February is here and it brought (or will shortly bring) us new books. Let’s check some of them out!
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
First of all, I really like this playful, colourful cover; it looks very pretty! Yann Martel is the guy who wrote Life of Pi (which is also a movie) so he is a pretty famous author. The story of this book resembles (at least it sounded to me like it does) of Illuminati or The DaVinci Code. Three different stories taking place across different times and eventually intertwine and come to an unexpected end.
The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
A debut novel for Sharon Guskin and since this is a mystery/thriller story I don’t know much about it other than that it follows three characters, four-year-old Noah, his single-mother Janie and Anderson, a man who threw away his very bright future over an obsession. I am definitely interested in reading this one!
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
“Mimi” Banning is a famous and very rich author who decided to start writing again after many years. To get back into this task she hires Alice as a full-time friend for her eccentric son Frank. This book is a humour novel and a heartwarming, unusual story of a mother and her son.
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness by Eli Sanders
I don’t generally read non-fiction books but since I have a strong interest in the forensic field of psychology I think I would enjoy this book. This is the story of a murder and the sociopsychological implications that an act like this has in a community.
Starflight by Melissa Landers
This book has been getting a lot of hype for a few months now and it has been compared to some of the very popular YA novels taking place in space or spaceships. It’s a romance, dystopian, science fiction novel and the first book in a duology I believe(?).
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Three refugees running from East Prussia during World War II, Joana, Emilia and Florian, cross paths in the ship ‘Wilhelm Gustloff that promises freedom from their war-stricken land. Now they have to trust and help each other in order to survive and get back to safety.
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
A time-travel book about a girl and her father on their pirate ship. The father is obsessing about going to Honolulu in 1868 and Nix, the daughter doesn’t object as she thinks that it’s impossible. But as it turns out, her father has a way not only to succeed in his obsession but also force Nix to follow him.
The Widow by Fiona Barton
The Widow is a crime novel about a woman whose husband who had committed some sort of serious crime has recently died. This book has been compares to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train so it will either be very disappointing or really, really good!
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon
In 1995 Amy Stevenson was attacked while walking home from school and her story became famous in the news worldwide. Fifteen years later, Amy is in a hospital room surrounded by 90’s memorabilia, her case forgotten when Alex Dale, a reporter, accidentally discovers her. Alex decides to uncover Amy’s story which might just be what will save her failing reputation and carrier.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
This book is already on my TBR list for 2016. It’s the third book in the Red Rising trilogy which I will start soon. Since it’s the third book I can’t give you a synopsis without spoilers but this trilogy is a sci-fi, young adult dystopian story taking place in space I believe. I’m pumped!
The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray
Waldy Tolliver wakes up one day and discovers that the world continues to turn but he himself has been exiled from the flow of time! This book takes the reader through various points in time and space and it sounds like a great adventure. Plus it’s a good 500 pages which for me makes things even more exciting!
Version Control by Dexter Palmer
For the sci-fi fans here is a novel about a woman who feels like everything around her is somewhat off-kilter and her husband who claims to have built a time-travelling machine. Even though the scientific community is laughing at him, his claims might actually be true.
A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
A different perspective of the 1920’s in the U.S. with an alternative history where witch hunt was at its peak but magic was indeed real! Goodreads presents this book as a mix between the Night Circus and Peaky Blinders. That definitely sounds interesting!
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
If you were big fans of the Percy Jackson series this one is for you! The Immortals is the first book in the new Olympus Bound Series and as you guessed it involves Greek Mythology and Gods walking among humans.
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
A historical fiction novel following a renowned soprano who discovers that the original role that she is finally offered is based on a secret part of her past. She is determined to find out who betrayed her and so we follow her adventurous life, pursuing with her the truth of the mysterious opera role.
Ginny Gall by Charlie Smith
Delvin Walker is a young boy when his mother is falsely accused of killing a white man and flees. Delvin spends a big part of his life while living in a Negro funeral home, fearing that he will have the same fate as his mother. One day, he and a few other boys are caught and charged with raping two white girls and Delvin is sent to prison where he is called to chose his fate.
What books are you excited and what are your reading plans for February? I hope you liked this list, thank you for stopping by 🙂
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