• Laynie Bynum

Upcoming Releases and What to Expect

I am excited to say that I have been approved as a reviewer for both NetGalley and Parliament Press books.

While NetGalley will give me a wide range of books to review, my heart lies with small press publishers like Parliament and I hope to use my platform to bring readership to excellent books from Indie/Small Press works that may need the boost in buzz.

In my experience, book buzz is not always directly tied with the quality of the book so much as the amount of marketing/PR that is put behind them so that will never sway my reviews. Instead, I find myself more swayed by the amount of imagination, the depth of the prose, and the passion that the author brings to the novel.

That being said, here are a select few of the releases I am looking forward to as we approach the end of the year.

Blinding Night by Chantal Gadoury

Release Date: 10/2/2018

Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in the age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have imagined.

Someday by David Levitahn

Release Date: 10/2/2018

In Someday, David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day and Another Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human?

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Release Date: 10/2/2018

In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times best-selling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor - even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it.

Grim Lovlies by Megan Shepherd

Release Date: 10/2/2018

A magical dash through the streets of Paris. Part caper, part fairy tale, part opulent witch society.

The Halves of Us by Sydney Paige Richardson

Release Date: 10/9/2018

Twin sisters discover that one is meant to rule and the other is meant to destroy.

The Healer by Donna Freitas

Release Date: 10/9/2018

Marlena Oliveira has—mysteriously, miraculously—been given the power to heal all kinds of ailments. People around the world believe she is a saint. But it all comes at a price. Because of her power, she’ll never be able to live a normal life. And the older she gets, the more trapped she feels.

Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

Release Date: 10/16/2018

When Tasia Quirk catches her mamma trying to stuff a mysterious box in the closest, she is thrown into a journey to unravel the lies that have overtaken her life.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

Release Date: 10/23/2018

What happens when you return to the real world after being in a fantastical one like Narnia?

Cursed by Casey M. Millette

Release Date: 11/1/2018

A war rages between kings and clans for centuries, their nations split and their kingdoms fallen. Caught in the midst of poverty and bedlam, twenty-year-old Aldor faces a choice. Should he leave home and start his life anew, or stay and protect what little he has?

Queen of Air and Darkness Cassandra Clare

Release Date: 12/4/2018

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare's Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

Tho Thousand Years by M. Dalto

Release Date: 12/11/2018

Alexandra, a twenty-two-year-old barista living in Boston, is taken to an unfamiliar realm of mystery and magic where her life is threatened by Reylor, its banished Lord Steward. She crosses paths with Treyan, the arrogant and seductive Crown Prince of the Empire, and together they discover how their lives, and their love, are so intricately intertwined by a Prophecy set in motion so many years ago.

The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano

Release Date: 12/18/2018

The second in an exciting fantasy duology about a princess cursed to turn any living thing she touches into gemstone from Lauren DeStefano, the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series.

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