Updated: Jan 9
Continuing the meme hosted by Taking on a world of words with this weeks selection of books.
You are welcome to join along with this post. The premise being you answer the three following questions.....
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish reading recently?
What do you think you will read next?
𝒰𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝒮𝓉𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝐵𝑜𝓍 𝒮𝑒𝓉: 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒞𝑜𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒𝓉𝑒 𝒢𝑜𝓉𝒽𝒾𝒸 𝑀𝓎𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝒟𝓊𝑜𝓁𝑜𝑔𝓎 𝒷𝓎 𝒜.𝒩 𝒲𝒾𝓁𝓁𝒾𝓈
Includes both books of the bestselling Byrne House duology: Under Glass and Stone and Doors of Gold and Rust.
Two disappearances, over a century apart...The truth waits inside Byrne House.
For five generations, Evelyn's family has lived in the same small brick house, shadowed by the mansion across the street. Her Nana filled her childhood with stories about Byrne House: tales of missing children, of lovers gone mad. The mansion loomed every night in her dreams. Even now, at seventeen, Evelyn watches the sprawling Victorian from her second-floor bedroom, unable to explain her obsession with a house she's never been inside.
Then one of the boys in Evelyn's senior class disappears. Evelyn is the last person to see him--just a pale face in Byrne House's tower window.
The police don't believe her. Even her friends think she just imagined the face in the window. Only Alex--a handsome newcomer with his own ties to Byrne House--shares her suspicions. Alex believes that this latest disappearance is tied to the mansion's long-buried past. But there's more that Alex isn't telling her. Evelyn has no idea how far she'll have to go to find the answers. Or what she'll have to remember.
These books were absolutely fantastic!! I highly recommend them, creepy, tense and full of suspense. A story that keeps you hooked until the very end. Read my review here.
Ꭲhꫀ gเɾᥣ ꪮƒ เᥒk ᥲᥒd ᥉tᥲɾ᥉ ᖯᥡ Ꮶเɾᥲᥒ ℳเᥣᥣᥕꪮꪮd Ꮒᥲɾgɾᥲ᥎ꫀ
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, and the British Book Awards' Children's Book of Year 2017
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.
When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.
But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
This was a great story, a YA tale of a land similar to ours but not quite, a fantastical world with elements of reality. An adventure filled with danger, courage, strength and vicious other worldly animals. You can read my review here.
♥ Our stop by Laura Jane Williams ♥
Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine.
Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his dad died.
One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper:
To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime?
So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.
I have been wanting to read this book for soooo long! I stumbled across it in my local library and so taking a break from tours and author requests I thought I would go old school and read some library books! I do so love the borrowing books!!
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕪 𝔻𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕕 𝔹𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕪
A drifter appears...this town will never be the same. Again...
Not much happens in the small West Texas town of Dinley, and radio DJ Sandy McAllister is fine with that. Following the tragic loss of her husband and son, she's carved out a steady, solitary existence. No more deep friendships, no more love, no more loss.
But a loud boom on the outskirts of town followed by the sudden appearance of a drifter is about to upset Sandy's carefully scripted life. His mysterious arrival on a warm summer evening coincides with the eruption of addictive and powerful feelings she cannot control or deny. And she's not the only one.
The bond, the connnection, with this stranger threatens to turn her life inside out and polarize her town.
And it's not the first time this has happened in Dinley.
In the tradition of Billingsley's previous books, The Connectionis an emotional ride with a few twists and turns, but this time with a little sci-fi thrown in...
This was an author request, David reached out to me and offered me a copy of his book in return for an honest review, doesn't the blurb sound great? I am very much looking forward to reading this one!!
Have you read any of the books on this post? Are you adding any to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!