The latest books that I have received from publishers. I also received a copy of Strange Weather by Joe Hill which was released by Gollancz on November 7th and I have already reviewed.
I also received a proof copy of A Time of Dread by John Gwynne which is released on January 11th 2018 by Tor/Pan Macmillan and which I have already done a separate haul post for because I was excited about the book as Gwynne’s The Faithful and the Fallen series is my favourite fantasy series.
My new books:
Year One by Nora Roberts.
Published by Piatkus on December 5th 2017.
I’d already received a proof copy of this book what now seems ages ago at the end of August, read it straight away and have since been sitting on my review to post on the release date. So, call me shocked when a finished copy turned up! It’s a stunning looking book and is a great read too:)
With one drop of blood, the old world is gone for ever. And in its place, something extraordinary begins…
They call it The Doom – a deadly pandemic that starts on a cold New Year’s Eve in the Scottish countryside. There’s something mysterious about the virus and the way it spreads. As billions fall sick and die, some survivors find themselves invested with strange, unexpected abilities.
Lana, a New York chef, has the power to move things and people with her will. Fred can summon light in the darkness. Jonah, a paramedic, sees snatches of the future in those he touches. Katie gives birth to twins, and suspects that she has brought fresh magic into the world, along with new life.
But The Doom affects people differently. Along with the light, a dark and terrifying magic will also rise. As the remaining authorities round up the immune and the ‘Uncannies’ for testing, Lana, Katie and others flee New York in search of a safe haven. The old world is over, and Year One has begun.
A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis.
Published by Mulholland Books on January 11th 2018.
This was surprise book post, didn’t even know that I was on the publisher mailing list, don’t really read crime/thriller books either but it sounds good and I’m looking forward to trying something different. I’m on the blog tour in January and will be reviewing the book for that.
A girl missing
A woman, searching
A killer, planning…
A thrilling new FBI series for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter.
FBI Agent Elsa Myers finds missing people.
She knows how it feels to be lost…
Though her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, Elsa cannot refuse a call for help. A teenage girl has gone missing from Forest Hills, Queens, and during the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads hides the fact that she did not go willingly.
With each passing hour, as the hunt for Ruby deepens into a search for a man who may have been killing for years, the case starts to get underneath Elsa’s skin. Everything she has buried – her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother’s death – threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences.
In order to save the missing girl, she may have to lose herself…and return to the darkness she’s been hiding from for years.
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo.
Published by Headline on January 25th 2018.
I’m on the blog tour for this in January so that’s when I’ll be reviewing. I have already started reading this and I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far. 🙂
THE FEED by Nick Clark Windo is a startling and timely debut which presents a world as unique and vividly imagined as STATION ELEVEN and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS.
Tom and Kate’s daughter turns six tomorrow, and they have to tell her about sleep.
If you sleep unwatched, you could be Taken. If you are Taken, then watching won’t save you.
Nothing saves you.
Your knowledge. Your memories. Your dreams.
If all you are is on the Feed, what will you become when the Feed goes down?
For Tom and Kate, in the six years since the world collapsed, every day has been a fight for survival. And when their daughter, Bea, goes missing, they will question whether they can even trust each other anymore.
The threat is closer than they realise…
Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley.
Published by John Murray on October 19th 2017.
I requested this ages ago from bookbridgr as it sounded different, had ‘devil’ in the title and I liked the look of the cover. I’d given up on it arriving and then lo and behold, it came yesterday!
Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the Lancashire farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep from the moors. Generally, very little changes in the Briardale Valley, but this year things are different. His grandfather – known to everyone as the Gaffer – has died and John’s new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.
Every year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of folk tales, family stories and timeless communal rituals which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. This year, though, the determination of some members of the community to defend those boundary lines has strengthened, and John and Katherine must decide where their loyalties lie, and whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to join the tribe…
Gripping, unsettling and beautifully written, Andrew Michael Hurley’s new novel asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to belong.
And, it’s not a book but a game I treated myself to on Black Friday so my blogging may well be rather lapse, well, even more lapse than normal! 😉
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
The Mission: Liberate America from the Nazis – Strap in for a heart-pounding journey as you fight the Nazi war machine on American soil. As BJ Blazkowicz, protect your family and friends, forge new alliances and face the demons of your troubled past as you rally pockets of resistance to overthrow the Nazi occupation.
The People: Rally the Resistance – Immerse yourself in a world brought to life by unforgettable characters who bring a new level of personality to the franchise. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters such as Anya, Caroline, Bombate, Set, Max Hass, Fergus or Wyatt, and befriend new characters such as Horton and Grace as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army.
The Arsenal: Wield Devastating Guns and Future Tech – Blast Nazis to bits with high-tech weaponry such as the Laserkraftwerk, a multi-purpose, high-intensity laser weapon that can disintegrate enemies, or the Dieselkraftwerk, a rapid-fire, gas-powered grenade launcher that can devastate groups of enemies, or get up close and personal with advanced pistols, submachine guns, and hatchets. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns!
The Plan: Kill Every Nazi in Your Way – Everyone’s favorite pastime! Unleash your inner war hero as you annihilate Nazis in new and hyper-violent ways. Lock and load futuristic guns and discover BJ’s new set of abilities as you fight to free America. Regardless of your playstyle, invent all-new ways of stabbing, shooting, and killing Nazis.
You can’t beat killing some Nazi’s! 😉
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