Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On My Wishlist {28}

On My Wishlist is where I share a few books that have recently made it onto my wishlist. These are the books that have recently caught my eye! This week I'm finally remembering to join up with Can't-Wait Wednesday over at Wishful Endings.

More Better Deals by Joe R. Lansdale
Expected publication: July 21st 2020 by Mulholland Books

More Better Deals by Joe R. Lansdale

Edgar award-winning author Joe Lansdale returns with the hard-boiled story of a no-nonsense used car salesman ready to turn his life around

Ed Edwards is in the used car business, a business built on adjusted odometers, extra-fine print, and the belief that "buyers better beware." Burdened by an aging, alcoholic mother constantly on his case to do something worthier of his lighter skin tone and dreaming of a brighter future for himself and his plucky little sister, Ed is ready to get out of the game.

When Dave, his lazy, grease-stained boss at the eponymous dealership Smiling Dave's sends him to repossess a Cadillac, Ed finally gets the chance to escape his miserable life.

The Cadillac in question was purchased by Frank Craig and his beautiful wife Nancy, owners of a local drive-in and pet cemetery. Fed up with her deadbeat husband and with unfulfilled desires of her own, Nancy suggests to Ed- in the throes of their salacious affair- that they kill Frank and claim his insurance policy. It is a tantalizing offer: the girl, the car, and not one, but two businesses. Ed could finally say goodbye to Smiling Dave's, and maybe even send his sister to college. But does he have what it takes to see the plan through?

Told with Joe Lansdale's trademark grit, wit, and dark humor, More Better Deals is a gripping tale of the strange characters and odd dealings that define 1960s East Texas.

A stand alone Lansdale reminiscent of Hap and Leonard? Yes, yes, and more yes, please.



The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy #2) by M. R. Carey
Expected publication: September 15th 2020 by Orbit

The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy #2) by M. R. Carey

The journey through M. R. Carey's "immersive, impeccably rendered world" (Kirkus) -- a world in which nature has turned against us -- continues in The Trials of Koli, book two of the Rampart Trilogy.

The earth wants to swallow us whole...

Koli never planned to set foot outside his small village. He knew that beyond its walls lay a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and Shunned men. But when he was exiled, he had no choice but to journey out into this strange world where every moment is a fight for survival.

And it's not just Koli's life that is threatened. Whole villages just like his are dying out.

But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If he can find it, there may still be a way for him to change his own fate - by saving the lives of those who are left.

After having just read The Book of Koli {review}, I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.



Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Delacorte Press

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

After absolutely loving Wilder Girls {review} last year, I can't wait to read Rory Power new release!



Have you read or are you planning to read any of these? What books have recently made it onto your wishlist?

Jennifer

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16 comments:

  1. I JUST read another post for Burn Our Bodies Down. I sense that digging up the past, and uncovering family secrets will result in some very intense situations for Margot.

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  2. Super excited for The Trials of Koli! And I've been meaning to read Rory Power, so I'd love to try her next book😁

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    1. Yes!! You should definitely check out one of her books.

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  3. These are some great sounding pick! I’m especially drawn to a Burn the Bodies, I really wan to know why her mother left the town.

    My CWW

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  4. More Better Deals sounds like something I need to get my hands on. Thanks for sharing it!

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  5. I really want to read The Book of Koli. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! I hope the second book is just as good! Burn Our Bodies Down is another one I would like to read. I hope you enjoy all three of these when you read them. Stay safe and well.

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  6. More Better Deals sounds awesome, and honestly? A used car salesman and some sleazy goings- on? I might have to get this. :) Same with the last one- after Wilder Girls I definitely need to read more of her stuff!

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    1. I think you need to get your hands on More Better Deals. :) I can't wait to read more Rory Power.

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  7. Hmmm...I haven't heard of these books before. Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. Burn Our Bodies Down sounds excellent. Wilder Girls has been on my TBR since before it came out, but I still haven’t read it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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