Today I want to share with you books I’ve received in the last week or two from various publishers which are publishing this month! I am so excited to get the chance to read these, and I’m sure once you’ll find out what they are about you’ll be exicted for them too! there’s a fantasy, a science fiction and an historical novel here (all my ultimate favourite genres!) so let’s take a look at what I got. Oh, and I decided to do individual pics for each book this time!
First from Titan Books and what an interesting idea for a story!…
Birds of Paradise by Oliver K. Langmead – Many millennia after the fall of Eden, Adam, the first man in creation, still walks the Earth – exhausted by the endless death and destruction, he is a shadow of his former hope and glory. And he is not the only one. The Garden was deconstructed, its pieces scattered across the world and its inhabitants condemned to live out immortal lives, hiding in plain sight from generations of mankind.
But now pieces of the Garden are turning up on the Earth. After centuries of loneliness, Adam, haunted by the golden time at the beginning of Creation, is determined to save the pieces of his long lost home. With the help of Eden’s undying exiles, he must stop Eden becoming the plaything of mankind.
Adam journeys across America and the British Isles with Magpie, Owl, and other animals, gathering the scattered pieces of Paradise. As the country floods once more, Adam must risk it all to rescue his friends and his home – because rebuilding the Garden might be the key to rebuilding his life.
This one comes from Flame Tree Press and it’s the eerie similarity to today that make me really want to read this….
The Nirvana Effect by Brian Pinkerton – No one goes out anymore.
Society is sheltered indoors. The economy is in ruins. People spend their lives addicted to a break through virtual reality technology, desperate for escapism in a troubled world. The Nirvana Effect has taken over.
Aaron and Clarissa are members of a subculture of realists who resist the lureof a fake utopia. They watch in horror as the technology spreads across the country with willing participants who easily forgo their freedoms for false pleasures. When the young couple discovers a plot to enforce compliancefor mind control, the battle for free will begins. What started as a playful diversion turns deadly. The future of the human race is at stake.
And finally a book I’ve been excited for, for a long time, from Michael Joseph….
The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea – Orkney, 1940.
Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands.
Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already outcasts, they volunteer to nurse all prisoners who are injured or fall sick.
Soon Dorothy befriends Cesare, an artist swept up by the machine of war and almost broken by the horrors he has witnessed. She is entranced by his plan to build an Italian chapel from war scrap and sea debris, and something beautiful begins to blossom.
But Con, scarred from a betrayal in her past, is afraid for her sister; she knows that people are not always what they seem.
Soon, trust frays between the islanders and outsiders, and between the sisters – their hearts torn by rival claims of duty and desire.
A storm is coming . . .
All of these books are publishing in April so look out for them and my reviews coming up as soon as I am able! 🙂 Oh, and one of these is actually part of a blog tour which will happen on the 27th April so especially look out for that! 😉
What do you think of these books? What books are you looking forward to reading in April? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂