For me, the two most anticipated books are both by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The first one is Certain Dark Things to be released 7 September and the second is Velvet is the Night to be released 17 August. Both are after my birthday so they can’t be my birthday book. Which is too bad. Garcia proved she could very write well with Mexican Gothic. I’m inclined to believe she is the best writer out there.
Currently I’m listening to Untamed Shores, Garcia’s thriller that was released last year. It is similar to Mexican Gothic except without the elements of horror.
Speaking of the birthday book, I finally chose the one. And this time there will be no hiccups. This year’s birthday book will be: The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory. The book is set to be released on 18 May. Three months before my birthday and if the book is to be pushed out, I think it would about a month or so. It’s a murder mystery that involves a boy band formed by the animal people from The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells.
Next week, a friend from my writer’s group has a book coming out. In the Sleep of Death by Kimberly Van Ginkel is a dark fantasy book about a hellfire witch. I heard the first couple of sections of it and thought it was interesting. Kim is a talented writer and I have enjoyed listening to her stories at the writer’s group. I didn’t have much to say on the critiques as each section was well written.
So those are the up and coming books that are on my list.