Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 1534437355 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 20th November 2019 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Mythology Publisher: Harlequin Teen ISBN: 1488097224 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 2nd Octoer 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating:9/10 Synopsis:
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.
Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos...
The king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. Radical Protestants are conducting all out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people. The Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry.
Since the old King's death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of the wife of John Boleyn, a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth's mother--which could have political implications for Elizabeth--brings Shardlake and his young assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich. There they are reunited with Shardlake's former assistant Jack Barak. The three find layers of mystery and danger surrounding the death of Edith Boleyn, as more murders are committed.
Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers ISBN: 0670785482 Format: Hardback, Paperback, Audio-Book,
E-Book Release Date: 31st January 2017 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen and her maid, Darby, to spend the summer season in Bristol, where Helen can sharpen her Reclaimer powers. Then the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work take hold, and his sanity begins to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s Dark Days Club colleague and nemesis will stop at nothing to bring Helen over to his side—and the Duke of Selburn is determined to marry her. The stakes are ever higher for Helen, and her decision will truly change the world…
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult Publisher: Viking Books for Young Reads ISBN: 0670785474 Format: Hardback, Paperback Release Date: 26th January 2016 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
London, April 1812.
On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Publisher: HarperTeen ISBN: 0062696874 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 23rd October 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.
When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.
Genre: Historical, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Publisher: Graydon House ISBN: 1525833014 Format: Paperback, E-Book, Audio-Boo Release Date: 2nd October 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences but those around you, as well.
Genre: Middle-Grade, Fantasy, Adventure Publisher: Hodder Children's Book ISBN: 1444936700 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 19th September 2017 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests.
Wizard boy, Xar, should have come in to his magic by now, but he hasn't, so he wants to find a witch and steal its magic for himself. But if he's got any chance of finding one, he will have to travel into the forbidden Badwoods.
Xar doesn't realise he is about to capture an entirely different kind of enemy. A Warrior girl called Wish.
After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.
Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN.
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: HarperTeen ISBN: 0062866567 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 16th October 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.
Publisher: Dutton ISBN: 1524743445 Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book Release Date: 25th September 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: PenguinTeen ISBN: 0735262616 Format: Hardback, E-Book Release Date: 11th September 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N, Book Depository Website Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll all be hers.
But then she notices some spots on her skin. She writes them off as a rash, but things only get worse. She's tired all the time, her hands and feet are numb and her face starts to look like day-old pizza. By the time her seventeenth birthday rolls around, she's tried every cream and medication the doctors have thrown at her, but nothing works. When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness goes into overdrive and finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: PenguinTeen ISBN: 0735263779 Format:Hardback Release Date: 18th September 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, Book Depository Website, Twitter Rating: 5/10 Synopsis:
Heterosexuality is so last season: Kens is the gay Heathers meets Mean Girls, a shocking parody for a whole new generation.
Every high school has the archetypical Queen B and her minions. In Kens, the high school hierarchy has been reimagined. Willows High is led by Ken Hilton, and he makes Regina George from Mean Girls look like a saint. Ken Hilton rules Willows High with his carbon-copies, Ken Roberts and Ken Carson, standing next to his throne. It can be hard to tell the Kens apart. There are minor differences in each edition, but all Kens are created from the same mold, straight out of Satan's doll factory. Soul sold separately.
Website, Rating: 10/10 Synopsis:
Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
Website, Twitter Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
Julia has been ensnared in so many different webs it's hard to see how she'll ever break free. She must do Casimir's bidding in order to save the life of her brother. She must work against Casimir to save the lives of most everyone else she knows.
Website Rating: 9/10 Synopsis:
For the first time, Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the summer traveling with her dad. When she arrives, she finds Newfoundland is very different from her life in Toronto--people there are much more friendly, but also superstitious, believing in ghosts and The Sight and family curses. Ruth's cousin Ruby is also staying for the summer, and the two discover they have a lot in common: they both lost their moms when they were two years old, they're the same age and they even like the same food. But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies, Ruth believes in science and cold, hard facts.
Today's post is a little different. Catherine Egan is the author of The Witch's Child Series. I recently reviewed the first two books in the series, Julia Vanishes and Julia Defiant. The third book in the series, Julia Unbound, is about to be released. I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to feature a guest post with Catherine Egan where she will be discussing her favourite books and books that inspired her throughout her writing journey.
Before jumping into it, if you'd like to check out my reviews for the first two books
Genre: Thriller, Mystery Publisher:G.P. Putnam's Sons ISBN: 110198239X Format: Paperback, E-Book Release Date: 7th August 2018 Links:Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo, B&N,
Website Rating: 8/10 Synopsis:
In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her off her feet with attention and affection while grounding her with his certainty and faith. Together they embark on a path guided by the principles of his family and their church, each step a paving stone leading to happily ever after.