NetGalley is a website for publishers and reviewers. Publishers can share ARCs of books that are going to be released within the next few months, and reviewers can request these ARCs from the publishers to review. I have a few lined up, so I’ll share with you which books I’m going to be reading and reviewing over the next couple of months.
The One With the Engagement Party by Erin Lawless – 10th June
Save the Date…
For fans of romantic comedies like Bridesmaids and Four Weddings & a Funeral, and bestselling authors Mhairi McFarlane and Jenny Oliver, this is a hilarious new romantic comedy series about one bride and her four best friends.
The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone – 16th June
Seventeen-year-old Maddie O’Neill Levine’s tattooed, sassy but utterly lovable grandmother, Astrid, has never conformed to the standards of her Manhattan socialite circle, and has always been Maddie’s go-to confidante. Even though Maddie and the rest of her family have learned to expect the unexpected, Gram still manages to shock them when she announces that she has booked them all on a secret death-with-dignity ship called the Wishwell. She has terminal cancer, and she’s determined to leave the world in her own way, and give her family an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true – and an understanding of who they are and how they’ve come to be – in the process.
Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her crazy family – parents, sibling, cousins, aunts and uncles. Aboard the ship, Maddie bonds with the other Wishwellians, each dealing with their own grief, and falls for Enzo, the son of the ship’s owner, as they travel the globe. But despite the glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram, and she struggles to find the strength to let go in a summer shaped by love, grief, and the power of forgiveness.
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan – 16th June
Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received:
I don’t know where I am. I’ve been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I’m afraid he’ll kill me.
Please help me soon,
Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . . .
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg – 28th June
Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.
When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.
During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.
From the author of The Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption.
The Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes – 11th August
In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can’t shake the sense he’s been chosen for something.
In 1888, five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.
In 1777 an apprentice engraver called William Blake has a defining spiritual experience; thirteen years later this vision returns.
And in 1666, poet and revolutionary John Milton completes the epic for which he will be remembered centuries later.
But where does the feeling come from that the world is about to end?
I’ve included links so if you’re a NetGalley member and you’re interested in reviewing these books, you can too. Look out for my reviews – they’ll be posted about a week before their release dates.