'The Orchardist' by Amanda Coplin is set in the Pacific Northwest (hey that's where I live!) and involves a man trying to help a couple of pregnant teenage girls who show up on his property. Tragedy ensues.That sounds weird! So I'm intrigued. 'John Saturnall's Feast' by Lawrence Norfolk is a period piece, with the plot supposedly revolving around 'food, star-crossed lovers and ancient myths', according to my pal Amazon. Ok! I'm into it! And I'm super intrigued by 'The Map of Lost Memories' by Kim Fay, which has been described as a female Indiana Jones meets Somerset Maugham ('The Painted Veil') meets Marguerite Duras and set in locales throughout Asia. Oh man, this is the one I'm choosing first off of this entire list.
'The Lost Prince' by Selden Edwards is another one I'm excited about -- supposedly a 'Back to the Future' for intellectuals.' Say no more! I'm ignoring the "intellectuals" part because that doesn't pertain to me, but I'm lasering in the old-fashioned spin on 'Back to the Future'. 'Dark Companion' by Marta Costa is brand-new YA fiction described as one that will appeal to fans of both teen gothic/vampire fiction and Jane Eyre. Really? Jane Eye-esque vampires? Or something? Who knows? I'M SO THERE. And 'Some Kind of Fairy Tale' by Graham Joyce sounds really up my alley ~ a young girl disappears from an English town, only to reappear 20 years later, having not aged a day. This book has received amazing reviews, I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!
So my spookies....anything here look as intriguing to you as it does to me? Are you reading something divine that you MUST SHARE?