Hey gang! Happy somewhat beginning of May! Sorry for the weirdly specific greeting, but I wanted to squeeze in a NetGalley Update while I was thinking of it. I have been able to fit in a few more content posts this month compared to last, but hopefully those will just continue to grow. ❤ I’ve also decided it may be fun to include some of my e-galley stats at the end of each post in an effort to keep myself accountable. If I have to stare at the whopping number of outstanding reviews I have maybe it’ll calm my trigger finger and light a fire under my tush. Tell me, how do you keep track of your review copies? Do we have any of these in common? (Also, I’ve had some of these for a month now… TALK ABOUT BEING BEHIND!)
Dying Truth by Angela Marsons
Pub Date: May 18, 2018
Genres: Crime Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?
When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.
With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable – whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.
Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.
Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong
Pub Date: May 22, 2018
Genres: YA, Thriller, Mystery
Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there’s no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn’t a victim; he was a shooter.
Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don’t heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend–Skye.
Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can’t resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.
One Small Thing by Erin Watt
Pub Date: June 26, 2018
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.
Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…
Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.
Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.
Copycat by Hannah Jayne
Pub Date: July 3, 2018
Genres: YA, Mystery, Suspense
Everyone is dying to read the latest book in the popular Gap Lake mystery series, and Addison is no exception. As the novels biggest fan, Addison is flattered when the infamously reclusive author, R.J. Rosen, contacts her, granting her inside information others would kill for.
But when the most popular girl in Addison’s high school is murdered, Addison can’t help but think that life may be imitating fiction. And as other terrifying events from the book start happening around her, Addison has to figure out how to write her own ending -and survive the story.
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
Pub Date: August 7, 2018
Genres: YA, Mystery, Thriller
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
UPDATE OF READING STATS
Previous NetGalley TBR Titles: 25
Current NetGalley TBR Titles: 27
Previous Goodreads TBR Titles: 59
Current Goodreads TBR Titles: 54
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