Category Archives: Kate McLaughlin

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

PRE-ORDER

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

PRE-ORDER
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)
Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (AU) Buy (Worldwide)

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.

Book Releases: 1st June 2020 – Onward

Think I stopped sharing pre-order links at some stage, but don’t know when. So I’ll just go through the alphabet, and post books released on or after 1st June 2020.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Long time, no blog! I’ve been active daily on Twitter, though, as well as regularly posting on Facebook and Goodreads. I did have a backlog of covers to post, but I ended up deleting them, because I just could not summon up the energy to blog.

However, here I am with a backlog of pre-orders – 20 of them. They’ll have cover art when you visit the links, so consider that to make up for what I’ve lacked. Also, my Reading Wishlist will have a complete list of releases (past, present, and future) that I hope to read at some stage.

Tara Altebrando: TAKE ME WITH YOU: 23rd June 2020: Buy (US)
V. C. Andrews: OUT OF THE ATTIC: 4th February 2020: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: WOLF’S BANE: 15th October 2019: Buy (US)
Keri Arthur: WICKED WINGS: 8th October 2019: Buy (US)
Chris Beckett: BENEATH THE WORLD, A SEA (paperback): 1st April 2020: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Sky Without Stars (paperback): 24th March 2020: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Between Burning Worlds: 24th March 2020: Buy (US)
Suzanne Collins: untitled Panem novel: 19th May 2020: Buy (US)
Christina Dalcher: MASTER CLASS: 21st April 2020: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE FATES (paperback): 3rd March 2020: Buy (US)
S. F. Henson: DEVILS WITHIN (paperback): 4th February 2020: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: COUNT THE SAINTS: 26th May 2020: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: GOLDILOCKS: 30 April 2020: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, Kate Karyus Quinn (eds.): Betty Bites Back: 16th September 2019: Buy (US)
Kate McLaughlin: WHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE: 23rd June 2020: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: WINTER TALES: 19th November 2019: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: ARK: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: CHOSEN ONES: 6th April 2020: Buy (US)
Paul Tremblay: THE LAST CONVERSATION: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)
Andy Weir: RANDOMIZE: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)