Hey everyone my exams are finally over and for one month I don’t have ANY SCHOOL! That means one month of reading books, watching korean dramas and relaxing!! ❤ ❤
Today I will talk about all the exciting books that were released by Pan Macmillan in the month of March.
The Width of the World by David Baldacci
RELEASE DATE– 28 th march,2017
This is the third book of the Vega Jane series. I havent read this series yet but hopefully will start it soon since the plot seems so interesting!
David Baldacci is back with The Width of the World, the third book in the Vega Jane series which began with his instant #1 global bestseller and award-winning YA fantasy debut The Finisher.
This is it. Vega Jane’s time. Lied to her whole life, she has broken away from Wormwood, the only home she’s ever known, and headed off into the Quag in search of the truth. She battles horrors to fight her way through it, with her best friend, Delph, and her mysterious canine, Harry Two, alongside her. Against all odds, they survive – but arrive into a place that’s even worse. Not because deadly beasts roam the streets, but because the people there are enslaved and don’t even know it. It’s up to Vega, Delph, Harry Two and their new comrade, Petra, to take up the fight against savage and cunning new foe – and their triumph or failure will determine the fate of the whole world.
‘This extraordinary book pulls you in and blows your mind. It’s fast-paced and you won’t be able to put it down. This book is full of suspense, cliffhangers and thrilling moments!… It’s definitely my new favourite book.’ First News – on The Finisher
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
The synopsis of the book gives me an All The Bright Places feel and i am getting a feeling that this book will make me cry..
Steffi doesn’t talk.Rhys can’t hear.They understand each other perfectly.
Love isn’t always a lightning strike. Sometimes it’s the rumbling roll of thunder…
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things is a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.
‘I felt like I was living this book’ – Zoella on Beautiful Broken Things
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I am dying to start this series but have no money. Please someone buy me this beauty!!!
The first in the Witchlands series, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Sarah J. Maas and Trudi Canavan.
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
The Mother by Yvvette Edwards
The plot is haunting and deep.
Yvvette Edwards’ second novel, The Mother, tells Marcia’s story.
Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She’s going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: to attend the trial of the boy accused of her son’s murder.She’s not meant to be that woman; Ryan, her son, wasn’t that kind of boy. But Tyson Manley is that kind of boy and, as his trial unfolds, it becomes clear that it’s his girlfriend Sweetie who has the answers Marcia so badly needs and who can – perhaps – offer Marcia some kind of hope for the future. But Sweetie is as scared of Tyson as Ryan should have been and, as Marcia’s learned the hard way, nothing’s certain. Not any more.
Somehow I am stronger. Where it has come from exactly I cannot say, but it is to do with hope, it is to do with light . . .
‘As emotionally satisfying as it is simply constructed, The Mother tells the tale of every woman’s worst nightmare: losing a child, then having to face in court the man accused of murdering that child’ Mail on Sunday Event Magazine
‘Skillfully plotted and heart-wrenching’ Stylist
The Escape Artist by Diane Chamberlain
If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is equal parts family drama, love story and thriller. Diane Chamberlain is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife’s Confession.
Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she’s beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she’s willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.
‘Twisty and smart’ Heat on Pretending to Dance
‘An emotionally perceptive, gripping novel and a deft exploration of long-hidden and quietly explosive familial truths’ Sunday Express on Pretending to Dance
The Woman of Baker Street
BOOK 2 IN THE SERIES
As Sherlock and Watson return from the famous Hound of the Baskervilles case, Mrs Hudson and Mary must face their own Hound, in the swirling fog of Victorian London . . .
When Mrs Hudson falls ill, she is taken into a private ward at St Bart’s hospital. Perhaps it is her over-active imagination, or her penchant for sniffing out secrets, but as she lies in her bed, slowly recovering, she finds herself surrounded by patients who all have some skeletons in their closets. A higher number of deaths than usual seem to occur on this ward. On her very first night, Mrs Hudson believes she witnesses a murder. But was it real, or just smoke and mirrors?
Mary Watson meanwhile has heard about young boys disappearing across London, and is determined to find them and reunite them with their families. As the women’s investigations collide in unexpected ways, a gruesome discovery in Regent’s Park leads them on to a new, terrifying case.
‘Cleverly incorporating much-loved elements of the original Conan Doyle novels, this is a witty feminist take on the crime classic’ The Lady, on The House at Baker Street
The Challenge by Tom Hoyle
The Challenge by Tom Hoyle, bestselling author of Thirteen, is a gripping adventure thriller about an online game gone wrong.
Ben’s been grieving for his best friend, Will, who suddenly disappeared from their tiny village a year ago. But when twins Sam and Jack begin at the school, things start to look up. Cool, good-looking and popular, they draw Ben into their world and introduce him to The Challenge. What first appears to be a fun internet game quickly turns sinister as Ben’s tasks become wilder and more dangerous, starting to raise questions over Will’s disappearance. But once you’re involved with The Challenge, it’s very hard to get out . . .
Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series – a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.
In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea.
At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.
Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.
Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.
‘Cleeves is quietly carving out a reputation as the new Queen of Crime’ Sunday Mirror
The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones
From the author of The Agent of Deceit, Chris Morgan Jones, comes The Searcher, another captivating spy thriller.
Isaac Hammer sent down; the great detective behind bars. A bunch of people would like the idea . . . If this had been his doing, fine, he’d take the rap. But stand by and watch while someone else destroyed his world?
Isaac Hammer is under arrest. The police have proof that his company, a private London intelligence agency, has broken a dozen laws – tapping phones, hacking emails, bribing police – and now he must face the consequences. But this wasn’t Hammer’s work, or his style. This was all Ben Webster, and now Webster is missing.
Released from custody, Hammer heads to Webster’s house to persuade his old colleague to give himself up. But Webster isn’t there; he’s in Tbilisi, and his wife hasn’t heard from him in days. Hammer has no choice but to break bail to bring back the wanted man.In Georgia, every step he takes is watched by policemen, spies and gangsters. Someone out there, Hammer soon realizes, is ready to kill him and everyone dear to him to stop him stumbling towards the truth . . .
‘Hammer proves to be as good a leading man as Webster smart, instinctive, nobody’s fool. More captivating, however, is Jones’s sensory portrait of Georgia, where human behavior is brutish and unfeeling one moment, big-hearted and gentle the next.’ Publishers Weekly
The Brewer of Preston by Andrea Camilleri
From Andrea Camilleri, the bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries, comes The Brewer of Preston, a hilarious standalone comedy.
1870s Sicily. Much to the displeasure of Vigàta’s stubborn populace, the town has just been unified under the Kingdom of Italy. They’re now in the hands of a new government they don’t understand, and they definitely don’t like.
Eugenio Bortuzzi has been named Prefect for Vigàta, a regional representative from the Italian government tasked to oversee the town. But the rowdy and unruly Sicilians don’t care much for this rather pompous mainlander nor the mediocre opera he’s hell-bent on producing in their new municipal theatre. The Brewer of Preston, it’s called, and the Vigàtese are revving up to wreak havoc on the performance’s opening night . . .
A joyful historical novel set in the irresistible Sicilian town Camilleri immortalized, The Brewer of Preston is a comic masterwork from the award-winning, international bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano Series.
‘For sunny views, explosive characters and snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri’ New York Times
Wish Lanterns- Young Lives In New China – Alec Ash
As read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
This is the generation that will change China. The youth, over 320 million of them in their teens and twenties, more than the population of the USA. Born after Mao, with no memory of Tiananmen, they are destined to transform both their nation and the world.
These millennials, offspring of the one-child policy, face fierce competition to succeed. Pressure starts young, and their road isn’t easy. Their stories are also like those of young people all over the world: moving out of home, starting a career, falling in love.
Wish Lanterns follows the lives of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child and netizen; ‘Fred’ is a daughter of the Party. Lucifer is an aspiring superstar; Snail a country migrant addicted to online games. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north; Mia a rebel from Xinjiang in the far west.
Alec Ash, a writer in Beijing of the same generation, has given us a vivid, gripping account of young China as it comes of age. Through individual stories, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the challenges and dreams that will define China’s future global impact.
Final Solution by David Cesarani
I have been very interested in the Holocaust and this book seems like a perfect answer…
David Cesarani’s Final Solution is an intelligent and thought-provoking short history of the Holocaust. Not only does David Cesarani draw together and engage with the latest scholarly research, making extensive use of previously untapped resources such as diaries and letters from within the ghettos and camps (many of them in Polish or Yiddish and therefore previously largely inaccessible to Anglo-American scholars) but by adopting a rigorously Judeocentric approach the whole narrative of the march to genocide and its aftermath the book presents a subtly different timeline which casts afresh the horror of the period and engenders a significant re-evaluation of the how and why. Eschewing some of the more fevered theses about the guilt of the perpetrators (and indeed recasting how wide that net should be spread), David Cesarani’s measured and skilful negotiation of a crowded field is, as a result, all the more devastating.
‘It is difficult not to be first moved and then overwhelmed by the mere listing of what happened, and in this respect Cesarani has fulfilled his ambition of reclaiming the killings of the Jews for another generation.’ Observer
What is the most interesting book which you want to read? I found A Quiet Kind of Thunder and Final Solution very interesting. Which books are you dying to read this month. Do tell me in the comment section below! ❤