I know it seems like almost everyone is experiencing the start of Autumn but for us folks Down Under we’re gearing up for the start of the SUNNY SEASON. My life is soon going to be filled with weekends away camping, kayaking and endless attempts trying to successfully stand up paddle board. My balance is TERRIBLE. But I love giving it a try anyway! It’s also going to be spent reading on the beach and sneaking books with me whenever my family decides it’s a ‘good idea’ to see the sunshine.
In anticipation of this, here are the books I’m most looking forward to:
Full Disclosure – In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time. Powerful and uplifting, Full Disclosure will speak to fans of Angie Thomas and Nicola Yoon. All I need to say is YES. Yes, yes, yes!
The Last True Poets of the Sea – When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, Fidelia Larkin swam to shore, fell in love and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam Larkin return to every summer. When Sam attempts to take his own life and is in hospital for treatment, Violet is haunted by the near loss. She decides to find her family’s missing piece – the lost shipwreck. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. I can’t wait to try this hauntingly beautiful and emotional story!
The Deep – Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. She will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people.
The Starless Sea – Zachary Ezra Rawlins discovers a mysterious book that tells tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors as well as… his own childhood. Bewildered and desperate to make sense of the book, Zachary’s curiosity leads him down an adventurous path to an ancient library beneath the Earth’s surface. A HIDDEN LIBRARY. Does it get better than that???
The Crier’s War – After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. The positive reviews on this book caught my attention and I CANNOT WAIT to finally give it a try!
Winterwood – Nora Walker shares a special connection with the woods. When Oliver Huntsman, the boy who disappeared, suddenly appears in the woods with no memory of the time he’s been missing Nora is left to figure out what happened to the boy she cares so deeply about. This sounds like such an awesomely suspenseful, romantic story. I can’t wait!
Where Winter Finds You – TREZ!! He is FINALLY, FINALLY going to get his happily every after. It’s only been (what feels like) fifty books since his first story but honestly the Shadow deserves a HEA after all that he’s been through. This might be yet another Black Dagger Brotherhood book but I’ll read them happily until I die and never complain!
There you have it! Are you planning on reading any of these? What books are you looking forward to for the rest of Spring/Autumn?