Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that gets us bibliophiles all hot and bothered.
By: Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
I’ve been a fan of Lauren Oliver’s works since I first read Before I Fall back in 2011. She has always created realistic characters and has such a way with words that you’re automatically sucked into the story, unwillingly to close the book. I’d say, “maybe that’s just me”, but given her huge fan base, I doubt that one ;) The fact that she has written an Adult novel just makes me ridiculously happy and this will certainly be one of my birthday purchases.
What are YOU waiting for this week?