Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Brief Cases & The Book of M



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)



Brief Cases (The Dresden Files #15.1) by Jim Butcher
Release Date: June 5, 2018 by Ace

Why I want to read this one: The Dresden Files, featuring Chicago's very own Wizard Private Investigator, is one of my favorite series, and so is it any wonder I would be looking forward to reading even this short story collection by Jim Butcher, starring characters from the series?

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The Book of M by Shepherd Peng
Release Date: June 5, 2018 by William Morrow
Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the world itself.

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.

Ory and his wife Max have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day Max’s shadow disappears too.

Knowing that the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to Ory, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up the time they have left together. Desperate to find Max before her memory disappears completely, he follows her trail across a perilous, unrecognizable world, braving the threat of roaming bandits, the call to a new war being waged on the ruins of the capital, and the rise of a sinister cult that worships the shadowless.

As they journey, each searches for answers: for Ory, about love, about survival, about hope; and for Max, about a new force growing in the south that may hold the cure.

Like The Passage and Station Eleven, this haunting, thought-provoking, and beautiful novel explores fundamental questions of memory, connection, and what it means to be human in a world turned upside down. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this one: I do not often read books like this, but I do enjoy them when I do. This one sounds like it will be both intense and emotional. I can't wait to read it.

Have you read the Dresden Files series? Do either one of these books appeal to you?
What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading? 


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21 comments:

  1. My husband has read all of the Dresden Files. Not really for me, but he's enjoyed them. I don't know if he'd like the short stories, but I'll tell him about them. The Book of M does look interesting. I'll watch for that one.

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  2. I'm not a huge fan of short story collections as I just get into the rhythm of the writing - and it finishes, but I really loved this world... I'll have to let Himself know, as he really enjoys his short fiction. As for The Book of M - that premise is fabulous! Thank you for sharing, I'll have to track this one down, Wendy:)

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  3. Ooooh, this book sounds good! I love the concept of forgetting and I wonder how it's linked to the shadow. Hope you get the chance to read it!

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  4. Everything about this one greats my attentions. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

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  5. The Book of M, sounds perfect for me!!

    Here is my pick for this week: http://bit.ly/WOWfeat

    Happy Hump Day!

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  6. Nice choices, Wendy! Haven't heard of the Dresden Files series, but I can relate to eagerly waiting for the next book in a favorite series to be published. I have an ARC of The Book of M that was given out at one of the publishers' events I went to a few months ago. I really need to either move it up the pile or create a new pile...

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  7. I saw someone on Booktube talking about The Book of M last week and thought it sounded interesting. Nice choice!

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  8. Ooh I do like Jim Butcher's books and this other novel really appeals to me as well.

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  9. I've not gotten into the Dresden series, though I know it's well-loved. Thanks for the tip about The Book of M; that resonates with me. I enjoy stories like that, which make me feel, and think. I liked Station Eleven and The Passage, too.

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  10. I love the Dresden files! Harry's such a great character...even in short story form. ;D

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  11. Both titles sound interesting! I haven't kept up with the Dresden Files series but really like Harry so I need to revisit.

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  12. I haven't read any Dresden Files but I know the fan base is strong. The Book of M looks intriguing too!

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  13. I'm looking forward to the Brief Cases as well. The Book of M sounds like something different. Hope you enjoy both! Thanks for coming by mine.

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  14. Wow, The Book of M sounds interesing, and the premise is different and original! As for the Dresden books, I started the first book a while back (couple years now I suppose) but got sidetracked, and the beginning was a little gory too and that might have given me pause. Not that I'm squeamish necessarily but I was still trying to decide what kind of urban fantasy I wanted to try. I may revisit that series!

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  15. I love the premise of The Book of M and don't recall ever reading anything quite like it before. I hope you enjoy both books!

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  16. I can't decide what to make of The Book of M -- it's incredibly interesting, but also I'm not sure if it's exactly m y cup of tea. I'll have to look for your review of this one

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  17. I haven't read any books in this series, but I hope you enjoy this one. Happy reading!

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  18. I'm intrigued with The Book of M. It sounds like a great read.

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  19. I haven't read either of these, but they look good. I keep seeing The Book of M around blogland. Happy reading!

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  20. I have a copy of Brief Cases and can't wait to get started with it. The Book of M is new to me. I hope you enjoy both of these!

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  21. I'll have to buy Brief Cases for my son. He reads the Dresden Files. The Book of M sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to one of my piles. I hope you are okay. 💜

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