Hey guys! Mondays are TBR (To Be Read) days! So, this basically means that I will select three books from my TBR pile to share with you people.
Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare. In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two peopleâ€”a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boyâ€”face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.
I have three other books by Lowry and I loved Gathering Blue and Number The Stars. (I HATED The Giver) so of course I had to buy this one!
“My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you’ll find out why.”
The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward—the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook’s last apprentice—hasn’t seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood.
But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.
For Nessa the nightmare is just beginning. And when Slither and Nessa cross paths with the feared witch assassin Grimalkin, they will become unwitting players in the quest to stop the Fiend once and for all
I was not impressed with the first book in this series, but I found Slither at our favorite thrift store and just had to see if it got any better.
The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
I have one through six of the Septimus Heap books. unfortunately I haven’t gotten around to reading any of them yet. It seems like a really good story and I’m pretty excited for it.