It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Posted Last Week:
Review: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Wishlist Wednesday: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Review: Legend Destiny by Nance Bulow Morgan
Review: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparls
Stacking the Shelves: Where Did These Books Come From? Edition
Read Last Week:
- Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert – 5 Stars
- The Raven Prince (Princes #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt – 3 Stars
- Still the One by Robin Wells – 4 Stars
The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren’t alone–they’re actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so… ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose’s name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family… before it’s too late.
Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding
A young woman’s journey of discovery takes her to a world of forbidden passion, savage beauty, and revenge.
Spring, 1950. Alexandra de Falla, a half-English, half-Spanish young writer abandons her privileged but suffocating life in London and travels to Spain to be reunited with her long-estranged family.
Instead of providing the sense of belonging she yearns for, the de Fallas are driven by seething emotions, and in the grip of the wild customs and traditions of Andalucia, all of which are alien to Alexandra.
Among the strange characters and sultry heat of this country, she meets the man who awakens emotions she hardly knew existed. But their path is strewn with obstacles: dangerous rivals, unpredictable events, and inevitable indiscretions. What does Alexandra’s destiny hold for her in this flamboyant land of drama and all-consuming passions, where blood is ritually poured on to the sands of sun-drenched bullfighting arenas, mysterious gypsies are embroiled in magic and revenge, and beautiful dark-eyed dancers hide their secrets behind elegant lacy fans?
“Indiscretion”is a story of love and identity, and the clash of ideals in the pursuit of happiness. But can love survive in a world where scandal and danger are never far away?
Coming Up This Week:
Tuesday: Spiral Hunt by Margaret Ronald (REVIEW)
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday and Wishlist Wednesday
Thursday: Feed by Mira Grant (REVIEW)
Friday: Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell (REVIEW)