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Books I can't wait to read

I am in a reading sulk at the moment mostly because all the books I want to read aren't published yet and most of which aren't out until next year. This list could have been much much longer but I don't have any covers yet for some of them so I'll hold off talking about them just yet. Below are some books I cannot wait to get my hands on.

Othergirl by Nicole Burstein

Louise and Erica have been best friends since forever. They're closer than sisters and depend on each other for almost everything. Just one problem: Erica has superpowers.

When Erica isn't doing loop-the-loops in the sky or burning things with her heat pulse powers, she needs Louise to hold her non-super life together. After all, the girls still have homework, parents and boys to figure out. But being a superhero's BFF is not easy, especially as trouble has a way of seeking them out. Soon Louise discovers that Erica might be able to survive explosions and fly faster than a speeding bullet, but she can't win every fight by herself.

Life isn't a comic book - it's even crazier than that.

I cannot tell you how excited I am by this book and have been for ages. Nicole is one of those wonderful people who I chat to regularly on twitter (and in real life on the odd occasion we happen to be at the same event) and I love following her insane daily antics complete with ladynerding, dog shaving accidents and ballet classes to name but a few. I want it. I want it now and doing my absolute best not to talk to her about it until nearer the time so I don't do her head in about it in a stalkery fashion.

The Devil you know by Trish Doller

Arcadia “Cadie” Wells has one primary goal in life –– to escape the sleepy Florida town where she was born and raised. Since her mother's death, she's sacrificed her boyfriend, her spot on the soccer team, and even her plans for the future to raise her little brother and help her still-grieving father. On a rare night out at a party at the local state park, Cadie meets a couple of good-looking tourists and impulsively agrees to join them on their road trip from one end of Florida to the other. But when their adventure goes tragically wrong, Cadie’s new goal is to make it home alive

I'm not sure Trish's books are all that well known in the UK and I have no idea why I ended up reading her stuff but I did and I was so glad I found her. I love her books and cannot wait for this one. I haven't even really read the synopsis but I want it because Trish has written it. 

Because you'll never meet me by Leah Thomas

In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

This flashed up on netgalley but not to request. Not sure what that is about but enough to gain my interest and I hate my kindle anyway so I probably wouldn't read it until I got a print copy.

Us by David Nichols

'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.'

'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?'

Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.

He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.

So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.

What could possibly go wrong?

It's not often an adult book makes it onto my radar and even rarer for it to do so prepublication but I do already have my eye on this.


Ooh! This sounds fab - particularly like the sound of Other Girl and The Devil You Know.