I thought I would create a post about new releases this month and what will definitely be on my shopping list. There is a range of books released this month, but these are the four main books which I thought are the most interesting and ones which I will be looking out for. As you already know I love a wide range of book genres and these books cover the fictional genres. There are so many books already on my bookshelf, but I can't resist a good buy.
1. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
When a dark threat looms, the six must use their combined powers—including trust, unity, and love—to find the fire star and keep the world on course."
I am interested in this book as I would like to find out more about the fire star prophecy. This book is the first book of a trilogy which will develop and expand the gripping story about the six characters. Once I have read this first book I know I will be looking forward to the remaining two books. The thought of a dark threat looming over the characters draws me into the possibilities which could happen. What causes this threat? What will happen to the characters? Will they all survive and live to tell the tale?
2. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler’s problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she’s finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.
But the car’s new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle’s life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.
Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages, in New York Times bestselling author Beatriz William’s final book about the Schuyler sisters."
With Remembrance Sunday being today, I thought this book would be a key part of the vital need to remember those who sacrificed their own lives for us.
This is the final book in the series about the Schuyler sister's and this time we learn more about Pepper Schuyler. I was drawn to this book because the story sounds gripping and I do not know whether you find out, but I want to know who the "legendary politician" is! This story will engage and provoke a number of feelings within me, I have a feeling it will make me cry, make me laugh and possibly even make me buy a wider range of pre and post war books, a genre which I have not read much about. My grandparents all met during the war and I can imagine this could have easily been a situation they found themselves in, had they not have been as fortunate enough to live in England. The emotions and turmoil of living in Nazi Germany with a Nazi husband, whilst having a Jewish lover are too much for people to risk their lives for, however for Annabelle Dommerich, she could not imagine her life any other way. Love is love, you do not choose it, you do not find it, it finds you, once you have it, never let it go. No matter who it is with.
I look forward to finding this book on my bookshelf in the near future.
3. The Pharaoh's Secret by Clive Cussler
Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumoured to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.
With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld."
To confront the ruler of the Egyptian underworld is something I can just not comprehend. So to see how Cussler will do this is something I am really looking forward too. The description reminds me of the Egyptian Book of the Dead used to bring back to life those who had left us. We all know what terrible things happen to those who read from the book, the curses which are placed upon them for reading such a sacred text. Using a plant to extract the life from the living and give it to the dead will cause a whole range of problems and worries for the main characters Kurt and Joe. Reading how they discover the truth behind some of the most notorious legends in history by fighting the greatest legend of them all: Osiris. Let the fight for power begin.
4. The Golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. He’s back to drinking, he’s not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.
And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.
Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision.
Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris—the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.
And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.
Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in , he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level."
This book reminds me of one of my favourite reads, I Can See You by Karen Rose. I will definitely be buying this book and adding it to my bookshelf for a future read. The story of a dissatisfied and unhappy police officer using his skills and his mind to resolve a murder case which no one else has been able to answer. It takes him around the world to what people picture as the idyllic and romantic setting of Paris but Detective Lev finds a whole other side to Paris. What will happen to Detective Lev? Will they find a culprit to the unresolved murder? Will Detective Lev be able to develop and gain the crucial much-needed relationship with his mother? I must buy and read the book to find out!
All of these books are books which will definitely be in my next basket. I look forward to reading them. Let me know what you think of these books if you have already ready them and what your current or next read will be. What new releases have you found that you can't put down?