Whether it’s ridiculous wait times on the heaviest travel day of the year or chilling on the couch recovering from your food coma, you’re going to need a book or two to keep you entertained over the next few days.
We’re proud to present some of our most downloaded egalleys of the year for your reading pleasure! Fantasy, thriller, lit fic, and women’s fiction–we’ve got something for everyone, so download one now and find out what everyone else is loving.
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
“Shannon (THE BONE SEASON) satisfyingly fills this massive standalone epic fantasy with court intrigue, travel through dangerous lands, fantastical religions, blood, love, and rhetoric…. a very capable epic fantasy.“—Publishers Weekly
IN AN ABSENT DREAM by Seanan McGuire
“McGuire’s fourth in the ‘Wayward Children’ series takes the concepts of fairness and common sense and twists them through the doorways of a portal fantasy with an amazing landscape and characters. Lyrical prose cuts with an honesty of losing childhood innocence that eases the heartache that sometimes accompanies coming of age.”—Library Journal, starred review
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Three starred reviews!
“For those who relished the creepy stalking in Hendricks and Pekkanen’s THE WIFE BETWEEN US, this unnerving tale will have them rethinking what secrets are safe to share and if morals and ethics really matter when protecting the ones you love.” —Library Journal, starred review
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
“Multiple story lines are told with a writing style that combines past diary entries with present-day prose, becoming more tangled as they weave together, keeping readers on edge, guessing and second-guessing. THE SILENT PATIENT is unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat.”—Booklist
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews
“Toews’ eviscerating fictionalization of this incendiary reality focuses not on the violence but, rather, on the keen, subversive intelligence of the Mennonite women, their philosophical casts of mind, clashing personalities, and deep concerns about family and faith…. Toews’ clarifying novel will help further dismantle the toxic habits of sexism.”—Booklist, starred review
THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
“Smart, lovely, yet socially awkward Annika avoids the tumult of the crowd, preferring the kind of quiet discipline she finds in chess. That’s how she meets outgoing Jonathan, beating him at his first game when he joins the chess club. Soon they are planning their lives together, but they are separated by tragedy and meet again years later. She’s a librarian (of course), he’s a divorced Wall Street genius, and maybe their love has withstood what they’ve endured. Big promo, much love.”—Library Journal, pre-pub alert
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
“Lyons’ shelf-bending fantasy debut novel is an epic, breakneck-paced adventure structured largely as a dialogue between a jailer and her prisoner, a thief and musician who is much more than he appears to be…. Literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review