Breaking the Spine. Each week, you get to shine the spotlight on an upcoming release that you really want to read.
This is the first time that I've participated in Waiting on Wednesday, and I'm sure it won't be the last. It seems like a fun opportunity to share some of the books that I am dying to read, and believe me, there are plenty of them.
Today, my focus will be on an upcoming release by the lovely Lauren Oliver. As you keep reading my blog, you'll come to learn that I am a huge Lauren Oliver fan. I have been since I won Before I Fall on Goodreads. I really just love her writing style.
I was ecstatic when I found out that she was releasing an adult novel. Yes, I'm a YA fan, but I do like to read books aimed at adults, too. After all, I am an adult.
So why do I need to get my hands on this? Well, it's Lauren Oliver. First of all, I haven't read anything by her that I haven't liked. Secondly, it's adult fiction and fantasy. I've noticed that I've been liking fantasy, so it's definitely worth a try. And lastly, it seems like the perfect book to read as the seasons begin to change and Halloween approaches.
Without further ado, here's this week's Waiting on Wednesday.
Expected Publication: September 23, 2014
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a
tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the
living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways
Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of
rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged
family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and
unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead
former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic
walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the
family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though
their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house
itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming
of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful
truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost
appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and
human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative
ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is
I'd like to know what you're waiting on. Leave a comment here with a link to your "Waiting on Wednesday." I'll be sure to check it out. I can always add more books to my library.
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