My Forthcoming Spring releases

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Books On My Spring TBR

This is a nice easy topic – I just need to go to my upcoming readlist which is as follows:

sisters

 

1. The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath

Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family’s name, in this captivating historical fantasy adventure.

House Mederos was once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey. Now the family is disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind their family’s downfall and get revenge. But Tesara has a secret – could it have been her wild magic that caused the storm that destroyed the family’s merchant fleet? The sisters’ schemes quickly get out of hand – gambling is one thing, but robbing people is another…

Together the sisters must trust each other to keep their secrets and save their family.

Due for publication – 3rd April

2. One Way by SJ Morden

ONE WAY opens at the dawn of a new era – one in which we’re ready to colonise Mars. But the contract to build the first ever Martian base has been won by the lowest bidder, so they need to cut a lot of corners. The first thing to go is the automatic construction… the next thing they’ll have to deal with is the eight astronauts they’ll sent up to build it, when there aren’t supposed to be any at all.

Frank – father, architect, murderer – is recruited for the mission with the promise of a better life, along with seven of his most notorious fellow inmates. As his crew sets to work, the accidents mount up, and Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all. As the list of suspects grows shorter, it’s up to Frank to uncover the terrible truth before it’s too late.

 

Due for publication – 10th April

3. Noir by Christopher Moore

noir.jpgSan Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.

Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.

When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.

Due for publication – 17th April

4. The Underwater Ballroom Society Edited by Stephanie Burgis and Tiffany Trent

An anthology of sparkling adult f/sf stories featuring underwater ballrooms of one sort or another, from a 30s ballroom to a Martian hotel to a grand rock ‘n roll ball held in the heart of Faery itself. Edited by Stephanie Burgis and Tiffany Trent.

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Due for publication – April 30th

5. The Beast’s Heart by Leif Shallcross

A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last.

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.

I am the Beast.

The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time.

My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.

My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.

And now I might lose her forever.

 

Due for publication – 3rd May

6. The Poppy War by R F Kuang

the poppyWhen Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good.

Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power—an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.

For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . .

Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.

Due for publication – 15th May

7. By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis

byfire.jpg“All’s fair in love and war,” according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, “Nothing’s fair except bombing those Vins to high hell.”

Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up the nation’s military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum―only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

Due for publication – 15th May

oddling8. The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart.

The kingdom’s only hope will lie with two young men raised worlds apart. Aric is the beloved heir to the throne of Calidon; Albaric is clearly of noble origin yet strangely out of place.

The Oddling Prince is a tale of brothers whose love and loyalty to each other is such that it defies impending warfare, sundering seas, fated hatred, and the very course of time itself. In her long-awaited new fantasy novel, Nancy Springer (the Books of Isle series) explores the darkness of the human heart as well as its unceasing capacity for love.

Due for publication – 15th May

9. Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she has sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pull of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain.
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There will be blood.

 

Due for publication – 3rd April/17th May

10. Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinboroughcross her heart

Cross my heart and hope to die…

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something? A secret no one could ever guess. Someone is living a lie. Is it Lisa? Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava. Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

Cross Her Heart publishes 17th May 2018. You’ll just have to wait to find out…

The explosive new thriller from Sarah Pinborough, author of the Sunday Times Bestselling novel Behind Her Eyes

– 17th May

 

Which books are on your Spring TBR??

 

 

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38 Responses to “My Forthcoming Spring releases”

  1. readinginthewings

    These are great choices! I haven’t heard of any of these and I just added a bunch of them too my TBR! Happy TTT!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    There are a few on here I’ve not seen before. I love the cover of Oddling Prince – so cool. I am really interested in the Underwater Ballroom book as well as Noir!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like Christopher Moore so I wanted this as soon as I saw it. Plus I like the description – it made me smile already. The Underwater Ballroom sounds fantastic – I can’t wait to dive in (no pun intended). And wow, look at the lovely cover.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Awesome list! I’m excited you have The Underwater Ballroom Society on your list, I’m seeing it pop up more and more. And One Way looks fantastic. I don’t know how I’m going to get through all my spring books😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m not too bad now. I’ve been cutting my requests down so each month is a bit more reasonable. (I hope!)
      Lynn 😀

  4. Louise

    The Sisters Mederos sounds really interesting and the cover is amazing!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely looking book – I hope it’s a matching read.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    And of course you left the Pinborough book as the perfect end of this amazing list… 🙂
    The Oddling Prince is one I’m very curious about, because anything set in Scotland can fire my imagination like nothing else, and I just received The Underwater Ballroom, so I can’t wait to read it… And what an amazing cover, indeed!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was the setting that appealed to me too. And I’m so looking forward to the Underwater Ballroom. I don’t read a lot of short story collections but that one does appeal.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Megan

    I hope you enjoy all the books on your list. I love the cover of The Beast’s Heart.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s quite classic looking isn’t it – I hope the content is as lovely.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Lisa

    I’m so excited for Noir! I feel like I’ve included it on a bunch of lists already, which is the only reason it’s not on my TTT list this week. Christopher Moore always makes me happy. 🙂

  8. Greg

    One Way looks great, so does Noir, but I’m super interested in the Underwater Ballroom Society! It looks so different and the cover is amazing! Definitely excited for that! Cross Her Heart looks great too. 🙂

  9. ChrissiReads

    Cross Her Heart looks really intriguing! 🙂 Enjoy these books.

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes to most of this list! I think us U.S. folks will have to wait until September for Pinborough’s new book though, but I’m sure I can find plenty of other books to occupy me while I wait 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Looking at your Stacking the Shelves posts Id say you have enough books to last until September 2020.
      Lynn 😀

  11. sjhigbee

    One Way looks fabulous and I love the idea of The Odling Prince, too:). I hope you have a wonderful spring reading these books.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so too and hope you’ve got some lovely reads to look forward to
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Thank you Lynn:). Yes – I’ve got a whole bunch of lovely books lined up for the Spring which I’m so looking forward to reading.

      • @lynnsbooks

        And I look forward to reading your thoughts on them 😀

  12. mervih

    So many wonderful books! It seems that you’re going to have a great time with them. 🙂

  13. PerfectlyTolerable

    The Beast’s Heart sounds great! I am adding it to my TBR! Also Red Sister is on my TBR 🙂 there are a lot of really great covers in this post 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are – and yes, I love the sound of The Beast’s Heart. Red Sister is amazing.
      Lynn 😀

  14. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, sounds like you have some great books lined up. Happy spring reading! 🙂

  15. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

    Loving the cover for The Beast’s Heart. I’m always ready for retellings of fairy tales. Enjoy all these books!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Me too – I love fairy tales retold. Hope this one works well.
      Lynn 😀

  16. Anastasia

    Grey Sister looks interesting…I recall Lawrence’s prince of thorns trilogy and I really liked that one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Red Sister was great – very different, female protagonist and assassin school type setting. Still very dark and excellent writing. Grey Sister is the second.
      Lynn 😀

  17. Danya @ Fine Print

    The Sisters Mederos was so much fun, but it wasn’t quite as fantastical as I was hoping it’d be. I’m really curious to hear your take on it, Lynn. The Poppy War is another one that I’m hoping to read soon!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m about to start The Sisters book – and I can’t wait for the Poppy War.
      Hope you love that one.
      Lynn 😀

  18. Annemieke

    Oh I still have to read The Oddling Prince as well next month. And I love those covers for The Beast’s Heart.
    I STILL have to get to Red Sister but it is nice to see everyone’s excitement for the sequel.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, yes, read Red Sister – then you’ll have perfect timing to jump straight into No.2 😀

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