Hey guys! Happy New Release Tuesday! I have three awesome books to share that I got as ARC’s and one that I am drooling over. Let’s get started!!!!
The Light over London, Julia Kelly was an absolutely gorgeous historical fiction. I have seen a lot of people likening it to The Nightingale, but I was getting some serious Laura Madeleine vibes here- which if anyone knows about my obsession with the author is high praise. The duel story lines merged seamlessly, the story had a great flow, stunning descriptions and fantastic characters. I adored this book and will be looking into the author for further books.
Even If I fall, Abigail Johnson is a really beautiful YA book. Two broken teens have lost their brothers- one to death and one to jail. In a small town, neither one can live down the stigma, nor find someone that they can just… talk to… about it. That is, until they find one another. How is she supposed to open up to the boy when it was her brother that killed his? How is he supposed to look at her and not see everything he lost? And yet… they do. Little by little they help each other heal, and learn to dream again. Will their new found relationship last, though, when everyone finds out- and has an opinion?
In Dog We Trust, Beth Kendrick is a great slice of life type book. You have the scrappy workaholic Jocelyn, trying to keep her head above water and her family’s laundry service afloat while Mom recovers from surgery. One choice changes her world. When she sees two dogs about to be run over, she darts out to save them both. The pedigree pup’s owner is thrilled, and wants to hire her to take care of the dogs- walking, playing… that type of thing. The driver is aghast…. and cute for a yuppie. Suddenly Jocelyn has a boyfriend and yet another job. Fast forward six months. Prince charming is not so charming and oh-so-gone, as is the boss…. but the dogs remain, having inherited the bulk of the owner’s wealth, and the house. Jocelyn is as surprised as anybody when she is named their caretaker but she will do anything- including how to care and train show dogs and buy mutt boyfriends- in order to make this work. There’s just one issue- Liam. The owner’s only son, though estranged, feels he has a case against the dogs and Jocelyn. As the two battle over the inheritance, the fur really starts to fly. What would happen, though, if the combatants ever gave way to their attraction?
My thanks to Netgally and First to Read for allowing me advanced reader copies of these books in exchange for honest reviews.
The Winter of the Witch is one that I have been eagerly awaiting. I fell in love with Arden’s other books in this trilogy and have been a huge supporter of Arden’s since The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden. I can’t wait to see how this series ends!!! I preordered it months ago, but am in the middle of another book so it may take a moment. This is probably going to be my next read though.
And now for the new release I am most excited (and jealous) about… congrats to my UK friends! This book launches there today, but we won’t see it in America until April. I did end up buying it on Book Depository and hope to get it soon…. but I don’t actually know how these things work. We’ll see!!
(Summary from Book Depository):
Imagine you could erase your grief.
Imagine you could forget your pain.
Imagine you could hide a secret.
Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.
He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.
In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded.
Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.
This book is already getting some much deserved love from other bloggers. I think I first heard about it (and where to buy it) from My one thousand lives. I immediately knew I had to have this.
So that’s me for the week. What are you most excited about? Have I missed any?