Monday, August 6, 2012

Mailbox Monday 08.06.12

Hosted this month by 5 Minutes For Books.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father at a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret—an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of manmade objects—and this talent isolates her from the outside world. Her greatest joy is wandering the wild heath with her neighbors, Madeline and Nathan. But as the friends come of age, their idyll is shattered by the feelings both girls develop for Nathan, and by Nathan’s interest in a cult led by Ariston Day, a charismatic mystic popular with London's elite. Day encourages his followers to explore dream manipulation, with the goal of discovering a new virtual reality, a place he calls the Empyrean.    

A year later, Nathan has vanished, and the famed Inspector Vidocq arrives in London to untangle the events that led up to Nathan’s disappearance. As a sinister truth emerges, Jane realizes she must discover the origins of her talent and use it to find Nathan herself, before it’s too late.  

Adam McOmber, whose short story collection This New and Poisonous Air earned glowing praise for its evocative prose, here reveals a gift for fantastical twists and dark turns that literary fans will relish.

From Simon & Schuster via NetGalley. Release date: September 11th.


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Sounds like a great read. You can always find something on netgalley that works. Here's mine

bermudaonion said...

I hope it exceeds your expectations!

Anne said...

Looks like a great book and I love the cover!

Book of Secrets said...

I just added this book to my wish list yesterday. Sounds good!
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Elizabeth said...

Looks like a really good book.

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Mystica said...

Sounds good. Hope you have a good week.

Anonymous said...

Love the cover, sounds really good.

Audra said...

I cannot wait for The White Forest!!! It looks so good! (Altho I am sick of that cover image -- this is the third time, I think, it's been on a novel!)