Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week and look ahead to next.
Bloody Hell it’s March! How did that happen?
Anywayyyy… here’s what my week has looked like:
OK so I don’t usually have this many books on the go at once but I started The Mercy of the Tide and although it’s really intriguing it didn’t hook me in. And then the lovely Clare Fisher (who is doing some writing group sessions at my work) gave us some proof copies of her debut novel so I started that on my way home on Friday and I haven’t been able to put it down! I’m also still going on The Time Machine at lunch-times. Whatever they are.
Then: Wintersong ~ S. Jae-Jones
I still have no idea how I feel about this book. I loved parts of it, but not others, and it was just…weird. Maybe in a good way. IJDK!
Probably The Invisible Hand which I received from the publisher last week!
New on the Shelves
I’ve been very restrained this week and haven’t bought or borrowed any books. The only new additions were All the Good Things as mentioned above and this beauty which was a belated birthday present…LOVE!
I’m Waiting on…
Wicked Like Wildfire ~ Lana Popovic
The beautiful cover of this debut is what caught my eye. I’m not huge on teen witch books, but this one sounds like it could have potential. What do you think?
All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro.
Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can.
Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.
Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first book in a sumptuous, bewitching duology about the power of love, death, magic, and the many faces of beauty.
Expected Publication: August 15th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
So that’s my week in books, now why don’t you tell me about yours!?
Leave your answers or the link to your post in the comments and I’ll take a look 🙂