Welcome to the March 2018 Book of Choice Giveaway Hop, hosted by FLYLeF
The old saying about March is that it comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. It’s supposed to be every bit as chilly and rainy today as it was Wednesday, which is probably as lion-like as March gets in Atlanta. Especially considering that this weekend is supposed to be sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. By the end of the month, who knows? It might even be summer around here.
Rainy or sunny, it’s always good weather to read a great book! Even if we are losing an hour to daylight savings time in the middle of the month!
As always, there are a few books I’m particularly looking forward to this month.
March is the month when the new Maisie Dobbs mystery comes out. This year it’s To Die But Once, and I’m expecting great things of Maisie, as always. The Maisie Dobbs series is historical mystery at its finest, so if you like the genre you’ll love Maisie.
Two completely new books that I’m looking forward to, books that are not part of any series (at least not so far) are Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, and The Queens of Innis Lear, by Tessa Gratton. Blood of the Four looks like terrific dark fantasy. Golden and Lebbon are the authors of one of my favorite post-Katrina New Orleans fantasies, The Map of Moments, so I’m expecting great things.
The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, only this time the story is told from the daughters’ point of view. And it looks awesome.
And I would say I was looking forward to Lake Silence by Anne Bishop and Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai, but I confess that I read both of them a couple of months ago, as soon as I got my eARC. If you love The Others series, Lake Silence is a real treat and an interesting continuation of the series. I hope there will be lots, lots more. And Hurts to Love You is every bit as sexy and heartbreaking as the first two books in that series, Hate to Want You and Wrong to Need You. I think this particular series may be over, but I really, really hope that somehow it’s not.
What books are you looking forward to this month?