Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!
Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.
Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!
My Shelf Control pick this week is:
Title: The Uncertain Places
Author: Lisa Goldstein
Length: 237 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
In this long-awaited new novel from American Book Award winner Lisa Goldstein, an ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic, revealing the places between them.
When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced by his best friend, Ben, to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, Will quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But Livvy’s family—vivacious actress Maddie, family historian Rose, and their mother, absent-minded Sylvia—are behaving strangely. The Feierabend women believe that luck is their handmaiden, and so it is, almost as though they are living in a fairy tale.
But the price for such gifts is extremely high. Will and Ben will unravel the riddle of a supernatural bargain, hoping to save Livvy from what appears to be an inescapable fate.
How I got it:
I bought it.
When I got it:
Several years ago.
Why I want to read it:
I read a review of this book shortly after its release, and the reviewer absolutely raved about how great it is. I picked up a copy on my next visit to a bookstore, but somehow ended up shelving it and never picking it up again. I still think it sounds like something I’d love!
Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:
- Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
- Add your link below!
- And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
- Check out other posts, and have fun!
For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.
And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):
7 thoughts on “Shelf Control #5: The Uncertain Places”
Oh, wow. I’ve never even heard of this one. It sounds really good!
I recently read a review of another book by the same author, which also sounded great!
A few years ago, this would have been my thing. I would have been into this. But now… It doesn’t “call out” to me. It sound interesting though.
Tastes change! My book moods shift all the time — which is why I have so many books that I was really into when I first bought them, but then lost enthusiasm for over time.
Same. Guess that’s maturity.
My book blog BTW is http://www.nightowlreads.com
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