This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
I am continuing my trend of looking for creepy or scary covers. This week’s cover may not be creepy to some, but it is to me. There is just something about that arm coming out of that book that gives me the willies. I don’t think this is a horror book, or even scary for that matter, but I think that cover is what attracted me to the book and made me take a closer look.
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackworth
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
This sounds a bit like Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next books which I really enjoyed, so hopefully this one will work out for me. I think this will be my next audiobook, unless the next book in The Dresden Files comes in the next couple of days. I am not familiar with the reader, Lisa Flanagan, but she has recorded a lot of other books, so I am hopeful that she will be good.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.