For once, the review was posted before the next Wednesday post! Therefore, you already know I adored The Raven Boys. You can read my rambles here if you haven’t already 🙂
My buddy reading with Flo @ flowlessbooks is over. I really had fun criticizing Crown of Midnight. It was as entertaining as the first book, and like Throne of Glass, the second half managed to intrigue me enough to make me want to read more.
≈ Now ≈ The Stepmother, Claire Seeber
The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes…
Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.
No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.
And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.
But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.
Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.
After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending … doesn’t it?
I should know better by now than to pick up my thriller in the morning. Every time I do, I end up forgetting all the engagements and plans I’ve made for the day. I am almost done with this story, which means two things: it is gripping enough for me to cancel my day and stay on the couch, and I am late on posts and reviews again because I could not put it down when I had to.
∨ Next ∨ The Summer That Melted Everything, Tiffany McDaniel
Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.
Sal seems to appear out of nowhere – a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he’s welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he’s a runaway from a nearby farm town.
When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
This is a hell of a synopsis. My ratio being what it is, I hadn’t dared requesting this on NetGalley, so I was delighted when Tiffany McDaniel offered me to review her debut novel. I am really enthusiastic about this book.
Have you read any of these books? What are you reading this week?
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