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. I feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things and I’m really pleased about it! 🙂 Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…
I’m at the business end of Achilles, and I’m loving it! Stunning debut. I also picked up an old favourite of mine – A Million Little Pieces in a rare lull at work and now I can’t put it down at lunchtimes.
My review of WEFLTM went up on Monday. I also finally finished The Seeing Stone which had been on my TBR list for over 5 years! It was NOT worth the wait. Fail. 😦
I’m off to Prague on Friday (whoooooop), so I think I’ll finally give Daughter of Smoke and Bone a go seeing as that’s where its set! Then I have to get back to some Aug/Sept ARCs.
New on the Shelves
As I just moved house to a new area, I HAD to go and explore the local bookshops & charity shops. Here’s my haul:
Graceling & The Ask and the Answer are books that I’ve read before and LOVED but I borrowed them from Di so needed my own copies. Self-Made Man I have borrowed off my friend Dora and the rest are just ones that looked good! I also bought a Prague travel guide for my trip this weekend. Whoop!
Waiting on Wednesday
(linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Witches of New York ~ Ami McKay
I love the sound of this, but it’s definitely the cover that struck me first.
The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom (Moth from The Virgin Cure) has left her life in the sideshow to open a tea shop with another young woman who feels it’s finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and gardien de sorts(keeper of spells), Eleanor St. Clair. Together they cater to Manhattan’s high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions–and in guarding the secrets of their clients. All is well until one bright September afternoon, when an enchanting young woman named Beatrice Dunn arrives at their door seeking employment.
Beatrice soon becomes indispensable as Eleanor’s apprentice, but her new life with the witches is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Objects appear out of thin air, as if gifts from the dead. Has she been touched by magic or is she simply losing her mind? Eleanor wants to tread lightly and respect the magic manifest in the girl, but Adelaide sees a business opportunity. Working with Dr. Quinn Brody, a talented alienist, she submits Beatrice to a series of tests to see if she truly can talk to spirits. Amidst the witches’ tug-of-war over what’s best for her, Beatrice disappears, leaving them to wonder whether it was by choice or by force.
As Adelaide and Eleanor begin the desperate search for Beatrice, they’re confronted by accusations and spectres from their own pasts. In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, were any of them safe?
Expected publication: October 27th 2016 by Orion
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