GoodReads Monday

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.

Update from last week: All of my positive thoughts came through and I received an ARC for Fevered Star! Yeah! Now I just need to read the first book again to get it fresh in my mind before tackling the new one. But I do have few months to do that in.

For this week’s post I am again picking a book that is coming out next year. It is one of my favorite authors and I know she is a favorite of many of you too. I am super excited that I received an ARC for this one already and will probably read it pretty soon. It is another stand alone but I am okay with that.

Gallant by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

Summary from GoodReads:

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

So excited about reading this one. So far I have loved all of Victoria Schwab’s books and I am pretty sure this one will be wonderful. What about you? How excited are you to read this book?

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