Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Now: The Quality of Silence ~ Rosamund Lupton // The Testimony of a Hanged Man ~ Ann Granger
It took me a while to adjust to the switching perspectives in The Quality of Silence, but enjoying it now. I’m still going on my lunch-time read The Testimony of a Hanged Man too.
Then: Charlie, Presumed Dead ~ Anne Heltzel
I didn’t quite love this one, but it had one hell of an ending. My review will be up on Monday, prior to release on Tuesday.
I’ll be making a start on my holiday reads which I posted about yesterday. First up is The Almost King by Lucy Saxon
New on the Wishlist
Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm
I added Uprooted by Naomi Novik to my wishlist after seeing Tammy’s great review on Books, Bones & Buffy.
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.
New on the Shelf
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews) and Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
Purchased: I bought the following books this week, specifically for my holiday next week. YAY!
The Ring of Morgana (Daughter of Camelot #1) ~ Donna Hosie
Cruel Summer ~ James Dawson
Netgalley: I broke my no Netgalley requests pact and was approved for Beneath the Lake by Christopher Ransom, which is also on my summer reading list now.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Wolf Wilder ~ Kathryn Rundell
How beautiful is that cover!?
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.
When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
Expected publication: September 9th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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