TBR: June 2021

I’ve got so many great books to pick from at the moment, either sitting on my book shelves or Kindle that it’s hard to narrow down what I want to read next. I think for June these will be at the top of my pile.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

This one has been calling me from the bookshelf since my pre-order arrived on publication day. I enjoyed both of Weir’s previous books and have high hopes for this one.

Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Magic is the first sin. It must be bound.

Ever since Anna can remember, her aunt has warned her of the dangers of magic. She has taught her to fear how it twists and knots and turns into something dark and deadly.

It was, after all, magic that killed her parents and left her in her aunt’s care. It’s why she has been protected from the magical world and, in one year’s time, what little magic she has will be bound. She will join her aunt alongside the other Binders who believe magic is a sin not to be used, but denied. Only one more year and she will be free of the curse of magic, her aunt’s teachings and the disappointment of the little she is capable of.

Nothing – and no one – could change her mind before then. Could it?

This gorgeous looking book was the Goldsboro books GSFF choice for May so it automatically makes my June TBR as I’m trying (and so far succeeding) to read these before the next choice arrives. Even without that though it looks amazing and would likely have made this months TBR anyway.

Subject Twenty One by A. E. Warren

Elise’s world is forever changed when she is given the opportunity of a lifetime – to work at the Museum of Evolution and be a Companion to the Neanderthal, Subject Twenty-One.

As a Sapien, a member of the lowest order of humans, she and others like her are held responsible for the damages inflicted on the world by previous generations. This job may be Elise’s only chance to escape a stagnating life in an ostracised and impoverished community.

But it doesn’t take long for Elise to realise that, away from the familiarity and safety of her home, her own secrets are much harder to conceal.

And the longer she stays the more she comes to realise that little separates her from the exhibits . . . and a cage of her own.

I have an early e-copy of this book and will be taking part in the blog tour later this month – it sounds so good.

Bleeding Hearts by Ry Herman

Is love stronger than death?

It’s hard to hold down a functioning relationship at the best of times – but it’s harder still when one half of the couple is on the wrong side of dead, and the other’s just discovered they possess powers that are definitely not of natural origin.

To be together at all, Angela and Chloe have had to overcome almost impossible odds, but their final obstacle might be insurmountable.

In the last ten months, they’ve searched high and low for a cure to Angela’s biting problem, and if they don’t find one soon, the chances grow higher and higher that Chloe might die.

Is there a solution, or is the divide between the living and the dead too wide for them to cross? 

The sequel to Love Bites which I really enjoyed reading last year, I have an ARC of this. Looking forward to seeing how the next part of Angela and Chloe’s story unfolds.

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