Arts & Culture

Books – Jan/Feb 2024

2024 is here and with it a whole new season of books to be released! In this edition I’m highlighting five of the most anticipated new releases coming this year by some of the hottest authors right now! Ring in the New Year with the newest books coming to the market!

By Gemma Mathers

House of Flame & Shadow  

by Sarah J Maas.

One of the most anticipated reads of 2024, Sarah J.Mass is back with the long awaited third instalment of Crescent City: House of Flame and Shadow.

Stranded in a strange new world, Bryce Quinlan is out of luck. With no way home and no way of knowing who to trust she’s desperate to find her way back to Midgard where everything she loves is threatened. Stripped of his freedom and desperate to help Bryce, Hunt must find a way to break free of the Asteri’s leash or face a world brought to the brink of collapse with no hope of helping his mate. Sarah J.Maas is starting the year off right and luring us straight back into her dazzling world of fantasy.

Release Date: 30th January 2024

Funny Story

by Emily Henry

Another romance by Emily Henry? If you know, you know.

Daphne and her fiancé have the perfect story. How they met, how they fell in love, how they moved back to his hometown to begin their life together. Until he realises, he’s in love with his childhood best friend Petra. Heartbroken and stranded in a town with no friends and no family, Daphne moves in with the one person who might understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles. Scruffy, chaotic Miles couldn’t be more different from strait-laced Daphne but when one night of drowning their sorrows forms a tenuous friendship the two devise a plan – to show everyone just how fine they are together. But it’s all just for show, because the last thing Daphne would do is fall in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex… right?

Release Date: 23rd April 2024

The Fury

by Alex Michaelides 

Elliot Chase is going to tell you a story. A tale of love and friendship. A tale of murder. Every year ex-movie star turned recluse, Lana Farrar, invites her closest friends and family to spend Easter on her idyllic Greek island – before the weekend is out tragedy will strike, someone will die, and Elliot Chase is going to tell you why. If you’ve ever read The Silent Patient (which if you haven’t then sort yourself out), you’ll know that Alex Michaelides is a must-read author and The Fury is no exception. Guaranteed to manipulate and twist readers with shocking turns you’ll never see coming, Michaelides will have you captivated.

Release Date: 16th January 2024

Medea

by Rosie Hewlett

Ostracised by her family for her unique gifts, Medea longs for a different life. When dashing young hero Jason, arrives to claim the Golden Fleece fiercely protected by Medea’s father, she sees an opportunity to escape. Determined to help Jason overcome the trials set by her father, Medea sets in motion a journey that will test every ounce of her being. A journey of courage and monsters and love. But when she is faced with the ultimate betrayal, Medea is driven to an act of desperation so brutal it threatens to rip apart the lives of everyone involved… Another mythology retelling for the ages, you don’t want to miss Rosie Hewlett’s Medea.

Release Date: 21st March 2024

Murder Road

by Simone St.James

Newlyweds April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn on a long dark road, late at night. When they stop and pick up a troubled woman, they don’t see the blood until it’s too late. When the woman dies, April and Eddie find themselves at the centre of a decades old murder investigation. Surrounded by urban legends and superstition, April and Eddie will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth and clear their names while keeping their own pasts buried. Simone St. James is quickly making a name for herself in the world of horror and Murder Road has us all in anticipation of her next move! This small town horror novel has all the makings of a perfect horror to have everyone on the edge of their seats.

Release Date: 5th March 2024

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