Title: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
The Wolf Wilder is a beautiful and illustrated journey through love, determination and standing up for what you believe in.
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Title: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: It’s just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built… When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the dark secrets of her past.
When I heard that Jay Kristoff was writing a new series I knew I was going to love it, but I had no idea just how much.
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Title: The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig
Release: 18th October 2018
Synopsis: ‘Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.’
If you don’t know who Matt Haig is, I beg of you to add him to your TBR. His writing is magic, and The Truth Pixie is a book you want to read to every kid in the world.
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Title: After The Fire by Will Hill
Release: 1st June 2017
Synopsis: Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out.What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
A murder. A cult. A fire. If you thought you knew the story, think again.
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Title: Sadie by Courtney Summers
Release: 1st October 2018
Synopsis: A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial – like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray – a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America – overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.
My favourite read of 2018, and one that will stay with me forever. With it’s gripping writing, nail biting story with a heartbreaking twist, one you pick it up you won’t want to put it down.
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Title: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Release: 28th September 2017
Synopsis: Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
The sequel of the historically wonderful Stalking Jack the Ripper takes us to Transylvania for the trip of a lifetime.
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Title: The Confession by Jo Spain
Release: 9th August 2018
Synopsis: Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry’s many sins – corruption, greed, betrayal – have finally caught up with him. An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled. Has Carney’s surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game?
Probably the most well written thriller I have ever read, this is a must add to your TBR.
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Title: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell-once assumed to be the last surviving Antari-begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace-but never common-thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery and the Night Spire crew are attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible, as an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world…
Was I ready for this to be over? NOPE. Was it absolute perfection? YOU ARE COMPLETELY CORRECT.
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Title: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: When you think you’re safe, YOU’RE NOT. When you think the past is over, IT ISN’T. When you think you know someone, YOU DON’T. When you think you’ve guessed this twist, YOU HAVEN’T. One moment will change three women’s lives forever.
The new novel from bestseller Sarah Pinborough is here, and although slow at times it is 100% worth a read. Continue reading “Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough // Review”
Title: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Release: 9th May 2017
Synopsis: There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette–to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer–and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.
A debut that packs a punch, this is Kara Thomas at her finest. The writing style is completely captivating and the POV of the story pulled me in from the very first page.
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