Wishlist Wednesday: The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Julie Berry

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Julie Berry
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home—unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.

This looks like a fun read with a great cover!!

It's Monday October 27 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

I am reading.... sometims. Thing is that I am having a huge problem with sleeping so my brain is just not able to read much or honestly do anything at all. I did finish Five by Ursula Archer which I enjoyed a lot.

Five by Ursula Archer

I am still reading Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker and am reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Next up is The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

Review: The Hawley Book of the Dead, Chrysler Szarlan

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
An old house surrounded by acres of forest.
A place of secrets, mysteries and magic.
This is where Reve Dyer hopes to keep herself and her children safe.
But a mysterious figure has haunted Reve for over a decade. And now Reve knows that this person is on her trail again.
In Hawley, where the magic of her ancestors reigns, Reve must unlock the secrets of the Hawley Book of the Dead before it’s too late

Chrysler Szarlan graduated law school after which she worked as a managing attorney with the Connecticut Legal Rights Project. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

This book has been buzzed with references to The Night Circus and Deborah Hakness's All Souls Trilogy and I enjoyed both of them a lot! Obviously I wanted to read this book.
Reve looses her husband in what looks like a stupid accident but it does not feel right. Messages from both her daughter and her grandmother convince her it was no coincidence and she takes her children to a safe spot. The old town where her families legacy is and maybe more information about her powers. Reve is easy to cheer for, trying to protect her children while dealing with the grief of loosing her husband it is great to see she is put down as a human with her mistakes. I really liked Caleigh too with her fresh mind. Other characters add to the story instead of being in the way.
The story is developing nice and it is easy to keep up with. I did miss layers and the feeling of magic pouring out of the pages which I had with the other two books The Hawley Book of the Dead was compared with.

The Hawley Book of the Dead
Author: Chrysler Szarlan
Publisher: Century
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1780891466
ISBN-13: 9781780891460
The Hawley Book of the Dead
3 stars

Review: Bathing the Lion, Jonathan Carroll

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Bathing the Lion, Jonathan Carroll
Five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other; some don’t.
When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time “mechanics,” a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down—a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end.
For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind

Jonathan Carroll is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels.He lives in Vienna.

A book about chaos left me with a very chaotic feeling. I am not a very good multiple point of view reader and that really is a problem in this book. I ended up feeling 20 people told stories and I simply could not keep up with what exactly was happening and who was connected to who.
Between some of the lines I could understand something interesting was going on but I simply could not get a grip on the story. If you are one of those people who does love the multiple point of view books (and I know you are out there) please please read this book for me and tell me the story!!

Bathing the Lion
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1250048265
ISBN-13: 9781250048264
St. Martin's Press: various formats
Bathing the Lion
2 stars

Wishlist Wednesday: Little Demon in the City of Light, Steven Levingston

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

When Toussaint-Augustin GouffĂ© entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, he expected nothing but a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard. Instead, he was murdered—hanged!—by her and her companion Michel Eyraud. The body was then stuffed in a trunk and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon.

Little Demon in the title made me grin. A true crime in the most romantic city of the world with a funny title and a pretty cover... OK!

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