Something To Look Forward To – Week of July 8th, 2019

July 8, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of July 8th, 2019

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Delacorte Press

Serafina and the Seven Stars (Serafina #4) by Robert Beatty
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Disney Hyperion

The Survival of Molly Southbourne (Molly Southbourne #2) by Tade Thompson
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Tor.com

Salvation Day by Kali Wallace
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Berkley

The Toll by Cherie Priest
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Tor Books

The Saturday Night Ghost Club: A Novel by Craig Davidson
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Penguin Books

David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Abaddon

Null Set (Cas Russell #2) by S.L. Huang
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Tor Books

The Need by Helen Phillips
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Simon & Schuster

The Reunion by Guillaume Musso
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Bad Axe County: A Novel by John Galligan
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Atria Books

Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Viking

One Little Secret by Cate Holahan
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books

Knife (Harry Hole #12) by Jo Nesbø
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Killing with Confetti (Peter Diamond #18) by Peter Lovesey
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Soho Crime

The Trigger Mechanism (Camp Valor #2) by Scott McEwen, Hof Williams
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Griffin

The Chain by Adrian McKinty
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Mulholland Books

The Shameless (Quinn Colson #9) by Ace Atkins
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mysteries #2) by Andrew Shaffer
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Quirk Books

Death in a Desert Land (Agatha Christie #3) by Andrew Wilson
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Atria Books

The Golden Hour: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by William Morrow

The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Henry Holt and Co.

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Bethlehem by Karen Kelly
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Let’s Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Graywolf Press

Supper Club by Lara Williams
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Stay and Fight by Madeline Ffitch
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

King of the Mississippi: A Novel by Mike Freedman
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Hogarth

Say Say Say: A novel by Lila Savage
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Knopf

Glory and its Litany of Horrors by Fernanda Torres
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Restless Books

A Rogue Meets a Scandalous Lady (Mackenzies & McBrides #11) by Jennifer Ashley
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by JA / AG Publishing

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Forever

Breathe In, Cash Out: A Novel by Madeleine Henry
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Atria Books

Under Currents by Nora Roberts
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of July 1st, 2019

July 1, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 2 Comments

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Week of July 1st, 2019

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Del Rey Books

Heart of Hell by Wayne Barlowe
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Tor Books

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by William Morrow

Crowfall (Raven’s Mark #3) by Ed McDonald
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Ace Books

Dragonslayer (Dragonslayer #1) by Duncan M. Hamilton
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Tor Books

Priest of Lies (War for the Rose Throne #2) by Peter McLean
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Ace Books

Protect the Prince (Crown of Shards #2) by Jennifer Estep
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Harper Voyager

Beneath the Twisted Trees (The Song of the Shattered Sands #4) by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by DAW

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer (Editors)
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Vintage

Never Look Back: A Novel by Alison Gaylin
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

False Step by Victoria Helen Stone
Expected publication: July 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Dutton Books

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Flatiron Books

Paper Son (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #12) by S.J. Rozan
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Pegasus Books

Stone Cold Heart (Cat Kinsella #2) by Caz Frear
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Harper

Almost Midnight (Mike Bowditch #10) by Paul Doiron
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Minotaur Books

Mother Dear by Nova Lee Maier
Expected publication: July 1st 2019 by Amazon Crossing

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Temper by Layne Fargo
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Gallery/Scout Press

Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Soho Crime

Layover by David Bell
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books

The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by MIRA

The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Harper Paperbacks

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (The Revolution of Marina M. #2) by Janet Fitch
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Deep River by Karl Marlantes
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Atlantic Monthly Press

The Gifted School: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Riverhead Books

Tell Me Who We Were: Stories by Kate McQuade
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by William Morrow

We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Random House

We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Atria Books

Maggie Brown & Others: Stories by Peter Orner
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

The Me I Used to Be by Jennifer Ryan
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Avon

The Plus One by Sarah Archer
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Ballantine Books

Waiting For a Rogue (Reluctant Brides #3) by Marie Tremayne
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Avon Impulse

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Freaky Friday | The Brink (Awakened #2) by James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth

June 28, 2019 Bonnie 2019, Book Reviews, Freaky Friday 2 Comments

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

Freaky Friday | The Brink (Awakened #2) by James S. Murray & Darren WearmouthThe Brink by James S. Murray, Darren Wearmouth
Series: Awakened #2
Published by Harper Voyager on June 18, 2019
Pages: 240
Genres: Horror
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Awakened

two-stars

The sequel to the international bestseller (including #1 Sunday Times bestseller) Awakened, by one of the stars of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and a bestselling science fiction author.

Former NYC Mayor Tom Cafferty has been haunted by the horror of a single day. The opening of the brand new Z-train subway line beneath the Hudson River—the supposed shining moment of his tenure. But the ribbon-cutting ceremony turned deadly when the train carrying Cafferty’s wife and other citizens was attacked by a horde of hyper intelligent, bloodthirsty creatures previously unknown to humanity.

Everything changed for Cafferty, ex-NYPD officer Sarah Bowcut, and tech-expert Diego Munoz that day. They had uncovered the deadly truth: the attack was no accident.

And now the creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York have spread worldwide, and with a massive cover-up—and a secret organization holding nations hostage with the knowledge of how to kill them—Cafferty’s team must fight against impossible odds to save the entire planet from an apocalyptic scale disaster.

An explosive and thrilling international adventure, the stakes are even higher in the latest book from bestselling duo James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth!

Awakened Series

Rapid Reviews – The Line That Held Us, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Awakened

Awakened (Awakened #1) by James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth [Review]

‘We stand on the edge of extinction. The brink, if you will.’

After surviving the subway attack in New York City, NYC Mayor Tom Cafferty and fellow survivors have teamed up to take on the Foundation for Human Advancement, the secret organization that maintains control of the creatures that could wipe out the planet. For decades, the Foundation has demanded funds from world leader’s in exchange for their continued survival but following the subway attack and information uncovered about the Foundation and its leader, Albert Van Ness, no one is willing to comply anymore.

The Brink picks up where the first installment, Awakened, left off with a race against time to stop a madman from destroying the world with bloodthirsty creatures that live beneath the Earth’s surface. Discovered during the end of WWII in Germany, Van Ness’ father discovered the way to control the creatures and has been using them as blackmail since. When Albert took over following his father’s death, he continued working towards achieving his dream of purifying humanity. Much like the second-half of Awakened, the story devotes much of its focus to the political drama and conspiracies rather than the actual creatures. Personally, I found the creatures to be of far more interest than anyone in this cast of one-dimensional characters. The creatures are only featured in a few scenes and they were horrific and thrilling but the authors placed much more focus on their laughably evil villain. It’s pretty disappointing when humans are more monstrous than the actual monsters.

The book is a very short read, however, I’m sad to say the dialogue is inept, the storyline is banal, and the ending was so ridiculous that it removed any interest I had in completing the trilogy. Disappointing that the exciting world these authors created with Alien-like creatures ended up being backseat drivers to a story about a Hitler-esque villain.

“My God,” Cafferty said.
“No, not God,” he replied. “Albert Van Ness.”

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 10 Titles | Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and Heretics Anonymous (June 27 – July 4)

June 27, 2019 Bonnie Sync 1 Comment

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina | Read by Roxanne Hernandez
Published by Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 
| Download available here!

“Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass.” That’s what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she’s done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her—and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn’t kidding around. At first Piddy just focuses on trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off and running away from her problems? In this poignant and all-too-realistic story from award-winning author Meg Medina, Piddy is forced to decide exactly who she is versus who others are trying to make her become—and ultimately discovers a rhythm that is all her own.

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry | Read by Michael Crouch
Published by HarperAudio
 | Download available here!

Put an atheist in a strict Catholic school? Expect comedy, chaos, and an Inquisition. The Breakfast Club meets Saved! in debut author Katie Henry’s hilarious novel about a band of misfits who set out to challenge their school, one nun at a time. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Robyn Schneider.

Happy listening!

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Waiting on Wednesday – Quantum (Captain Chase #1) by Patricia Cornwell

June 26, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Quantum (Captain Chase #1) by Patricia CornwellQuantum by Patricia Cornwell
Published by Thomas & Mercer on October 1, 2019
Pages: 352
Genres: Sci-fi
Format: Hardcover
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International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.

On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences.

As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide—a series of disturbing clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days.

Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin’s erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe—not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

About Patricia Cornwell

When not writing from her Boston home, Patricia tirelessly researches cutting-edge forensic technologies to include in her work. Her interests span outside the literary: Patricia co-founded of the Conservation Scientist Chair at the Harvard University Art Museums. She appears as a forensic consultant on CNN and serves as a member of Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she advocates for psychiatric research. She’s helped fund the ICU at Cornell’s Animal Hospital, the scientific study of a Confederate submarine, the archaeological excavation of Jamestown, and a variety of law enforcement charities. Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs. Her advice to aspiring authors: “Start writing. And don’t take no for an answer.”

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of June 24th, 2019

June 24, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of June 24th, 2019

Your Lion Eyes (Alphaville #2) by Christine Warren
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Magebane (Age of Dread #3) by Stephen Aryan
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Orbit

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) by Maxym Martineau
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Henry Holt and Co.

The Iron Dragon’s Mother by Michael Swanwick
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Tor Books

The Spider (Under the Northern Sky #2) by Leo Carew
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Orbit

Before I Wake by David Morrell
Expected publication: June 30th 2019 by Subterranean

Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5) by Kate Atkinson
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Gone Too Long: A Novel by Lori Roy
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Dutton Books

Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Ecco

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Park Row

Backlash (Scot Harvath #19) by Brad Thor
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Conviction by Denise Mina
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Mulholland Books

After the End by Clare Mackintosh
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Algonquin Books

The Friend: A Novel (Klara Walldéen #3) by Joakim Zander
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Harper Paperbacks

The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel by Jeanne Mackin
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Long Flight Home (John Scognamiglio #1) by Alan Hlad
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corp.

The Orphan’s Song by Lauren Kate
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Doubleday Books

A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by MIRA

The Snakes: A Novel by Sadie Jones
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Harper

Cygnet by Season Butler
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Harper

Here Is What You Do: Stories by Chris Dennis
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Soho Press

The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for Independence by Anita Anand
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Scribner

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Ballantine Books

How Could She: A Novel by Lauren Mechling
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Viking

Lost and Found by Danielle Steel
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Delacorte Press

Summer Cove: Impulse\The Name of the Game by Nora Roberts
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Silhouette Books

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness (Bell Sound #2) by Sandra Hill
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Avon

Dearly Beloved by Mary Jo Putney
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Zebra

Say No to the Duke (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Avon

Project Duchess (Duke Dynasty #1) by Sabrina Jeffries
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Zebra

Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5) by Janna MacGregor
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 9 Titles | Olivia Twist and Astray (June 20 – June 27)

June 20, 2019 Bonnie Sync 1 Comment

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon | Read by Pearl Hewitt
Published by Black Hills Audiobooks 
| Download available here!

Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she’s taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can’t seem to escape her past…or forget the teeming slums where children just like her still scrape to survive. Jack MacCarron rose from his place in London’s East End to become the adopted “nephew” of a society matron. Little does society know that MacCarron is a false name for a boy once known among London gangs as the Artful Dodger—or that he and his “aunt” are robbing them blind every chance they get. When Jack encounters Olivia Brownlow in places he least expects, his curiosity is piqued. Why is a society girl helping homeless orphan thieves? Even more intriguing, why does she remind him so much of someone he once knew?

Astray by Emma Donoghue | Read by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham
Published by Hachette Audio
 | Download available here!

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

Happy listening!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated of 2019 (Last-Half)

June 18, 2019 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 4 Comments


Today’s topic is about all the upcoming goodness being released in the second half of the year. Yes, we’ve already reached the halfway point, people. Crazy talk, I know. I for one am looking forward to quite a lot of releases and had a bit of a struggle narrowing it down to 10, but that’s far from the worst problem to have. What are you anxiously awaiting the release of this year?

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig | Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Del Rey Books
The Saturday Night Ghost Club: A Novel by Craig Davidson | Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Penguin Books
The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon | Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by 47North
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews | Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Avon
Missing Person by Sarah Lotz | Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Mulholland Books

The Unkindest Tide (October Daye #13) by Seanan McGuire | Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by DAW Books
The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith | Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Ace Books
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren | Expected publication: October 22nd 2019 by Gallery Books
Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer Trilogy #1) by Maggie Stiefvater | Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by Scholastic Press
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman | Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of June 17th, 2019

June 17, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of June 17th, 2019

The Brink (Awakened #2) by James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Last Tsar’s Dragons by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
Expected publication: June 19th 2019 by Tachyon Publications

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Orbit

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Berkley

Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Tor Books

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Doubleday Books

The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Titan Books (UK)

Stealing Worlds by Karl Schroeder
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Tor Books

Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Simon Schuster

Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by William Morrow

The Body Lies by Jo Baker
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Cutting Room by Ashley Dyer
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by William Morrow

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Blackstone Publishing

A Philosophy of Ruin: A Novel by Nicholas Mancusi
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Hanover Square Press

The Perfect Plan by Bryan Reardon
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Dutton Books

The Perfect Fraud by Ellen LaCorte
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Harper

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Ace Books

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Penguin Books

One Night in Georgia by Celeste Norfleet
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Amistad

Haunting Paris by Mamta Chaudhry
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Nan A. Talese

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Ecco

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Gallery Books

Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

FKA USA by Reed King
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Flatiron Books

The Capital: A Novel by Robert Menasse
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Liveright

Travelers by Helon Habila
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company

The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Graydon House

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

The Lemon Sisters (Wildstone #3) by Jill Shalvis
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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Audiobook Sync 2019: Week 8 Titles | The Golden Day and Gulp (June 13 – June 20)

June 13, 2019 Bonnie Sync 2 Comments

A new week of free audiobooks! Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep! In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep.

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky
Published by Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
| Download available here!

There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family…. On the television news they heard gunfire and the sound of helicopter blades and bombs falling. The little girls hung on to the brink of a hugeness that they knew was there but had no way of discovering. The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they met in the garden? What actually happened that day? And most important, who can they tell about it? In beautifully crafted prose that shimmers and fades, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.

Gulp by Mary Roach | Read by Emily Woo Zeller
Published by Tantor Audio
 | Download available here!

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

Happy listening!

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