Best Read New Releases So Far This Year 2016

New releases
My Favorite New Releases So Far This Year 2016

Have I ever told you how much I love authors & publishers? A gigantic thank you to the authors & publishers who ensure bloggers have access to their books before or as they are published. Yes, they receive a public review in return, but this doesn’t always work in their favour. Book bloggers tell the truth. I promise. If we don’t no one would trust our reviews (and Cait’s dragons would devour us)

These are the new releases I think you should check out. Surprisingly there are a lot of historical fiction – a little out of my comfort zone…

I hope you discover a new book here to add to your reading list. Please let me know of any 2016 releases you recommend.

 

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Adult ThrillerNew releases

I haven’t written a review for this book simply because I am still suffering from book hangover, This book is the best I have read so far this year and the talented Megan Miranda has proved that she can master the transition from YA to adult fiction.
Read this book! This is my ONLY 5-star book so far this year!

Goodreads    Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk    Book Depository   Loot.co.za

Recoil by Joanne MacgregorNew releases
YA Dystopia

Written by one of my favourite South African authors, Recoil is a new genre from her and I think it’s her best work ever. My review starts off with Recoil is an unpredictable, fast-paced, exhilarating ride… read more here

Goodreads   Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue HitchcockNew releases
YA Historical Fiction

Unique and so readable. I loved this Alaskan story which in my review I called a beautifully written, enchanting novel that brings a breath of fresh air into the world of YA… read more here.

Goodreads
Amazon.com    Amazon.co.uk     Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan MatsonNew releases
YA Contemporary

I just finished this book a couple of days ago. It’s just what you’d expect from Morgan Matson – fun & relatable – the perfect beach read. A book you’ll fly through while wishing it would never end.

Goodreads
Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository    Loot.co.za

 

Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle TaylorNew releases
YA Historical Fiction

Loosely based on Peter Pan, this book is a heartbreaking story of love, friendship, strength and survival. Bringing to light the racial prejudice Japanese Americans were subjected to after Pearl Harbour and encouraging tolerance. This book should be in all school libraries.

Goodreads   Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk  Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

The Summer Before the War by Helen SimonsonNew releases
Adult Historical Fiction

Reading this heartening, character-driven story felt like I was gliding gently, almost dreamily through the pages before jerking to a halt with the intrusion of the cruelty and brutality of the First World War.

Goodreads
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

And I Darken by Kiersten WhiteNew releases
YA Historical Fiction

I initially chose And I Darken for its stunning cover and soon found out that it is much more. A deeply-layered, well-researched story set in the 15th century Ottman Empire and filled to the brim with treason, betrayal, murder, love, intrigue, jealousy and deceit. This book is good enough to eat!

Goodreads
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter HapgoodNew releases
YA Contemporary

The Square Root of Summer is a weirdly absurd story and I think that’s why I liked it so much. Grief affects us all differently and this book got right in under my skin and took hold, even though the math was a beyond me!

Goodreads    Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

Alice and the Fly by James RiceNew releases
YA Contemporary

This début is a mixture of Eleanor and Park and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Like The Curious Incident, the narrator is unreliable the real story is revealed slowly with unexpected twists. I felt like I was slightly detached from the story (but curiously in a good way), like watching a movie without sound.

Goodreads
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall KellyNew releases
Adult Historical Fiction

I received a physical copy of this book from the author late last year in response to a post describing upcoming new releases. My review describes her soft, subtle, understated way of storytelling which spins a comforting and nostalgic cloak around the reader. But don’t be fooled into thinking this book doesn’t pack a punch, the tranquillity only emphasises the enormity the impact of war has on humanity. Read more here.

Goodreads
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Book Depository   Loot.co.za

 

Top Ten Tuesday

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish at http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html

NB: Please note the Broke and the Bookish URL is not SSL certified and crushingcinders.com is not liable for any related privacy issues that may occur on their website.

34 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.