August 2013

The Spook's Curse by Joseph Delaney‏

Summary from Goodreads

‘How many times have you told me that the dark’s getting stronger in this town? What terrible force makes good men inflict such atrocities or stand by and let them happen? . . . Aye, the Bane is to blame, and the Bane must be stopped now.’

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have travelled to Priestown to defeat ‘the Bane’, a powerful, evil creature that lurks in the catacombs of the cathedral and is corrupting the County.


As Thomas and his master prepare to battle with the Bane, they soon realize it isn’t their only enemy in Priestown.
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Waiting on Wednesday #40

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  “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 

Summary from Amazon

You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter.
At last, the door opens.
But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI.
It is her kidnapper.
And he has a gun . . .

Two days ago, life was normal.

How did it end like this?

Every crime scene begins at the end. To know what happened, you must work backwards, piecing together the events that came before.… Read more >>>

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The Never List by Koethi Zan‏

Summary from Goodreads

There were four of us down there for the first thirty-two months and eleven days of our captivity.And then, very suddenly and without warning, there were three. Even though the fourth person hadn’t made any noise at all in several months, the room got very quiet when she was gone. For a long time after that, we sat in silence, in the dark, each of us wondering what this meant for her and for us, and which of us would be the next in the box.

NEVER GET IN THE CAR


For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the ‘Never List’: a list of actions to be avoided, for safety’s sake, at all costs.
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On The Cover #42

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 On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every(ish) Saturday, I will pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just beautiful. I think the cover of a book is very important, it’s the first thing a person sees and some of the time it’s the reason why a person will pick a book up and read the back. I will just pick a book that catches my eye from throughout the week.
 
So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.
My Pick This Week:
Perfect Ruin (#1 Internment Chronicles)
by Lauren DeStefano

Summary from Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream.Read more >>>

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The Sound by Sarah Alderson - Review & Interview

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Summary from Goodreads

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston’s elite, she’s hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.

What she doesn’t count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer…

The gripping new stand-alone novel from the author of Hunting Lila. Out August 2013

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK
 
My Review
 
The Sound is a brilliantly thrilling and suspense filled book that I enjoyed very much indeed!… Read more >>>
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