There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
My most wished-for book this week is:
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
(to be released September 23, 2014)
The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
Oooh, I love the sound of this! It’s about time for a good, spooky ghost story!
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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14 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Rooms”
I’m excited for this one too and will be going to the signing for it probably too! Love Lauren Oliver!
Oh, how fun — going to the signing! I hadn’t even heard of this one until yesterday, but I think it looks terrific. Thanks for stopping by!
I am seriously in love with that cover.
Right??? Amazing cover. 🙂
Lauren is on a roll. She’s such a great author too. thanks for sharing 🙂
Shane @ Itching for Books
I haven’t read all that much by her, but this one definitely caught my eye!
I’m hoping I like this waaay more than I did Panic, which I didn’t like at all, and since it was my first Lauren Oliver, I was really disappointed. 😦 Not giving up on hers yet though!
Kirsty @ StudioReads
I’ve only every read Delirium by her. I thought the writing was fine, even though the plot didn’t do much for me. Still, I love a good ghost story, so I really want to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by!
This sounds very good and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing!
Such a pretty cover! I haven’t read anything by Lauren Oliver yet but this looks good!
here’s our WOW
Janhvi @ The Readdicts
I know she has a lot of fans. I haven’t read much by her, but this one really appeals to me. Thanks for stopping by!
This looks like such a good read! I hadn’t read any other Lauren Oliver book but i want to check this one out 🙂
Nemo @ Blame it on the Book
This one sounds really good and I’m interested to see her transition to adult novels. Great pick!
Thanks! I didn’t get into the Delirium books (only read the first, and I just wasn’t in the mood for yet another dystopia), but I love ghost stories, and this one sounds really good!