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Top Five Tuesday | Books on my Netgalley Shelf

So, recently, I went on a bit of a requesting binge on Netgalley, there being so many upcoming titles that are so exciting and incredible that I couldn’t help myself! And, as it turns out, I was approved for all of them! Take a look below at what I’m most excited about, I better get reading!

Start to Finish | Pamela A. Williams (ARC)

Series: The Ian Start Mysteries
Publisher: Nine Star Press, LLC
Genre: LGBT, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance
Release Date: 19th October 2020
Summary: Ian Start is an art professor and poet, living and teaching in Providence, Rhode Island. After suffering an infection in his leg that left him disfigured and traumatized, he’s been struggling to regain his emotional balance and find his voice again in his poetry.
It doesn’t help when one of his students is murdered, and he’s implicated. The chemistry is still there between Ian and Jake, who is his ex and the investigator, but being a suspect presents a barrier to their reunion.
Furthermore, Ian’s injury left a massive scar, both physically and emotionally. He is not convinced anyone else should have to live with his disfigurement and his nightmares.


The Girl and the Goddess | Nikita Gill (ARC)

Publisher: Random House UK, Ebury Publishing
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Poetry, Teens & YA
Release Date: 1st October 2020
Summary: Let her be a little less human, a little more divine
Give her heart armor so it doesn’t break as easily as mine
Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart, and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition in India, we follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery, and realizing her adult self. In the process, Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment.


Kingdom of the Wicked | Kerri Maniscalco (ARC)

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Release Date: 27th October 2020
Summary: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin . . . desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems . . .


The Witchling’s Girl | Helena Coggan (ARC)

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Release Date: 7th January 2021
Summary: In a quiet street far from the river, with an ancient tree growing through its walls and floors, is the House of the Dead. There lives the witchling: healer, midwife and conduit between the world of the living and the world below. A witchling must give up her family and friends and spend her life alone, tending to the sick and carrying the dead down dark tunnels to the underworld.
Haley was born with the gift of death-magic, and at the age of seven her mother abandons her to the witchling to be raised as her successor. But as Haley grows older and learns her craft – as invading armies pass through her town, people are born and die on her floor, and loyalties shift and dissolve around her – she finds it harder and harder to keep her vows and be the perfect and impassive healer.
But if she can’t, it will be her downfall – and that of everyone she’s not supposed to love . . .


Blood Metal Bone | Lindsay Cummings (ARC)

Publisher: HQ, HQ Young Adult
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Release Date: 7th January 2021
Summary: Wrongly accused of her brother’s murder, Sonara’s destiny was to die, sentenced to execution by her own mother. Punished and left for dead, the shadows have cursed her with a second life as a Shadowblood, cast out and hunted by society for her demon-like powers.
Now known as the Devil of the Deadlands, Sonara survives as a thief on the edge of society, fighting for survival on a quest to uncover what really happened to her brother and whether he is even dead at all…


BONUS

Queen of Volts | Amanda Foody (ARC)

Series: The Shadow Game
Publisher: HQ, HQ Young Adult
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Release Date: 1st September 2020
Summary: Only days after a corrupt election and brutal street war, one last bloodthirsty game has begun. The players? The twenty-two most powerful, notorious people in New Reynes.
After realizing they have no choice but to play, Enne Scordata and Levi Glaisyer are desperate to forge new alliances and bargain for their safety. But while Levi offers false smiles and an even falser peace to the city’s politicians, Enne must face a world where her true Mizer identity has been revealed… and any misstep could turn deadly.
Meanwhile, a far more dangerous opponent has appeared on the board, one plucked right from the most gruesome legends of New Reynes. As the game takes its final, vicious turn, Levi and Enne must decide once and for all whether to be partners or enemies.
Because in a game for survival, there are only losers…
And monsters.


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