Release date: Sept. 15, 2020
What it’s about: There’s no legend currently having its YA retelling moment quite like King Arthur, and this version promises to be epic. When Bree moves into a college residence after the death of her mother, the last thing she expects to witness is a magical attack by a flying demon. And thus she discovers the Legendborn, a secret society of students whose job it is to hunt those creatures. Oh, and they happen to be descendants of King Arthur and his knights, and include a mage named Merlin who discovers Bree has powers of her own. Oh, and Merlin has ties to her mother, and helps her realize there’s more to her mom’s death than she knew. As a magical war approaches while Bree searches for the truth, she’ll have to decide whether the Legendborn are friend or foe. (For even more Arthur-reimagined greatness, get thee to Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy and The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White, both of which released in 2019 and have sequels out this year.)
Get it from Amazon for $16.23, Barnes & Noble for $16.23, or at a local bookstore through Indiebound here.