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December 2015 Releases

Done with November 2015 Releases? Here are December 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Jessica Alcott: EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME (paperback): 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
V. C. Andrews: WHITEFERN: 26th July 2016: Buy (US)
Keri Arthur: FLAMEOUT: 5th July 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: MERCURY RETROGRADE (paperback): 8th December 2015: Buy (US)
Tom Cox: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FURRED KIND: 16th August 2016: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: RENEGADE (paperback): 26th April 2016: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: LITTLE SECRETS: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: IT ENDS WITH US: 2nd August 2016: Buy (US)
J. Kenner: UNWRAP ME: 24th November 2015: Buy (US)
Katrina Leno: THE LOST & FOUND: 5th July 2016: Buy (US)
Richelle Mead: THE GLITTERING COURT: 12th April 2016: Buy (US)
Vicki Pettersson: SWERVE (paperback): 31st May 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE BOURBON THIEF: 28th June 2016: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: PAPER HEARTS, VOLUME 1: SOME WRITING ADVICE: 1st November 2015: Buy (US)
Beth Revis: A WORLD WITHOUT YOU: 19th July 2016: Buy (US)
Carrie Ryan: DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE (paperback): 12th July 2016: Buy (US)
Holly Schindler: PLAY IT AGAIN: 18th October 2015: Buy (US)
Eve Silver: CRASH (paperback): 2nd August 2016: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: THE STARS NEVER RISE (paperback): 19th July 2016: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: MENAGERIE (paperback): 28th June 2016: Buy (US)

5 New Covers (Altebrando, Frost, Hoover, Jones, McGarry)

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17th May 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never, Never: Part Two (Never Never, Book 2)
Hoover Ink (US: 17th May 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 3rd May 2015: Buy (US)
Cassie Alexander: BOXSET: THE HAUNTED, THE HUNTED, THE HATED: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: COMPANY TOWN: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: MERCURY RETROGRADE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody: UNCHANGED (paperback): 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Allie Brosh: SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A SKY UNBROKEN: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE WARD (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE ISLE: 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE NOT (paperback): 22nd December 2015: Buy (US)
Krissy Kneen: EATING MY GRANDMOTHER: 1st July 2015: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE VAULT OF DREAMERS (paperback): 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE RULE OF MIRRORS: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: REBORN (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: AFTER THE WOODS: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: A COLD LEGACY (paperback): 26th January 2016: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)

[REVIEW] Never Never: Part One – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never Never: Part One (Never Never, Book 1)
Hoover Ink (US: 8th January 2015)
Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide)

Be warned: this is not a novel, or even a novella. It’s more like a serial, and this is the first of reportedly three parts. And being only a third of a novel (the paperback is only 150 pages), it’s rather unsatisfying on its own. It has a premise, we meet the characters, and it ends on a cliff-hanger – and that’s it for now.

Colleen Hoover is known for her New Adult romance novels, but I’m unfamiliar with Tarryn Fisher’s work. Maybe she writes speculative fiction, because there’s some as-yet-unexplained weird stuff going on in Never Never. (I so want to put a comma between those words in the title. But I’m not a professional writer.)

Charlie and Silas are both in class when they realise they’ve lost their memories of familiar people. They still know reality TV personalities, but not themselves, each other, their families, friends, or acquaintances.

Their fathers used have a financial group together, but now one family is wealthy and the other is…not. Something shonky went down, and only one man was punished for it. Ah, the cut-throat world of business…

Silas Nash seems nice, such as when he checks that a drunken woman is okay. But reading from Charlie Wynwood’s point of view is not pleasant.

From page 82: “Amy,” I say. I wonder if she’s one of the girls I sat with at lunch yesterday. I hardly noticed names and faces. The car pulls to the curb and we walk forward. Janette climbs into the backseat without a word, and after a few seconds of deliberation I open the front door. Amy is black. I stare at her in surprise for a minute before I climb in the car.

Having read the entire book, I still don’t get why Charlie stares at Amy “in surprise”. Has Charlie never seen a woman of colour before? If Charlie’s familiar with celebrities, surely black people aren’t new to her, so I don’t understand the “surprise”.

Just a few pages later, Charlie has questionable thoughts about another character:

From page 85: My first thought is ugly. But it’s more of a fact than a judgment.

It’s a judgment. The girl Charlie’s judging is known only (so far) as “The Shrimp”. Because non-beautiful girls don’t deserve the respect of being referred to by their actual name?

Eff you, Charlie. EFF YOU.

To her credit, Charlie seems concerned about her younger sister’s dinner choices, so she does have a heart. Maybe only towards people who are both white AND beautiful. (Charlie notices that Amy is pretty, but that still doesn’t explain the “surprise” that Amy is black.)

I’ll be tuning into parts two and three to solve the mystery, but hopefully Charlie is more tolerable there than she is here.

May 2015 Releases

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