April TBR

Here what I plan to read this month πŸ˜‰

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3) written by Ransom Riggs
As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. ”

A Tapestry of Tears written by Gita V. Reddy
Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Turning: a year in the water by Jessica Lee
Publication Date: May 2
Through the heat of summer to the frozen depths of winter, Lee traces her journey swimming through 52 lakes in a single year, swimming through fear and heartbreak to find her place in the world.
Publisher sent me a complementary advanced digital copy for review.

The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
Publication Date: May 23
The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist radically reimagines the origins of gothic literature’s founding masterpiecesβ€”Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Draculaβ€”in a contemporary novel driven by relentless suspense and surprising emotion. This is the story of a man who may be the world’s one real-life monster, and the only woman who has a chance of finding him.
Publisher sent me a complementary advanced digital copy for review.

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Publication Date: May 23
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author ofΒ Jurassic Park,Β returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novelβ€”a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.
Publisher sent me a complementary advanced digital copy for review.

Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
“On the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, the unnamed black narrator of Man Gone Down finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife and three children, and living in the bedroom of a friend’s six-year-old child. He has four days to come up with the money to keep the kids in school and make a down payment on an apartment for them in which to live. As we slip between his childhood in inner city Boston and present-day New York City, we learn of a life marked by abuse, abandonment, raging alcoholism, and the best and worst intentions of a supposedly integrated America. This is a story of the American Dream gone awry, about what it’s like to feel preprogrammed to fail in life and the urge to escape that sentence.”

 

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