Something To Look Forward To – Week of November 5th, 2018

November 5, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of November 5th, 2018

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Jimmy Patterson Books

Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

Slow Burn (Anchor & Sophia #2) by Tommy Wallach [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Frozen Reign (Burning Glass #3) by Kathryn Purdie [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Freeform

Hell Divers IV: Wolves (Hell Divers #4) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Toxic by Lydia Kang [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Entangled: Teen

The XY by Virginia Bergin [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by HarperTeen

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Flashback (Keeper of the Lost Cities #7) by Shannon Messenger [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Aladdin

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by Susan Lubner [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Running Press Kids

The Girl with the Dragon Heart (Tales from the Chocolate Heart #2) by Stephanie Burgis [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 5th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

City of Ash and Red by Hye-Young Pyun [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Arcade Publishing

Breach (Cold War Magic #1) by W.L. Goodwater [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Ace Books

Static Ruin (Voidwitch Saga #3) by Corey J. White [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Tor.com

Texas Hold’em (Wild Cards #27) by George R.R. Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Tor Books

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Titan Books

Alice Payne Arrives (Alice Payne #1) by Kate Heartfield [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Tor.com

Leopard’s Run (Leopard People #10) by Christine Feehan [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Berkley Books

Nothing to Devour (Motherless Children Trilogy #3) by Glen Hirshberg [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Tor Books

They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded by James Alan Gardner [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Tor Books

Annihilation (Mass Effect: Andromeda #3) by Catherynne M. Valente [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Titan Books

Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23) by Lee Child [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 5th 2018 by Delacorte Press

You Don’t Own Me (Under Suspicion #6) by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Simon Schuster

The Red Ribbon by H.B. Lyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Quercus

Who I Am by Sarah Simpson [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Aria

 The Feral Detective: A Novel by Jonathan Lethem [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Ecco

A Shot in the Dark (Constable Twitten #1) by Lynne Truss [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Bloomsbury USA

Ways to Hide in Winter by Sarah St. Vincent [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Melville House

The Best Bad Things: A Novel by Katrina Carrasco [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by MCD

Solace Island (Solace Island #1) by Meg Tilly [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Berkley

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Soho Crime

The Clincher (Horseshoer Mystery Series #1) by Lisa Preston [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing

The Pallbearer by Jordan Farmer [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing

Wolves of Eden by Kevin McCarthy [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

City of Secrets (Counterfeit Lady #2) by Victoria Thompson [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Berkley

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Flatiron Books

My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches #1) by Grace Burrowes [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Forever

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Those Who Knew by Idra Novey [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Viking

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 29th, 2018

October 29, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 29th, 2018

OtherEarth (Otherworld #2) by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Delacorte Press

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Chronicle Books

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Viking Books for Young Readers

The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Tor Teen

This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2) by Emily Suvada [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Simon Pulse

The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Mira Books

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

You Are The Everything by Karen Rivers [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Algonquin Young Readers

The Monster Baru Cormorant (Baru Cormorant #2) by Seth Dickinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Tor Books

Fury (Menagerie #3) by Rachel Vincent [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Mira Books

Elevation by Stephen King [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Scribner

Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Berkley

Shades of Wicked (The Night Rebel #1) by Jeaniene Frost [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Avon

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 1st 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Harper Perennial

The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files #9) by Charles Stross [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Tor.com

The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky by John Hornor Jacobs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Harper Voyager

The Governesses by Anne Serre [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by New Directions

Mage Against the Machine by Shaun Barger [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Saga Press

Deranged (Jessie Cole #3) by T.R. Ragan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer

Prisoners of Hope (An Amanda Doucette Mystery #3) by Barbara Fradkin [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Dundurn

Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard #2) by Michael Connelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

River Bodies (Northampton County #1) by Karen Katchur [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 1st 2018 by Thomas & Mercer

Residue (Kevin Kerney #13) by Michael McGarrity [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

The Love Letter by Lucinda Riley [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 1st 2018 by Macmillan

Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily #13) by Tasha Alexander [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Minotaur Books

Paper Wife: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

Family Trust by Kathy Wang [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by William Morrow

Cherry Blossoms by Kim Hooper [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Turner

Beautiful Sinner (Devil’s Rock #5) by Sophie Jordan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Avon

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Berkley Books

A Season to Celebrate by Fern Michaels [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Zebra

The White Darkness by David Grann [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Doubleday Books

The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury by Sinclair McKay [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by White Lion Publishing

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Waiting on Wednesday – Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell

October 24, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Ragged Alice by Gareth L. PowellRagged Alice by Gareth L. Powell
Published by Tor.com on April 23, 2019
Pages: 208
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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In Gareth L. Powell's Ragged Alice a detective in a small Welsh town can literally see the evil in people's souls.




Orphaned at an early age, DCI Holly Craig grew up in the small Welsh coastal town of Pontyrhudd. As soon as she was old enough, she ran away to London and joined the police. Now, fifteen years later, she’s back in her old hometown to investigate what seems at first to be a simple hit-and-run, but which soon escalates into something far deadlier and unexpectedly personal—something that will take all of her peculiar talents to solve.

About Gareth L. Powell

Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His short fiction has appeared in a host of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Solaris Rising 3, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and his story ‘Ride The Blue Horse’ made the shortlist for the 2015 BSFA Award.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 22nd, 2018

October 22, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 2 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 22nd, 2018

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Delacorte Press

One Giant Leap (Untitled Duology #2) by Heather Kaczynski [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HarperTeen

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HarperTeen

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Bloomsbury YA

Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Harlequin Teen

That Night by Amy Giles [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HarperTeen

West (East #2) by Edith Pattou [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Anna and the Apocalypse by Katharine Turner & Barry Turner [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Imprint

Wrath of the Dragon King (Dragonwatch #2) by Brandon Mull [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Shadow Mountain

Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Aladdin

Lu (Track #4) by Jason Reynolds [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Roar of Sky (Blood of Earth #3) by Beth Cato [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Harper Voyager

Shadow and Ice (Gods of War #1) by Gena Showalter [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HQN

Thin Air (Black Man #2) by Richard K. Morgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Del Rey Books

The Guardian (The Immortal Dealers #2) by Sarah Fine [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by 47North

Cold Iron (Masters and Mages #1) by Miles Cameron [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Orbit

Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Orbit

The Dream Gatherer by Kristen Britain [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Daw Books

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Saga Press

Pulse by Michael Harvey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Ecco

The Reckoning by John Grisham [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Doubleday Books

Vendetta (Catherine Ling #5) by Iris Johansen [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Cape Diamond (Frank Yakabuski #2) by Ron Corbett [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by ECW Press

Dead Ringer by Kate Kessler [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Redhook

The Fox by Frederick Forsyth [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Virtual Sabotage by Julie Hyzy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Calexia Press

A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by Jean Thompson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Simon Schuster

Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel by Sarah McCoy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by William Morrow

The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Not Quite Over You (Happily Inc. #4) by Susan Mallery [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by HQN

A Brand New Ending (Stay #2) by Jennifer Probst [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Montlake Romance

Promise Me You (The Eastons #2) by Marina Adair [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Montlake Romance

Duchess by Design (The Gilded Age Girls Club #1) by Maya Rodale [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Avon

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Berkley Books

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Mariner Books

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Waiting on Wednesday – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

October 17, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Published by Doubleday Books on November 20, 2018
Pages: 240
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Format: Hardcover
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Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.

About Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children’s educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Libraries & Bookstores I’d Love To Someday Visit

October 15, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 21 Comments

Have you ever googled “beautiful bookstores/libraries” before? There are some truly amazing book filled places around the world. I was fortunate enough to visit Trinity College Library in Dublin this past summer and it filled me with the greatest desire to see more beautiful book filled places that manage to take my breath away. Here are just a scant few that I would adore to visit in person someday. 🙂

Zhongshuge in Yangzhou, China
The secret to this optical illusion is apparently black mirrored floors and slightly curved shelves to give the appearance of a “tunnel of books”.

Word on the Water in London, England
A 1920s Dutch barge that was converted into a floating bookstore. Apparently, in the winter there’s even a woodburning stove that’s lit. <3

Mysterious Bookshop in New York, New York
The Mysterious Bookshop is the world’s oldest and biggest bookstore that stocks only mystery, crime fiction, espionage, and thrillers. Sounds like my cup of tea.

The Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne, Australia
This bookshop is full of the paranormal and occult. They also do ghost tours of Melbourne. I don’t know though, their spiders freak me out enough.

Cărturești Carusel Bookstore in Bucharest, Romania
The name translates as “Carousel of Light” which is most fitting for this gorgeous three-story bookstore.

Arthur Conan Doyle Room @ The Toronto Library in Toronto, Ontario
This rare book collection is a dedication to Doyle’s life and all the genres he branched out into but of course all things Sherlock.

Cuypers Library in Amsterdam, Netherlands
This is a research library dedicated primarily to art history, but the building itself is its own piece of art.

Providence Athenaeum in Providence, Rhode Island
Both Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft were said to have visited this place often. Odd, I would have expected somewhere far gloomier.

Seattle Metaphysical Library
They boast a collection of over 13,000 books on topics related to parapsychology, shamanism, magic, and UFOs. Apparently it’s also dreadfully hard to visit what with their odd hours.

Old Bodleian Library in Oxford, England
Pictures of this place make me positively swoon.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 15th, 2018

October 15, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 15th, 2018

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling (Kingdom on Fire #3) by Jessica Cluess [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by HarperTeen

Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) by P.C. Cast [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Monstrous Devices by Damien Love [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted 0.5) by Gail Carson Levine [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by HarperCollins

Unwritten by Tara Gilboy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Jolly Fish Press

The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide by Chris Colfer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Tor Books

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Wastelanders by K.S. Merbeth [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Orbit

Lionheart (Moonshadow #3) by Thea Harrison [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 15th 2018 by Teddy Harrison LLC

Treason of Hawks (The Shadow #4) by Lila Bowen [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Orbit

The Book of Magic by Gardner Dozois [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Bantam

The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters #13) by Mercedes Lackey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Daw Books

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking

Shell Game (V.I. Warshawski #19) by Sara Paretsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by William Morrow

The Darkness: A Thriller (Hidden Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Minotaur Books

The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Minotaur Books

Melmoth by Sarah Perry [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Custom House

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Harper

Eureka Mill by Ron Rash [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Hub City Press

The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Algonquin Books

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Christmas on the Island: A Novel by Jenny Colgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

One Day in December by Josie Silver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Broadway Books

Mr. Nice Guy by Jennifer Miller & Jason Feifer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Mariner Books

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Park Row

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Atria Books

Trinity by Louisa Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Ecco

Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by FSG Originals

Night Train: New and Selected Stories by Thom Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking

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Waiting on Wednesday – Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre

October 10, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the GenrePhantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre by Joe Hill, Marie O'Regan, Paul Tremblay, Josh Malerman, John Connolly, A.K. Benedict, Alison Littlewood
Published by Titan Books on October 9th 2018
Pages: 400
Genres: Horror
Format: Paperback
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Also by this author: NOS4A2, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, The Fireman: A Novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, Bird Box, Black Mad Wheel, Unbury Carol

A stunning new ghost story anthology featuring stories from bestselling authors Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay and M.R. Carey

The brightest names in horror showcase a ghastly collection of eighteen ghost stories that will have you watching over your shoulder, heart racing at every bump in the night. In “My Life in Politics” by M.R. Carey the spirits of those without a voice refuse to let a politician keep them silent. In “The Adjoining Room” by A.K. Benedict a woman finds her hotel neighbour trapped and screaming behind a door that doesn’t exist. George Mann’s “The Restoration” sees a young artist become obsessed with returning a forgotten painting to its former glory, even if it kills her. And Laura Purcell’s “Cameo” shows that the parting gift of a loved one can have far darker consequences than ever imagined…

These unsettling tales from the some of the best modern horror writers will send a chill down your spine like someone has walked over your grave…or perhaps just woken up in their own.

About Joe Hill

Joe Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Fireman... which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel.

He also writes short stories. Some of them were gathered together in his prize-winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts.

He was awarded the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long running comic book series, Locke & Key, co-created with illustrator and art wizard Gabriel Rodriguez.

He lives in New Hampshire with a corgi named McMurtry after a certain beloved writer of cowboy tales. His next book, Strange Weather, a collection of novellas, is due in fall of 2017.

About Josh Malerman

FUN FACTS ABOUT JOSH

1. Shares a birthday with Amelia Earhart
Is the middle child
2. At 12, got stung on the face by a jellyfish after father convinced him the ocean was safe
3. The Twilight Zone: The Movie was the first horror film he saw
4. Almost always writes as horror movie soundtracks play on the record player (The Howling, Poltergeist, and Zombi 2 are great, but Creepshow is best)
5. Sings for the rock n’ roll band The High Strung
6. Wrote/performs the theme song for Showtime’s Shameless (starring William H. Macy)
7. Has only read two books twice: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Stephen King’s The Shining
8. Is a member of the Detroit Zoo
9. Lives with his fianceé (whose head he recently shaved) in Royal Oak, Michigan

About M.R. Carey

Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storylines for some of the world's most iconic characters, including X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER. His original screenplay FROST FLOWERS is currently being filmed. Mike has also adapted Neil Gaiman's acclaimed NEVERWHERE into comics.

Somehow, Mike finds time amongst all of this to live with his wife and children in North London. You can read his blog at www.mikecarey.net

Some of my favorite authors have stories in this! Can’t wait to hopefully find some new favorites too. 🙂

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 8th, 2018

October 8, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 8th, 2018

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse #2) by Kathy MacMillan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

The Devil’s Thief (The Last Magician #2) by Lisa Maxwell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Simon Pulse

The Healer by Donna Freitas [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Amulet

Grenade by Alan Gratz [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Swoon Reads

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies by Jaco Jacobs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 11th 2018 by Oneworld Publications

Odd One Out by Nic Stone [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

The Mask Shop of Doctor Blaack by Steve Rasnic Tem [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Hex Publishers LLC

Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

The Phoenix Empress (Their Bright Ascendency #2) by K. Arsenault Rivera [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tor Books

The Rift Coda (The Rift Uprising Trilogy #3) by Amy S. Foster [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Harper Voyager

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

There Before the Chaos (The Farian War #1) by K.B. Wagers [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Orbit

The Witch Elm by Tana French [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Viking

Holy Ghost (Virgil Flowers #11) by John Sandford [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Ambush (Michael Bennett #11) by James Patterson & James O. Born [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Hunting the Saturday Night Strangler by C.M. Wendelboe [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by Midnight Ink

Power Failure (Jake Ross #3) by Ben Bova [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tor Books

The Vanishing Box (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery #4) by Elly Griffiths [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Grove Press

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Berkley Books

The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tin House Books

Godsend by John Wray [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Farrar Straus and Giroux

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Atria Books

November Road by Lou Berney [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by William Morrow

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel by Hazel Gaynor [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Girl from Berlin (Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart #5) by Ronald H. Balson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Atria Books

Love Is Blind by William Boyd [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Waiter by Matias Faldbakken [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press

Rainsongs: A Novel by Sue Hubbard [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by The Overlook Press

Killing Commendatore (Kishidancho Goroshi #1-2) by Haruki Murakami [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Once Upon A Wild Fling (Heartbreakers #3) by Lauren Blakely [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Welcome to Paradise (Paradise #1) by Elin Hilderbrand [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Gallery Books

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tin House Books

The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Scribner

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Monthly Rundown: September 2018

October 4, 2018 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 5 Comments

Books Read = 17

I managed to read and review this month, yay me. haha I read a total of 17 books this month (3 of them were short stories but I’m counting them) and 5 of them managed to be review books. I ended up DNFing 5 additional review books as well because sometimes, despite your best efforts, sometimes books just don’t work out. After reading 5 and DNFing 5 others, my review pile is in a much more manageable state. I actually cleaned up all of my October review books (which is great since I’m all about the horror at the moment!) How did you guys do this month?

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Re-Reads

Rapid Reviews – Foundryside, Diamond Fire, Night and Silence, Magic TriumphsBest of the Month: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett ★★★★★
I don’t know why I went into this one with the lowest of expectations, but sometimes it can be hard to fall in love with the first installment of a fantasy series, especially when there’s so much worldbuilding involved. Bennett did an amazing job of bringing the world, characters, and a thrilling story to life. Sure this is a chunk of a book but such a great read you’ll be dying for the next installment!

Least Favorite: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle ★★18281528
I read and loved Halle’s Artist’s trilogy, where Javier is first introduced, but the introduction to his own spinoff trilogy was very clearly not for me. Halle posts all sorts of trigger warnings about her books and openly admits that her books are dark and violent and not for everyone… but I read dark stories. Dark stories can still be fascinating… but this? Ehh. Just seemed gratuitous and the romance was an eye roll.
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Biggest Surprise: Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright ★★★★★
I picked this one up as an Audible daily deal and while I’m an odd ball and am fascinated by plagues and diseases, I didn’t expect to like this one quite as much as I did. Jennifer Wright’s sense of humor was a fantastic pairing with the more gruesome aspects. Super informative and never dry, Gabra Zackman’s narration was a joy to listen to.

Biggest Disappointment: Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu ★★39508596
Warcross was all sorts of fun and I had been looking forward to this release all year. I was worried that because I hadn’t taken the time to do a re-read that I’d be missing out on remembering certain things but Wildcard went a completely different route than I anticipated and I was honestly quite bored the entire time. Which is strange because that’s how I felt about the last Marie Lu series finale… suspicious.

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