Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stuff I Got This Week

For Review:
Thanks to AmazonVine and Little, Brown & Company

In a 1920s seaside town, Clare discovers a mysterious glass house in the backyard of her new summer home. There she falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can’t remember who he was before he died. Their romance is a haven for her from the cruel pranks of her society friends, especially her best friend, Bridget, who can’t wait to grow up and embark on romances of her own. As Clare begins to suspect an affair between her mother and Bridget's father, she retreats to the glass house. But that haven begins to crack when she realizes that Jack has lied to her about his name . . . From a dazzling and fearless new voice comes a shimmering story full of wonder and mystery, in a world where every character is haunted by lingering ghosts of love.

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. 

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures. 

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

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


  1. I really enjoyed The Beginning of Everything (it's called Severed Heads, Broken Hearts here in the UK) - hope you do too!

  2. I've heard such good things about The Beginning of Everything! I have it too, but I haven't read it yet. Hope you enjoy all of these, Britt!

  3. I keep hearing awesome things about The Beginning of Everything. I think i am on the library wait list fro that one. Burial Rites looks good and a little creepy, too. Happy reading, Britt!

  4. I'm so curious about The Beginning of Everything, it sounds very original, different from the usual YA!

  5. I have The Beginning... and can't wait to read it! And I have read really great reviews of Burial Rites! Enjoy :)


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