Is this the latest TBR in the world?
The Damned, Volume One by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree
This is the first of a couple of ARCs I was accepted for on NetGalley, and hopefully I either have a a haul, already up or on its way. This is the first volume in a new graphic novel series set during prohibition, which is always a great period if, like me, you love gangster stories. But in this “prohibition-era” has an urban fantasy twist in that there is a booming trade in mortal souls. I like the look of the art, judging by this cover, and I am really looking forward to getting into this world. This is out on March 28th, so I should have a review up the week before.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A friend of mine read this last summer, and has been urging me read it since then, so here we are. Dark Matter is an adult sci-fi novel, that got a lot of buzz back when it was first released. Our protagonist Jason remembers being asked if he was happy with his life, and then he wakes up in what I am assuming to be a parallel world. His wife is no his wife, he no longer has a son, and Jason is no longer an ordinary collage profession but a celebrated physicist. But which world is the real one? Or which one does he want to be real?
Clean by Juno Dawson
*Trigger Warning: Drug abuse and addiction.*
This is the second NetGalley book on my TBR this month, though this one is very different to the previous. This is a contemporary, that follows socialite, Lexi, shorty after she almost dies from an overdose. As a result she is forced to attend an exclusive rehab facility to get clean, which seems a challenge in itself, and then she meets a boy. Brady is a boy with a mysterious past, and he’s gotta be drop dead gorgeous to boot. If this is done properly it promises to be a brilliant glimpse into addiction, and facing your demons.
That Old Black Magic by Cathy Unsworth
And, this is the third NetGalley book of the month, (they really all came at once) and is a historical fiction novel, with potential fantasy elements. Set during the second world war, That Old Black Magic follows detective Spooner, as he searches for a mission girl. When a german spy is captured he relieves that he was meant to meet another spy, this one a girl, but as the investigation unfolds the girls is no where to be found. She might be a German spy, she might be involved in the underworld of black magic, or she could be no one at all. Only time will tell.
I will also be reading Elmet by Fiona Mozley, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, ACOMAF by SJM and Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horrowitz.
And those are the books that I plan on reading this month. What are you reading this month?
Thanks for reading!