Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I don’t usually have this many books on the go at once, but I started Heir of Fire then realised that the release date for my ARC of The Silvered Heart was fast approaching, so I picked that up too. Then I saw the Anne Granger book at work, which is partly set on Putney Heath where I used to live, so that’s my lunch-time reading sorted. I’m new to Ann Granger but liking it so far (see below for more details).
I had mixed feelings about both of these. My review of Ice Kissed will be published later today.
I think it will be Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin, The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick or Horns by Joe Hill. I’ll see what I feel like!
New on the Wishlist
Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm
I added Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill to my wishlist after seeing it on Chrissi’s wonderful blog, Chrissi Reads. It sounds so creepy!
In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.
For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.
Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.
But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight… And then, into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride
Freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known. . .
New on the Shelf
Purchased: I didn’t buy any books this week.
Netgalley: I didn’t request any ARCS either. Pat on the back for me!
Borrowed: I did borrow The Testimony of the Hanged Man from work though.
A hanged man would say anything to save his life. But what if his testimony is true? When Inspector Ben Ross is called to Newgate Prison by a man condemned to die by the hangman’s noose he isn’t expecting to give any credence to the man’s testimony. But the account of a murder he witnessed over seventeen years ago is so utterly believeable that Ben can’t help wondering if what he’s heard is true. It’s too late to save the man’s life, but it’s not too late to investigate a murder that has gone undetected for all these years.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Curse of Crow Hollow ~ Billy Coffey
A group of teenagers find strange prints seared into the ground around their campsite. They follow the tracks, thinking it will lead to fun. But it doesn’t. They eventually arrive at the edge of Alvaretta Graves’s property—house of the legendary Riverwood Witch. When an agrument that arises turns violent, Alvaretta places a curse on them.
The sickness comes the next day, gripping residents one by one. Fear overtakes the town, and panic soon follows. The posse that makes its way back to the witch’s home is armed with guns and Bibles and is searching for an end to the sickness and violence. But they are in no way prepared for what they discover there. Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Thomas Nelson
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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