Category Archives: L. A. Larkin

November 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released November 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.

NOVEMBER 2021 RELEASES
V. C. Andrews: Out of the Rain: Buy
Kelley Armstrong: Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: The Offering: Buy
Imogen Howson: A Girl of Dust & Death (previously published as Blood of the Volcano): Buy
Carrie Jones: Almost Dead: Buy
Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen: Patient Zero: Buy
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Aurora’s End: Buy
L. A. Larkin: The Safe Place: Buy
Marissa Meyer: Gilded: Buy
Diana Peterfreund: In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: Buy
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: Buy
Maria V. Snyder: The King of Koraha: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

All are US publication dates. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE
Janet Edwards: PERILOUS: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: DEFENDER: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: HURRICANE: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: BORDERLINE: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Janet Edwards: ARRAY 2781: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: ALMOST DEAD: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Beth Revis: THE FUTURE COLLECTION: Kindle Edition & Paperback

NOW AVAILABLE FOR US PRE-ORDER
Kelley Armstrong: HIGH JINX: 7th December 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Kelley Armstrong: GODDESS OF SUMMER LOVE: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition
Kelley Armstrong: A TURN OF THE TIDE: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition
Chris Beckett: TOMORROW: 1st May 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: SUNS WILL RISE: 16th August 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): RIVER CLYDE: 1st July 2022: Paperback
Abigail Dean: GIRL A: 1st February 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Tess Gerritsen: LISTEN TO ME: 5th July 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Zakiya Dalila Harris: THE OTHER BLACK GIRL: 7th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
L. A. Larkin: THE SAFE PLACE: 9th November 2021: Kindle Edition & Paperback
Marissa Meyer: CURSED: 8th November 2022: Kindle Edition
Daniel O’Malley: BLITZ: 4th October 2022: Kindle Edition
Cherie Priest: GRAVE RESERVATIONS: 19th July 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Allie Reynolds: SHIVER: 28th December 2021 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback
Allie Reynolds THE SWELL: 14th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Karin Slaughter: GIRL, FORGOTTEN: 2nd August 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Now Available for US Pre-Order

All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Amazon. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

NOW AVAILABLE

Cassandra Alexander: YEAR OF THE NURSE: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Naomi Clark: THE MORTAL TOUCH: Kindle Edition

Samantha Hayes: THE TRAPPED WIFE: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Imogen Howson: A GIRL OF STONE & SMOKE: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Carrie Jones: SAINT: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Carrie Jones: INCHWORMS: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

PRE-ORDER

Kelley Armstrong: A TWIST OF FATE: 5th/31st October 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Kelley Armstrong: HIGH JINX: 7th December 2021: Kindle Edition

Kelley Armstrong: A RIP THROUGH TIME: 31st May 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Keri Arthur: SORROW’S SONG: 28th June 2022: Kindle Edition

Claire Askew: A MATTER OF TIME: 10th March 2022/31st May 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Darcey Bell: ALL I WANT: 11th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

A. R. Capetta: THE LOST COAST: 3rd May 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Kim Harrison: TROUBLE WITH THE CURSED: 14th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Karen Ann Hopkins: THE FORTUNA COIN: 12th October 2021: Kindle Edition

Karen Ann Hopkins: THE OFFERING: 30th November 2021: Kindle Edition

Greg Iles: SOUTHERN MAN: 24th May 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Emiko Jean: TOKYO DREAMING: 31st May 2022: Hardcover

Carrie Jones: ALMOST DEAD: 1st November 2021: Kindle Edition

Carrie Jones: WHEN YOU BRING THEM BACK: 1st December 2021: Kindle Edition

Carrie Jones: THE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE: 15th January 2022: Kindle Edition

Carrie Jones: THE GREED THAT KILLS: 1st February 2022: Kindle Edition

Lydia Kang: THE HALF-LIFE OF RUBY FIELDING: 5th April 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback

L. A. Larkin: THE SAFE PLACE: 9th November 2021: (Kindle Edition)

Janelle Monáe: THE MEMORY LIBRARIAN: AND OTHER STORIES OF DIRTY COMPUTER: 19th April 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tara Moss: THE GHOSTS OF PARIS: 7th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Andrew Neiderman: THE WOMAN BEYOND THE ATTIC: 1st February 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tom Perrotta: TRACY FLICK CAN’T WIN: 7th June 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Tiffany Reisz: WRAPPED IN BLACK: 1st December 2021: Kindle Edition

Maria V. Snyder: THE KING OF KORAHA: 22nd November 2021: Kindle Edition

Victoria Helen Stone: AT THE QUIET EDGE: 19th April 2022: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Cristin Terrill: THE STARS BETWEEN US: 2nd August 2022: Kindle Edition

Rachel Vincent: EVERY SINGLE LIE: 12th July 2022 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Rachel Vincent: NO ONE IS ALONE: 12th July 2022: Hardcover

Mary Weber: RECLAIMING SHILO SNOW: 12th October 2021 (KE & HC out now): Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Scott Westerfeld: YOUNGBLOODS: 1st March 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

June 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released June 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.

JUNE 2021 RELEASES

Keri Arthur: Blackbird Crowned: Buy
Janet Edwards: Hestia 2781: Buy
Nicci French: What to Do When Someone Dies: Buy
Zakiya Dalila Harris: The Other Black Girl: Buy
Kim Harrison: Million Dollar Demon: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: Wicked Legacy: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: Blood Rock: Buy
Carrie Jones: The People Who Kill: Buy
L. A. Larkin: Widow’s Island: Buy
Phoebe North: Strange Creatures: Buy
Andrew Shaffer: Look Mom I’m a Poet (and So is My Cat): Buy
Maria V. Snyder: The City of Zirdai: 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

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

Now Available for US Pre-Order

NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I put the store credits back into purchasing Kindle Editions of eBooks or Kindle Unlimited subscriptions.

NOW AVAILABLE
Merrie Destefano: WRITING TIPS WORKBOOK: Paperback
Holly Schindler: PLAY IT AGAIN: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

US PRE-ORDER
Karen Ann Hopkins: WICKED LEGACY: 15th June 2021: Kindle Edition
Karen Ann Hopkins: BLOOD ROCK: 3rd August 2021: Kindle Edition
L. A. Larkin: WIDOW’S ISLAND: 3rd June 2021: Kindle Edition
Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige: THE MONARCHS: 11th January 2022: Hardcover
Tiffany Reisz: MISCHIEF: 27th September 2021: Paperback
Lisa Scottoline: FEARED: 28th December 2021: Paperback
Francesca Serritella: GHOSTS OF HARVARD: 22nd June 2021: Paperback
Maggie Stiefvater: CALL DOWN THE HAWK: 6th April 2021: Paperback
Scott Westerfeld: MIRROR’S EDGE: 28th December 2021: Paperback

[REWIND] April 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.

APRIL 2020 RELEASES

Darcey Bell: Something She’s Not Telling Us: Buy: Goodreads
Christina Dalcher: Master Class (also published as Q): Buy: Goodreads
R. Z. Held: Clean Install: Buy
Kristi Helvig: The Missing: Buy: Goodreads
L. A. Larkin: Prey: Buy
Veronica Roth: Chosen Ones: Buy
Andrew Shaffer: Let’s See Them Poems: Buy
Erica Spindler: The Final Seven: Buy: Goodreads

April 2020 Releases

The following is a thread of books released in April 2020, which was last month.

Darcey Bell: SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; US Paperback; UK Hardcover; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU Hardcover; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Christina Dalcher: MASTER CLASS/Q: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Hardcover; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Megan Hart: ALL THE HARDEST CHOICES: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Megan Hart: REASON ENOUGH: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Kristi Helvig: THE MISSING: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: AURORA RISING: US Paperback; UK Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: AURORA BURNING: AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Alex Kava: LOST CREED: US Paperback; UK Paperback; CA Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Alex Kava: DESPERATE CREED: US Paperback; UK Paperback; CA Paperback

Laura Lam: GOLDILOCKS: UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

L. A. Larkin: PREY: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; UK Kindle Edition; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: THE PRIEST: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Veronica Roth’s CHOSEN ONES: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Hardcover; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Andrew Shaffer: LET’S SEE THEM POEMS: US Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Lilja Sigurðardóttir: CAGE: US Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Erica Spindler: THE FINAL SEVEN: US Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Wendy Walker: THE NIGHT BEFORE: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

[REVIEW] Thirst – L. A. Larkin

L. A. Larkin
Thirst
Rollicking Read Press (US: 16th October 2012); Hachette Little, Brown Constable (UK: 5th January 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA)

I blame Cassandra Rose Clarke. Ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed Our Lady of the Ice, and short story White Out, I’ve wanted more Antarctic fiction. (Jennifer Longo’s Up to This Pointe is on my wishlist, by the way.)

And so I stumbled upon Thirst, a standalone novel by British-Australian author L. A. Larkin. Glaciologist Luke Searle is in for the fight of his life when a sinister plot unravels on the ice, with catastrophic results for the entire world unless Luke can stop it.

I don’t read many thrillers nowadays, especially ones that put countries against each other. (Think James Bond.) In this case, the baddie is Chinese, and his father – the General – is even more of a baddie. (Circa page 320, there’s a flashback to a pre-rape scene, so you may want to skip those few pages.) Wendy Woo is a great heroine, but she’s relegated to only the odd chapter here and there.

Corporate greed has the power to destroy the world in this chilling thriller. Larkin keeps the pace up for the entire novel as survival skills are put to the test. Thirst is bloody good.