Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Hope you guys are having a good week!
Now: Vengeance Road ~ Erin Bowman
I’m not very far into this, but I have high hopes!
Then: This Crumbling Pageant ~ Patricia Burroughs// The Reckoning Stones ~ Laura DiSilverio
I had mixed feeling about This Crumbling Pageant, my review will be up next week, and my review of The Reckoning Stones went up yesterday.
I’m not really sure this time. As a reward for finishing off nearly all of my outstanding review requests, I think I’ll pick up something off my physical TBR bookshelf. I have Golden Boy, Alice in Zombieland, and Don’t Look Now amongst many, many others…
New on the Shelves
I was approved for the following titles via Netgalley:
Seize the Night ~ Various, Edited by Christopher Golden
I’m mega happy I got approved for this collection as I want to review it for my annual Horror October.
A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO’s hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins.
Before being transformed into romantic heroes and soft, emotional antiheroes, vampires were figures of overwhelming terror. Now, from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction, comes this stellar collection of short stories that make vampires frightening once again. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden and featuring all-new stories from such contributors as Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon, Seize the Night is old-school vampire fiction at its finest.
Corrupted ~ Lisa Scottoline
This is the third book in the series and I haven’t read the previous two but it sounds like that won’t be an issue from Goodreads. I couldn’t resist after reading the synopsis
Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn’t like to fail.
Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn’t free Jason, and to this day it’s the case that haunts her.
Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn’t been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn’t know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures–of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.
I’m Waiting On…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Light that gets Lost ~ Natasha Carthew
This looks and sounds right up my alley!
A small boy hiding in a cupboard witnesses something no child should ever see. He tries not to look but he still hears it. And when he comes out, there’s no mistaking. His mum and dad have been killed. And though he’s only small, he swears that he’ll get revenge one day.
Years later, Trey enters a strange camp that is meant to save troubled teenagers. It’s packed with crazies, god-botherers, devoted felons and broken kids. Trey’s been in and out of trouble ever since the day the bad thing happened, but he’s he not here for saving: this is where he’ll find the man who did it. Revenge and healing, salvation and hell are a boiling, dangerous mix, and Trey finds himself drawn to a girl, a dream and the offer of friendship in the dark.
Expected Publication: November 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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