Friday Finds | 18th – 25th August


Here are my latest TBR shelf additions for the week! One is a Netgalley find, and the other a purchased book.

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Synopsis: Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

Vermont, 2014. As much as she’s tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister’s death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can’t shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced…

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I seem to add 1 Netgalley book to my shelf each week… so here it is! I recently tried to read a book that had a similar synopsis to this one, which I didn’t enjoy, but I can’t see the harm in trying a similar book again!

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Synopsis: Severin Unck’s father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father’s films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe.

But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony’s last survivor, Severin will never return.

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I received this one in my monthly Book and Brew box subscription and the first thing I thought was, “wow” at the cover. But the actual story sounds really good too. I’m looking forward to reading this one… whenever I find the time to…

I just looked at this one on Amazon and the paperback cover is soooo much nicer, ugh!! I’m such a materialistic book buyer – I want the other one!!

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So there you have it, those are the books I’ve added to my TBR this week!

Let me know what books you’ve discovered this week!

10 Replies to “Friday Finds | 18th – 25th August”

  1. Huh, Radiance sounds neat. Though, I must say, the movie part at the beginning sounds almost unnecessary based on the rest of the blurb. A reality where all the planets are inhabited and we can visit them sounds much more interesting!

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