I already mentioned some of the kindle books I got in the beginning of March Here. Here is the rest of the books i've gotten in March, both physical and kindle.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
"When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.
Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe."
I can't wait to dive into this one! I've heard nothing but good things about it. The main characters are Charlie and Taylor. Charlie is bisexual and the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Taylor has autism spectrum disorder and anxiety. The author Jen Wilde is also bisexual and autistic, making it own voices! Combine all that with fandom stuff and it sounds amazing! I hope to get to this one in the next few months.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
"At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.
But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.
Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?"
It's an Own Voices book where the main character has agoraphobia, anxiety and OCD that i've heard great things about! I've also heard it deals with self harm so it might be hard for me to read at times, so i'll make sure to read it when i'm in a good headspace to do so. Also...the mental illness is not "cured" by falling in love, thank god!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life."
An Own Voices book inspired by The Black Lives Matter Movement! From what i've heard it's hard-hitting and so very, very important! If I don't get to this in April then it will be at the top of my TBR for May! I want to be able to give it the full attention it deserves and I haven't been sleeping well. I also have some Netgalley books I need to get to. But as I said, if I don't manage to get to it in April I will put it at the top of my TBR for May. If June rolls around and I still haven't got to it for some reason YELL AT ME. I'm dead serious. I need to read this soon!
Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember
"After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.
Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge."
Another Own Voices book (the author is Queer/Bisexual). It's an F/F romance with Unicorns and kissing, and that alone had me sold. I've heard there is also a narrative about standing up for your history, your rights, your family, and yourself. It sounds great! She also has another book "The Seafarer's Kiss" coming out that i'm looking forward too!
If I was your girl by Meredith Russo
"Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There’s a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.
And then she meets Grant Everett. Grant is unlike anyone she’s ever met—open, honest, kind—and Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself…including her past. But she’s terrified that once she tells Grant the truth, he won't be able to see past it.
Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew."
Until recently I had heard nothing but good things about this book. It's about a transgirl by a transgirl author, so it is Own Voices! I've heard wonderful things about the Trans rep...but after getting the book i've heard some bad things about bisexual rep in it. Apparently (I haven't read it yet) a bisexual character falls into the villain stereotype trope that bisexuals often fall into. I am not thrilled about reading this book now to be completely honest, but I will still read it. I want to support good Trans rep as i've heard it has, but good rep in one area doesn't change bad rep in another. For that matter people can be Trans and Bi..think about how that might feel for them. So I imagine this might end up a difficult book to rate.
E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet: A Novel by William Kotzwinkle
"Now, at last, we see where E.T. comes from -- who he really is and what his own distant world is like. Return with him to the Green Planet, whose inhabitants are the supreme masters of all growing things in the galaxy. Wander through their immense enchanted gardens, to which E.T. has returned, with Gertie's geranium, a fondness for junk food, and an all-consuming love for the earthling Elliott and his family. But things on Earth have changed since E.T. left. Elliott has begun to notice the opposite sex, and his cherished memories of E.T. are losing ground to thoughts of a girl in his class who wears a rhinestone ponytail clip. More important, he seems to have forgotten E.T.'s teachings of gentleness and peace. "He is about to become the most terrible thing of all," observes E.T. from three million light years away. "He is about to become -- Man.""
This is the second E.T. book (and as far as i'm aware the final). I read the first book E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in His Adventure on Earth and reviewed it Here. Now if you've read that...you're probably wondering why on Earth i'd read the second book when I didn't like the first. I have no good excuse other than it's E.T. and I want to find out what happens to him. That premise..My brain must know.
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
"Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.
Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.
Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.
This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget."
I've heard good things about this book and it's a dark book. I like dark books and books that are about hard subjects.
You can't scare me! By R. L. Stine
"It's Gonna be a Scream!
Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps.
But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's just come up with the perfect plan. He's going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek. Because Eddie knows Courtney believes in that silly rumor about the monsters. Mud Monsters that live in the creek.
Too bad Eddie doesn't believe the rumor.
Because it just might be true....
Reader beware-you're in for a scare!"
It's a Goosebumps book...and they were my childhood...do I need to say more?
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
"Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written."
It's a scary classic...I like scary. I saw the movie, I don't remember when and I only remember one scene...that was utterly disgusting...and being creeped out by the entire movie.
Huntress by Malinda Lo
"Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance.
To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.
The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo's highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance."
Fantasy with lesbians, sign me up! I've heard pretty good things about this one too, though not a whole lot of things in general.
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
"Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. He knows every nook and cranny. He knows them all too well. After all, ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house.
Archer longs for adventure. Grand adventures, with parachutes and exotic sunsets and interesting characters. But how can he have an adventure when he can’t leave his house?
It helps that he has friends like Adélaïde L. Belmont, who must have had many adventures to end up with a wooden leg. (Perhaps from a run-in with a crocodile. Perhaps not.) And Oliver Glub. Oliver will worry about all the details (so that Archer doesn’t have to).
And so Archer, Adélaïde, and Oliver make a plan. A plan to get out of the house, out of their town entirely. It’s a good plan.
Well, it’s not bad, anyway.
But nothing goes quite as they expect."
A middle grade that sounds interesting to me. The sequel is currently expected to come out in November, according to Amazon.
Doll Bones by Holly Black
"Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . ."
Middle grade, sounds interesting. Not heard much about it.
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
"Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain how.
Nor can she explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch, or why her heartbeat comes and goes. She doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past.
Haunted by happy memories from her life, Breezy sets out to find answers in the gritty, threatening world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she discovers is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous."
It sounds interesting. I've heard it's like an episode of Supernatural and that Breezy is half Chinese and bisexual. Creepy, fun with a dose of diversity. I'm intrigued!
The Devil crept in by Ania Ahlborn
"An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.
Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.
That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine."
I got this in a subscription book box and I haven't heard anything about it. Interested to read it! I like horror.
In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware
"In a dark, dark wood
Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.
There was a dark, dark house
Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?
And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room
But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
And in the dark, dark room....
Some things can’t stay secret for ever."
I also got this in the subscription book box (info below) and I actually have heard some things about this one. Some good some not so good but I really don't know anything about it because my memory sucks. Interested to see where I fall with it.
The last 2, "The Devil crept in" and "In a dark, dark wood" I got in a subscription box, http://www.thenocturnalreadersbox.com/, which is for adult Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Psychological Thriller books.
I got these all for free, mostly thanks to bookbub.com, where you can find daily deals on Ebooks.
Consequences by Aleatha Romig
"Every action has consequences.
Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she's there, but it's been made abundantly clear--she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.
Learn the rules to survive.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality--every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he's a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you're told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.
Captivate the captor.
To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire's beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?
Nobody ever did or ever will escape the consequences of his choices.--Alfred A. Montapert"
I believe I saw this for free for a day or so on Twitter as I loved Aleatha Romig's mystery/thriller duology "Into the Light" and "Away from the Dark" reviewed Here and Here. I figured it's free so why not try it out?
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
"It's not until you're broken that you find your sharpest edge
A brilliant new series from the bestselling author of PRINCE OF THORNS.
"I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin"
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.
But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse."
This is expected to come out April 6th. I got this from Netgalley. It sounds interesting.
Kill Someone by Luke Smitherd
"From the author of the international best-seller The Stone Man, shortlisted for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015
Here are the rules.
Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of.
Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness.
Choose your method. Choose your victim.
Chris Summer was a 21 year old call centre worker and a drop out. A nobody, still living at home with his parents. Then one day the Man in White came to his family's house, offering a seemingly impossible choice: kill a random stranger - one of Chris' choosing - within twelve days in order to save the lives of five kidnapped siblings. Refuse, and they die slowly and painfully. The clock is ticking, the Man in White is watching, and Chris has some very important choices to make.
This is a tale of fear, indecision, confused masculinity and brutal violence; a story of a coddled young man thrust into a world of sharp metal and bone.
Ask yourself if you could do it. Then ask yourself who you would choose."
That premise. I mean seriously.
Before the Harvest by Kimberly A. Bettes
"HIS TIME HAS COME
When the Martins move their daughter from the crime-filled streets of St. Louis to the safety of the countryside, they don’t realize that the rural town they think of as a haven is loaded with secrets, and the farm they lease is far from safe. It is cursed land, and they’re about to find out the hard way that danger lurks everywhere, even in a small, peaceful farming community.
AND SO HAS THEIRS...
In a struggle to survive until dawn, will they make it, or will they only add to the rising body count?"
Free and horror. At this point i'd be repeating myself.
Dark Heart by Catherine Lee
"Could you live with the heart of a killer?
Fraser Grant was a kidnapper, a vile, murdering sociopath. Now he’s dead. Murdered in his own home, the women of Sydney can breathe easy again. All but one. His final victim is still missing — chained up, running out of time, and awaiting a captor who will never return.
Detective Sergeant Charlie Cooper is desperate to find the missing woman alive. On the verge of quitting Homicide after a decade chasing the brutal killer, this is his last chance to atone for all the victims he failed.
After a life-saving heart transplant, Eva Matthews just wants things to get back to normal. But when she learns she has the heart of the serial killer, will nothing stop the nightmares that plague her?
Dark Heart is a detective story, a race against time to save a life. But it’s also an exploration of cellular memory, the intriguing medical phenomenon of patients receiving more than just an organ from their donor. The terrifying serial killer may be dead, but that is just the beginning…"
Shallow Graves by Patrick Logan
"Not all houses are made of brick and stone... Robert Watts is having the worst day of his entire life: first he's laid off, then he finds out that his wife is having an affair... with his boss no less. And that's only the beginning.
Before the month is out, Robert finds himself alone to raise his daughter with no money, no job, and a house that is minutes from being repossessed. Just when he hits rock bottom, a strange visitor arrives at the doorstep of his soon to be foreclosed house with a letter from an Aunt he didn't know existed.
The offer is simple: look after Aunt Ruth during her dying days, and in return Robert will be bequeathed the Harlop Estate in which she currently resides. It's a no brainer and Robert jumps at the opportunity, equally motivated by the prospect of financial security as he is for a fresh start.
Problem is, it only takes a few nights in the Harlop Estate before he begins to question Aunt Ruth's claims that they are the home's only inhabitants...
It's the scratching he hears during the night, the voices that he can barely make out over the constant rain, and then there's the girl with the rat...
With their house foreclosed and their bank accounts liquidated, Robert and his daughter Amy desperately need a place to live. But the question Robert soon finds himself struggling with is whether living in the Harlop Estate is worth it... and if he can survive until Aunt Ruth passes to collect his inheritance.
Shallow Graves is the first book in the Haunted Series, chilling, gruesome, and truly haunting tales with a twist that you will never see coming."
Haunted house, sounds interesting. I like haunted things in books.
Children of Wisdom Trilogy
"This omnibus edition includes all three books in The Children of Wisdom Trilogy (The Fate, The Reaper, and The Human). It's over 500 pages of spinners, reapers, love, loss, magic, mythology, hell, and demons.
The Fate (Book 1)
The thread of life is a delicate thing. It is so easily broken…
My name is Penn, and I’m a spinner. As one of the three Fates, it’s easy for me to know the plans for the lives of the humans. Mine, on the other hand, is a bit foggier. I guess things started to get out of control when I spun her—Kismet. My focus shifted, one thing led to another, and I wound up banished to Earth.
You’d think it’d be pretty hard to surprise me, but after my banishment, they just kept hitting me like a one-two knockout punch. When the people around me started dying before their time, I knew something was very wrong and I had to do whatever I could to set it right. The one thing I didn’t know was…what is the true fate of a Fate?
The Reaper (Book 2)
"The Thread of life is a delicate thing. It is so easily broken..."
My name is Michaela, and I'm a Reaper. I help the humans transition from their home on Earth after they die. Up until a short time ago, things were going well. But then, one of our best Fates was banished to Earth, people started dying before their time, and things went rapidly downhill from there.
Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, I found seven misplaced souls trapped in the depths of hell. It didn't matter to me who had put them there, or even why they had. All I knew was I had to get them out. I couldn't just leave them there to suffer.
Who knew trying to find out and fix what had gone so horribly wrong would end with me surrounded by misfit Fates while racing through the depths of hell? Trying to save not only the seven trapped souls, but also the entire human race, is not exactly in my job description...
The Human (Book 3)
“The thread of life is a delicate thing. It is so easily broken…”
Michaela’s gone. Disappeared. And I’m lost without her.
She left to bring a child into the heavens and vanished, along with two Archangels. As I search for answers, I keep uncovering more questions. Why is the human cutting threads? How do we stop her? More importantly, how can I save Michaela?
I’m trapped. The human took me. And Penn has no idea where I am. That woman, she… well, I’m not even sure what she did. All I know is one minute, the Archangels were there, and the next, they weren’t. She’s proving to be a powerful adversary, that’s for sure.
With a child just added to the prison, I need to find my way out of here to end this. More than just their souls depend on me.
The fate of the Earth will not crumble at the hands of a mere human."
Paranormal fantasy romance...reapers...demons...free...I took it.
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter
"Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.
After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn't know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.
Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.
Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets..."
It was free and gave me Halloweentown vibes. Paranormal vampire romance.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
"The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice...
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.
A rich, historical narrative written in a sparkling voice, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind."
A heart-breaking true story. I got this from Netgalley. Expected publication May 2nd.
Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
""What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?"
Seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. As an orphaned Japanese American struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having "one drop of Japanese blood in them" things are finally looking up. He has his hideout in an abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys.
Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to naive, eighteen-year-old Nora the privileged daughter of a controlling and violent civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to change.
For months, they've lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide as Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.
In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.
Set in 1953, Nora & Kettle explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, "a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.""
A Peter Pan retelling. I like retellings. I've heard a couple good things about it, haven't heard much about it though.
Cruel justice and Impending Justice by M.A. Comley
"The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.
After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.
Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim."
It came as one, both of them, and has a different cover, neither of which could I find on Goodreads. I only gave the blurb for the first one here because who knows if the second blurb would spoil something in the first. I seem to like Mystery/Thrillers and it sounded interesting and it was free. Free is going to be the death of my kindle.
The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan
"Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, danger and romance in this YA fantasy from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan...
Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.
The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.
[This novel was originally published in four separate parts: Guardian, Labyrinth, Traitor and Masquerade. It includes bonus scenes at the end that were not published in the individual parts.]"
Sounds interesting, was free, will see.
Halfway by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma
"A few hundred people wake up in an auditorium with no memory of their past, scared and confused, struggling to remember who they are and how they got here. A voice draws their attention to the person standing on the podium, impeccably dressed, an air of calm confidence about him that suggests he has the answers to all their questions. As he starts explaining the situation, they slowly begin to realize they are in a futuristic realm called Enigma, where dead humans are reborn and brought to trials for the crimes they committed in their human-lives…"
I was emailed by the author seeking reviewers and given a free kindle copy for review. It sounds rather interesting to me, and having gotten it from the author I do plan on getting to this soon! It was published January 29th, 2017 and looking on Amazon it's cheap for kindle and on kindle unlimited if you want to check it out!
Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
""Before you stands the future."
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can't wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she's shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed-wire fences with the world's most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she's almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within."
Bookbub...it was free....i'm weak. If it's free why not try it out? When it comes to books at least.
Shifters by Douglas Pershing & Angelia Pershing
"The Ordinaries of the lost colony—Earth—are about to encounter something that will change their world forever.
After discovering that they are not only adopted, but from another planet and gifted with abilities far beyond their imagination, brother and sister, Tanner and Ryland, are forced to flee from authorities, both human and alien. In doing so they must learn who they are, discover where they came from, and fulfill a disturbing prophesy.
When a secret organization within the FBI specializing in the extermination of alien life on earth, claim that Tanner and Ryland are fugitives and terrorists, their family and friends are thrust into a conflict they never knew existed, fighting for a people who are ungrateful for their help and facing foes that are powerful beyond imagination.
While running from the authorities with their mysterious new friend, Kai, Tanner and Ryland must determine who their real enemies are before it's too late. Before the world—our world—is lost."
Bookbub...it's free today (not sure if it's just today or not) but it gave me Roswell vibes. I never did get anywhere near finishing that show..but I liked what I saw. Aliens..i'm sold.
Spencer: A Symphony of Horror by Nicholas Wynne
"Scotland 1980. A hovel of a living room; a young boy and his father; an old cine projector and a white screen illuminated with the classic silent horror movie Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror - this night is etched forever in the seven-year-old mind of Spencer Feckley, who awakens that same evening to find his father dead in a pool of his own blood, a victim, at least in his own fractured young psyche, of the infamous vampire Nosferatu.
Traumatized beyond belief, Spencer drinks the blood of his father, thus transforming himself instantly into the hideous cinematic creature he fears and despises; a dark and loathsome Bird of Death whose one desire is to feed upon the hot, pumping blood of others.
'Believe me, boy, there is nothing more terrifying than man himself - his power, his imagination, his deeds - there really is no need to conjure up fantasy monsters, demons and ghouls.'
These are the words spoken by his father on the night of his death, words which remain with Spencer throughout a lonely, fantasy-fuelled adolescence brightened only by the love of a doting grandmother and a passionate, wayward friend called Quentin. But when a personal tragedy propels him towards murder and the precious blood he so desperately craves, Spencer discovers just how truly terrifying man can be.
Fleeing to a vibrant, 1990s London in pursuit of adventure, anonymity and more blood, Spencer receives more than he bargained for when he lands an "interesting" job in the heart of Soho. Enter Goddess Selene, a beautiful but frosty dominatrix and Mr. Martin, an enigmatic silver-haired businessman, whose combined power, wealth and style quickly elevate the young vampire to beyond his wildest, blood-soaked dreams.
So come and step into the Italian, hand-crafted shoes of Spencer Feckley if you dare and travel deep into the belly of a vast, voracious beast brimming with black magick, secret societies and bloody rituals; an inverted world where reality clashes with mythology, fact blends with fiction and bloodthirsty beasts akin to that dreaded deathbird Nosferatu run rampant without punishment or reprisal . . . "
I saw it in a horror Goodreads group i'm in, mentioned today that it's free for 4 days. I like horror...and vampires...and weird things...don't judge me. :p
So, in addition to my "official" Want to Read for April you can add The Hate U Give and Halfway to it. The Hate U Give for obvious reasons, it's a super important book! And Halfway as I got it from the author for the purpose of reviewing it. Also i'm currently reading an E-ARC of Noteworthy by Riley Redgate and don't think i'll be finishing that before April starts. Out of all the books i'm hoping to get to in April any that I don't manage to get to will probably end up in May, so we'll see how I do there.