It’s Wednesday again and here I am with some new TBR books for you to peruse and see if you’re interested in! So, stick around, check them out. Add them to your TBR or don’t. I added both, but that might just be me.
Okay, okay. I wouldn’t ordinarily add Echoes by Alice Reeds to my TBR. I’m not a big thriller fan and that’s basically what this novel seems to be. I mean…something creepy-sounding on an island that won’t let two stranded kids leave? Why the hell would I want to read about that? Well…the character dynamics, of course! I posted a few weeks ago about an ARC on NetGalley that I literally could not prevent myself from requesting solely because it featured a hate to love relationship and how much of a massive sucker for these kinds of stories. And sure, there’s a possibility that this book might not be what I want and I’ll not like it, but I can’t pass up the possibility that I might really enjoy this one solely based on the characters that follow a bit of a trope I’m incredibly weak for.
They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.
Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.
Eh, I feel very yes no about The Raging Ones by K. B. Ritchie. I mean, on the one hand it sounds interesting, but on the other I’m just meh? I don’t know what it is, because from the outset this sounds like a book I’d really want to read. And you’d think that wouldn’t be an issue in the slightest. But honestly? Something about the fantasy mixed with a theme I’ve only ever seen in contemporary real-life related novels (knowing the day you’ll die) threw me off. Especially when I feel like the “freezing world” piece had some merit to it and is clearly going to get ignored and passed over for the other, obviously more important to the author, plot. And I dunno, I was excited to see how the freezing world had an effect on the people living there, but it doesn’t seem like I’ll learn much there? Honestly, it’s on my TBR, but I feel really weird about it.
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.
Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.
Until the day she does.
Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.
Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.
With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
Leave your thoughts about these two books in the comments below! Did you add them to your TBR? Are they 100% not for you? Is there any one that you’re excited for? Let me know!