Summer sure is just around the corner. We can already feel the heat of long, lazy afternoons, and the soft breeze of endless summer nights. In case you are looking for something exciting and just fantastical to read, don’t freat. We’ve got you covered. Let’s see which June publications got us most excited, and which books we can safely recommend, whether you’re a fantasy fan or a lover of thrillers.
A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
(THE SALVAGERS #1)
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series. It follows a group of adventurers as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to clearing their name and saving the universe.
Space legends, treasure hunters, a murder: the wrong side of the law will connect two women on a smuggler’s ship that will take them on a quest for fame, for riches, and for justice.
Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
If you’d combine Indiana Jones and the X-Files era, you’d get Nolan Moore — a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the “real” experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists, and the main character of The Anomaly.
Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. But there are questions that even he can’t answer: how has the cave remained hidden for so long? And why its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?
THE BOOK OF M
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love.
One afternoon, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.
Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
If you love the books of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, you will certainly want to read this dark and addictive debut thriller.
Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.
THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Thriller, Suspense, Horror
The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts returns with the home invasion horror story in a novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery and Jack Ketchum’s hit The Girl Next Door.
A gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, makes The Cabin at the End of the World a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastical imagination of Paul Tremblay.
A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories
Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that go from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge; destined to beguile readers from start to finish.
Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries, which makes this anthology a perfect multiverse to read.
A STUDY IN EMERALD
Graphic Novel, Sequential Art, Retelling
And finally… Mr Neil Gaiman himself! Not long ago, we’ve reviewed Norse Mythology, and here comes A Study in Emerald, Gaiman’s graphic novel adaptation with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque.
The supernatural mystery is set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder.
Before you go to update your To-Read lists, share with us, which books are you looking forward to read?