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 still focusing on books I am looking forward to reading this summer. This week’s pick is one I am super excited about. It is the second in a series and I absolutely adored the first book, House of Salt and Sorrows, so I am sure this one will be just as good.
House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig
Publication Date: July 25, 2023
Summary from Goodreads:
In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed.
Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia.
When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—is interested in having Verity paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth one day: Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it.
Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the lush, luxurious landscape and is quickly drawn to charming, witty, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms.
But it’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem begins to show through its sickly-sweet façade. . . .
I will probably reread the first book, although I am not sure that is necessary, I just want to because I enjoyed it so much! It might just be my next audiobook, as I have nothing lined up right now for when I finish my current listen. But we will see what I am in the mood for and what I have time for as the school year is getting super busy for me. I might need something short and funny to get me to the end of the year.
What book are you super excited to read this summer?
I absolutely cannot wait for this book. Great choice!
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