Part 2 of a series of posts I have planned looking at books publishing later this year that have already earned themselves a space on my TBR list. September is looking like it’s going to a huge publishing month, I don’t quite know how I’m gong to prioritise what I read yet, with so many great books due to land at the same time!
Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan
Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it.
But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret.
How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca.
Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of risk, obsession and loss.
I love Crossan’s lyrical style of writing, Toffee was one of my favourite reads last year so I’m delighted she has a new book arriving this year too.
Here is the Beehive will be published in August.
Grave Secrets by Alice James
Agatha Raisin meets Sookie Stackhouse, with croquet and zombies.
Toni Windsor is trying to live a quiet life in the green and pleasant county of Staffordshire. She’d love to finally master the rules of croquet, acquire a decent boyfriend and make some commission as an estate agent.
All that might have to wait, though, because there are zombies rising from their graves, vampires sneaking out of their coffins and a murder to solve. And it’s all made rather more complicated by the fact that she’s the one raising all the zombies.
Oh, and she’s dating one of the vampires too. It can’t be the best decision she’s ever made, but he’s so pretty.
Really, what’s a girl meant to do?
The cover of this grabbed me straight away – it just looks fun. I was completely hooked when I read the description of it as ‘Agatha Raisin meets Sookie Stackhouse’ I’m taking part in a blog tour for Grave Secrets later this year.
Grave Secrets will be published in September
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.
This sounds fascinating and has one of my favourite fantasy tropes – talking animals, meaning its found an instant place on my TBR.
The Bone Shard Daughter will be published in September
Blurbs taken from Goodreads