A spooky historical fiction is exactly what I have been craving. The first half of the book was dramatic and unsettling. I felt as if I were in Willow Hall with Lydia. My only complaint is that midway through it turned to more of a romance and had less paranormal aspects.
This book was so good. It was filled with drama, scandals, plot twists, and intrigue. Hester Fox's debut novel was beautifully written and I wasn't able to put it down. There wasn't alot of witchcraft or ghosts which I was surprised by but I think it made it more realistic since in 1821 secrecy was key for anyone who was suspected of witchcraft. It was a great read and I can't wait for her next novel! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Why couldn't mother have gotten here a cat, I I think as I said off into the thicket behind the old building, wiping rain from my eyes. Cats don't go romping about in downpours. Cats stay warm and dry in front of a fire, just like I wish I was right now." ?
"Catherine I told me that bad children were often sent to Australia, a desert land where they were forced to build their own prisons out of sun-baked mud bricks. The only food was rats roasted on spits, and there wasn't a book on the whole island."
Current read & cookie 😋
I went into this expecting a lot of fantasy with some gothic interweaving and lots of magic and supernatural happenings. So I was not expecting the more emotional and romantic focus that was most of the plot. While it was interesting and I did enjoy this book, it really wasn't what I was hoping for. I felt like there was so much else that could have been done, especially with the ambience and beautiful writing.
I‘m not going to finish another book tonight, so here are my January reads. Not a strong reading month, but The Passage was 800+ pages, and I had a really busy month at work, so I‘m still proud of my progress. Emma was an Audible production, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing was from #BOTM, and the tagged book a library checkout, so I was pretty omnivorous with my reading!
Here's my stack for #24b42019!! I'm really looking forward to this #readathon. I'm quietly confident I'll hit 24 hours this time!
I'm already a decent way through 'The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' and 'The Raven Boys'.
The top row are audiobooks that I aim to get through, and the tagged book was a Christmas gift from my mum.
I received this as a book club freebie. Not sure how the other members will like it. I thought it was well written and kept my interest. There wasn't a lot about the ghost aspect, and I didn't find it very creepy, but it was a nice story.
I really hate having to tag a book for me to do a post. This is my book haul. Can't wait to start reading these book. I actually have a blind date book that is sci-fi. Never read a sci-fi book before. I hope this one is going to be interesting. I seriously need to learn how to spread read. #booknerd #bookhaul #gettinglost
Pride and Prejudice and ghosts and witches. Could have used more spookiness and less pining over boys. It was just okay. I enjoyed it, though. Upgrading to a Pick because it was a good one to read for the season 🧙♀️🦇🎃
Won an #arc from a #goodreads giveaway
I gave up. Made it to around 35%.
I did not care for the characters or the story. I wasn't interested in what scandal happened in Boston that drove the family to New Oldbury.
This quote above might be the DNF-sentence for this book.
The MC knows from the sound of the door opening and closing that it's the back door. Why does the sound come "from somewhere in the house"?
I know, I'm extremely picky and hence ruining good books for myself, but I just can't switch this part of my brain off. ?
PS: had to Google this quote since I'm listening to the #audiobook.
I love listening to an #audiobook. It's so convenient, listening to #audiobooks and doing something else while reading. My favourite thing to do is crafting of any kind. Knitting, crochet, sewing,...
There's always a pair of headphones in my crafting basket.
1) my kids crafting and playing with acorns
4) kitchen brush
5) this is a simple one - my daughter and I just sang this to each other, her in German, me in English. 😁
🎶Life is like a hurricane here in Duck - burg
🎶Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes it's a, duck - blur!
🎶Might solve a mystery, or rewrite hist'ry!
I liked this book so much! It‘s about a girl whose great (great?) grandmother was killed in the Salem witch trials but she learns that she has powers as well—passed down. It‘s also a love story and a ghost story. It‘s spooky (but not too much) and fun. I‘d consider this more YA and the writing is a little simple, but this was a lot of fun!
Tonight‘s All Hallow‘s Read! 👻 🧙🏻♀️🍁🎃🦔
Book 1 of 4 that I'm hoping to finish this weekend DONE! This one wasn't at all what I was expecting but I could not put it down! I was up all night finishing and regret nothing. If you're into historical fiction/romance/ghost/witchy books.....this one releases Oct 2 and I highly recommend picking it up!
#arc #netgalley #thewitchofwillowhall #onedayread