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.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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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.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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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!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 13th, 2018

August 13, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 4 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 13th, 2018

The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Wednesday Books

How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America by Amy Reed [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Simon Pulse

The Dark Vault: Unlock the Archive (The Archived #1-2.5) by Victoria Schwab [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

See All the Stars by Kit Frick [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by McElderry Books

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by HarperTeen

Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous by Sebastian J. Plata [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Sky Pony Press

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition by Rick Riordan [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magaziner [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

So Done by Paula Chase [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Greenwillow Books

Where the Woods End by Charlotte Salter [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Dial

Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland #1) by Chloe Neill [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Berkley Books

Ball Lightning by Liu Cixin [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Tor Books

Bad Faith (The Dragon Lords #3) by Jon Hollins [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Orbit

The Moons of Barsk (Barsk #2) by Lawrence M. Schoen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Tor Books

Outcast, Vol. 6: Invasion (Outcast #6) by Robert Kirkman [Purchase]
Published August 14th 2018 by Image Comics

Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Ace Books

Relic by Alan Dean Foster [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Del Rey Books

The Sea Queen (The Half-Drowned King #2) by Linnea Hartsuyker [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Harper

The Moons of Barsk (Barsk #2) by Lawrence M. Schoen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Tor Books

Noumenon Infinity (Noumenon #2) by Marina J. Lostetter [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Harper Voyager

My Pet Serial Killer by Michael J. Seidlinger [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Cinestate

The Million by Karl Schroeder [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Tor.com

The Warrior Queen (The Hundredth Queen #4) by Emily R. King [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Skyscape

Denied: A Novel of the Sazi (Luna Lake #3) by Cathy Clamp [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Tor Books

Sweet Little Lies: A Novel by Caz Frear [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Harper

Abandoned (Max Revere #5) by Allison Brennan [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Minotaur Books

Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio #6) by Lisa Scottoline [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Don’t Eat Me (Dr. Siri Paiboun #13) by Colin Cotterill [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Soho Crime

Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Dutton Books

The Secret of the Irish Castle (Deverill Chronicles #3) by Santa Montefiore [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

The Line That Held Us by David Joy [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Ballantine Books

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Simon Schuster

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Let Me Be Like Water by S.K. Perry [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Melville House

Pretty Things by Virginie Despentes [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by The Feminist Press

Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Riverhead Books

Mysterium: A Novel by Susan Froderberg [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love by Anna Moschovakis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Coffee House Press

The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appelman [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Gallery Books

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Six Degrees of Separation: Atonement

August 10, 2018 Bonnie Six Degrees of Separation 8 Comments

Six Degrees of Separation is a literary exercise where you connect six books in whatever way makes sense to you and each month, a new book is selected as the starting point. Interested in joining in too? You can read more about it here.

This month’s pick? Atonement by Ian McEwan

It’s rare that I watch an adaptation and still read the book. It’s even rarer that I thoroughly enjoy both book and movie. Atonement is the rarity that falls into that category.

Another book + adaptation that I loved in equal measure? Winter’s Bone. This was my first Woodrell and it got all five stars. Despite loving his writing style, I have yet to pick up anything else of his.

It doesn’t make much sense to have loved a book so much yet the author’s other words remain unread. John Fowles happens to be another one of those though. The Collector got all five stars and I have yet to read anything else, yet four of his novels are gathering dust on my shelves. The Collector was a creepy story about a kidnapping, which always makes me feel weird for loving it as much as I do/did.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher is also about a kidnapping, with a whole lotta Stockholm Syndrome going on. It’s also the only book that could get me to say things like “The camel was my favorite character.”

Whenever I think of animals as characters, Syg the coyote is one of the first that pops into my head. Dark Alchemy is the first in an Urban Fantasy series is an interesting blend of alchemical mysteries and Native American folklore.

Stories regarding Native American life seem to be few and far between but Louise Erdrich can always be counted on. Round House was a National Book Award winner back in 2012 and for good reason.

Challenger Deep, another National Book Award winner, chronicles the internal struggles of living with a mental illness. The author’s son Brendan Shusterman was his inspiration behind this story.

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Waiting on Wednesday – Miraculum by Steph Post

August 8, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Miraculum by Steph PostMiraculum by Steph Post
Published by Polis Books on January 22, 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Southern Gothic/Country Noir, Historical Fiction
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Lightwood

The year is 1922. The carnival is Pontilliar’s Spectactular Star Light Miraculum, set up on the Texas-Louisiana border. One blazing summer night, a mysterious stranger steps out onto the midway, lights a cigarette and forever changes the world around him. Tattooed snake charmer Ruby has traveled with her father’s carnival for most of her life and, jaded though she is, can’t help but be drawn to the tall man in the immaculate black suit who has joined the carnival as a geek, a man who bites the heads off live chickens. Mercurial and charismatic, Daniel charms everyone he encounters but his manipulation of Ruby becomes complicated when it no longer becomes clear who is holding all the cards. For all of Daniel’s secrets, Ruby has a few of her own. When one tragedy after another strikes the carnival, and it becomes clear that Daniel is somehow at the center of calamity, Ruby takes it upon herself to discover the mystery of the shadowy man pulling all the strings. Joined by Hayden, a roughneck-turned-mural-painter who has recently reentered her life, Ruby enters into a dangerous, eye-opening game with Daniel in which nothing and no one is as it seems and yet everything is at stake.

About Steph Post

Steph Post was born in St. Augustine, Florida and attended Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina on the Patricia Cornwell Scholarship for creative writing. While at Davidson College, she won the Vereen Bell writing award for short fiction. She later attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as part of the Graduate Liberal Studies program where she continued to write both creatively and academically. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida and teaches Writing at a performing arts high school in Tampa. She is the author of the novels A Tree Born Crooked and Lightwood.

You should all know by now that I’m nuts for Southern Gothic books but Southern Gothic fantasy was not a thing I knew I needed until now. 😍

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Release Day Feature – Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

August 7, 2018 Bonnie Adult, Book Reviews, Read in 2018, Release Day Feature 2 Comments

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

Release Day Feature – Rust & Stardust by T. GreenwoodRust & Stardust by T. Greenwood
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 7, 2018
Pages: 352
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: ARC
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four-half-stars




Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute - unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally as the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.

About T. Greenwood

T. Greenwood is the author of twelve novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. She has won three San Diego Book Awards. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. BODIES OF WATER was finalist for a Lambda Foundation award. Her twelfth novel, RUST & STARDUST, will be published in August 2018.

She teaches creative writing for San Diego Writer's Ink and online for The Writer's Center. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters. She is also a photographer.

“She couldn’t ever tell anyone the things he had done and said to her. The secrets her skin kept now, the horror that flowed in her veins. Her marrow poisoned.”

Rust & Stardust is an affecting novelization of the true crime story that ultimately inspired Nabokov’s writing of Lolita. The facts: Sally Horner was kidnapped from Camden, New Jersey, in the summer of 1948, by a man claiming to be with the FBI after he caught her stealing a five-cent notebook. The man’s real name was Frank La Salle who had been released from state prison in January of the same year for sex crimes against young girls. The unknown: All of the tiny details that Greenwood had to infer in order to recreate the tragic story of Sally Horner.

The story melds the horrifying point of view of Sally Horner with that of the family she left behind and various individuals that were unwittingly impacted by La Salle’s crimes. Sally’s story is, of course, heinous especially when you consider this girl was a mere 11-years-old and the ease with which she was convinced that her minor crime was worth what she endured was heartbreaking. But it was the normalcy of life that her family was forced to revert back to that was the most heartbreaking for me. The efforts they were forced to exude, all because of the continuous passing of time with the vestiges of hope deteriorating with each passing day.

‘How sad it is that grief has a shelf life […]. It’s only fresh and raw for so long before it begins to spoil. And soon enough, it will be replaced by a newer, brighter heartache – the old one discarded and eventually forgotten.’

Within the first 100 pages you start to feel as if Sally had already endured a lifetime of suffering, but of course, the book was far from over. Her story, far from over. It’s hard to understand how an 11-year-old could be convinced the situation was credible, but then again, this happened in the year 1948 when crime wasn’t quite so common and it was normal for children to be mostly sheltered from the nightmares of the world. Also, we’re taught at a very early age to respect authority, especially police officers, so I can understand even if something seemed wrong, how would someone at that age really know? And of course, it wasn’t until months into her abduction as Sally grew up that she finally started asking the questions that you, as the reader, were no doubt screaming at her to question when this all began.

Rust & Stardust was, as expected, a most difficult read but Sally’s story was gracefully told. Do yourself a favor and don’t go searching for Sally’s story to find out what became of her; I made the mistake of doing just this and I wish I hadn’t so that the ending could have remained elusive.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 6th, 2018

August 6, 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 August 6th, 2018

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #1) by Mary E. Pearson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Henry Holt & Company

Nine by Zach Hines [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperTeen

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Clarion Books

Neverwake (Dreamfall #2) by Amy Plum [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperTeen

Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Tor Teen

Echoes by Alice Reeds [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Entangled: Teen

Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen #2.5) by Roshani Chokshi [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Smothered: A Novel by Autumn Chiklis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Wednesday Books

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Garrison Girl by Rachel Aaron [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Quirk Books

#Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Freeform

The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperTeen

Let Me List the Ways by Sarah White [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperTeen

The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Soho Teen

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperCollins

A Festival of Ghosts by William Alexander [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Echo’s Sister by Paul Mosier [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by HarperCollins

King of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom #3) by R.J. Barker [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Orbit

The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) by Anna Smith Spark [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Orbit

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) by Martha Wells [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Tor.com

The Point by John Dixon [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Del Rey Books

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Delphinium

A Short Film about Disappointment by Joshua Mattson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Penguin Press

Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #26) by Laurell K. Hamilton [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley Books

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Doubleday Books

Friendly Fire (The Fifth Ward #2) by Dale Lucas [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Orbit

Privateer (The Dragon Corsairs, #2) by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Tor Books

The Tropic of Eternity (The Amaranthine Spectrum #3) by Tom Toner [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Night Shade Books

Alternate Routes by Tim Powers [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Baen

Temper: A Novel by Nicky Drayden [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Harper Voyager

The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Minotaur Books

With You Always by Rena Olsen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

A Long Time Coming by Aaron Elkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer

Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Read Me: A Novel by Leo Benedictus [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Twelve

The Bouncer by David Gordon [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Mysterious Press

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

Blood Highway: A Novel by Gina Wohlsdorf [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Algonquin Books

After Nightfall by A.J. Banner [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Dutton Books

Our House by Louise Candlish [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley

Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1) by Laura Griffin [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Gallery Books

The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Landmark

The Prisoner in the Castle (Maggie Hope Mystery #8) by Susan Elia MacNeal [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Bantam

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Her Royal Spyness #12) by Rhys Bowen [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley Books

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Last Hours by Minette Walters [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by MIRA

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Dutton

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by William Morrow

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley Books

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Forever

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Touchstone

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Flatiron Books

The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Catapult

So Much Life Left Over (The Dust That Falls from Dreams #2) by Louis de Bernières [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Pantheon Books

Horse by Talley English [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Certain American States: Stories by Catherine Lacey [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This Mournable Body: A Novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Graywolf Press

The Third Hotel: A Novel by Laura van den Berg [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred’s Britain: 789-955 by Max Adams [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Pegasus Books

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart by Mimi Swartz [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind by Astrid Holleeder [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Mulholland Books

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