I hope everyone is hanging in there during this pandemic and reading fantastic stories to keep your mind off of it all. Reading is one way of going on adventures, even if you’re not able to leave your couch or your bed. This list is a bit different as it’s a list of books I’m excited about reading whether it’s a book that is out already, or a book we have to pre-order. Just a reminder, if you’re interested in buying a book (or ten) click on a picture of a book in the reviews section or in this section where it will take you to Books A Million and you can order the book, I make a little cash to support the website and it will not affect the price of your order.
Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Finding Jack the Ripper from the same author, the premise about a witch wanting to find out what happened to her sister and getting the Prince of Wrath’s help to figure it out sounds promising. This book is being shipped to my library and when it arrives I will read it. Its the first book in a series or duology. the second book comes out this October.
Belle’s best friend Summer, inviters her on a getaway to the Mediterranean on Summer’s billionaire boyfriends yacht. Belle of course says yes. (Hey I don’t blame her. I would go too for a once in a life time trip like that.) Belle needs the break from her waitressing job and her slow acting career. It soon becomes clear that this vacation is more of a nightmare. Belle and the other young women Summer invited on this trip are treated like prisoners. Belle see’s her friend Summer for who she really is a gold digger whose willing to do anything to get what she wants. Belle will have to play her cards right if she wants to stay alive. The plot sounds interesting so I will definitely have to read this one.
I have been seeing people on Instagram rave about this book being great and having a twist ending. Its about a woman named Hannah Hall who is left $600,000 dollars by her husband Owen, and a note that says, Protect her. We don’t know what happened to her husband only that he is missing. Hannah also gets the help of her reluctant stepdaughter Baily to try to solve what happened. Hannah also finds out her husband isn’t who she thought he was. I love a good mystery so I can’t wait to check this out.
This comes out on August 17th. Its about a secretary named Maite and and Elvis a criminal looking for a way out, investigating a missing art student in 1970’s Mexico. During this time were student protests and political unrest. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Mexican Gothic, I hope Velvet Was the Night ends up being a better story.
This one sounds great. Its a young adult reimagining of the myth of Daphne and Apollo (which if you know their story it doesn’t end well lol). Artemis sends the two on a dangerous quest to find 9 dangerous items that went missing from Mount Olympus. If Daphne fails in her quest the fate of the world is doomed as well as her brother dying. Daphne also has the help of Hippolyta and Theseus as well as Apollo. I’m a huge fan of mythology especially Greek and Roman mythology. So I’m curious as to how this will be done.
The heroine’s name is Evangeline Fox. Evangeline wants to stop the love of her life from getting married so she makes a shady deal with The Prince of Hearts. The Prince of Hearts will help her in exchange for three kisses. This sounds like a great fairytale where she makes a deal with the devil type thing. I know its young adult, but if the writing is as great as the plot sounds then I think I can get into this. I love fairytale/fantasy type fiction too.
After falling in love with A Gentlemen in Moscow, I know I’m going to be reading every book Amor Towles comes out with. Amor Towles is an amazing writer. The Lincoln Highway is about two brothers and their friends in 1954 journeying from Nebraska to New York in a train. This book comes out October 5th.
This is book number 4 in the Death Below the Stairs series. Kat Holloway and Daniel McAdams as well as the other characters are back to solve the mystery of the missing children in the East End of London. Also judging by the title there is obviously a murder too. I wasn’t impressed with book 3 in the series but I’m not ready to give up on this series just yet.
This one is a Tangled Twisted Tale. Considering the author is Liz Braswell I’m not sure if I’m going to enjoy this one. I’ve only been impressed with the Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty Twisted Tales that she has written. The plot for this one is What if Rapunzels mother drank from the wrong flower? I do love Rapunzel and I love what Disney did with the story when they made Tangled. Heck I went to the movies with two other highschool friends my senior year when it came out. It will definitely be a library check out though. The plot could be either really great or really cheesy. I think a better plot would have been, What if Gothel survived the fall from the tower?
I heard rave reviews about this book. Its something we could all use. In the Midnight Library, a woman whose depressed and wondering how she could live her life differently goes through a library showing her how her life would have ended up if she chose a different way. I think the motive of this book is to remind us that we are where we are for a reason.
I’m debating on whether or not I should buy this book when it comes out. Its a murder mystery and the victim is an up and coming youtube star. This could be either very cheesy or very good. Its a debut novel by Olivia Blacke. I hope it is as good as it looks. If my library doesn’t have the book I’ll take a risk and order this.
A River in Darkness is biography about Masaji Ishikawa and his experience living under North Korea’s brutal regime. Masaji and his family move their when he is thirteen years old, his Korean father thought it was an opportunity of a lifetime but of course he was dead wrong. Masaji eventually escaped and is currently living in Japan his mother’s native country. It would be interesting to read about a person’s experience under the North Korean regime.
Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon is based on the true story of Nancy Wake. Nancy Wake was an Australian ex-pat living in France, she married a Frenchman and became a part of the French resistance during World War II. I can’t wait to read this one. There are so many unsung heroes out there that need their stories told.