Okay, so the title of this book isn’t very me, but when I saw Ava Reid, I knew I had to check this preview out. This is the final sample from my YALC selection, and it’s definitely one that I’m excited about, even though it’s coming out very late next year. Specifically, A Study in Drowning is coming out from Del Rey on 5th September 2023.
I can’t provide preorder links for this book yet as the book isn’t online yet. But I’ll definitely be shouting on social media for people to preorder this one when they can.
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We all have those authors whose books always sound so good, yet every single one you pick up, you just cannot get into them. That author was, for me, Kiersten White. Until I picked up Hide. It turns out that what I was looking for from her was an adult horror thriller, and I’m so glad that I got an early copy of this book. Thanks so much to Del Rey for sending me a physical proof of this book after I mentioned wanting it on Twitter!
Hide is White’s debut adult novel, and it follows a young woman called Mack, who has been invited to enter a competition of hide and seek. All she and the thirteen other competitors have to do is hide in an abandoned amusement park for a week and ensure they do not get caught. The winner will get enough money to change their life. But as the days pass and the competitors start turning up dead, the remaining group realise that they have to stick together if they want to survive.
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I’m honestly surprised that I’m making this book tag before I am anything EnStars, but that was due to problems choosing prompts that I was happy with. These prompts I came up with quickly, but they should be fun to fill in. So I thought, why not put it together?
I’ve not seen much interest in vtubers within the book community, so I’m not sure if anyone will do this book tag. But if you’re stuck on things to post, then let me nudge this towards you, even if the prompts come from something you don’t know. A tag is a tag, after all!
A little over a week ago, a new group debuted from Nijisanji EN. This group of guys all have avatars that supposedly have travelled back in time from the future. Together they’re Stuck in the Abyss and have formed Noctyx. Each character has their own lore and their own way of doing things. Obviously, the person behind the avatar’s personality and interests will always shine through, but there is just something about these backstories and character designs that made me want to create this tag.
So, in no particular order, let’s get on with it!
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Sometimes you come across a book that sounds like it shouldn’t be your sort of thing, but you’re immediately intrigued about it. I hadn’t heard about The House of Sorrowing Stars until I saw about the blog tour on Twitter. I read the summary and was like, I need to read this book. I requested it and was very lucky to get a physical proof from Del Rey. There was still a slight fear that I wouldn’t like this book. That the language would be too flowery for me, and I’d struggle with it. But this book was the opposite. It was so easy to read, so enjoyable, and a book I’d recommend to all whether you are a big literary reader, a big fantasy reader or neither.
Described as a literary fable, The House of Sorrowing Stars follows a young woman called Liddy who is invited to this mysterious house. There she meets the beautiful but unsettling Vivienne, kindly gardener Ben and the mysterious Raphaelle. Liddy doesn’t know why she was truly invited, but to find out, she’ll have to discover the secrets hidden within the house.
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