Category Archives: Books Read in 2017

The Lost Plot makes me love Irene and Kai even more

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae. In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force;…

Dangerous Crossing is quite charming

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around…

Let go of Before I Let Go

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Young Adult Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey…

Green leaves you blue

Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won’t even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to…

Everless

Everless by Sara Holland

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No…

Close to Me is better off far away from me

Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 December 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jo Harding can’t remember the last year of her life. And her husband wants to keep it that way. When Jo falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in the hospital with partial amnesia. In fact, she finds that she’s lost…

Artemis suffers from sophomoric slump

Artemis by Andy Weir

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of…

Beware when you go Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 14 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The ocean is home to many myths, But some are deadly… Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with…

Immortal Life makes you wonder why bother

Immortal Life by Stanley Bing

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 December 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins. Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak…

The Good People should be titled The Depressing People

The Good People by Hannah Kent

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent’s startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring…