Today I have two new books for you, which I was lucky to receive early (at least here in The Netherlands)! Read on to find out the English titles of these latest additions to my shelves 👉🏼
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
“When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival,
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.”
I received the Dutch translation of Dry from the Dutch publisher, Fantoom. All opinions on it will be entirely my own, as always! I already started reading it and so far I really like it and I think it covers one of the most important topics of today: the climate change and how it could affect us all.
The Furies by Katie Lowe
“In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on school property, dressed in white and posed on a swing, with no known cause of death. The novel opens with this image, as related to us by the narrator, Violet, looking back on the night it happened from the present day, before returning to relate the series of events leading up to the girl’s murder.
After an accident involving her Dad and sister, Violet joins Elm Hollow Academy, a private girls school in a quiet coastal town, which has an unpleasant history as the site of famous 17th century witch trials. Violet quickly finds herself invited to become the fourth member of an advanced study group, alongside Robin, Grace, and Alex – led by their charismatic art teacher, Annabel.
While Annabel claims her classes aren’t related to ancient rites and rituals – warning the girls off the topic, describing it as little more than mythology – the girls start to believe that magic is real, and that they can harness it. But when the body of a former member of the society – Robin’s best friend, with whom Violet shares an uncanny resemblance – is found dead on campus nine months after she disappeared, Violet begins to wonder whether she can trust her friends, teachers, or even herself.”
I recently saw that this book is going to be published here in The Netherlands somewhere halfway through September and I was super intrigued by the synopsis! I love to read books that deal with occultism and witches, so was really happy that it was included as the latest book of the Dutch ‘Thrillerabonnement’ by A.W. Bruna. I’m so excited to read this one!