Hi guys! This week I have three books and a movie that I am terribly excited to share with you! Let’s get started!!!
Zero’s Journey book 3 is a super charming side story with our favorite characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The artwork is very reminescent of the movie, and it’s incredibly well done. It really popped! Now, I will say that before I saw this on Netgalley (shoutout!) I had no idea this series existed, and thus I have not read the first two. There was enough backstory that I was able to understand and get caught up in the story, but the story itself seemed pretty sparce when pitted against the amount of art. I have to wonder if I would have gotten more out of it if I had read the others? Still, it’s a good time, and just in time for Halloween!
Cilka’s Journey is a great historical fiction novel written by Heather Morris, the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. When I saw it on Netgalley my initial reaction was solely for the premise of this book- a sixteen year old girl forced into a concentration camp and made to do unspeakable things in order to survive…. only to be sent to a prison camp later for… well, surviving. I didn’t realize that this was considered a sequel to her first book, and hadn’t read it (in the middle of it right now, actually). On it’s own, it’s a gorgeously written story and I loved the descriptions of the place, and of the people. It was easy to care for all the side characters, to feel Cilka’s love for them. What was harder, for me anyway, was getting a real read on Cilka. I really wanted to see her through another narrative’s eyes, which actually got me to find a copy of the first book. I did find this to be a really well written book, though, and highly recommend it on its own merrits.
The Library of the Unwritten is a fantasy novel that’s on my radar. It just sounds so good!! I’ll leave the summary from Amazon here.
In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.
Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.
But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.
Granted, I already have hundreds of books in my library (mostly in my eBook library) but I will most likely be grabbing this one too.
Haunted House Ghost is the fifth book in James Cudney’s Braxton Campus mysteries and I can’t wait! I’ll leave the Amazon Summary here.
It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival.
Despite the former occupant’s warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic to communicate with the apparition. Meanwhile, construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing.
While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident occurs at the Fall Festival. Soon, Kellan discovers the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family. But can he capture the elusive killer – and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.
Now, let’s talk movies! Spider-Man: Far From Home is out on DVD and I have been waiting for this! Warren and I never got to the theater for this one, and then with all the talk about there possibly not being any more Tom Holland Spider-Man movies in the MCU (fixed, thank God)…. well, I have been pretty desperate.
So that’s me for the week. What are you excited about?