Judge a Book by its Cover

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Felt like I’d do one of these again. They’re pretty fun. Plus, they add a little transparency to the blogging process and how we choose what to request.

cover119162-mediumThe Window by Amelia Brunskill

Cover: 🌟
Release Date: 3 April, 2018
Description:

If you love The Third Twin and One of Us Is Lying and binge-watched Thirteen Reasons Why, get ready for a heart-wrenching psychological thriller about a girl who knows her twin sister better than anyone . . . or does she? Taut and atmospheric, The Window will keep you guessing until the end.

Secrets have a way of getting out. . . .

Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside–it’s hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.

Or so Jess thought.

After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?

Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it’s a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.

Because Anna wasn’t the only one with secrets.

Would I Request It?

A twin who kept secrets? Say it ain’t so! I’ll pass. I’ve read many books that follow this formula, and the secrets are never that heinous. Except when the twin is a murderer. Murder is bad.

cover125278-mediumThe Language of Spells by Garret Weyr

Cover: 🌟🌟
Release Date: 26 January, 2018
Description:

Grisha is a dragon in a world that’s forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she’s perfectly ordinary. They’re an unlikely duo—but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna.

Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie ask the question everyone’s forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them?

At once richly magical and tragically historical, The Language of Spells is a novel full of adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.

Would I Request It?

Magic in WWII? Historical fantasy is the new up and coming hybrid, so despite the fact I’m not a huge fan of the cover, this sounds like it could be really cute.

cover118878-mediumChildren of Daedala by Caighlan Smith

Cover: 🌟🌟
Release Date: 1 April, 2018
Description:

The sequel to Children of Icarus!

Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?

Would I Request It?

Sequel! No! At the very least, this publisher noted that this is the second in a series. But I’ve never picked up book #1 and I don’t like to play catch up on my reviews. If I reviewed (or read on my own) the first book, I will proudly request sequels–otherwise–I leave them be.

 

 

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