So, I am a compulsive buyer when it comes to horse books. I go to used book stores and if I find children or YA horse books that are (very) cheap and sound remotely interesting, I buy them. I also check Amazon frequently, though thanks to having three real horses to feed (and being relatively cheap in general), I am less likely to buy new books online.
However, I do tend to keep lists of new series / individual books that catch my interest, and I figure since none of my friends give a flying fart, you all can share in my discoveries. Maybe I'll read a few of them for the blog, maybe not, but maybe you all out there might find a diamond in the many horse turds.
Headed for the Win
by Rachael Eliker
Available on Kindle, a girl and her horse switch bodies.
A GIRL AND HER HORSE SWITCH BODIES. I need this book in my life. This is the only book this author has written.
Roll the Dice (Bittersweet Farm Book 9)
by Barbara Morgenroth
Available on Kindle and older books in paperback, obviously a long running series that flew under my radar. Sounds like a series full of delicious drama, might be worth checking out. The author has a stable full of horse books, check them all out here:
Nothing But Horses (Shamrock Stables Book 3)
by Shannon Kennedy
Available on Kindle and in Paperback, I've read none of these books, but it seems each has a different main character, so maybe chronology isn't a huge concern. Others in the series are:
1. No Horse Wanted
2. No Time for Horses
JUMP GIRL (The Go Girls Chronicles Book 2)
by Leigh Hutton
Available on Kindle and in Paperback, part of a series focusing on girls in sports, not strictly horses. This book sounds banana-balls, it sounds like it's trying to be every genre. The first book in the series here:
1. Rev Girl
Released December 2, 2014
A Hoof in the Door (Eventing Trilogy Book 2)
by Caroline Akrill
Available on Kindle, again I haven't read any of this ongoing trilogy, but it sounds like the main character is really riding the struggle bus, so maybe it would be worth a look. The first book in the series here:
1. Eventer's Dream
Showdown (Red Rock Ranch Book 2)
by Brittney Joy
It seems there are far fewer rodeo centric horse books than show jumping and dressage, which is interesting considering the drama on the rodeo circuits easily rivals the English disciplines. First book here:
1. Lucy's Chance
Star Rise (Horses of the Dawn Book 2)
by Kathryn Lasky
One of those stories told from the animal's point of view that really became popular again after the Warriors series took off, the author has written a few other similar series about wolves and dogs. Book one here:
1. The Escape
Stormbound (The Guardian Herd Book 2)
by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Marketed directly towards fans of Warriors and Kathryn Lasky's books, this fantasy series follows pegasus politics... I guess? Not really my thing, but it does sound more unique than some. First book here:
A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends Book 1)
by Miralee Ferrell
Releases June 1, 2015
Silver Spurs (Horses and Friends Book 2)
New Christian horse fiction series. I don't generally pick on religion, but these sorts of books tend to be easy targets. I may have to check these out.
Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague
by Catherine Hapka
A Winning Gift - Releases July 7, 2015
4. Moonlight Mile - Releases April 28, 2015
3. Chasing Gold - Released November 4, 2014
2. Blue Ribbon Summer - Released July 8, 2014
1. Maddie's Dream - Released July 8, 2014
Described as a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. This series is on my buy list, may be review material.
Marguerite Henry's Misty Inn
by Kristin Earhart
Buttercup Mystery - Releases June 16, 2015
1. Welcome Home! - Releases June 16, 2015
Described as a chapter book series inspired by Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. What the devil is going on with all the Marguerite Henry stuff? Amazon is also listing like ALL her books in new Hardcover additions...
Well, these will most likely be on my buy list / potential review list as well, because why the hell not?
Any other recent / upcoming books that I missed? Please share in the comments!