Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Happy Wednesday! I’m hoping to get back to a normal schedule from now on – hurrah! If you’re joining in with TWIB don’t forget to leave the link to your post so everyone can come and take a look.
Now: The Seeing Stone ~ Kevin Crossley-Holland
I’m still reading this one. It hasn’t captured my attention as much as I thought it would but I really want t finish it. I’m still hoping it will get better…
Then: When Everything Feels Like the Movies ~ Raziel Reid.
I managed to finish this super-quick read. It’s the first book I’ve finished in a while! I liked it but didn’t love it. My review will hopefully be up on Monday.
I think I’ll go for The Song of Achilles (which is featured below), but I may well change my mind!
New on the Shelves
I borrowed this from the library. I’ve heard really good things about at!
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
Waiting on Wednesday
(linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Chemist ~ Stephenie Meyer
I’m actually really excited by this. I’m probably in the minority when I say that I loved The Host, and the Twilight books will always be one of my favourite guilty pleasures. I’m pleased Meyer is trying different things. The Host was a lot more Sci-Fi than I expected her to go, and I personally think she did it really well. Let’s see if she can add action/ thriller to her repertoire.
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.
Expected publication: November 15th 2016 by Little, Brown and Company
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