The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke – Boneless Mercies are women hired to kill mercifully. But the group is becoming tired of traveling without a home, taking mercy kills to pay their way. Frey wants more — she wants glory and fortune . So they set out to hunt a monster. I absolutely loved reading this in the lead up to Halloween. This is the fourth book I’ve read by this author and they are all so wonderfully atmospheric – perfect for this time of year. The Boneless Mercies is a beautifully written, breathtaking tale filled with witches, monsters and adventure.
My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber – A YA/adult crossover crime novel told in switching POV between Anna in Florida, trying to make sense of flashes of memories, and Rosie in London, still searching for her missing sister. The impact on the family left behind and the restrictions in Anna’s life, put in place so she can never discover the truth, drew me in from the first page. Anna’s home life held a hint of Carrie, which captured my interest too. I don’t read a lot of crime thrillers, but the crossover element appealed and the premise sounded amazing so I picked it up and I’m glad I did. I was gripped from start to finish. Heartbreak and tension, hope and fear — I raced through this one.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth – When three siblings are transported to a fantasy woodland realm during an air raid, Evelyn feels she’s home. She belongs in the Woodland, but Philippa and Jamie want to go back. Told in then and now chapters, the story effortless transported me into both worlds, seamlessly slipping between the two. An all-round gorgeous book.
Also read this month:
What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra
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