Wednesday, May 13, 2020

On My Wishlist {29}

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!

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
Published April 21st 2020 by Harper Voyager

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

In this standalone fantasy, a pair of strong and determined women risk their lives battling injustice, corruption, and deadly enemies in their quest to become monster racing champions.

Life, death, and rebirth—in Becar, everyone knows that who you are in this life will determine what you are in your next life. The augurs can read your fate in your aura: hawk, heron, tortoise, jackal, human. Armed with that knowledge, you can change your destiny with the choices you make, both in this life and your next. But for the darkest individuals, there is no redemption: you come back as a kehok, a monster, and you will always be a kehok for the rest of time.

Unless you can win the Races.

As a professional trainer, Tamra was an elite kehok rider. Then a tragic accident on the track shattered her confidence, damaged her career, and left her nearly broke. Now Tamra needs the prize money to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her, and that means she must once again find a winning kehok . . . and a rider willing to trust her.

Raia is desperate to get away from her domineering family and cruel fiancé. As a kehok rider, she could earn enough to buy her freedom. But she can’t become good enough to compete without a first-rate trainer.

Impressed by the inexperienced young woman’s determination, Tamra hires Raia and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win—if he can be tamed.

But in this sport, if you forget you’re riding on the back of a monster, you die. Tamra and Raia will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Becaran Races—and in the process, discover what makes this particular kehok so special.

Race the Sands came out in April, and I keep hearing amazing things about it! I think I need this stand alone fantasy in my life.



The Shadows by Alex North
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Celadon Books

The Shadows by Alex North

The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man

You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat.

Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.

It's not long before things start to go wrong. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.

It wasn't just the murder.

It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again...

Emily had great things to say about The Shadows so I'm looking forward to picking this one up!



Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Tor Teen

Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal

Category Five is a new supernatural YA thriller from Ann Dávila Cardinal, set against the backdrop of a post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

After the hurricane, some see destruction and some smell blood.

The tiny island of Vieques, located just off the northeastern coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, is trying to recover after hurricane Maria, but the already battered island is now half empty. To make matters worse, as on the main island, developers have come in to buy up the land at a fraction of its worth, taking advantage of the island when it is down.

Lupe, Javier, and Marisol are back to investigate a series of murders that follow in the wake of a hurricane and in the shadow of a new supernatural threat.

I enjoyed reading Ann Dávila Cardinal's Five Midnights last year so I'm looking forward to carrying on with this series with Category Five.

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



This post is being shared as part of Can't-Wait Wednesday over at Wishful Endings.

Jennifer

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21 comments:

  1. I wasn't a huge fan of Five Midnights so I've been on the fence about Category Five, but I may change my mind. Of course I recommend Race the Sands!

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    1. I have my preorder in for Category Five so I'll let you know how it goes!

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  2. These all sound so good, I preordered The Shadows so now I wait... 🙂

    My CWW

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  3. These sound great! I'm a big fan of Sarah Beth Durst, so Race the Sands is on my wishlist too. :)

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    1. I don't think I've read her before, but I really need to!

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  4. Oooh! All of these books sound interesting and I love those covers! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  5. Yes please! Just give me all of them.

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  6. I like the sound of Category Five! And so happy to see Race the Sands on this list :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Your review definitely helped my excitement for Race the Sands!

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  7. After The Whisper Man, I'm definitely eager for North's next one and Race the Sands just made me go WOW -- I hope it's as good as it sounds!

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    1. I really need to go back and read The Whisper Man, too!

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  8. I've been wanting to read Sarah Beth Durst's queen fantasy series. If I like that trilogy, I may need to give this one a try too.

    Happy reading!

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    1. I'm interested in that, too. I've heard great things about it.

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  9. All of these sound good, but especially Alex North's new one. Of course, I still need to read his previous book...but I can catch up. Someday. ;D

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    1. Right? I need to go back and read the previous one, too, so you aren't alone!

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  10. These are all on my wishlist as well. I'm especially excited for Race the Sands.

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  11. Race the Sands sounds like something I would really like! I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them? Have a great week.

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