Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I’m still reading both of these. I’m almost done with Heir of Fire which I struggled to get into, but am now loving. And The Testimony of a Hanged Man will probably be up here for a while as I’m only managing to read a couple of pages at a time on my almost non-existent lunch breaks.
Then: The Silvered Heart ~ Katherine Clements
I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel about infamous Highway-woman Kate Ferrars. My review is scheduled for later today.
Same as last week: 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 The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayne to my wishlist after seeing it on Nordie’s blog, Writing About Books. Love the sound of this mainly because of the location, and the cover!
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?
New on the Shelf
Purchased: I didn’t buy any books this week.
Netgalley: I only requested and was approved for one book this week: The Reckoning Stones by Laura DiSilverio
After accusing the pastor of her close-knit religious community of molesting her, fourteen-year-old Mercy Asher is branded a liar and publicly humiliated. She runs away on the night someone beats the pastor into a coma and kills his wife.
Two decades later, Mercy has become Iris Dashwood, an emotionally troubled but brilliant jeweler. She thinks she’s in control of her life until news of Pastor Matt’s miraculous awakening broadsides her and leaves her unable to design. Iris returns to Lone Pine, Colorado, determined to confront her past to restore her creativity.
Iris reconnects with her mother, best friend, and boyfriend who harbor secrets she must unearth to find a killer. In the final reckoning, the truth may cost more than she anticipates. Will it bring redemption…or devastation?
Borrowed: I borrowed Horns by Joe Hill after I saw a friend rate it on Goodreads. I already saw the film, but would like to see how the book compares.
Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more – he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone – raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances – with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty.
Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power – with just a touch he can see peoples’ darkest desires – to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge; it’s time the devil had his due.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart ~ Jenn Bennett
Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.
Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart? Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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