ARC review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Publication: July 13th 2017 by Ebury Press

Format: eBook Pages: 352

ASIN: B01MAZ8DTS

“The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here: FINAL GIRLS, by Riley Sager. If you liked GONE GIRL, you’ll like this” STEPHEN KING

Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead…

They were the victims of separate massacres. Grouped together by the press, and dubbed the Final Girls, they are treated like something fresh out of a slasher movie.

When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And after the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.’ Goodreads

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Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Narrated by Davina Porter

Series: Outlander #1

Publication: July 14th 2017 by Recorded Books

Format: Audiobook Length: 32 hrs 43 mins

ASIN: B002SQFD1A

‘This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?’ – Audible.co.uk

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Naondel (The Red Abbey #2) by Maria Turtschaninoff

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff

Series: The Red Abbey Chronicles #2

Publication: April 6th 2017 by Pushkin Press

Format: Hardback Pages: 480

ISBN: 178269093X

‘In the opulent palace of Ohaddin, women have one purpose – to obey. Some were brought here as girls, captured and enslaved; some as servants; some as wives. All of them must do what the Master tells them, for he wields a deadly and secret power. But the women have powers too. One is a healer. One can control dreams. One is a warrior. One can see everything that is coming. In their golden prison, the women wait. They plan. They write down their stories. They dream of a refuge, a safe place where girls can be free. And, finally, when the moon glows red, they will have their revenge.’ – Goodreads

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ARC Review: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Publication: June 1st 2017 by Penguin

Format: Paperback Pages: 280

ISBN: 9780241275757

Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve to ever feel good again.

But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby’s head.

But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone-even a 100% bad person-deserve a chance to be good?‘ – Goodreads.

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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yōko Tawada

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yōko Tawada translated by Susan Bernofsky

Publication: March 2nd 2017 by Portobello Books

Format: Paperback Pages: 256

ISBN13: 9781846276316

‘Someone tickled me behind my ears, under my arms. I curled up, became a full moon, and rolled on the floor. I may also have emitted a few hoarse shrieks. Then I lifted my rump to the sky and tucked my head beneath my belly: Now I was a sickle moon, still too young to imagine any danger. Innocent, I opened my anus to the cosmos and felt it in my bowels.

A bear, born and raised in captivity, is devastated by the loss of his keeper; another finds herself performing in the circus; a third sits down one day and pens a memoir which becomes an international sensation, and causes her to flee her home.

Through the stories of these three bears, Tawada reflects on our own humanity, the ways in which we belong to one another and the ways in which we are formed. Delicate and surreal, Memoirs of a Polar Bear takes the reader into foreign bodies and foreign climes, and immerses us in what the New Yorker has called “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”.’ – Portobello Books

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