What Am I Reading This Week – December 22, 2021? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

The Last House on the Street’s blurb sounds so compelling to me every time I read it. I will be starting this book later today, and as always, I can’t wait. I also love that both time lines are set in North Carolina, though I think the town is fictional. I’ll have to find that out before I start. Early reviews have been very positive with most being 5-stars.

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller and Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 346 pgs
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: Jan. 11, 2022
A community’s past sins rise to the surface in New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain’s The Last House on the Street when two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery. 1965. Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn’t as committed to her expected future as her family believes. She’s chosen to spend her summer break as a volunteer helping to register black voters. But as Ellie follows her ideals fighting for the civil rights of the marginalized, her scandalized parents scorn her efforts, and her neighbors reveal their prejudices. And when she loses her heart to a fellow volunteer, Ellie discovers the frightening true nature of the people living in Round Hill. 2010. Architect Kayla Carter and her husband designed a beautiful house for themselves in Round Hill’s new development, Shadow Ridge Estates. It was supposed to be a home where they could raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. Instead, it’s the place where Kayla’s husband died in an accident—a fact known to a mysterious woman who warns Kayla against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are reputed to be haunted, and the new home has been targeted by vandals leaving threatening notes. And Kayla’s neighbor Ellie Hockley is harboring long buried secrets about the dark history of the land where her house was built. Two women. Two stories. Both on a collision course with the truth–no matter what that truth may bring to light–in Diane Chamberlain’s riveting, powerful novel about the search for justice.

Wow! What a story! I either finished it up late last night or this morning and it just blew me away. It’s such a strong emotional story as well as an action-packed adventure. Much awesomeness! It’s so hard to believe that this is a debut.

  • Genre: SciFy (young adult)
  • Pages: 365 pgs
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: January 11, 2022
Meg Long’s Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves is a captivating debut about survival, found family, and the bond between a girl and a wolf that delivers a fresh twist on classic survival stories and frontier myths. On a frozen wasteland of a planet, a girl is on the run with a wolf who is born to be a killer but bound to be her guide. As they fight to escape ice goblins, giant bears, and a ruthless leader intent on trapping them both, one question drives them relentlessly forward: where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide?

I didn’t realize that Servant Mage is so short but with Christmas right around the corner, that’s probably a really good thing.

  • Genre: Hitorical Fantasy
  • Pages: 169 pags
  • Publisher: Tor
  • Publication Date: Jan. 18, 2022
“An absolute gem of a story… I loved it.” —S. A. Chakraborty. In Kate Elliott’s Servant Mage, a lowly fire mage finds herself entangled in an empire-spanning conspiracy on her way to discovering her true power. They choose their laws to secure their power. Fellian is a Lamplighter, able to provide illumination through magic. A group of rebel Monarchists free her from indentured servitude and take her on a journey to rescue trapped compatriots from an underground complex of mines. Along the way they get caught up in a conspiracy to kill the latest royal child and wipe out the Monarchist movement for good. But Fellian has more than just her Lamplighting skills up her sleeve…

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25 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – December 22, 2021? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. The blurb and your brief thoughts on The Last House on the Street totally blew me away. I can’t wait to see your full review. That one sounds right up my reading alley!

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  2. I am also looking forward to The Last House on the Street, and I hope we both enjoy it, Tessa.

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  3. That’s a great selection of books – the last two are very much my taste of reading. Oh my poor TBR list.

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    1. Cold the Night Fast the Wolves will make you cheer, turn you into a puddle, and keep you on the edge of your seat. I think I just wrote the first sentence of my review. lol. Really, though, it is an extraordinary debut novel and such a moving story.

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  4. The Last House of the Street sound interesting. Can’t wait to find out your thoughts on it. Happy Reading!!❤

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    1. So far it is extrememly compelling. I could happily sit and read it all day if I didn’t have xmas to get ready for.

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  5. Diane Chamberlain is such a great author. Hope you enjoy the new one! 😉

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