Usually at this time of year, I like to tell you guys what books I’m reading going from the previous year into the New Year. Considering we’re coming into the end of January, I think now is the right time to do that before the month ends, and it’s too late. These books that I’m about to share with you are the 5 most anticipated books that I’ve yet to read on my TBR coming from 2016 into 2017!
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It’s a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Will she listen?
I’ve mentioned this book in several blog posts here, and it’s one of those books that keeps getting shoved down the list on my TBR. I loved The Girl With All the Gifts, so I don’t know why it’s taking me so long to get around to reading this. Especially considering that he has a sequel to Girl coming out soon, I’ll have to get on top of this.
After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break… Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman’s epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.
I attempted to start reading this book a few years ago and got about 50-60 pages into it before giving up on it. At the time I was reading it on a terrible little e-book reader, and the format of the copy I downloaded wasn’t being read properly by the reader. None-the-less, I recently got my hands on a physical copy, and with the TV show coming soon, I want to have it read before the TV show comes out and before I watch it! (Also I love Neil Gaiman, but I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that before!).
Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realises that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart… Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.
I picked this one up towards the very end of the year, and it came highly praised from my friend. I attempted to start this a few weeks ago, but alas I got some ARC’s in, and had to put it to one side for the time being. Can’t wait to read this, and hope it lives up to it’s expectation!
Something terrifying is waiting for Tessa Gray in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Tessa finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends…
Admittedly with this one, I’m jumping on the bandwagon with this one. My cousin kept hyping this book to me, how great it was, and how great the entire series, and everything by Cassandra Clare is, so I finally caved in and picked up one of the first books in several series. I’ve so much catching up to do!
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions… An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as “an insanely beautiful writer”.
Another one I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned here on the blog before, and alas another one that keeps getting shoved down the list on my TBR, which is such a shame because I kinda think I love the works of Patrick Ness. A Monster Calls broke my heart, and I love his TV show Class, the most recent spin off to Doctor Who. I will get around to this… eventually!
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