February Books: Done and To Come

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Stuff and things are happening! February was a most excellent month for new releases, and if you missed them, I gotchu. If you read the January version (and if you didn't, why not? Why would you hurt me like this?) then you already know what's going on. Let's get right into it.

1. "Suckers" by Z. Rider

I'm generally not one for horror, but this book, yo. You should most definitely read an excerpt of chapter one HERE, but first, find a Frankensteined synopsis from the actual below:

WHEN WORN-OUT MUSICIAN DAN FERRY decides to take a shortcut back to the band's hotel, he picks the wrong dark alley to go down...
Now, terrified of what will happen if he doesn't get his fix--and terrified of what he'll do to get it--he turns to his best friend and bandmate, Ray Ford, for help. But what the two don't know as they try to keep Dan's situation quiet is that the parasite driving Dan's addiction to human blood has the potential to wipe out humankind. 

Why yes, I would sell my soul for a copy, why do you ask? #Epic

2.  "Trigger Warning" by Neil Gaiman (Short Stories)

Ok, yes, selected mainly on the strength of Gaiman's rock star name, WHATEVER only my personal deity, Chantal Biya, can judge me. Full synopsis available here, but the most relevant part:

Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion.

3. "The Mauraders: A Novel" by Tom Cooper

No synopsis summary I sketch together can possibly do this any justice. Find a snippet from the official summary (available here) below:

When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette,  these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes. At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte.

4. "Second Life" by S.J. Watson

I kid you not, the actual description:

She loves her husband. She's obsessed by a stranger.

She's a devoted mother. She's prepared to lose everything.

She knows what she's doing. She's out of control.

She's innocent. She's guilty as sin.

She's living two lives. She might lose both . . .

 I mean, right? When a book is playing hard to get from the start, you kinda have to. Your friendly neighbourhood Procrastinator has had a peek at the synopsis and it has a nice dark undercurrent about addiction, murder, mystery and salt and pepper to taste. Y'all. We're reading this.

Speaking of books that have been read, Feb was a strange, strange month of random reads. 

The Forever Watch - David Ramirez
We Are All Completely Fine - Daryl Gregory
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins

If you're on Insta, Goodreads, or just really good at keeping up with Le Shawarma (yay you!), you've seen these books mentioned. Since I've been pretty good about doing reviews this month (I accept "Congratulations" wine on Tuesdays), you can expect to see most of these up in the course of March. You now have a reason to keep living.

Dass it for Feb in Books, I have been your host, Evey G. Stay awesome, folks!


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