The end of 2017 is here, and while there’s not as many books coming out this month because of the holidays, there’s still a few books you should be adding to your TBR! From new novels by both Nora Roberts and James S. A. Corey, to books filled with magic, mystery and romance, you’re sure to find something in this December list!
Tell us in the comments below if you will be reading one or perhaps even buying one as a Christmas gift!
Year One by Nora Roberts | Goodreads
The sickness spread quickly and soon, the power, law and government failed with half of the world’s population decimated. Magic began to rise—some good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, and some bad, lurking in the darkest places. Lana and her boyfriend Max make their way out of a destroyed New York with others searching for a new frontier. Chuck, the tech genius; Arlys, a journalist with no audience; Fred, Arlys’ colleague filled with optimism; and Rachel and Jonah, a doctor and a paramedic. A purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.
Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak | Goodreads
Set in a contemporary Istanbul, Peri is a married and wealthy Turkish woman who is mugged on her way to a party. A polaroid of three young women and their university professor falls from her bag and it’s something she’s tried to forget. Over dinner, she remembers attending Oxford University and becoming friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways.
Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey | Goodreads
In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it. New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity — and of the Rocinante — unexpectedly and forever…
The Good Samaritan by John Marrs | Goodreads
The people who call End of the Line need hope, but some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura who wants them to die. Laura hasn’t had it easy:, but she doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it. But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together? The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to… Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini | Goodreads
As the only legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth, but her mother is determined to save her from Byron’s heritage. When introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Her new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage will shape her destiny and aids him with his inventions. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics—ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman—falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents’ estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.
What Remains True: A Novel by Janis Thomas | Goodreads
From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life until the day when five-year-old Jonah is killed and the family starts to unravel. Rachel withdraws into a fuzzy reality; her husband Sam remains stoic, but consumed with regret; Eden mourns her brother; and Aunt Ruth tries to care for the family while her own issues haunt her.
Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones | Goodreads
Zeus would rather be anywhere than the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year and he’s pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life. But then he meets Rose. He’s counting down the minutes until he can see her next, while she’s counting down the days until she finds out whether she will be able to leave and pursue her dreams. Zeus knows that he doesn’t have long to convince Rose that what they have is more than a summer fling…if only he’s brave enough to seize the chance.
Glass Town by Steven Savile | Goodreads
In 1926, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. But, along with Seth Lockwood, she disappeared, never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth’s younger brother, refused to accept that she was just gone. It has now been seventy years and the brothers are long dead. However, their dark, twisted secret, threatens to tear the city apart. Seth made a bargain with Damiola, an illusionist, to make a life-size version of his most famous trick, and hide away part of London to act as a prison out of sync with our time, where one year passes as one hundred. That illusion is Glass Town. And now its walls are failing.
Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson | Goodreads
Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart. Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn’t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn’t know what he is. Zacriah joins forces with new friends and they soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between the three Elven continents. With war looming on the horizon, Zacriah must learn to use his latent power to fight and protect those he loves before they are destroyed.
Super Con by James Swain | Goodreads
Master grifter Billy Cunningham has conned a long list of Las Vegas casinos and now plans “super con” that could rake in a cool multi-million-dollar payday. All goes as planned until Chinese crime lord Broken Tooth strong-arms Billy into rigging the Super Bowl, too. Billy has no choice but to play ball. Broken Tooth has a special edge on him: blackmail. When someone on his own team betrays Billy, all bets are off. Both the super con and Super Bowl gambits are in jeopardy. And just who’s scamming who?
The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites and Alison Layland | Goodreads
1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honour his beloved country. Half a century later, Lilian Morrison inherits the box and its a link to an astonishing past. Included is a letter from Lilian’s mother, telling her daughter that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future.
Bloody January by Alan Parks | Goodreads
When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn’t a random act of violence. With his new partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow’s wealthiest family, the Dunlops. McCoy’s boss doesn’t want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas . . .