Wednesday, May 27, 2020

On My Wishlist {31}

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!

Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire
Expected publication: January 12th 2021 by Tor.com

Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire

A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire's Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series.

“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”

Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.

When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.

But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…

I hope we get books in this series for infinity. I'm excited to see another standalone installment, too!



The Girl with Ghost Eyes (The Daoshi Chronicles #1) by M.H. Boroson
Published by Talos Press (first published November 3rd 2015)

The Girl with Ghost Eyes (The Daoshi Chronicles #1) by M.H. Boroson

It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.

When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.

With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.

This backlist title went straight on to my wishlist after seeing it on Tammy's Five Star Books in Five Words post. She got me with her five words!



Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Dial Books

Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Dial Books

A can't-put-down, creepy thriller about the daughter of a horror film director who's not afraid of anything--until she gets to Harrow Lake.

Things I know about Harrow Lake:
1.It's where my father shot his most disturbing slasher film.
2.There's something not right about this town.

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker--she thinks nothing can scare her.

But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's quickly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father's most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map--and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.

And there's someone--or something--stalking her every move.

The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola's got secrets of her own. And if she can't find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.

I have Harrow Lake on preorder for August. It sounds really great!

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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14 comments:

  1. I'm glad I convinced you to read The Girl With Ghost Eyes😁 And big YES to a new Wayward Children installment!

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  2. Lots of us were on the same wavelength today. I'm so glad the McGuire series continues on because I remember at first it was just supposed to be 3 books. I also am really excited about Harrow Lake and have had my eyes on it for some time. Great choices this week!

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    1. I came into reading them a little late so I'm not sure I knew it was only supposed to be 3! I'm glad she has been able to make the world seem so infinite.

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  3. Harrow Lake does sound really great! :)

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  4. I've been eyeing Harrow Lake!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  5. Oooo Harrow Lake sounds so good! And I'm obsessed with that cover.

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  6. Harrow Lakes looks like the one for me!

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