In The Stacks (13)

What I added to my stacks (and stacks and stacks) this week. I am linking up with Stacking The Shelves by Tynga’s Reviews.

Slow week! I have a book buying embargo for June, which I want to turn into a challenge. I need to read the books I already have.

Library

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”

When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.

I own many Libba Bray books but have yet to read any of them. Must change this.

Beneath A Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson

Beneath A Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson

Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she’s still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel’s new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. Yet Laurel is haunted by voices and memories from her past.

When T-Boom introduces Laurel to meth, she immediately falls under its spell, loving the way it erases, even if only briefly, her past. But as she becomes alienated from her friends and family, she becomes a shell of her former self, and longs to be whole again. With help from an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee, she’s able to begin to rewrite her story and start to move on from her addiction.

Incorporating Laurel’s bittersweet memories of life before and during the hurricane, this is a stunning novel by one of our finest writers. Jacqueline Woodson’s haunting—but ultimately hopeful—story is beautifully told and one readers will not
want to miss.

I am not normally big on stories dealing with drugs but this one came so highly recommended.

What did you add to your stacks this week?

 

Cover images and summaries from goodreads.

Comments

  1. I haven’t heard of Beneath the Meth Moon, but it sound like it would be good. Enjoy your new books

    . Jenea @ Books Live Forever
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    • I love that about going to the library. I always end up with some random book and often end up really enjoying it.

  2. Nice. A Lot of people I knew didn’t care for Diviners. Maybe you will like it. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
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    • Seems like it an interesting story. I’m hoping I like it but it is a library book, so no loss if I don’t.

  3. I need to get myself a copy of The Diviners. Such a stunning cover 🙂 Enjoy!

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    • Thanks!

      The cover is really interesting. I suspect, and am hoping, that it ties in to the story. Looks like the type of cover that might have some clues or hints on it.

  4. The Diviners sounds interesting; maybe I’ll see if my library has it. Enjoy!
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  5. The Diviners sounds pretty good, I really enjoyed Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty. Happy reading! 🙂

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    • I have that one on my TBR shelf of shame! Everyone says A Great And Terrible Beauty is amazing and I hope to get to it soon.

  6. I’ve heard amazing things about The Diviners but it’s just too big a book or my tiny brain to think about!

    I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂

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