Oh my gosh, you guys, September is starting STRONG. We have so many good books to look forward to that I don’t even know where to begin. One of my lost beloved cozy mystery writers is at it again, there’s a YA Marvel book out featuring everyone’s favorite trickster, a fabulous historical fiction…. let’s just get to it!
A Night’s Tail by Sophie Kelly is the 11th installment of the super popular Magical Cats series. I love these books and can’t get enough of Owen and Hercules. When you grab these books you know you’re getting great characters, clean fun and fantastic plot. I devour these like Oreo.
Loki: Where Mischief Lies is a fantastic looking Ya take on what the trickster would be like before he went head to head with the Avengers. A young Loki still trying to make a name for himself? Yes please! I am going to just leave the Goodreads summary here:
An epic tale across the realms. A deadly power that spans millennia. A story of struggle and betrayal, this adventure is told through the patchwork past of Marvel’s most misunderstood mischief-maker of all time: Loki: Trickster. God of Asgard. Brother. This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential of popular characters in the Marvel Universe. The novels focus on exploring the duality of heroism in specific character stories from the Marvel Universe.
The Rabbit Girls is a historical fiction novel that just came out and, lucky me, it’s available on Kindle Unlimited. I am definitely reading this one. I will leave the Goodreads summary here:
Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel.
Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam finds an inmate uniform from the Ravensbrück women’s camp concealed among her mother’s things. Within its seams are dozens of letters to Henryk written by Frieda. The letters reveal the disturbing truth about the ‘Rabbit Girls’, young women experimented on at the camp. And amid their tales of sacrifice and endurance, Miriam pieces together a love story that has been hidden away in Henryk’s heart for almost fifty years.
Inspired by these extraordinary women, Miriam strives to break through the walls she has built around herself. Because even in the darkest of times, hope can survive.
Well Met is an adorable rom-com that has the added bonus of being at a Renaissance Fair! Seriously, what’s not to love? Goodreads summary here:
Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?
This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
Not a bad selection for the first of the month, huh? Which ones are you excited for?