Category Archives: Books Read in 2017

A Boy in Winter – A tale for all time

  Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. This new novel from the award-winning author of the Booker Prize short-listed The Dark Room tells of the…

The White Road helps you beat the heat

The White Road by Sarah Lotz

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, Journey to the Dark Side, ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on…

I found I thoroughly enjoyed I Found You

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the windswept British seaside town of Ridinghouse Bay, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on a beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she…

Now I Rise is the ultimate girl power

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Genre: Young Adult; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot…

The Confusion of Languages is powerful

The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only…

The Witchfinder’s Sister proves some things never change

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown

  Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 25 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five…

Hooray for The Witches of New York

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

 Genre: Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in…

Final Girls is a perfect summer read

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a…

Pass on The Only Child

The Only Child by Andrew Pyper

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 23 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As a forensic psychiatrist at New York’s leading institution of its kind, Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country’s most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today—a man with no name, accused of the…

Spoonbenders live, love, laugh, and charm

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

  Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering….