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With winds howling and the snow gradually falling, bookworms across Canada will be tempted to stay indoors and avoid the elements. If your weekend plans for the winter involve cuddling up in front of the fireplace with a new read, you’re in luck. From tales of suspense to chick lit, we’ve compiled our favourite hot fiction releases for the season ahead.
Dead Letters: A Novel by Caite Dolan-Leach, Random House: If you’re in the mood for mystery, this debut thriller just may be one to keep on your radar. Caite Dolan-Leach’s Dead Letters introduces readers to protagonist Ava Antipova, who has escaped from upstate New York for the City of Light. While in Paris, Ava embraces a peaceful new life and finds love, but is forced to return home after the supposed death of her twin sister Zelda. When Ava discovers that her wild and overly dramatic twin is actually playing a game, she must uncover the truth behind Zelda’s strange disappearance.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, W. W. Norton Company: Author Neil Gaiman returns with his latest tome Norse Mythology, which hits the shelves on February 7. Drawing his inspiration from the world of mythology, Gaiman uses his creative license to re-write the stories of the Norse gods. From wise Odin to the powerful Thor and the calculating Loki, Norse Mythology puts a new spin on these ancient tales.
My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella, The Dial Press: Sophie Kinsella’s newest title is released on February 7, and features the uncertain Katie Brenner as her latest heroine. Katie lives a dull life working for a glamorous woman, Demeter Farlowe. When she is suddenly terminated from her office job, Katie moves to her family’s farm to help with the family business. However, the plot thickens once privileged Demeter arrives at the farm for a surprise getaway.
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books: The author behind the Divergent series returns with Carve the Mark, set on a mysterious planet where the inhabitants are blessed with secret gifts. As one of the main characters, Cyra has the ability to control pain, and is sadly used by her evil brother to torture others. Meanwhile, Akos is blessed with loyalty, and encounters enemy Cyra while on a mission to save his family. What takes place next is a journey where these two must learn to work together, if they want to come out alive.