Not that much of a busy week in terms of finding new books to read. I’ve added a number of old books, that I’ve had on my Kindle for a while, onto my Goodreads (finally) so they don’t really count!
These are the books I hadn’t already known about beforehand, that I found this week.
Wool by Hugh Howey
Synopsis: Thousands of them have lived underground. They’ve lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside.
Or you’ll get what you wish for.
Came for the cover, stayed for the reviews & synopsis. This is one of those books I’m going to avoid reviews for because it definitely seems like a book where you want to go into it blind so it has the full effect on you. This has amazing reviews attached to it, and by thousands of people, not just a few.
The Polygamist’s Daughter by Anna LeBaron
Synopsis: “My father had more than fifty children.” So begins the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his cult–a radical branch of Mormonism–Anna and her siblings were constantly on the run with the other sister-wives. Often starving and always desperate, the children lived in terror. Even though there were dozens of them together, Anna always felt alone.She escaped when she was thirteen . . . but the nightmare was far from over.
I have a sick fascination with Mormons. I read a book recently(ish) about them and ever since that, I’m always looking out for things about them them, where I can learn more about their religion and culture. This sounds heartbreaking and haunting. My need for morbidity instantly drew me to this and I’m definitely going to try to pick it up soon.
Angel Killer (Jessica Blackwood #1) by Andrew Mayne
Meet Jessica Blackwood, FBI Agent and ex-illusionist.
Called in because of her past to offer expertise on the mysterious ‘Warlock’ case, Jessica must put all her unique knowledge to the test as they try to catch a ruthless killer.
Needing to solve the unsolvable, and with the clock ticking, they’re banking on her being the only one able to see beyond the Warlock’s illusions.
I’m desperately seeking out a new series for me to get into and when I found this I thought it sounded like it could work for me. I like the idea that Blackwood’s not just a detective, she also has some other kooky background stuff going on with her illusionist stuff. We’ll see how it goes – I just bought it for 99p on my Kindle!