What’s New Tuesdays — January 12, 2016

Hello fellow book lovers. It’s been a while but we are getting back on the What’s New Tuesdays bandwagon. This will be first, but not last, one of 2016. Starting to pick back up in the new releases and some gem’s this week. I can’t list them all so make sure to check out your local book stores as well to find out all of the new ones. Happy Reading!

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 

Category: Biography

Synopsis: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all.

Reaction: This sounds like a touching heart breaking book about the reality of finding out you have lung cancer and how it not only changes your life but the way you can breathe. I think everyone knows at least one person who has been touched by cancer. It is a horrible thing that happens to human beings and we can all relate in one way or another. The fact he passed before he could see this book fully published makes it even more heartbreaking.

I think this will be a great book to read for everyone. Find out what goes on in the head of a cancer patient. Makes you realize how important and beautiful all life is. I look forward to reading it and living this last journey of this man’s life and feel the hope he has.

25387318._UY200_ The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy 

Category: Adult Fiction

Synopsis:  In the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old neighbourhood in Delhi, India, lives a small band of cats. Miao, the clan elder, a wise, grave Siamese; Katar, loved by his followers and feared by his enemies; Hulo, the great warrior tom; Beraal, the beautiful queen, swift and deadly when challenged; Southpaw, the kitten whose curiosity can always be counted on to get him into trouble… Unfettered and wild, these and the other members of the tribe fear no one, go where they will, and do as they please. Until one day, a terrified orange-coloured kitten with monsoon green eyes and remarkable powers lands in their midst–the first in a series of extraordinary events that threatens to annihilate them and everything they hold dear.

Reaction: This books sounds amazing. Who doesn’t love a book about cats?! May dog lovers, but honestly the majority of people will love this book I think because it’s about cats. Everything is from the point of view of the cats and it’s all set in Delhi, India. A place full of rich, poor, different cultures and views. I think this will be a great way to “visit” the area without actually going there. I for one look forward to reading this book and can’t wait to pick it up!

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Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis:  Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever. Quin pledged her life to deception. Her legacy as a Seeker is not noble but savage. Her father, a killer. Her uncle, a liar. Her mother, a casualty. And the boy she once loved is out for vengeance, with her family in his sights. Yet Quin is not alone. Shinobu, her oldest companion, might now be the only person she can trust. The only one who wants answers as desperately as she does.

Reaction: This is the sequel to seeker. Who doesn’t love a sequel? It has been described as the teen version of Game of Thrones…or close to that. I love Game of Thrones so I am naturally intrigued. It sounds like a great fantasy novel with strong amazing characters. I was actually lucky enough to receive this book as an Advanced Reading Copy so you know I will be reading this one for sure. I have found that a lot of Teen Fantasy novels are amazing and well worth the read. So look forward to a review of this book.

downloadThe Terrible Two Get Worse by Jory John and Mac Barnett 

Category: 9-12 Fiction

Synopsis: On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him.

Reaction: I have yet to read the first one but I must say these are popular books. I love books that have boys as the main characters for this age group. I think it’s important that there are books like this. You want boys to start reading at a young age and when you have books like this you can get them hooked for life. There are pictures in the first one and I believe this will be the same in this one. You get two boys, and a fun story about friendship, loyalty and pranks. Who won’t love that. I think this will be a fun fast read for anyone of any age.

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So that is all I have to say for new books. Again it’s not all of them but it’s a good start. If you my readers happen to read any of them before me, please let me know what you think 🙂 Till next time.

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