New Release Tuesday: September 17, 2019

Hi everyone. I’m rincey and i am one of
the contributing editors over at book riot. I am back to do a new release
Tuesday video. Today I’m talking about books that are coming out on Tuesday,
September 17th. So the first book I have is my most anticipated book of the week.
Although the second book that I have you know, they come pretty close to each
other. So first up I have heaven, my home by Attica Locke. This is her sequel to
bluebird bluebird, which came out two years ago. It’s a book I adored. And I’m
very excited to have the second book in the series. 9 year old Levi King knew he
should have left for home sooner. Now he’s alone in the darkness of Caddo Lake
in a boat that just died. A sudden noise distracts him and all goes dark.
Darrin Matthews is trying to emerge from a different kind of darkness. After the
events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of
rebuilding, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother who never
really had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom and
she isn’t above some maternal blackmail in order to get an advantage. An unlikely
possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down highway 59. In a
small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on a nostalgia for
Antebellum Texas, and still has some of its racial bias as well. Levi’s
disappearance has links to Darius previous investigation. As well as to a
wealthy businesswoman, the boy’s grandmother who seems more concerned
with the state of her business than of her grandson. So like I said this is the
sequel to bluebird bluebird. I read bluebird bluebird as soon as it came
out. I really love Attica Locke as a writer and I’m very excited for more
books in this world. Darren Matthews is an extremely
complicated but well drawn out character in my opinion. And so yeah, I am here for
anything Attica Locke. And if you are a mystery fan yourself, you have to be
reading these books. And again heaven, my home is out today. The second book I have
that is you know like on par in terms of my excitement level is red at the bone
by Jacqueline Woodson. As the book opens in 2001, it’s the evening of
sixteen-year-old Melody’s coming-of-age ceremony at her grandparents brownstone in Brooklyn. Watched lovingly by her family and
friends, walking out to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made
dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that
exact dress was created for a different wearer, Melody’s mother for a ceremony
that never came about. So this is a new book from Jacqueline Woodson that looks
at these different time periods and looks at these different generations and
kind of sees how they all came to be at this moment and Melody’s coming-of-age
ceremony. It explores a whole host of topics including identity, ambition,
gentrification, education, class, and status. And the ways that young people
are often asked to make these massive decisions about their lives before
they’re even really old enough to know who they are and what exactly they want.
Like I said, I’m super excited for this one. Jacqueline Woodson is an amazing
writer and I really love when she writes books for you know young adults or
adults because she does write a significant amount of children’s and
middle grade novels as well. So I’m really, really excited for this one. And
again that’s called red at the bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Next I have a
nonfiction book and that is called monster she wrote by Lisa Kroger and
Melanie R. Anderson. Frankenstein was just the beginning. Horror and other weird
stories would not exist without the women who pioneered it. From gothic ghost
stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been the
primary architects of the speculative literature. And their own stories are
just as interesting as their fiction. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley who
wrote Frankenstein and how she supposedly kept her husband’s heart in a
desk drawer. But have you heard of Margaret” mad madge” Cavendish who wrote a
science fiction epic 150 years earlier and supposedly liked to go to the
theater in topless gowns? If you enjoy the work of Shirley Jackson, then you might enjoy Violet Padgett who was openly involved
in long-term relationships with women during the Victorian era. Part biography,
part readers guide, this book is perfect for people who are looking for
more women who are maybe forgotten or not talked about as much in classic
literature. Especially if you are someone who enjoys these horror and gothic novels, there are plenty of writers out there
who just aren’t being talked about quite as much. And so this is the perfect guide
for you to be able to discover more yourself. And again that’s called monster
she wrote. Next I have chilling effect by Valerie Valdes. Captain Eva Inocente
and her crew cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller
profits. When her sister Mari is kidnapped by the fridge, Eva must undergo
a series of unpleasant and dangerous missions in order to pay the ransom. But
Eva may lose her mind before she’s able to raise the money. The ship’s hold is
full of psychic cats, an amorous fish-faced Emperor wants her dead after
she rejects his proposal, and her sweet engineer is giving her a pesky case of
feelings. To free her sister, Eva will risk everything: her ship, her crew, and
the life that she’s built on the ashes of past misdeeds. So this is a new
science fiction book that has been all the rage with book rioters recently. It’s
being described as like perfect for fans of Firefly but if you are looking for
Firefly with a latina lead. It’s full of like pop-culture references and it has
like this motley crew of people that are involved. So if you are someone who
enjoys these really like offbeat, space opera adventures, then this is definitely
one you want to pick up. And again, chilling effect by Valerie Valdes is
out today. And the final book I have this week is a cosmology of monsters by Shaun
Hamill. Noah Turner sees monsters. His father saw them and built a shrine to
them called the wandering dark, an immersive horror experience that the
whole family operates. His practical mother has seen glimpses of the terror,
but refuses to believe, instead trying to keep the family from falling apart. And
his eldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won’t admit to seeing
anything but the beckoning glow of the spotlight. Until it swallows her up. Noah
Turner sees monsters but unlike his family, he chooses to let them in. So this
is a new novel that has been blurred by Stephen King as if John Irving wrote
horror fiction, which I think is a really great blurb. It’s also getting
comparisons to like the mythos and world building of HP Lovecraft. It’s a book about family and love and loss and obsession as well as
monsters. So if those are elements you enjoy in a book, then you definitely want
to pick up a cosmology of monsters today. So those are all of the books I have for
you guys this week. Let me know down in the comments below, which books you plan
on picking up. Otherwise I will see you guys again next Tuesday with another new
release video. Bye.

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