Weekly Book Discoveries – July 24, 2017

Before I got into reading I was addicted to music. Each week I got on iTunes, checked out the new releases, and looked for new artists. But that was then. Now reading is my new addiction. Like many people, I am subscribed to several book deal newsletters. Whenever I go into a store I have to check out their book section. I love finding a new story that grabs my attention.

All that means that my TBR list keeps growing, and I want to help you grow yours as well. Below are a few books that I discovered this past week and bought for myself. Maybe one of them will grab your attention as well. Unfortunately, I now have to decide which one I will read first. Have you already read any of them? I’d love to hear what you think of it.

What books did you discover this week? Let me know in the comments below.

Most of these books this were brought to my attention through friends and groups on Facebook, through emails like BookBub, and author newsletters.

Traitor’s Masque: A Reimagining of Cinderella (The Andari Chronicles Book 1)
by Kenley Davidson

A breathtaking fantasy romance inspired by Cinderella…

Trystan spends her days in bleak isolation, with little hope that she will ever be free from her stepmother’s cruel whims. When a wealthy and influential neighbor offers her both a fortune and her freedom, Trystan must decide whether to pay the price. Who is she willing to betray in order to gain her independence? What is she willing to sacrifice in order to pursue her forbidden relationship with the compelling young man whose face haunts her dreams?

Trapped between the desire for love and the fate of her kingdom, Trystan attends the glittering Royal Masque, where she learns that her actions may have betrayed her prince, and thrust them both into a nightmare of conspiracy and deception.

If she is to have any hope of redemption, Trystan must escape a dangerous web of duplicity, espionage and intrigue, though she may be forced to sacrifice her own happy ending to prevent her kingdom from falling into the hands of a ruthless adversary.

An unforgettable tale of romance, intrigue and suspense, Traitor’s Masque is the first book of the Andari Chronicles, a series of interconnected but stand-alone fairy tale retellings.

Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Romance, YA Myth & Legends

Hell Divers II: Ghosts (The Hell Divers Trilogy Book 2)
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier “X” Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home.

Michael Everheart—the boy once known as Tin—has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

When a mysterious distress signal calls the Hell Divers to the surface, Michael and his loyal team begin to uncover long-buried truths and the secrets Captain Jordan will do anything to keep. They dive so humanity survives … but will they survive the ultimate betrayal?

USA Today and Audible bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith delivers another heart-pounding thriller in Hell Divers 2: Ghosts, the second book in the acclaimed science fiction series.

Genre: Science Fiction, Military Science Fiction, Cyberpunk

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations Book 1)
by Michael J. Sullivan

They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.

There’s no ancient evil to defeat or orphan destined for greatness, just unlikely heroes and classic adventure. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are running for their lives when they’re framed for the murder of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy that goes beyond the overthrow of a tiny kingdom, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery before it’s too late.

This is the first book in the original series, The Riyria Revelations, from best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan. It takes place twelve years after the events of The Riyria Chronicles and the two series can be read in either chronological order or order of publication, although the author suggests reading in publication order.

Genre: Epic Fantasy

At Night’s End
by Tara Benham

What would you do if everything you thought was just your paranoid father’s imagination suddenly became essential for your survival? McCaid has never taken her father’s warnings and survival training to heart, but when the government steals him away to combat the unexpected effects of a new vaccine, McCaid is left in charge and needs his teachings to protect her family and friends. As though that isn’t enough, she discovers her deceased mother knew about the vaccine and left all the clues to save those affected. It’s up to McCaid to decipher those clues and use her father’s training to save not only her family but the country.

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian


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