly comment! ^_^ ❤


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