Books publishing this year that I can’t wait to read. Part 1

There are so many great books due to be published later this year – both those that were always due then and those that have been pushed back.

I’m planning a series of short-ish posts looking at some of these books – the ones that have already made it into my TBR list.

First up, three books I’m super excited about and already have on pre-order

The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

England, 2020.

There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK.

They can walk, talk and drive cars, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphising Event fifty-five years ago.
And a family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cosy little village where life revolves around summer fetes, jam-making, gossipy corner stores, and the oh-so-important Best Kept Village awards.

No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff, and her family are behind her. Unusually, so are their neighbours, long-time residents Peter Knox and his daughter Pippa, who soon find that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both.

With a blossoming romance, acute cultural differences, enforced rehoming to a MegaWarren in Wales, and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti Rabbit Party against them, Peter and Pippa are about to question everything they’d ever thought about their friends, their nation, and their species.

It’ll take a rabbit to teach a human humanity . . .

I’ve enjoyed all of Fforde’s previous books so was thrilled to hear a new one was coming this year. I’ve been incredibly lucky and have an ARC of this on my shelves. It’s going to be my next read and I’m excited to get to it.

The Constant Rabbit will be published in July.

Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered.

There are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal.

Once you’re inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die.

El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school’s many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions – never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school.

Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too. So El is trying her hardest not to use it… that is, unless she has no other choice.

The blogging community on Twitter informed me that this book was on the way this year. I really liked Novik’s Teneraire series and this one sounds fab.

A Deadly Education will be published in September

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

No cover available for this one yet, in fact very little information at all. However it is the fifth Cormoran Strike novel and that’s pretty much all I needed to know. This series just keeps getting better and I can’t wait to read this one and catch up with Cormoran and Robin again.

Troubled Blood will be published in September.

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