I have a couple books to read and I seem to be falling behind (but keep requesting more) so I figured I’d spend a week focusing on nothing but my NetGalley TBR. I don’t know if I’ll get to them all or even finish them all. So here the possible TBR for the week
This is the oldest one on my list so I really should get to her first…
About: For as long as Sigrid could remember, she’s wanted to become a mighty, fearless valkyrie. But without a winged mare, she’s a mere stable hand, left wondering who her parents were and why she’s so different. So when the Eye shows her a vision where she’s leading a valkyrie charge on the legendary eight-legged horse Sleipnir, she grabs the possibility of this greater destiny with both hands, refusing to let go. Too bad that the only one who can help her get there is Mariam, an enemy valkyrie who begrudgingly agrees to lead her to Helheim. As they cross the nine worlds, battling night elves, riding sea serpents, and hurtling into fire to learn the truth about Sigrid’s birthright, an unexpected but powerful bond forms.
It comes out on the 3rd of May
About: A collection of Asian ghosts – from India to Sri Lanka, China to Korea, Japan to the Philippines – can be both terrifying and comforting. Underpinned by strong cultural beliefs in the cycles of life and ancestor worship, the nature of Asian spirits differs from that of their counterparts in other areas of the world. The possibility is more instinctually accepted that ghosts remain with us, as part of the world, whether we can see them or not
Pub date is the 12th of April
I’ve read a few of his books now through NetGalley and they are always quite dark but really good. I’m hoping this is another winner for me even if I hate the cover.
About: Connor Ryman thought he had it all—a successful career as a mystery novelist, a condo with stunning views of Seattle’s Lake Union, a supportive and long-term partner, Steve, and a loving daughter, Miranda, who was following in her father’s creative footsteps. It all went bad when Steve left the family suddenly. Jilted and heartbroken, Connor begins to search for love online. His prayers are answered when Trey Goodall, smart and handsome, answers his ad. But he’s a liar, a monster under a pretty mask. Miranda sees through the red flags and senses something very wrong beneath the façade.
Pub date is 15th of March
About: A poetic subversion of the ancient Greek myth of Persephone, in which the young goddess abducted by Hades is not a passive victim but a cunning protagonist in her own right who actively resists the narrative that has historically held her captive. Over the course of a series of interrelated narrative poems, she discovers the secrets of her mythological cosmos and ultimately rises to challenge the gods who rule it.
Pub date is 22nd of March
About: After her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Chloe Vanderbrooke is picking up the pieces and moving in with her Uncle Robbie and his wife, Glenda. She’s fully expects life to suck, but she’s hardly prepared for it to unravel completely. It begins when Glenda’s younger brother, Andrew, arrives. With his laid-back smile and easy-going charm, Andrew seems much younger than twenty-eigh. They share a kiss but it feels wrong. He lurks around the house, stalks her at school, but it isn’t until Chloe finally confronts him that she finds out just what kind of monster he is. Fueled by a rage that’s been simmering since her mother’s death, she discovers that Andrew is not the only one capable of violence.
Pub date is 5th of April
I’m interested to see which ones work for me and if any of these will be a favourite. I’ll have a follow up blog at the end of the week with hopefully some good news and reviews.