Category Archives: Kate McLaughlin

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Kelley Armstrong: A TURN OF THE TIDE: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Megan Shepherd: MALICE HOUSE: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): RED AS BLOOD: 13th October 2022/1st March 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: THE HEADMASTER: 24th October 2022: Kindle Edition

V. C. Andrews: EDEN’S CHILDREN: 25th October 2022/3rd January 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Karen Ann Hopkins: DARK HOLLOW ROAD: 27th October 2022: Kindle Edition

Kelley Armstrong: GHOSTS & GARLANDS: 15th November 2022: Kindle Edition

Kelley Armstrong: CHRISTMAS AT THORNE MANOR: 15th November 2022: Hardcover & Paperback

Christina Farley: THE DREAM HEIST: 15th November 2022: Kindle Edition

Tiffany Reisz: WRAPPED IN BLACK: 22nd November 2022: Paperback

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD: 17th January 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

P. J. Tracy: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: 17th January 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Janelle Monáe: THE MEMORY LIBRARIAN: 31st January 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

V. C. Andrews: BECOMING MY SISTER: 7th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

V. C. Andrews: LITTLE PAULA: 7th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Seanan McGuire: SPELUNKING THROUGH HELL: 7th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Karen Ann Hopkins: NIGHT SONG: 14th February 2023: Kindle Edition

Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: SEVEN MERCIES: 14th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Mindy McGinnis: THE LAST LAUGH: 14th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Kelley Armstrong: MURDER AT HAVEN’S ROCK: 21st February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Veronica Roth: ARCH-CONSPIRATOR: 21st February 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Keri Arthur: WRAITH’S REVENGE: 28th February 2023: Kindle Edition

Natasha Preston: THE ISLAND: 28th February 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Tara Isabella Burton: THE WORLD CANNOT GIVE: 7th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Amelia Kahaney: ALL THE BEST LIARS: 7th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Seanan McGuire: BACKPACKING THROUGH BEDLAM: 7th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Claire Askew: THE DEAD DON’T SPEAK: 9th March 2023: Kindle Edition

Mindy McGinnis: A LONG STRETCH OF BAD DAYS: 14th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Fran Dorricott: THE LOCH: 16th March 2023: Kindle Edition

Marianna Baer: THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN: 21st March 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Darcey Bell: WOMAN OF THE YEAR: 21st March 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Ren DeStefano: HOW I’LL KILL YOU: 21st March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Marianna Baer: WOLFWOOD: 28th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Sylvia Day: SO CLOSE: 28th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Lisa Scottoline: LOYALTY: 28th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Francesca Zappia: GREYMIST FAIR: 28th March 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Amanda Panitch: GONE DARK: 4th April 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Kelley Armstrong: SOMEONE IS ALWAYS WATCHING: 11th April 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Kate McLaughlin: PIECES OF ME: 18th April 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Jennifer Bosworth: THE KILLING JAR: 1st May 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Jessica Brody: SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL: 2nd May 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Amie Kaufman: THE ISLES OF THE GODS: 2nd May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Amy Suiter Clarke: LAY YOUR BODY DOWN: 9th May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Emma Cline: THE GUEST: 9th May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Andrea Robertson: BOUND BY SWORD AND SPIRIT: 16th May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Kelley Armstrong: THE POISONER’S RING: 23rd May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Victoria Helen Stone: THE HOOK: 23rd May 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Amy Tintera: ALL THESE WARRIORS: 23rd May 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Megan Abbott: BEWARE THE WOMAN: 6th June 2023: Hardcover

Eliza Jane Brazier: GIRLS AND THEIR HORSES: 6th June 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Kim Harrison: DEMONS OF GOOD AND EVIL: 13th June 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Greg Iles: SOUTHERN MAN: 13th June 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Wendy Walker: WHAT REMAINS: 13th June 2023: Hardcover

Riley Sager: THE ONLY ONE LEFT: 20th June 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Cyn Balog: YOU WON’T BELIEVE ME: 27th June 2023: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Stephanie Oakes: THE MEADOWS: 8th August 2023: Kindle Edition

Alyssa Cole: ONE OF US KNOWS: 15th September 2023: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

March 2022 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released March 2022. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon US. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

Cassandra Alexander: Year of the Nurse: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

V. C. Andrews: Becoming My Sister: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Tara Isabella Burton: The World Cannot Give: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Alyssa Cole: When No One Is Watching: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads

Janet Edwards: Earth Prime: Kindle Edition) & Hardcover & Paperback

Hannah Gadsby: Ten Steps to Nanette: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tracey Garvis Graves: The Girl He Used to Know: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback

Megan Hart: Coming Up for Air: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Alex Kava: Fallen Creed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Mindy McGinnis: The Last Laugh: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Seanan McGuire: Spelunking Through Hell: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Marissa Meyer: Cinder: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Marissa Meyer: Cinder’s Adventure: Get Me to the Wedding!: Kindle Edition

Natasha Preston: The Fear: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Madeleine Roux: The Book of Living Secrets: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Holly Schindler: A Blue So Dark: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline: What Happened to the Bennetts: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Maria V. Snyder: Up to the Challenge: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Erica Spindler: From the Deep (previously published as See Jane Die): Kindle Edition

Erica Spindler: The Detective’s Daughter: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

August 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released August 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

AUGUST 2021 RELEASES

Megan Abbott: The Turnout: Buy: Goodreads
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Suns Will Rise: Buy
Paula Hawkins: A Slow Fire Burning: Buy: Goodreads
Carrie Jones: Saint: Buy
Kate McLaughlin (previously published as Kady Cross): The Girl with the Windup Heart: Buy
J. P. Pomare: The Last Guests: Buy: Goodreads
Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: Rise Up from the Embers: Buy
Madeleine Roux: Reclaimed: Buy
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Cold as Hell: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Some new finds already out, and others soon to come. All are US publication dates. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

OUT NOW

R. Z. Held: Idyllian: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Carrie Jones: The People Who Kill: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
L. A. Larkin: Widow’s Island: Kindle Edition & Paperback

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Cassie Alexander: Year of the Nurse: 31st October 2021: Kindle Edition
Kelley Armstrong: Ballgowns & Butterflies: 25th July 2021: Kindle Edition
Kelley Armstrong: Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells: 16th November 2021: Kindle Edition
Keri Arthur: Blackbird Crowned: 22nd June 2021: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Keri Arthur: Crown of Shadows: 22nd February 2022: Kindle Edition
Alyssa Cole: When No One is Watching: 22nd February 2022: Mass Market Paperback
Margaret Fortune: Iolanthe: 22nd February 2022: Kindle Edition
Mira Grant: Square³: 31st December 2021: Hardcover
Carrie Jones: Those Who Survived: 1st July 2021: Kindle Edition
Seanan McGuire: Spelunking Through Hell: 1st March 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: 8th March 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Mary Weber: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow: 6th July 2021: Paperback

May 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released May 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

MAY 2021 RELEASES

Kelley Armstrong: Cursed Luck: Buy
Naomi Clark: Hand of Fate: Buy
Merrie Destefano: Lost Girls: Buy
Katelyn Detweiler: The People We Choose: Buy
R. Z. Held: Idyllian: Buy
Emiko Jean: Tokyo Ever After: Buy
Krissy Kneen: The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen: Buy
Seanan McGuire: Angel of the Overpass: Buy
Kate McLaughlin (previously published as Kady Cross): The Girl with the Iron Touch: Buy
Marissa Meyer: The Lunar Chronicles: Books 1-4: Buy
Tiffany Reisz: Immersed in Pleasure & Submit to Desire: Buy
Maggie Stiefvater: Mister Impossible: Buy
Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary: Buy

March 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released March 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

MARCH 2021 RELEASES

Laura Bickle: The Underground Library: Buy
Rachel Caine: Heartbreak Bay: Buy
Kylie Chan: Dawn of Empire: Buy
Kate McLaughlin (previously published as Kady Cross): The Girl in the Clockwork Collar: Buy
Natasha Preston: The Lake: Buy
Tiffany Reisz: The Mistress Files: Buy
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: Buy
Holly Schindler: Play It Again: Buy
Lisa Scottoline: Eternal: Buy
Laurie Faria Stolarz: The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep: Buy
Victoria Helen Stone: The Last One Home: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE
Naomi Clark: Hand of Fate: Kindle Edition

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Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: 15th February 2022: Hardcover
Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: 11th January 2022: Hardcover
Jennifer Iacopelli: Finding Her Edge: 8th February 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Carrie Jones: The People Who Kill: 1st June 2021: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: The Things We Seek: 1st October 2021: Kindle Edition
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Beyond the End of the World: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Mercies: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: 8th March 2022: Kindle Edition
Tara Moss: The War Widow: 2nd November 2021: Paperback
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: 30th November 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: 25th January 2022: Paperback
Madeleine Roux: The Book of Living Secrets: 1st March 2022: Hardcover
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Cold as Hell: 28th August 2021: Kindle Edition
P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition

[REWIND] August 2020 Releases

If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

AUGUST 2020 RELEASES

Janet Edwards: Earth Prime: Buy
R. Z. Held: Unjust Theft: Buy
Kristi Helvig: Strange Skies: Buy
Kristi Helvig: The House on 6th Street: Buy: Goodreads
Alex Kava: Hidden Creed: Buy: Goodreads
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Devils: Buy
Kate McLaughlin (also published as Kady Cross): The Girl in the Steel Corset: Buy: Goodreads
Carrie Mesrobian: The Whitsun Daughters: Buy
Stephenie Meyer: Midnight Sun: Buy
Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons: Set Fire to the Gods: Buy
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Betrayal: Buy: Goodreads
Karin Slaughter: The Silent Wife: Buy

[REWIND] June 2020 Releases

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If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

JUNE 2020 RELEASES

Tara Altebrando: Take Me with You: Buy
V. C. Andrews: Shadows of Foxworth: Buy: Goodreads
Kelley Armstrong: Every Step She Takes: Buy
Keri Arthur: Deadly Vows: Buy
Alyssa Cole: The A.I. Who Loved Me: Buy
Kim Harrison: American Demon: Buy
R. Z. Held: Fair Exchange: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: Sweet Regrets: Buy
Kate McLaughlin: What Unbreakable Looks Like: Buy: Goodreads
Veronica Rossi: Rebel Spy: Buy

[REVIEW] What Unbreakable Looks Like – Kate McLaughlin

Kate McLaughlin
What Unbreakable Looks Like
Macmillan Wednesday Books (US: 23rd June 2020)
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Lex is not like other girls. Not like other girls at school, and not like other trafficked girls.

A common criticism of some stories is “wish fulfillment”. And while it’s a weird thing to say about a character who’s been trafficked and assaulted…this is still a wish-fulfillment novel.

Because Lex’s story is very much the exception. It’s only because of her strong relationships that she’s able to not go back to being Poppy. Normally in story structure there would’ve been a plot point where she returned, however briefly before escape… But that just wouldn’t have been realistic in order for Lex to achieve the happily-ever-after story ending.

I can’t remember if there was mention of Lonnie’s after-life, except that she’s in college and isn’t in a relationship. Did she go it alone, or have family and friends to support her post-rehab?

Even the court case Lex testifies in has a happy ending for her.

It’s the kind of novel that makes you think of the stories it DOESN’T centre – and it’s those stories we need to hear the most. After all, this IS a novel…and Lex’s happy ending is, unfortunately, fiction.