“Like That? Read This!” is my new weekly feature where I provide librarian-curated book recommendations. Each week I’ll be picking a recent release and sharing a list of similar books to pick up if you liked it! “Like That? Read This!” is also perfect when you’re waiting for a library copy of a hot new release and need something to read in the meantime.
Librarians and educators are welcome to use “Like That? Read This!” to create readalike lists, displays, or other readers advisory tools for their students/readers!
Title: The Kingdom of Back
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release date: March 3, 2020
Goodreads Summary: “Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.
And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.
In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.“
- The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
- Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
- In the Shadow of the Sun by E.M. Castellan
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
- Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
- You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
Have you read The Kingdom of Back? What else would you add to this list?