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.
Every Mountain Made Low
by Alex White
Loxley Fiddleback can see the dead,but the problem is… the dead can see her.
Ghosts have always been cruel to Loxley Fiddleback, especially the spirit of her only friend, alive only hours before. Loxley isn’t equipped to solve a murder: she lives near the bottom of a cutthroat, strip-mined metropolis known as “The Hole,” suffers from crippling anxiety and doesn’t cotton to strangers. Worse still, she’s haunted.
She inherited her ability to see spirits from the women of her family, but the dead see her, too. Ghosts are drawn to her like a bright fire, and their lightest touch leaves her with painful wounds.
Loxley swears to take blood for blood and find her friend’s killer. In doing so, she uncovers a conspiracy that rises all the way to the top of The Hole. As her enemies grow wise to her existence, she becomes the quarry, hunted by a brutal enforcer named Hiram McClintock. In sore need of confederates, Loxley must descend into the strangest depths of the city in order to have the revenge she seeks and, ultimately, her own salvation.
Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian
$5.38 as of 10/15/17
Through the Never: a Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection
by Various Authors
Forge the journey. Blaze the path. Seize the adventure.
If you’re ready to risk everything and follow powerful but flawed characters to new worlds, then this Fantasy and Science Fiction Anthology will leave you breathless with the thrill of the journey.
Get ready to travel THROUGH THE NEVER with brave characters who break free from familiar confines and launch themselves into the dangerous unknown as they seek new lives and race down pathways from which there is no return.
From Earth to far-off galaxies to fantastic new realms, embark on fourteen exciting adventures in science fiction and fantasy where dangerous new worlds, epic quests, and heart-pounding adventures await.
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
$.99 as of 10/15/17
The Night of the Hunted: A Short Story
by Stefan Bolz
On October 14th, 1910, Robert M. Clark and his fiancée Elizabeth (Ellie) Moore left their flat on 16 Cumberland Street in Edinburgh at 07:00 in the morning to go on a ten-day hunting holiday at the Churnsike Lodge in Greystead, a small town in the county of Northumberland.Robert never returned. Ellie was found roaming the woods, in shock, with deep cuts and bites all over her body. Dr. Montgomery, her psychiatrist, now tries to unveil the blurry lines between a harrowing tale and an even more disturbing reality.
Genres: Science Fiction, Horror
$1.00 as of 10/15/17
The Fifth Doll
by Charlie N. Holmberg
Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.
Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.
When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.
Genres: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
$.99 as of 10/15/17
by Jennifer Jenkins
Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf, and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors. Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the Nameless. Hers is a suicide mission—Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe. What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground Nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty, and love are more complicated than she ever imagined.
Genres: YA Science Fiction, YA Romance, YA Dystopian
$.99 as of 10/15/17