Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2018 Day 2 - Some new releases to look out for

Three preview copies landed on the doormat of The BlogCave just before Christmas. Each looks to be a promising read so here's some details

So, first up is Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds (25/1/18 Gollancz) This is a stand alone story set in the world of The Prefect. With the technological implants connecting every citizen becoming murder weapons the hunt is on for a silent, hidden cover.

I enjoy Sci-Fi and I enjoy Crime Fiction so I guess I'm doubly looking forward to this.

Next up, (8/2/18 Gollancz) is The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.

From the press release:

'In the opulent world of Orléans, the            people are born grey and Damned,                and only a Belle's powers can make                them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard              wants to be the favourite Belle - the                one chosen by the Queen to tend to the          royal family.

But once Camellia and her Belle sisters          arrive at court, it becomes clear that              being the favourite is not everything              she always dreamed it would be.                      Behind the gilded palace walls live                  dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns          that her powers may be far greater -              and far darker - than she ever                          imagined'

This may be slightly out of my comfort zone but there's something intriguing about The Belles. I think I'm going to enjoy this.

Finally, for today, One Way by S J Morden (Ebook, Export and Audio April 2018, Paperback August 2018). A base needs to be built on Mars, ready for the arrival of NASA astronauts. It has to be manually constructed and it's decided 8 prisoners from Earth, 8 people who won't be missed, are offered a one way trip to the red planet. On arrival though, someone starts bumping off them off.

A whodunit set on Mars? I'm in 😉

 So, there you go, three upcoming titles to whet your appetite. Happy reading

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