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
Posted in Carrie Jones, J. P. Pomare, Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell, Kady Cross, Kate McLaughlin, Kristen Simmons, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Madeleine Roux, Megan Abbott, Paula Hawkins, Quentin Bates, Sara Raasch
Tagged A Slow Fire Burning, August 2021 Releases, Cold as Hell, Reclaimed, Rise Up from the Embers, Saint, Suns Will Rise, The Girl with the Windup Heart, The Last Guests, The Turnout
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.
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)
Posted in Alaya Dawn Johnson, Andy Weir, Chris Beckett, Christina Dalcher, Claudia Gray, Demitria Lunetta, Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell, Kate Karyus Quinn, Kate McLaughlin, Kelley Armstrong, Keri Arthur, Laura Lam, Mindy McGinnis, Paul Tremblay, S. F. Henson, Suzanne Collins, Tara Altebrando, Tiffany Reisz, V. C. Andrews, Veronica Roth
Tagged Ark, Beneath the World a Sea, Betty Bites Back, Between Burning Worlds, Chosen Ones, Count the Saints, Defy the Fates, Devils Within, Goldilocks, Master Class, Out of the Attic, Randomize, Sky Without Stars, Take Me with You, The Last Conversation, What Unbreakable Looks Like, Wicked Wings, Winter Tales, Wolf's Bane