A new year means a new batch of books to be adding to your TBR and January is here to kick that off for you! There’s quite a few intriguing books from Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker to debut author Lyndsay Ely’s Gunslinger Girl. Plus there’s also the next instalment in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series to get excited about!
Read on to discover our picks and tell us what book you are most excited to pick up in January 2018!
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee | Goodreads
Two sisters: Miranda, the older and responsible one, and Lucia, vibrant and headstrong. When Lucia starts to hear voices, it’s Miranda who must fight for the help her sister needs. Lucia tries to lead a normal life and moves her new family to Ecuador, but she cannot escape her own mental illness. Miranda must decide, again, whether or not to step in, but Lucia may not want to be saved.
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu | Goodreads
One by one, the city’s elites are being executed. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum. He meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers and she’s a mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?
The English Wife by Lauren Willig | Goodreads
Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life even though there are rumours she’s having an affair with the architect. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Janie, Bay’s sister, teams up with a reporter to uncover the truth and she learns more about her brother and his wife.
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown | Goodreads
A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution but the Rising only brought an endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission with other destinies entwining with Darrow’s—A young Red girl flees tragedy and gains a new life she could never have imagined. An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life. And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes | Goodreads
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past.
A Time of Dread by John Gwynne | Goodreads
The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. Now much of the Banished Lands is ruled by the Ben-Elim extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. But peace is fragile within the realm and the Kadoshim that remain are now amassing on the edges of the empire….
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely | Goodreads
Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Goodreads
If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present? In 1969 New York, word has spread of the arrival of a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes and their prophecies will inform their next five decades.
Zack by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman | Goodreads
Zack Herry is the golden boy who has stumbled into a career in the Stockholm police force. At night, he hangs out at the clubs, partying with the people he should really be arresting. But when four Thai women from a massage parlor in Stockholm are found brutally executed and a fifth badly mutilated and dumped outside a nearby hospital, Zack must get his act together and try to figure out the motives behind the vicious murders, together with his partner, Deniz.
The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson | Goodreads
Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfill a destiny she never imagined.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | Goodreads
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, but when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor | Goodreads
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence and use little chalk stick figures to leave messages they can only understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them to a dismembered body. In 2016, Eddie gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. His friends receive the same message, and one of them turns up dead.