Sample Saturday – new releases

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. This week, all three are new releases that caught my attention.

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

Summary: A child prodigy (violin), Jena Chung feels like her career is over at twenty-two. When she wins an internship with the New York Philharmonic, there’s a chance things will change – but will Jena’s addiction to sex, Trump being elected, and a new relationship derail the dream?

I’m thinking: Maybe – I feel the sex-addiction bits would be tiring (the opening scene with a bassoon player was almost enough…).

The Fogging by Luke Horton

Summary: A series of events disrupt Tom and Clara’s holiday in Bali, including getting lost in the grounds of the resort during ‘the fogging’, a routine spraying of pesticide. The holiday darkens…

I’m thinking: Maybe – premise is interesting; writing style was fine but not exciting.

Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

Summary: Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in biology, is exploring the fine line between poison and antidote. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, is the hero of Nell’s heart. Nell fills her apartment with poisonous plants to study, and she begins to log her research and how she spends her days in a series of notebooks dedicated to Joan. The notebooks ultimately become a painstaking map of love.

I’m thinking: Yes – campus-lit with a difference?!


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