New Book Releases for December 2015

Here is my list of books due for release in December 2015. These are the titles I have already had the pleasure to read or have made it onto my to-read list. Click on the covers for detailed reviews.

Young Adult Fiction

Not If I See You FirstNot If I See You First – Eric Lindstrom – Poppy – Published 1 December 2015

I loved this book. Loved. Loved. Loved. It is hilariously funny, and yet so very moving. Parker is blind. She lost her sight seven years ago in the same car crash that killed her mother. But she never let that slow her down. Parker runs each morning, has a list of rules and isn’t afraid of letting everyone know what she really thinks.  So she can deal with once again coming face-to-face with the boy who broke her heart three years ago. Right? 

Full Review.

Young adult fiction: contemporary.

9780762458400Inherit the Stars – Tessa Elwood – Inherit the Stars #1 – Running Press Kids – Published 8 December 2015

Great story – strong characters, intriguing plot and sweet romance. Oh, and space adventure involving a variety of planets, competing ruling kingdoms, and flightwings, skidcycles, and other cool space tech.  

Full review.

Young adult fiction: Science fiction.

See How They RunSee How They Run  – Ally Carter – Embassy Row #2 – Scholastic Press – Published 22 December 2015

Inside every secret, there’s a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions–from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace’s past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Young adult fiction: Mystery

 This Raging LightThis Raging Light – Estelle Laure – HMH Books – Published 22 December 2015
Like poetry trapped in prose body, this book sings. It’s about a girl, a strong, brave, wild girl who is left alone to care for her younger sister. It’s about finding and fighting for love. It’s about friendship. It’s about everyday magic and the people in life who share it. It’s about keeping on keeping on and then looking back and finding that you were strong enough after all.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

9780758294418Thicker Than Water – Brigid Kemmerer – Kensington Books – Published 29 December 2015
What a beginning. I mean, I knew it would be good, but I wasn’t expecting to be so instantly hooked to this addictive and thrilling story. With a mix of heady romance, suspense and mystery, plus just a touch of the paranormal, Thicker Than Water is a mature young adult novel that will have you second guessing every moment and swooning right along with the characters.

Young adult fiction: Mystery.

Christian Fiction

Mail-Order MarriageMail-Order Marriage – Various authors – Barbour Books – Published 1 December 2015

Five delightful stories of mail-order marriage bring five couples together. They will face the challenges of beginning life as a couple against the dangers and harsh reality of life farming or ranching in the west.

Cinda’s Surprise – Mary Davis; His Brother’s Bride – Denise Hunter; Changes of The Heart – Judith McCoy Miller; Mail-Order Husband – DiAnn Mills; Forever Yours – Tracie Peterson.

Full review.

Adult fiction: Christian historical.


The ProposalThe Proposal – Becky Wade – Porter Family #3.5 – Published 4 December 2015

The Proposal (book 3.5 in the Porter Family series) is currently (Nov 2015) free when you sign up for Becky Wade’s newsletter. This is a cute novella about Amber, who we first met in book one of the series, and her chance to get a happily ever after. It’s only short, but quickly transports readers back into the familiar world of the Porter Family while we wait for book four.

Full review.

Adult fiction: Christian contemporary, novella.

November 2015 New Releases