Here’s Looking at You : March

Posted On 1 March 2021

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Each month I’m going to make a quick post highlighting what I’m expecting to read and any forthcoming news about events and the like.

This month I have some really great books to look forward to (I can’t deny that I’m super excited).  I’m starting another buddy read with Mayri at the Bookforager and I also have a forthcoming endeavour that I’ll be posting about shortly.  I will also shortly be posting my review for my most recent SPFBO read and highlighting my next book.

In terms of books here’s what I’m hoping to read.  Probably a bit ambitious although I did read 10 books in February so … never say never.

All the Murmuring Bones by AG Slater


Long ago Miren O’Malley’s family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and have fallen into decline. Miren’s grandmother is determined to restore their glory, even at the price of Miren’s freedom.

A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward


This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.

All these things are true. And yet they are all lies…

You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong.

In the dark forest at the end of Needless Street, lies something buried. But it’s not what you think…

The Unbroken by CL Clark


Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought.

Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne.

Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.

The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers


Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder-a world where women tame magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. But each daring feat has a cost. Bound to her family’s strange and magical circus, it’s the only world Cecile Cabot knows-until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate love affair that could cost her everything.

Virginia, 2005: Lara Barnes is on top of the world-until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. Desperate, her search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother’s journals and sweeps her into the story of a dark circus and a generational curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations.

The Fall of Koli by MR Carey


The world that is lost will come back to haunt us . . .

Koli has come a long way since being exiled from his small village of Mythen Rood. In his search for the fabled tech of the old times, he knew he’d be battling strange, terrible beasts and trees that move as fast as whips. But he has already encountered so much more than he bargained for.

Now that Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they’ve been following – the mysterious “Sword of Albion” – there is hope that their perilous journey will finally be worth something.

Until they unearth terrifying truths about an ancient war . . . and realise that it may have never ended.

Hyde by Craig Russell


Edward Hyde has a strange gift-or a curse-he keeps secret from all but his physician. He experiences two realities, one real, the other a dreamworld state brought on by a neurological condition.

When murders in Victorian Edinburgh echo the ancient Celtic threefold death ritual, Captain Edward Hyde hunts for those responsible. In the process he becomes entangled in a web of Celticist occultism and dark scheming by powerful figures. The answers are there to be found, not just in the real world but in the sinister symbolism of Edward Hyde’s otherworld.

He must find the killer, or lose his mind.

A dark tale. One that inspires Hyde’s friend . . . Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Two Faced Queen by Nick Martell


The Hollows is gripped in unrest and on the brink of civil war as an insurgency of anarchists rise, and brother and sister vie for the throne in the second novel in the critically hailed Legacy of the Mercenary King series which Brandon Sanderson called “excellent.”

Michael Kingman thought he was going to die by the executioner’s axe, forever labeled as a traitor. Still alive, and under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary company, Michael and his family and friends are deeply involved in the seemingly rival conspiracies that are tearing The Hollows apart. With the death of the King, both the Corrupt Prince and his sister Serena are vying for the throne, while the Rebel Emperor is spreading lies amongst the people, and all of them want Michael dead. This is a story of betrayal, murder, and rebellion, and in this direct sequel to the debut novel The Kingdom of Liars, also some hope for justice.

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller


What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant? What would you do to get it back?

Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Their rented cottage is simultaneously their armour against the world and their sanctuary. Inside its walls they make music, in its garden they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need for sustenance.

But when Dot dies suddenly, threats to their livelihood start raining down. At risk of losing everything, Jeanie and her brother must fight to survive in an increasingly dangerous world as their mother’s secrets unfold, putting everything they thought they knew about their lives at stake.


12 Responses to “Here’s Looking at You : March”

  1. Tammy

    Now I’m curious about your “endeavor”! I’m starting Ladies of the Secret Circus today and Koli is coming up soon too. March is going to be great!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s basically a series that I’ve been interested in reading for some time and so, with another blogger, we’re going to read a book a month.
      Lynn 😀
      So many good books coming up this month. I’m so excited.
      Lynn 😀

  2. evelynreads1

    I hope you will enjoy these! The Unbroken sounds good!


    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really excited about this month’s books – so many good ones that I’ve been longing to get to.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Unbroken already caught my attention and I hope to be able to add it to my reading queue: it looks like a very promising one 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it sounds really good so I’m excited to pick that one up.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve also got Secret Circus and Two-Faced Queen on tap this month. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Last House on Needless Street to help me decide if that’s one I want to check out too 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It had some good reviews fairly early on some I’m excited to have a copy. Can’t wait to pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

  5. waytoofantasy

    This looks like such a great TBR, Lynn! I am still in the very beginning of The Unbroken but I’m enjoying that one so far, hope you enjoy it too. Have a great March and good luck with your TBR!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, it was good to read on your blog that you’re enjoying The Unbroken. I’ll be picking that one up soon. Hope you have a marvellous March.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Lexlingua

    I keep seeing Koli everywhere, though I can’t say the blurb is very appealing. But The Unbroken by CL Clark, now that seems action-packed. Needing a turncoat sounds like all kinds of double spy madness, and that cover is pretty awesome too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Unfortunately I’ve still not started. Been having a slow month for some reason – hopefully this forthcoming week.
      Lynn 😀

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