Um... you all kind of caught us at a bad time.
I am in the last week of resident advisor training and the residents are also starting to trickle in so we're busy with checking in and welcome week activities. This means that you will not see any reviews from me or Leslie too (she's busy with school, band, AP classes and just being a high school junior) this week.
But we hope you'll stick with us. There will be more posts next week including my review of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, an e-book giveaway and maybe a discussion post.
Okay, unto Michelle's "book I covet" pick of the week:
Why Michelle covets this book: The cover was what got my attention because I love covers like Unspoken's (see also Sisters Red and Shadow and Bone). But after I read the synopsis, I knew it was a book I gotta read. I like the mix of mystery, secrets and possibly an understated romance.
Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?