Best Book Releases to watch out for - 21st February

I've been a bit under the weather recently - battling viruses and infections - but this has given me extra reading time! There are four books that are coming out this week, and I've decided to round them up together ahead of pub day to show you the exciting new releases. Here they all are, complete with Amazon and Author twitter links! ♥

In at The Deep End by Kate Davies

Published by The Borough Press (Harper Collins)

Until recently, Julia hadn’t had sex in three years.
But now:
• a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis;
• a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art;
• and she’s wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist.

Julia’s about to learn that she’s been looking for love – and satisfaction – in all the wrong places…

Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent.

I read this earlier this year – and I JUST LOVED IT. I loved how filthy and open it is, I loved the storyline, the characters, the drama, the lust, the sex scenes, the art and dance themes, the LGBTQ factor, and mostly I just loved how the author normalised sex without making the reader feel ashamed. Such a good, deep honest book that brings out the best and worst in every character. I cried and laughed when reading, and this book really had ALL the feels.


Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Published by Macmillan’s Childrens Books

A compellingly beautiful tale of magic, intrigue and deception, set against the backdrop of eighteenth-century Paris on the cusp of revolution.

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians . . .
When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine‘ and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors. But Camille’s resentment of the rich is at odds with the allure of their glamour and excess, and she soon discovers that she’s not the only one leading a double life . . .

Enchantée is a compelling historical fantasy and is Gita Trelease's debut novel.

This is a historical fantasy YA book I was approved to read on Netgalley – although I was unable to finish it. However, I just love the fact that this book is set in the past AND in Paris – it really makes the book stand out as original. I definitely want to finish this as soon as I can!

One Minute Later by Susan Lewis

Published by HarperCollins UK

You think your life is perfect.
You think your secrets are safe.
You think it’ll always be this way.
But your life can change in a heartbeat.

With a high-flying job, a beautiful apartment and friends whose lives are as happy as her own, Vivienne Shager is living the dream. Then, on the afternoon of Vivi’s twenty-seventh birthday, one catastrophic minute changes everything.

Forced to move back to the small seaside town where she grew up, Vivi remembers the reasons she left. The secrets, lies and questions that now must be answered before it’s too late. But the answers lie in thirty years in the past…

Shelley Raynor’s family home, Deerwood Farm, has always been a special place until darkness strikes at its heart. When Vivi’s and Shelley’s worlds begin to entwine, it only takes a moment for the truth to unravel all of their lives.

I am still reading this book which switches between past and present. For some reason I cannot fully get into it – but I know a lot of people have enjoyed it. I am really enjoying Vivi’s narrative set in the present – I like her voice her character and the way she perceives everyone around her. Susan Lewis is a popular author, has written over 40 books, and this is the first book I am reading by her.

If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman

Published by Orion

Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?

I’ve only just been approved to read this on Netgalley so I haven’t started it yet – but I have heard SO many good things about this book and I cannot wait to get stuck into it. Apparently it will make me weep – we will see – and I must keep tissues nearby. Eep. Has anyone read this yet? Your thoughts?!

Book covers... (aren't they all gorgeous) 

And if you want some more book recommendations, here are a few that were published this year!

Thank you for reading!


  1. More books you've made me want to read! I'm gonna have to start blaming you for my TBR pile continuously growing, haha! Really intrigued by In At The Deep End!

    1. hehe- In at The Deep End is a must read for all feminists (and non-feminists :D) basically everyone


  2. The Silent Patient has been everywhere these days. Great reviews.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes


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