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Book Watch: Solstice




SOLSTICE by P.J. Hoover will be released in the U.S. on June 18, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Tor Teen, the print edition is 384 pages.


There are a few books releasing the week of June 18th that look super cool, which made it really tough to decide which one to select as the book to watch this week. But the first line in the description was the deciding factor in why I chose SOLSTICE by P.J. Hoover as the book to spotlight.

A planet that’s heating up, threatening destruction. Gods and monsters battling it out in the Underworld. And a quest for answers to a secret kept from birth. Yes, this book sounds amazing.

I love that SOLSTICE mixes mythology with a dystopian setting. I love that the main character, Piper, is just a bit older. I love that there’s no mention of romance in the description.

It sounds like it will be an exciting adventure. One I can’t wait to take with the character. And as not all has been revealed in the description, I’m ever so curious about just what happens, what the secret is, and how it all will end.

Apparently SOLSTICE had been previously self-published. But I’m super thrilled that it found a new home with Tor. I love the new cover and cannot wait to discover this story when it releases on the 18th.

While I am incredibly excited for the release of STAR CURSED, as I am going to be reviewing it this coming week I wanted to spotlight a book that I’m dying to read. And while I am also super curious about PROXY, there is just something about SOLSTICE’s description that makes me incredibly eager to get my hands on it.

Fortunately there are less than three weeks until its release and I’ll be able to meet Piper, journey to the Underworld and get all my questions answered soon. Though at the moment it doesn’t feel soon enough.


Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author on TUMBLR

The author on GOODREADS

The author on INSTAGRAM


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Piper’s world is dying.

Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.

An imaginative melding of mythology and dystopia, Solstice is the first YA novel by talented newcomer P. J. Hoover.


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are some of the other awesome books releasing the week of June 18th:

STAR CURSED (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood

PROXY (Proxy #1) by Alex London

TARNISH by Katherine Longshore

DEFY THE DARK by Saundra Mitchell, Malinda Lo, Myra McEntire, Tessa Gratton, Rachel Hawkins, et al.

A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Lois Metzger

INTUITION (Transcendence #2) by C.J. Omololu

WITCH FIRE (Burn Mark #2) by Laura Powell

WINTER QUEEN (Fairy Queens #1) by Amber Argyle

TRIANGLES by Kimberly Ann Miller

One Response to “Book Watch: Solstice”

  1. I’m really looking forward to Solstice. It sounds like it blends together many of my favorite genres.

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