Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 10th, 2018

September 10, 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 September 10th, 2018

Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower by Christian McKay Heidicker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

As She Ascends (Fallen Isles #2) by Jodi Meadows [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Delacorte Press

I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Rule (Rule #1) by Ellen Goodlett [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Tor Teen

Born Scared by Kevin Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Simon Pulse

Dream Country by Shannon Gibney [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Pawned by Laura Bickle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 13th 2018 by Syrenka Publishing LLC

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Tundra Books (NY)

The Golden Tower (Magisterium #5) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Scholastic Press

The Land You Never Leave (West of West #2) by Angus Watson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Orbit

State Tectonics (Centenal Cycle #3) by Malka Ann Older [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Tor.com

The Biggerers by Amy Lilwall [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Point Blank

The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Berkley Books

Juror #3 by James Patterson & Nancy Allen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 10th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Forbidden Door (Jane Hawk #4) by Dean Koontz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Bantam

The Guilty Dead (Monkeewrench #9) by P.J. Tracy [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit (Kopp Sisters #4) by Amy Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Harper

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Graywolf Press

Crudo by Olivia Laing [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Flatiron Books

Intercepted by Alexa Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Berkley Books

Ordinary People by Diana Evans [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Liveright

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Ecco

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Gallery Books

The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Doubleday

Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL by Michael Lombardi [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Crown Archetype

We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 11th 2018 by Anthony Bourdain/Ecco

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Showcase Sunday (189)

September 9, 2018 Bonnie Sunday Book Haul 2 Comments

Last Week’s… Posts

Last Week’s… Book Mail

Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1) by Peter McLean
Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Last Week’s… Obsessions

I’ve been all about concerts lately. I was fortunate enough to see two in close succession:

and

Polar opposites, I know. 😂

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Monthly Rundown: August 2018

September 6, 2018 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 2 Comments

Books Read = 19

I broke my record for most books read in a month! I had an incredibly productive reading month despite life shit… reviewing? Not so much. lol I posted one single review. The words just weren’t coming for me and I was much more in the mindset to simply fall into another story rather than sit and analyze, which is better than no reviewing and no reading. Hoping to get more into it a little so that I can maybe not feel quite so rusty when I do actually sit down to write. I tried getting into sitting down and at least jotting down some of my thoughts immediately after finishing but that doesn’t always work best for me. Oh well, I’ll figure it out. 🙂

Posted Reviews

Release Day Feature – Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Unreviewed Reads



20945704Best of the Month: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
I gave another installment of Toby Daye 5 stars but I really super loved this one (and I read 4 of them this month — finally caught up though!) This is one of my all-time favorite Urban Fantasy series. I’m going to be so sad having to actually wait for releases now.

Least Favorite: Sabrina by Nick Drnaso ★★★37533587
I was super intrigued by a graphic novel being longlisted for the Booker so, despite my general indifference to anything nominated for a Booker, I put this on hold at the library. My general indifference for Booker nominees continues.
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Biggest Surprise: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt #1) by John Bellairs ★★★★
After seeing the movie trailer and finding out it was based on this book from 1973 I had to check it out. I don’t put too much hope in Middle Grade horror but this was a super pleasant surprise and is something I absolutely would have loved when I was a kid. Reminded me a lot of one of my favorites, The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.

Biggest Disappointment: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★33289074
Everybody and their damn mother loved this (except my mother — we buddy read this and she was also underwhelmed lol). I’ve loved a lot of Reid’s books but this one just didn’t manage to hit the mark for me. 3 stars is actually pretty generous the more I think about it. Baa Baa black sheep.

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Waiting on Wednesday – The White Darkness by David Grann

September 5, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 5 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The White Darkness by David GrannThe White Darkness by David Grann
Published by Doubleday Books on October 30, 2018
Pages: 160
Genres: Non-Fiction
Format: Hardcover
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history.

Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world.

In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.

David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

About David Grann

David Grann has written about everything from New York City’s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign. His stories have appeared in several anthologies, including What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001; The Best American Crime Writing, of both 2004 and 2005; and The Best American Sports Writing, of 2003 and 2006. A 2004 finalist for the Michael Kelly award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” Grann has also written for "The New York Times Magazine," The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and The New Republic.

Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and from 1995 until 1996, the executive editor of the newspaper The Hill. He holds master’s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy as well as in creative writing from Boston University. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1989, he received a Thomas Watson Fellowship and did research in Mexico, where he began his career in journalism. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Release Day Feature: Sadie by Courtney Summers

September 4, 2018 Bonnie Book Reviews, Read in 2018, Release Day Feature, YA 4 Comments

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Release Day Feature: Sadie by Courtney SummersSadie by Courtney Summers
Published by Wednesday Books on September 4, 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Also by this author: This is Not a Test, All the Rage

five-stars

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

About Courtney Summers

Courtney Summers was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada in 1986 and currently resides in a small town not far from there. At age 14, and with her parents' blessing, Courtney dropped out of high school to pursue her education independently. At age 18, she wrote her first novel and never looked back. Her first book, Cracked Up to Be, was published in 2008, when she was 22. To date, she has authored five novels and is best known for her unapologetic, difficult female protagonists. In 2016, Courtney was named one of Flare Magazine's 60 under 30.

“Sometimes I don’t know what I miss more; everything I’ve lost or everything I never had.”.

When Sadie’s 13-year-old sister Mattie is murdered and left in an apple orchard, Sadie is determined to take on the responsibility of her death just as she took on the responsibility of keeping her alive. Their mother, Claire, was a drug addict and never cared for the girls the way they should have been and for years now, Sadie has been the one to care for Mattie and to make sure that life didn’t end up being nearly as bad as it could have been. And then one day Claire disappeared. She sent a postcard 3 months later from Los Angeles, addressed only to Mattie, and from that point on Mattie was convinced that the girls had to find their mother but Sadie knew that was impossible for so many reasons. And then one day Mattie got into a truck headed to California and she was next found in an apple orchard.

“Mattie never would’ve done something like that if she’d never got that postcard. I know it haunted Sadie and I know … I know if Sadie’s out there right now, it’s still haunting her.”

Courtney Summers writes some of the most gritty and uncompromising stories that manage to get under your skin with their unrelenting realism. Sadie was such a difficult yet mesmerizing read that completely captured my attention until the final page. This story is a brilliant combination of a coming of age/gritty crime mystery and podcasts which have become so incredibly popular in this day and age. Despite the audio aspects of podcasts, this book worked just as brilliantly in print. Sadie’s chapters are told in first-person narration as she leaves her small town of Cold Creek, Colorado in search of the man she believes is responsible for the death of her sister. Sadie’s thoughts are imbued with a single-minded determination to avenge her sister despite her own harrowing backstory. Her story is full of retrospection on everything that transpired and how it led up to the moment she finds herself in. She never berates herself for things that occurred, knowing that doing so won’t change anything, but only continue walking the dark path of revenge she’s set herself on.

Mixed into Sadie’s story, are transcripts from the (fictional) podcast The Girls hosted by radio reporter West McCray who is investigating Sadie’s disappearance. McCray’s investigation manages to fill in the blanks of Sadie’s story as he follows the evidence she left in her wake. These transcripts also served to make Sadie and Mattie’s stories feel both personal and factual in a way that was almost unsettling. It reads much like any true crime podcast where McCray discusses his investigation, the evidence he uncovers, and the interviews he conducts. There are six episodes in total and they can be listened to before or after the book’s release, but only the book will include Sadie’s first-person accounting. Either way, it’s definitely worth a listen. Whoever came up with the concept to actually produce the podcast in correlation with the book’s release is a genius. You can listen to the first episode embedded in this post below with the other episodes available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

Sadie is a haunting yet must-read thriller for readers of all ages that tells the empowering story of a ‘victim’ who refuses to conform to the label.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 3rd, 2018

September 3, 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 September 3rd, 2018

A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Algonquin Young Readers

Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HarperTeen

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HarperTeen

Part of Your World (Twisted Tales #5) by Liz Braswell [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Disney Press

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles #1) by Connie Glynn [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HarperCollins

The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Kids Can Press

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Kids Can Press

Sadie by Courtney Summers [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by Mur Lafferty [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Del Rey

Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Soho Teen

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HarperTeen

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Sky Pony Press

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

The Spaceship Next Door (Sorrow Falls #1) by Gene Doucette [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Albert Whitman & Company

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Clarion Books

24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Sterling Children’s Books

Smoke and Mirrors by K.D. Halbrook [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Night and Silence (October Daye #12) by Seanan McGuire [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Daw

Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Del Rey Books

The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Tor Books

Flight or Fright by Stephen King & Bev Vincent [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Cemetery Dance Publications

The Siren and The Specter by Jonathan Janz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 6th 2018 by FLAME TREE PRESS

Timeless (Drizzt Trilogy #1) by R.A. Salvatore [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Harper Voyager

Hidden Sun by Jaine Fenn [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Angry Robot

Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Angry Robot

Reborn (ReMade #2) by Alex Scarrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Magefall (Age of Dread #2) by Stephen Aryan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Orbit

Leverage in Death (In Death #47) by J.D. Robb [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Park Row

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Avon

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by William Morrow

Field of Bones (Joanna Brady #18) by J.A. Jance [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by William Morrow

Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

Gravesend by William Boyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Pegasus Books

I Am Grace (Band of Sisters #2) by Diana Munoz Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia [Purchase
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

In Her Bones by Kate Moretti [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Atria Books

The Boy at the Keyhole: A Novel by Stephen Giles [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Hanover Square Press

Foe by Iain Reid [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press

Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Piranhas: The Boy Bosses of Naples: A Novel by Roberto Saviano [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Mulholland Books

Idyll Hands (Thomas Lynch #3) by Stephanie Gayle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Seventh Street Books

Depth of Winter (Walt Longmire #14) by Craig Johnson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Viking

The Glass Ocean: A Novel by Beatriz Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by William Morrow

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Park Row

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Touchstone

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Harper

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Gallery Books

Summer at the Garden Cafe (Finfarran #2) by Felicity Hayes-McCoy [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Harper Perennial

In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steel [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Delacorte Press

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Doubleday Books

Ultraviolet by Suzanne Matson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Catapult

John Woman by Walter Mosley [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Atlantic Monthly Press

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Random House

A Key to Treehouse Living by Elliot Reed [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Tin House Books

The Wildlands by Abby Geni [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Counterpoint LLC

I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Random House

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Farrar Straus and Giroux

The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories by Teresa Solana [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2018 by Bitter Lemon Press

After the Winter by Guadalupe Nettel [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Coffee House Press

River by Esther Kinsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Transit Books

The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Grove Press

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 27th, 2018

August 27, 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 August 27th, 2018

Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor #3) by Katharine McGee [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by HarperCollins

Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Razorbill

Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Flatiron Books

Hidden Pieces: A Novel by Paula Stokes [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by HarperTeen

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 1st 2018 by Carolrhoda Books

The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Razorbill

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Dial Books

In Another Time by Caroline Leech [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by HarperTeen

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Access Restricted (Word$ #2) by Gregory Scott Katsoulis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Viking Books for Young Readers

The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Chronicle Books

City of Ghosts (City of Ghosts, #1) by Victoria Schwab [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Nancy Paulsen Books

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Ace

Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Orbit

Stygian (Lords of Avalon #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Tor Books

Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim #10) by Richard Kadrey [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Harper Voyager

Ahab’s Return: or, The Last Voyage by Jeffrey Ford [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by William Morrow

The Lucifer Chord by F.G. Cottam [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 1st 2018 by Servern House

The People’s Republic of Everything by Nick Mamatas [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

War Cry by Brian McClellan [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Tor.com

Blackout: A Thriller (Dark Iceland #3) by Ragnar Jónasson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Minotaur Books

Irontown Blues by John Varley [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Ace

Don’t Close Your Eyes (Texas Justice #1) by Christie Craig [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Foreve

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by MIRA

The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

Walking Shadows (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus #25) by Faye Kellerman [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by William Morrow

We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

The Fall of Gondolin (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 30th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Second Time Sweeter: A Blessings Novel (Blessings #9) by Beverly Jenkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

French Exit by Patrick deWitt [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Ecco

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Avon

The Illegitimate Duke (Diamonds in the Rough #3) by Sophie Barnes [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Avon

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr

August 22, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Lost History of Dreams by Kris WaldherrThe Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr
Published by Touchstone on April 9, 2019
Pages: 288
Genres: Gothic
Format: Hardcover
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A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale.

All love stories are ghost stories in disguise.

When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams.

However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.

As the mystery of Ada and Hugh’s relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert’s own marriage—including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn’t—things from beyond the grave.

Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death.

About Kris Waldherr

Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books for adults and children include Bad PrincessDoomed Queens, and The Book of Goddesses. The New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” Waldherr is also the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has a quarter of a million copies in print. Her debut novel The Lost History of Dreams will be published by Touchstone Books in early 2019.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 20th, 2018

August 20, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 9 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.
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Week of August 20th, 2018

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by HarperTeen

Fierce Like a Firestorm (Hibiscus Daughter #2) by Lana Popović [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3) by Elly Blake [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Swoon Reads

We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Tor.com

Vox by Christina Dalcher [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Berkley

Ravencry (Raven’s Mark #2) by Ed McDonald [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Ace Books

Coldfall Wood by Steven Savile [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Tor Books

Blood of the Gods (The Ascension Cycle #2) by David Mealing [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Orbit

The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After #1) by Drew Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Tor Books

Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Random House

Terra Incognita: Three Novellas by Connie Willis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Del Rey Books

Desolation Mountain (Cork O’Connor #17) by William Kent Krueger [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Atria Books

Impostor’s Lure by Carla Neggers [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Mira Books

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by William Morrow

Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Dead Man Running (Alex McKnight #11) by Steve Hamilton [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Devoted by Blair Hurley [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Viking

Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Graydon House

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Riverhead Books

All the Way (Romancing Manhattan #1) by Kristen Proby [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons #2) by Lorraine Heath [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Avon

From Here to You (Crash and Burn #1) by Jamie McGuire [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Forever

How Are You Going to Save Yourself by J.M. Holmes [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Sight by Jessie Greengrass [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Hogarth Press

Putney by Sofka Zinovieff [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Harper

Notes from the Fog: Stories by Ben Marcus [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Ohio by Stephen Markley [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Simon Schuster

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone by Robin Green [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective who Brought Them to Justice by William Oldfield & Victoria Bruce [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Touchstone

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Flatiron Books

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Crown

More Wordcrime: Solving Crime With Linguistics by John Olsson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 23rd 2018 by Bloomsbury Academic

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Waiting on Wednesday – Gravesend: A Novel by William Boyle

August 15, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Gravesend: A Novel by William BoyleGravesend by William Boyle
Published by Pegasus Books on September 4, 2018
Pages: 240
Genres: Southern Gothic/Country Noir
Format: Hardcover
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Some worship him and some want him dead, but either way, tensions run high when “Ray Boy” Calabrese is released from prison. It’s been sixteen years since Ray Boy’s actions led to the death of a young man. The victim's brother, Conway D'Innocenzio, is a 29-year-old Brooklynite wasting away at a local Rite Aid, stuck in the past and drawn into a darker side of himself when he hears of Ray Boy’s freedom. But even with the perfect plan in place, Conway can’t bring himself to take the ultimate revenge on Ray Boy, which sends him into a spiral of self-loathing and soul-searching.

Meanwhile, Alessandra, a failed actress, returns to her native Gravesend after the death of her cancer-stricken mother, torn between the desperate need to escape back to Los Angeles as quickly as possible and the ease with which she could sink back into neighborhood life. Alessandra and Conway are walking eerily similar paths—staring down the rest of their lives, caring for their aging fathers, lost in the youths they squandered—and each must decide what comes next.

In the tradition of American noir authors like Dennis Lehane and James Ellroy, William Boyle’s Gravesend brings the titular neighborhood to life in this story of revenge, desperation, and escape.

About William Boyle

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His debut novel, GRAVESEND, was published as #1,000 in the Rivages/Noir collection in France, where it was shortlisted for the Prix Polar SNCF 2017 and nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Boyle is also the author of a book of short stories, DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY, and of another novel, EVERYTHING IS BROKEN, published only in France. His newest novel, THE LONELY WITNESS, is out now from Pegasus Crime. GRAVESEND will be reissued, also by Pegasus Crime, in September 2018. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

I added this one to my Wishlist when it was first released by a smaller publisher after seeing all the rave reviews about it. It’s now being re-released by Pegasus Books this September and I’m excited to get my hands on it!

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