Thursday, 18 December 2014

Books I can't wait to read: 2015 is almost here edition

This month I'm going to do something slightly different with my Can't wait to read post. I've covered some of these books before but I wanted to put into one place all the books I am dying to get my hands on in 2015 and ones I think you should be getting excited for too.


January releases

There will be lies by Nick Lake






In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon. All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust . . . if anybody.

Should I admit I've never read a Nick Lake? Definitely something that is going to change soon and this looks like the place to start.

Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens


Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.


I am so ruddy excited for this. Bun breaks for everyone 




February releases

Seven Days by Eve Ainsworth

This bold, compelling and topical story about bullying is told from the perspective of the bully and the bullied. You won't be able put it down until you've reached the conclusion. Jess's life is difficult enough without Kez picking on her – it’s turning school from a safe place into a nightmare. Kez has plenty of problems too but she finds comfort in knowing she is better off than Jess - or so she thinks. A hard-hitting and even-handed look at bullying and the issues facing teenagers today

I want this because Non says it is awesome. 

March Releases

Under my skin by James Dawson



Meet Molly Sue. Once she's under your skin there's no getting rid of her...

Seventeen-year-old Sally Feather is not exactly a rebel. Her super-conservative parents and her treatment at the hands of high school bullies means that Sally's about as shy and retiring as they come - but all that's about to change. Accidentally ending up in the seedier side of town one day, Sally finds herself mysteriously lured to an almost-hidden tattoo parlour - and once inside, Sally is quickly seduced by its charming owner, Rosita, and her talk of how having a secret tattoo can be as empowering as it is thrilling. Almost before she knows what she is doing, Sally selects sexy pin-up Molly Sue, and has her tattooed on her back - hoping that Molly Sue will inspire her to be as confident and popular as she is in her dreams.

But things quickly take a nightmareish turn. Almost immediately, Sally begins to hear voices in her head - or rather, one voice in particular: Molly Sue's. And she has no interest in staying quiet and being a good girl - in fact, she's mighty delighted to have a body to take charge of again. Sally slowly realises that she is unable to control Molly Sue... and before long she's going to find out the hard way what it truly means to have somebody 'under your skin'.


Written by Mr James Dawson. That's all I need to want to read this book.

The Beloved by Alison Rattle
  
Escape from a bullying mother takes one young woman to an even more dangerous place. Alice Angel has known only a life of rules, restriction and punishments as she strays from the rigid path of Victorian..

Alison writes beautiful historical fiction. I cannot wait for this  

Violet and the Hidden Treasure by Harriet Whitehorn





Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making...Violet has spent her Easter holiday exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste's good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special parrot. And when she returns home, only to get a visit from the Maharajah's butler, asking her to look after the parrot, Violet couldn't be more surprised (and her cat Pudding couldn't be less pleased…). But as Violet discovers, the parrot holds the key to the Maharajah's fortune, and someone is trying to parrot-nap her! Can she discover who the culprit is before they succeed? Violet is on the case…

Another series I adore  

April Releases

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.

Another title I am so so so excited for after waiting very impatiently for it


One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon


Libby helps a stranger, and transforms her life in the process. Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it. The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her. When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives . . . 


I discovered Lucy's work early this year and really enjoyed them. Looking forward to more.


May Releases

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen



Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?

Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.


I love Sarah Dessen. Its been ages since I've had a new title from her.

Demolition Dad by Phil Earle

This is the story of Jake Biggs and his dad, George. George spends all week knocking down buildings ... and all weekend knocking down wrestlers. He's the Demolition Man, and Jake couldn't be prouder. But when Jake hears about a pro-wrestling competition in the USA, and persuades his beloved dad to apply, things don't quite turn out the way he expected...

I love Phil Earle's books. This looks particularly ace.

Read me like a book by Liz Kessler



Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It's enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents' marriage troubles. There's just one thing bothering her . . . Shouldn't it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher?

This sounds like it could be amazing.

June releases

Because you'll never meet me by Leah Thomas


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.

This looks so so so good
 
July Releases

First Class Murder by Robin Stevens





I love this series. I need more of it pronto


September Releases

Tonight the streets are ours by Lelia Sales

 

Tonight the Streets Are Ours is a YA novel about a teen girl living in the suburbs who becomes obsessed with a blogger in New York City, and sets out to track him down in real life.

I adored Leila's previous book. I need this one now please.


Also excited about but I don't have pictures for yet
Remix by Non Pratt
Th Dark Light by Julia Bell
Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne
The Lost and Found by Cat Clarke
Counting Stars by Keris Stainton
Spotlight on Sunny by Keris Stainton
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
My Secret Rockstar boyfriend by Eleanor Wood 
This is not a love story by Keren David
It's all about Love by Steve Camden
For Holly by Tanya Byrne
Darkest Night by Will Hill
All of the Above by James Dawson
Monster by CJ Skuse
Am I normal yet by Holly Bourne
Hello, Goodbye and everything inbetween by Jennifer E Smith
When She came back by Michelle Harrison
The new books from Paige Toon
PS I still love you by Jenny Han
The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West
What we left behind by Robin Talley
Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton
Air by Lisa Glass
The Rest of Us just live here by Patrick Ness
Lying out Loud by Kody Keplinger
The Next Together by Lauren James
Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson
In Another Life by Laura Jarratt

2015 looks like it is going to be an epic reading year!

3 comments:

Jesse Owen said...

Wow, as you say 2015 looks like it is shaping up to be an epic reading year - There Will Be Lies sounds brilliant (and *whispers* I haven't read anything by Nick Lake either)

7 Days and Under Your Skin also sound particularly brilliant as does one small act of kindness...

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Nina @ Death, Books, and Tea said...

Two MMU books? Plus Seven Days? Plus Read Me Like a Book? Thanks for bringing these to my attention! (Read Me Like a book looks like it'll be brililant). Thanks for sharing!

Liz Kessler said...

Aww, thank you for including my book on such a FAB list! :)