The latest editions to my TBR shelves: The Uninvited by Cat Winters, Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow, and The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I’m able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I’m able to give them the love they deserve. I’ve included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This was a nice surprise in my mailbox as I’d forgotten that I’d accepted a review copy. Oops! Good thing I’ve started writing titles down! It’s a little outside my usual genres, but sounded intriguing.

The Uninvited by Cat Winters
The Uninvited by Cat Winters
From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel – a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

NetGalley:

I’ve been good and stayed off NetGalley for awhile, but somehow this one caught my eye and I just had to request it! Can you imagine if countries actually did this? If the world leaders had their children held hostage in order to maintain the peace? What a fascinating concept!

Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.

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This was a review request from the publisher and the synopsis really caught my eye! When I requested an ebook instead of a physical book, they were nice enough to hook me up on NetGalley. I know I shouldn’t be accepting any more requests, but this one sounded weird enough that I just have to read it!

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

A young wife’s new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in this dazzling first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as “funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it.”

What did you receive this week?

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