GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. 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 with my theme of scary/mystery/thriller books to highlight this month. This week’s pick is a Gothic Horror retelling about Edgar Allan Poe. I’m not sure how this one got on my list as it has been there quite a while. I am still intrigued by it’s premise, but I am rethinking if I still want to read this one. I’m keeping it for now, but it might be off the list the next time I decide to do a purge. The cover is also kind of creepy, which might also have contributed to it’s finding its way onto my list.

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

Publication Date: April 2019

Summary from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”

The reviews seemed to be mixed on this one. Lot’s of DNF’s listed, but those who did finish it seemed to really like it. For the most part they seem to like this for reasons that I might like it too. This might be one of those fate things as to whether or not I end up reading this. Like the next time I’m at the library and the cover catches my eye kind of thing. The Raven is one of my favorite Poe story, which is why this one is staying on the list for now.

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