TBR: March 2021

I seem to going though a phase at the moment where I’m reading much faster with a physical book that on my Kindle so I’m going to switch to physical books only on my TBR for March and just read whatever I get to on my Kindle. This month I’m going to aim at reading

The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu

When ghosts talk, she will listen…

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children–leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.

She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan…), discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She’ll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down.

This was the Goldsboro SFF Fellowship choice for February so has a place on my March TBR as I’m trying to read these before I receive the next one. This one was also on my list to pick up at some point so I’m pleased to have a copy and looking forward to reading it.

The Cousins by Karen M McManus

The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence:

You know what you did.

They never hear from her again.

Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.

This entire family is built on secrets, right? It’s the Story legacy.

This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone.

I’ve seen lots of good things about Karen M. McManus’ books but have never read one. I’m looking forward to trying this and seeing what I think. Hoping I really enjoy it as I can then pick up her others as well – I love finding a new author I enjoy who already has several books out as it means I don’t need to wait to read another of their books.

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

It’s November 2023. The human race has been wiped out by the 6DM virus (Six Days Maximum – the longest you’ve got before your body destroys itself). The end of the world as we know it.

Yet someone is still alive. Alone in a new world of burning cities, rotting corpses and ravenous rats, one woman has survived. A woman who has spent her whole life compromising what she wants and hiding how she feels to meet other people’s expectations. From her career to her relationships, to what she wears and where she lives, she’s made a lifetime of decisions to fit what other people want her to be.

But with no one else left, who will she become now that she’s completely alone?

I treated myself to this book recently as well. I’ve had my eye on it for a while and it published early February so I ordered a copy. I love the cover on this book as well – great use of a splash of bright colour on a darker background, really eye catching.