Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I hope you are all having a good week. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Now: The Glass Castle ~ Trisha White Priebe & Jerry Jenkins
The Glass Castle has started off well…I’m really intrigued to see where it goes. And I’m obvs totally into the castle setting!
Then: Only Ever Yours ~ Louise O’Neill
I didn’t *love* this dark, twisted vision of the future, but I’m really glad I finally got round to reading it. My review will be up soon. If I ever figure out how to start it.
I’m mainly working on ARCs this month so next up will be Into the Dim or All Things Cease to Appear which I featured in last week’s post.
New on the Shelves
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves)
The Madwoman Upstairs
In this smart and enthralling debut in the spirit of The Weird Sisters and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using clues her eccentric father left behind.
Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes. As the last remaining descendant of the Brontë family, she’s rumored to have inherited a vital, mysterious portion of the Brontë’s literary estate; diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts; a hidden fortune that’s never been shown outside of the family.
But Samantha has never seen this rumored estate, and as far as she knows, it doesn’t exist. She has no interest in acknowledging what the rest of the world has come to find so irresistible; namely, the sudden and untimely death of her eccentric father, or the cryptic estate he has bequeathed to her.
But everything changes when Samantha enrolls at Oxford University and bits and pieces of her past start mysteriously arriving at her doorstep, beginning with an old novel annotated in her father’s handwriting. As more and more bizarre clues arrive, Samantha soon realizes that her father has left her an elaborate scavenger hunt using the world’s greatest literature. With the aid of a handsome and elusive Oxford professor, Samantha must plunge into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by decoding the clues hidden within the Brontë’s own writing.
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Touchstone
I’m Waiting On…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores
Definitely looking forward to this one after enjoying the first book last week.
Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic vision
s. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.
Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?
Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?
Expected Publication: July 5th 2016 by Razorbill
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours? If you’re joining in leave the link to your answers in the comments so everyone can take a look 🙂