We are here we made it! To the last month in 2019. Whether you felt this year treated you well or very badly we can all admit its been one hell of a year. So why not send the year out with a bang with the 3 books I mention down below!
Bit of a shameless plug here but if you missed it I just reviewed this book and its currently up. It was my first book of December and I loved it! I am a massive fan of cosy murder mysteries and this just gave me all I could have hoped for.
Plot: June 1933. Independent young Kitty Underhay has been left in charge of her family’s hotel, The Dolphin, on the tranquil English coast. She’s expecting her days at the bustling resort to be filled with comfortable chatter with chambermaids as they polish the mahogany desks and glittering candelabras of the elegant foyer. Everything must be perfect for the arrival of a glamourous jazz singer from Chicago and a masked ball that will be the cultural highlight of the season. But when several rooms are broken into and searched, including Kitty’s own, she quickly realises that something out of the ordinary is afoot at the hotel. Soon rumours are flying in the cozy town that someone is on the hunt for a stolen ruby. A ruby that Kitty’s mother may well have possessed when she herself went missing during the Great War. And when the break-ins are followed by a series of attacks and murders, including of the town’s former mayoress, it seems the perpetrator will stop at nothing to find it. Aided by ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, the Dolphin’s new security officer, Kitty is determined to decipher this mystery and preserve not only the reputation of her hotel, but also the lives of her guests. Is there a cold-blooded killer under her own roof? And what connects the missing jewel to the mystery from Kitty’s own past?
This book comes out 11th December 2019.
I mean the first book was a juggernaught if you know what I mean. Everybody was talking about the book, I don’t think I could watch a BookTube video without the first book popping up, it was THAT popular. So I had to pick it up and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, this sequel was probably, alongside The Toll and Queen of the Nothing, one of the most hyped books of 2019. I think Adeyemi is going to take the crown with this one.
Plot: After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath. With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
This book came out on 3rd December 2019
Plot: In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real–and she could prove it. That belief got Becca killed. It’s been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night–that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She’s done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn’t seen since the night Becca died. The night Heather killed her. Now, someone else knows what she did…and they’re determined to make Heather pay.
Just a nice thriller perfect for the Christmas time, am I right? Well, this plot really piqued my interest. I do enjoy cold case stories and I really like the idea after all these years people will finally get answers. But the main thing that intrigues me is the fact that our main character actually did murder the victim. Normally, the plot is our protagonist trying to prove their innocence but this book is giving us something different!
This book comes out 10th December 2019
So, there you have it. 3 books coming out in December. Let me know of anymore books that are coming out this month.