Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Happy Wednesday to you all. Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…
I didn’t expect to get so sucked into The Glittering Court but I definitely am. Deception, is an urban fiction book which is popular in the library where I work so I promised a few of the guys that I’d read one before passing any judgements (they’re very trashy!).
I really enjoyed both of these. I’m a bit behind on reviews atm but they’ll be up soon.
Definitely Murder at the 42nd Street Library
New on the Shelves
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves)
Borrowed: Turbulent Priests by Colin Bateman
This is one of very few books in Bateman’s back catalogue that I haven’t read, so when I saw it in my library I had to take it home!
Dan Starkey investigates the birth of a new Messiah on a small island off the coast of Ireland. Back together with his wife Patricia and the baby — Little Stevie — that resulted from her affair, Dan accepts a curious commission from Cardinal Daley to investigate the tiny island of Wrathlin, where the inhabitants appear to believe that the new Messiah has been born. The child in question turns out to be a girl called Christine, and the local population has become as defensive and generally crazy as the cast of The Crucible. At first it’s just funny for Dan and Trish, but fairly soon the mood turns very much darker. Packed with Bateman’s trademarket mixture of jokes, shocks and tenderness, Turbulent Priests is his best novel yet.
Review copies from Netgalley:
I really liked Carey’s TGWATG, and we’ve just booked him for a World Book Night event at work so I hope I can read this in time – and it’s set in a prison!
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.
It’s a place where even the walls whisper.
And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.
Will she listen?
I’m Waiting On…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
Loving the sound of this one from horror writer Jason Arnopp.
The Last Days of Jack Sparks
Jack Sparks died while writing this book. This is the account of his final days.
In 2014, Jack Sparks – the controversial pop culture journalist – died in mysterious circumstances.
To his fans, Jack was a fearless rebel; to his detractors, he was a talentless hack. Either way, his death came as a shock to everyone.
It was no secret that Jack had been researching the occult for his new book. He’d already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed in rural Italy.
Then there was that video: thirty-six seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account.
Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed – until now. This book, compiled from the files found after his death, reveals the chilling details of Jack’s final hours.
Read on and decide for yourself what really happened to the notorious Jack Sparks – in this razor-sharp tale about the dangers of mocking what you don’t believe . . .
Expected Publication: July 28th 2016 by Orbit
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 🙂