Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Greetings! Well, it’s back to business as usual after another hectic but wonderful Horror October. I still have a couple of reviews to post, but I’m taking it easy this week. I need a little resty….Here’s what I’ve been reading anyhoo…
Now: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky ~ Holly Martin // The Enchanted ~ Rene Denfeld
Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky is the perfect light and fluffy read I needed after all that horror. I’m enjoying it a lot, and very happy that I chose it as my first festive read. I started The Enchanted before Horror October but had to put it away for a while so I’ll start on that one again too. It’s about a guy on death row who sees his world in a very interesting way.
Then: Hunter of the Dead ~ Stephen Kozeniewski // Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ~ Ransom Riggs
I really enjoyed vampire novel Hunter of the Dead and my review will be up ASAP. Miss Peregrine was just OK. I’ll probably do a ‘Lazy Saturday’ review for it, but like I said, I’m taking it easy this week.
It’s back to regular old ARCs. I have quite a few to catch up on but i think I’ll choose either The Witches of New York by Ami McKay, or Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick.
Waiting on Wednesday
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
It was the cover that first drew me to this, but it sounds great too. I always meant to watch the TV show The Pinkertons but missed it. I’m sure this book will better anyway 😉
For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not.
In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin-unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with a knack for manipulation.
Descending into undercover operations, Kate is able to infiltrate the seedy side of the city in ways her fellow detectives can’t. She’s a seductress, an exotic foreign medium, or a rich train passenger, all depending on the day and the robber, thief, or murderer she’s been assigned to nab.
Inspired by the real story of Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s greatest times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.
Expected publication: March 1st 2017 by Sourcebooks Landmark
New on the Shelves
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves)
Bought: I finally got round to buying Six Of Crows. I haven’t read the last book in the Grisha trilogy yet though so I’m not sure if I should wait to read that first…!?
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
My friend Dora lent me The Rest of us Just Live Here. We love Patrick Ness and I’m told this is another good one from him! Looking forward to finally reading it.
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
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 🙂