Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Now: Ice Kissed (The Kanin Chronicles #2) ~ Amanda Hocking
I’m still reading Ice Kissed, and I’m still not sure how much I like it…
Then: The Girl With All the Gifts ~ M.R Carey
I really liked this, much more than I thought I would. My review won’t be up for a week or two though.
It HAS to be Heir of Fire….this time. LOL.
New on the Wishlist
Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm
I added Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier to my wishlist after spotting it on the wonderful Darcy’s Book Blog. I fell in love with the cover straight away. It was released last week.
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals.
The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . .
New on the Shelf
Purchased: I bought some more beautiful vintage books this weekend at a local carboot sale. Some amazing finds! Watch this space, I’ll be sure to post when they go live in the shop.
Netgalley: This week I downloaded Twisted Dark Vol 1 by Neil Gibson in a bid to read more graphic novels. And I was approved for The Bones of You by Debbie Howells.
The first volume in Neil Gibson’s acclaimed series of twisted tales. This 200 page book contains 12 individual and unique stories which are all related. The stories vary from 10 year old girls to Colombian drug lords and everything in between. It is left to the reader to find the connections between the stories – some connections are immediately clear whilst other connection only become clear in later volumes. This series is designed for re-reading. The author describes the genre as psychological thriller, but the books contains horror, dark (at times demented) stories incorporating every human emotion, illegal activity, and brutal reality. Using various illustrators allows each story and character to develop their own form. Twisted Dark has been embraced by the comic book world receiving critical acclaim and a cult following.
I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.
Children who don’t die before their parents.
When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.
Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons—graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine—the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie’s life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.
Weaving flashbacks from Rosie’s perspective into a tautly plotted narrative, The Bones of You is a gripping, haunting novel of sacrifices and lies, desperation and love.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Seed Collectors ~ Scarlett Thomas
I only found out about this when I was looking into my favourite authors for yesterday’s TTT post. Eeeeeek I’m very excited that Scarlett Thomas has a new book out, and it sounds very different to her others.
Aunt Oleander is dead. In the Garden of England her extended family gather to remember her, to tell stories and to rekindle old memories. To each of her nearest and dearest Oleander has left a precious seed pod. But along with it comes a family secret that could open the hardest of hearts but also break the closest ties…
Expected publication: July 2nd 2015 by Canongate
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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