Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pick of the Month [November 2018]

I read 12 books in November to take my 2018 tally to a whopping 159. Of those, I rated 5, 5 stars which is a pretty decent strike-rate with the best of a very good bunch being Vengeful by V.E. Schwab, the action packed superhero showdown sequel to 2013's Vicious. 

Read the review of Vengeful (published 2018 by Titan Books) here

I also read Vicious this month which, no surprises gets the 5 star treatment too. Read the review on Goodreads here. 

Jason Starr and Joe Ide's new books also got my tick of approval with both of Wrecked (the third book in the awesome IQ series) and Fugitive Red (a creepy standalone crime novel) being my top crime reads for the month, check out the reviews below:

Fugitive Red by Jason Starr (Oceanview)

Wrecked by Joe Ide (Orion Publishing)

My other 5 star read was the new graphic novel by Mirka Andolfo, Unnatural, published by Image Comics which collects the first 4 issues of the fantasy series. This was such a great read and could end up being one of my favorite graphic novels for 2018. 

Other highlights, in no particular order, include:

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings - the inspiration for the TV series Killing Eve

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly - the second Rene Ballard book, this time featuring a heavy Bosch influence

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly - the latest globetrotting Jest West Jr. adventure thriller

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