Hey guys! This week I have two new releases to share, and a couple books I just learned about. Let’s get started!
James Patterson has come out with another detective Harriet Blue book. Blue finally has a name for the George River Killer who hurt so many women…. and ruined her brother’s life. It won’t be easy though… Regan Banks has gone underground, and everyone is watching her to be sure she doesn’t do anything crazy. One phone call begins an intense game of “catch me if you can” clues lead her from town to town, littered with victims from Harry’s life. Can she catch a killer and get revenge, or will she loose everything?
Not going to lie, I am a bit on the fence about this series. The first two were good, but not great; and I still don’t feel completely connected to Harry. Still, when I saw that this one was coming out I pre-ordered it. I do want to see where they’re going with this.
I saw the cover for this book and immediately fell in love! I mean, how could you not? 17 year old Raya Liston is getting ready to go to UCLA, trapped in a future that she feels has already been planned for her. When her grandmother dies she decides to go to India, to visit the ashram where Grandma and Grandpa fell in love. She’s hoping to find her center, her path….. instead she finds love. Love of a country, love of a friend, and love of a boy that teaches her that in Sanskrit there are 96 ways to say love.
This one just sounds so cute, and I am really hoping for some nice descriptions and cultural references while she’s in India. I always love that!
As for the two I just learned about; the New York Times Book Review did a spread for two books that I haven’t heard a lot about, but that seem really interesting.
We are displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World, by Malala Yousafzai is my first pick here. I adored I Am Malala when I read it years ago. She came across as anyone’s little sister. Just a girl that wanted to live and learn. The terrible things that she went through broke my heart, but made her into a strong woman and an amazing human rights activist. Now, when the immigration crisis looms and so many people are torn about what to do it’s important to remember- these aren’t numbers, they’re people. Here, Malala shares her own story, but also the stories of girls she met in refugee camps. I feel like this book is going to be amazing.
Also, it’s come to my attention that someone put The Diary of A Young Girl (Anne Frank’s diary) into graphic novel format. This is either going to be amazing, or terrible. I am super excited though! I have seen some other works done this way, my favorite being a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s shorts and poems. If done with respect and care, this could be amazing.
So, that’s my picks for this week. Have I missed anything? What are you guys excited for?