Hey guys! Figured I’d let you know the books that are in my review pile.
June 6th 2017
Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Underhill Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school—or her demanding mother—her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Underhill Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There’s a reason the students of Underhill are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…
So when I requested Breaking, I didn’t realize that it was a companion book to a series I’ve never read (which really is a failing for NetGalley, I can’t begin to tell you how often they leave this little factoid out). I’m hoping that it’s not super hard to follow.
June 6th 2017
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
Confession time: I didn’t even read the description before I requested this. I looked at this cover and knew-then-there-that I would buy this book without ever reading because I love the cover. So I’m going to review it and tell you all about it and hope it delivers.
House of Furies
May 30th 2017
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.
Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?
Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring Coldthistle House to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.
I didn’t like Roux’s Asylum series. I just couldn’t get into it because it moved too slow. For me anyway. At least at the time. I mean we all put books down and give them a chance later and when I tried to read Asylum about four years ago I put it down and picked it back up a few times. But ultimately, it wasn’t for me.
Flash forward to 2017 and she’s got a new book coming out. Now, I’ve already read it, and the review is already scheduled, so I’m not going to get too far into it. But I was pleasantly surprised. You’ll see.