Wednesday, December 16, 2020

On My Wishlist {37}

On My Wishlist is where I share a couple of books that have recently made it onto my wishlist. These are the books that have recently caught my eye!

A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Tor.com

A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel

Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a scfi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at 1940s rocketry with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence in A History of What Comes Next.

Always run, never fight.
Preserve the knowledge.
Survive at all costs.
Take them to the stars.

Over 99 identical generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices and sacrificing countless lives. Her turn comes at the dawn of the age of rocketry. Her mission: to lure Wernher Von Braun away from the Nazi party and into the American rocket program, and secure the future of the space race.

But Mia’s family is not the only group pushing the levers of history: an even more ruthless enemy lurks behind the scenes.

A darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them...

I've never read Sylvain Neuvel, but I think I may start with this one. I can't resist the idea of a dark first contact thriller.


The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari
Expected publication: January 26th 2021 by Walden Pond Press

The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari


Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from his friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely fed up with the pale, creepy rich girl who moved in next door, who won’t stop staring at him.

So when Cooper learns of an unsolved mystery his sister has discovered online, he welcomes the distraction. It’s the tale of a deadly train crash that occurred a hundred years ago in which one young boy among the dead was never identified. The only distinguishing mark on him was a strange insignia on his suit coat, a symbol no one had seen before or since. Jess is fascinated by the mystery of the unknown child—because she’s seen the insignia. And, she tells Cooper, he has too.

It’s the symbol on the jacket of the girl next door.

As they uncover more information—and mounting evidence of the girl’s seemingly impossible connection to the tragedy—Cooper and Jess begin to wonder if a similar disaster could be heading to their hometown. Thus begins an unforgettable adventure about the forgotten among us and what it means to be seen.


This is another middle grade book I have on pre-order for next year. It sounds like a fun mystery/adventure with a lot of heart. I'm really looking forward to it.

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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18 comments:

  1. The In-Between sounds so good, and I don't really read middle grade!

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  2. The In-Between looks really good! I just added it to my TBR! :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  3. A History of What Comes Next sounds really interesting. I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. I have been wanting to try something by Sylvain Neuvel for awhile now and was thinking A History of What Comes Next sounded good. The In-Between isn't one I'd heard of before, but I'm definitely going to have to check it out. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them! Take care, Jennifer.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I've been wanting to try Neuvel, too.

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  5. I'm thrilled for A History of What Comes Next to come out! I also love the look of that middle grade. I used to read a lot of them and I find them to be so fun (especially the creepy ones) but I haven't read too many lately! Might have to add this one to my list. :)

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    1. I remember you loving Sleeping Giants! I hope A History of What Comes Next is great, too.

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  6. I also have my eye on A History of What Comes Next!

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    1. Right? I put in a request with my library so fingers crossed.

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  7. These both sound super good. I read the first book of Neuvel's first series but haven't read the others yet.

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    1. I wanted to read that series but never managed to find the time.

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  8. I love Blake Crouch and Andy Weir so that first book really appeals to me. I hope you love both of these!

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  9. The In Between sounds awesome. And I adore the cover.

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