Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Week Ahead 30/04 - 06/05

The choices for this week are a mix of two new additions to my local library and a book that I have been struggling with.  

The Dead Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan 'Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier.  She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse.
Home is all she's ever known and all she needs for happiness.  But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats that even the barrier can't hold back.  Gabry's mother thought she'd left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth but now, to save the one she loves, Gabry must face the Forest of her mother's past.'

My main aim this week is to finally finish reading The Dead Tossed Waves, but if that doesn't happen then I may have to be returning it unread. 

Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys  'If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her she would not have married the young Englishman.  Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul.  He forces Antoinette to conform to hos rigid Victorian ideals, unaware that in taking away her identity he is destroying a part of himself as well as pushing her towards madness.' 

I've always wanted to read Wide Sargasso Sea, and this bag friendly, new edition, was screaming at me to be read.  Part of the penguin essential read collection which looks to have very pretty covers *shallow moment*.

Finally, I've got an impulse pick up.  I was struck by the cover and how it sounded simillar to Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides.

The Fates Will Find Their Way - Hannah Pittard 'Sixteen-year-old Nora Lindell is missing.  And the neighbourhood boys she's left behind are caught forever in the heady current of her absence.  As the days and years pile up, the mystery of her disappearance grows kaleidoscopically.  A collection of rumours, divergent suspicions, and tantalising what-ifs, Nora Lindell's story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence, and regret, captured magically in the disembodied plural voice of the boys who still long for her.'

Has anyone read any of these books?  Thoughts are much appreciated! Here's to the week ahead...

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