It was a very exciting week, as I got the opportunity to lay my hands on certain unreleased titles from various authors. Few of the books from this #BorrowAThon TBR are going to be unreleased books (I will include their release dates), which I will later follow up with separate reviews for each of them. So, without further ado (that cliched phrase, though!), let’s get started!
1. A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
(Challenges: Try Before You Buy, A Book Recommended to You)
Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price . . .
Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows. Feyre must find a way to break a spell or lose her heart forever.
2. The Unprotected by Kelly Sokol [UNRELEASED]
(Challenges: A Book with your favourite colour on the cover)
RELEASE DATE: 18 April 2017
As a driven advertising executive, Lara James has always put her career before any plans for a family, preferring professional chic to stay-at-home style. But after her father’s death, she realises she’s ready. More than ready, in fact. Yet pregnancy—something other women seem to accomplish effortlessly, even accidentally—doesn’t come easily to Lara. What began as an adventure quickly becomes a nightmare as she and her husband endure endless IVF treatments, hormone therapy, and devastating miscarriages.
When Lara, at last, becomes pregnant and gives birth to a daughter, Auden, she believes their determination has paid off. But Auden cries day and night, ear-shattering screams that strip Lara of her nerves and energy. Her life as a sleep-deprived new mother is unrelenting, and, guiltily, Lara can’t help but mourn for what she once had. With her marriage crumbling, Lara is increasingly driven to alarming thoughts and destructive actions she would never have imagined possible before now. Hanging on by a thread, it’s only in her darkest moment that Lara will discover the true depths of her love and devotion—and what she’s willing to face for the family she’s so desperately sought. At times disturbing, The Unprotected is a bold, unflinching novel for anyone who’s ever wanted children—and wondered what they might have to sacrifice along the way.
3. Camino Beach by Amanda Callendrier [UNRELEASED]
(Challenges: Try a New-To-You Author)
RELEASE DATE: 16 May 2017
In this poignant debut loaded with humour, heartbreak, and Southern charm, old friends road-trip their way to solving a mystery and righting a long-ago wrong.
Sarah Martin had every intention of skipping her high school reunion. Once a popular girl and valedictorian, she’s now pushing forty, divorced, and running a small bookstore in Nashville—not exactly an impressive life. But Sarah’s best friend, Kristen, won’t take no for an answer, and she won’t let them return to Briley High without Roxanne, the missing third in their senior high trio.
The beautiful and wild Roxanne—who listened to eighties rocker chicks, let anyone kiss her at parties, and dragged Sarah into plenty of trouble—disappeared just weeks before graduation. But Sarah’s not so sure she wants to track her down. She knows Roxanne’s departure was likely because of a betrayal—hers. Along with their pal Jack, Sarah and Kristen embark on a quest in a beat-up old El Camino, once the centre of their spring-break dreams, in search of Roxanne. But the road ahead is full of surprises that will force the friends to confront their pasts and consider the paths they’ve chosen—and the ones still waiting to be explored.
4. Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One (Rebirth) by Greg Rucka
(Challenges: A Graphic Novel, A Book that involves a library in some way)
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares shakes, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!
Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14.
Rebirth honours the richest history in comics while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world’s greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honouring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
So that was my TBR, what about yours? Best of Luck Readerbuds!