Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stuff I Got This Week

For Review from HarperCollins (Thanks)

Sex, Death, and Boarding School.
When seventeen-year-old Andrew Taylor is transplanted from his American high school to a British boarding school--the English, hypertraditional, all-boys Harrow School--he finds his past mistakes following him, with an added element of horror: visions of a pale, white-haired boy from Harrow's past. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true. 

When one of his schoolmates dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and spurned by nearly all his peers. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew becomes obsessed with Lord Byron's story and the poet's status not only as a literary genius and infamous seducer but also as a student at the very different Harrow of two centuries ago--a place rife with violence, squalor, incurable diseases, and tormented love affairs. 

When frightening and tragic events from that long-ago past start to recur in Harrow's present, and Andrew's haunting begins to seem all too real, he is forced to solve a two-hundred-year-old mystery that threatens the lives of his friends and his teachers--and, most terrifyingly, his own.

A wife, comfortably married and with several children, is contemplating middle age along with all the constraints of motherhood. Finding herself numb and locked down in an unending cycle of school runs, laundry and meal times, she cannot at first see a way to live with honesty. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never reached the core of her. Despairing of ever finding a way through her family to her own identity, she returns to the memory of an old love affair - the consequences of which she has never resolved.

That's what I got this week. What did you all get?


  1. The White Devil cover kind of freaks me out. The synopsis sounds intriguing though...

    Hope you enjoy both books! :)

  2. The White Devil looks so creepy! I hope it's as scary as it sounds!

  3. OOh interesting! Haven't heard of those! The White Devil does have a freaky cover! Hope you enjoy them both!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


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