Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week and look ahead to next.
Throughout October, I’ll be doing the short version of this post where I will simply share what I’m reading now, then and next. Because quite frankly, there’s enough going on around here.
Last week was slightly crazy because I clearly wasn’t prepared for the extra work involved in HO, but I’ve caught up and scheduled lots of posts now so I’m very happy. Every year I’m astonished by how much this event grows and the interaction, comments, and increased blog traffic makes it all worth while, so thanks to everyone reading this!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this week…
Now: I Am Behind You ~ John Ajvide Lindqvist
I’ve only just started this so nothing to report yet!
Under My Skin was a fun YA read with an edge, and The Silent Companions was like an old-fashioned ghost tale set in an old mansion a la Susan Hill. I enjoyed it a lot, but parts of it were a bit slow. Both reviews will be up by next next week.
Next: ??? Definitely Alone by Cyn Balog.
When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it’s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell the estate—which means they’re not going back to the city…or Seda’s friends and school.
As the days grow shorter, Seda is filled with dread. They’re about to be cut off from the outside world, and she’s not sure she can handle the solitude or the darkness it brings out in her.
Then a group of teens get stranded near the mansion during a blizzard. Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion—and in herself. And as the snow continues to fall, what Seda fears most is about to become her reality…
Up Next on Horror October:
30 Days of Horror – what will day 12 bring us?