December 22 – 28 Book Releases
Welcome to my list of Bookish New Releases for December 22 – 28, 2018. I’m so happy you could join me.
So the holidays are pretty much here! Is everyone excited? Have you finished your shopping yet? I really hope you have, no one wants to be the person running to the store on Christmas Eve trying to find a suitable gift.
Last minute shopping is stressful, and we try to avoid stress as much as we can here. That’s why I send you a monthly self care calendar. You can sign up in the side bar if you’re interested in that. Not only is it super fun but proper self care is necessary this time of the year.
As much as we all like to act as though the holidays are a festive joyous time filled with happiness and cheer, there is a lot of stress under all the fun stuff. Some people find it stressful having to buy gifts, others find it draining having to spend time with their family, or coping through the holidays without a loved one for the first time.
Related: Classic Christmas Reads
The reason doesn’t necessarily matter and it’s obviously different for everyone. The important thing though is that we’re taking care of ourselves in the best way we know how.
If you’re anything like me, sometimes that self care involves buying and *maybe* reading books.
Here are the amazing books being released this week. The list is a bit shorter than normal. The strangest thing happened as I was trying to get this list made up for you, books were published early! As happy as that makes me, it really made this list difficult. I guess publishers wanted to get their books out before the holidays. So with that in mind you can take a look at some of my previous new release lists.
Books I’m Excited about This Week
Liars’ Paradox by Taylor Stevens
Release December 18
They live in the shadows, Jack and Jill, feuding twins who can never stop running. From earliest memory they’ve been taught to hide, to hunt, to survive. Their prowess is outdone only by Clare, who has always been mentor first and mother second. She trained them in the art of espionage, tested their skills in weaponry, surveillance, and sabotage, and sharpened their minds with nerve-wracking psychological games. As they grew older they came to question her motives, her methods–and her sanity … Read More
Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
Release December 24
Beachcombers, lighthouse buffs, and clammers are outraged after Frick puts up a gate in front of his newly inherited mansion. When Julia urges him to reconsider, she’s the last to see him alive—except the person who stabs him in the neck with a clam rake. As she pores through a long list of suspects, Julia meets disgruntled employees, rival heirs, and a pair of tourists determined to visit every lighthouse in America. They all have secrets, and Julia will have to work fast to expose the guilty party—or see this season’s clam harvest dry up for good. Read More
The Crimson King by Graham McNeil
Science Fiction, Space Opera, Military
Release December 25
Exiled, hunted and reviled, the Thousand Sons Legion are adrift – as is their primarch, Magnus. But with his power and personality fracturing, drastic action is needed by the Legion if they are to avoid losing their gene-father forever.
After the razing of Prospero, Magnus the Red spirited the Thousand Sons away to the aptly un-named Planet of the Sorcerers, deep within the Eye of Terra. Read More
The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire) by Tui T. Sutherland
Children’s Book, Fantasy, Myth
Release December 26
Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp’s powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered.
Now she’s hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail, and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. Read More