Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion created by Rainy Day Ramblings.
Fall Picks for 2017

Full honesty, I am not someone who follows what is coming out when. I just hightailed it to netgalley and posted whatever caught my eye.

Okay, okay, there were more than this, but if I filled this entry with every single book that caught my eye, I'd still be working on this entry instead of getting it posted.

US Release dates and description snippets are taken from netgalley. Clicking the cover will take you to visit the page on goodreads (except for one because it's not over there). 

I Will Find You - Joe Kenda
Release: 26 Sept 2017
Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to look away.

I want this one because I am a fan of his show, Homicide Hunter. He has weird pet phrases ("My, my, my") and never, ever victim blames. If you like True Crime shows, this is a good one. It's on ID, but it's not salacious like a lot of the other ones on that network. It's more straight forward like Forensic Files. (One of his cases was featured on FF years before he got his own show.)
(Update: OMG!!! I was just approved for this book!!!)

The Visitors - Catherine Burns
Release: 26 Sept 2017
Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother John in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John’s rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door...and turning a blind eye to the women’s laundry in the hamper that isn’t hers.

The cover reminds me of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The premises is interesting, but the cover definitely caught my eye.

River's Edge - James P. Baylock
Release: 30 Sept 2017
The body of a girl washes up on a mud bank along the edge of the River Medway amid a litter of poisoned fish and sea birds, casting an accusing shadow upon the deadly secrets of the Majestic Paper Mill and its wealthy owners.

Steampunk murder mystery? Umm, yes, please!
(This is one the ARCs I was approved for, but had to turn back in because it was a pdf. I am still looking forward to reading this one... just not in pdf.)

The Tiger's Daughter - K Arsenault Rivera
Release: 03 Oct 2017
This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

I'm a bit of a sucker for some rich fantasy world with opposites traveling and learning to come together despite their differences. 

The Girl Who Saved Ghosts - K.C. Tansley
Release: 17 Oct 2017
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.

I have this ARC, but I am currently reading Book 1 so I can get to this one! Thus far, book 1 is solid and I look forward to continuing Kat's ghost helping adventures. 

The Tethered Mage - Melissa Caruso
Release: 24 Oct 2017
In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.

This one sounds similar to mages in Thedas from the Dragon Age video game series. I love the general idea and want more already.
(I just got approved for this one a couple days ago after requesting it over a month ago!)

Dawn in Damnation - Clark Casey
Release: 31 Oct 2017
There are no laws in Damnation. Only two simple rules: If you get shot, you go directly to hell. If you stay alive without shooting anyone for one year, you just might get into heaven.

I have no idea what this would be categorized as (Supernatural Western Afterlife?), but it sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.
(Pun intended, no regrets.) 

The New Dark - Lorraine Thomson
Release: 01 Nov 2017
There is no "Before", there is only "Now". Because now there’s no internet, no TV, no power grid. Food is scarce, and the world’s a hostile place. But Sorrel lives a quiet life in the tiny settlement of Amat. It’s all she’s ever known ...

This cover is gorgeous. I'm hesitant because this is YA, but the full description sounds promising.
(I have this ARC.)
---Note: I can not find this one listed on goodreads. The link takes you to netgalley.

Dark Asylum - E.S. Thomson
Release: 07 Nov 2017
Set in a crumbling Victorian asylum where a gruesome murder is committed, this sequel to Beloved Poison explores the early science of brain study while giving chilling insight into an asylum's workings.

Great backdrop for a creepy novel. I have a fondness for psychology and why do people do the things they do. Granted, this novel will probably not delve too much into that, but the author has a PhD in the history of medicine which should bring a lot of fascinating
(I have this ARC.)

City of Lies - Victoria Thompson
Release: 07 Nov 2017
Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own.

Not going to lie, I entered this giveaway for the pretty cover. I am very excited for this one because the cover looks like a YA adult novel, but it's not - it's an adult one! We need more of this. :)
(I have this one.)

A Spoonful of Magic - Irene Radford
Release: 07 Nov 2017
Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined--where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista—she's actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginnning.

I like the idea that the main character is already pretty established in her life when she stumbles into her own UF world. 

Terminal Alliance - Jim C. Hines
Release: 07 Nov 2017
Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her team of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter.

I think I love everything about this one. It vaguely reminds me of an old DOS text game my sister and I found on the computer back in the mid-90s. Can't wait for this to come out.
(I am 94% sure the game is called Planetfall. Yes, we had a DOS computer in 1996. My parents were not the sort to get rid of a machine that still worked perfectly fine for our basic needs at the time.)

This post is making me thirsty for more books.


  1. You've got some great sounding books on your list which had escaped my notice. I'm putting many books on my

  2. You have so many different types of books up there. I have a copy of Spoonful of Magic, hoping it will be good. That first book with the homicide detective looks really good and the second looks downright creepy!

    1. I'm reading it now and it's pretty good. If you've ever seen the show, it reads how he speaks on the show - but with more cursing. (Not a bad thing, but it kind of struck me weird at first because he doesn't do it much on the show. It suits him, though.)

      I'm pretty excited for the second. I've got to see if my libraries are getting any copies in!

    2. Ooo, and I'll have to keep an eye out for your review of Spoonful of Magic!

      I'm early 30s, married, with kids so I like the idea of a UF heroine in a similar situation. Most are (understandably) single, no kids, and in their 20s.

  3. I'm definitely interested in the Joe Kenda book. I watch quite a bit of the ID channel! A Spoonful of Magic looks super cute too!

    1. I love the ID channel. It's the ONE thing I miss from having cable. Not a huge fan of how the shows ended up going (I remember when it was really just reruns of 48 hours crime and Forensic Files.)

      Homicide Hunter is hands down my favorite.
      I also like Swamp Murders because the (acting) dialogue is so bad. I don't know if they are deliberately being cheesy or if it's terrible writing, but I still enjoy it!

      Thus far, the book reads how he speaks. He keeps each story pretty short and to the point.

      A Spoonful of Magic is one I need to keep my eye out for!

  4. I am excited for City of Lies , going to have to look into a few of these as well.