Wednesday, 12 August 2015

New Books Dropping This August

It's time for another monthly roundups of my favourite books dropping for the month! August is always a weird nothing month for me. It's the end of winter yet usually the coldest month and there just ain't that much to look forward to as the drought of public holidays really sets in. Maybe a good book is just what I need to cheer away the mid Winter blues?

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners Book #2) I read The Diviners earlier in the year and could not get enough of this story following Evie O'Neill a teenage diviner who is sent to live in New York City with her eccentric uncle. In book two now that the world knows about Evie's ability to 'read' objects she has become a media darling. But as mysterious deaths start occurring in the city Evie's powers may be called on again to catch a killer.

The Dust that Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres. I've always like Louis de Bernieres as an author, although I do think you need time and a bit of patience to bear with his rambling tangents that sometimes leave me wondering 'where on Earth is he going with this?' But The Dust That Falls From Dreams sounds kind of lovely and whimsical anyway doesn't it? Set in the Golden Years before the Great War, Rosie McCosh and her three sisters are growing up in an idyllic and eccentric household. As the war draws nearer their days of childhood innocence will grow to a close and Rosie will have to navigate love and loss against a closing backdrop of war.

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan. Alice Pearse suddenly seems to have it all. A great job, husband and as a busy working mum she's learnt the fine and enviable act of juggling. That is until things inevitable all start to go pear shaped at once - a sick Father, a lagging marriage and a babysitter whose fed up may finally force Alice to rethink 'having it all' and instead ask for what she really wants in life.

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory. It's been a while since I've read anything from this brilliant historical fiction author and the beginning sentence to this book really caught my eye. "Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot reuse." Now if that doesn't sound intriguing than I don't what does. Kateryn Parr is commanded to marry King Henry V111, the serial marrier and wife killer himself. The two wives before her lasted less than two years as Henry's wives and Kateryn, an intelligent and studies woman has no doubt of the danger she in. 

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