It's all smiles at our Strathpine store this week
as they share with us what they have been reading!
Irene by Pierre Lemaitre:
This fantastic book pays homage to iconic crime novels by clever weaving in the narrative. 'Irene' is translated from French & is the 1st in a trilogy which is so good I've ordered the books that follow, 'Alex' & 'Camille'. Intelligent, thrilling, brutal & beautifully written. - Rose (Store Manager)
Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier:
Blackthorn and Grim is a wonderful new series by one of my favourite fantasy authors. Tower of Thorns is the sequel to Dreamer’s Pool and is just as full of magic, fey creatures, mystery and enchantment.
Blackthorn is a healer who has made a promise to a fey prince to wait seven years before seeking revenge, and during this time must assist anyone who asks her for help, no matter what that help may involve. Together with her companion, Grim, she must uncover the mystery and solve the puzzle before it’s too late.
Marillier’s novels are usually influenced by the folklore and mythology of ancient Ireland and are always a fabulous read that draw you in from the beginning. I highly recommend this series! - Danielle (Store 2IC)
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent:
(in my opinion THE BEST SERIES EVER!!!)
Kaylee Cavanaugh is a banshee though she doesn't know it until she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous Nash Hudson. And when perfectly healthy teenage girls start dying at random, Kaylee harnesses her newfound abilities to stop the evil threatening to destroy her world.
This series is my absolute favourite by far. It's full of action, suspense and humour and is not your typically average paranormal novel. - Steph
The Lake House by Kate Morton:
Kate Morton is a fabulous author who is a local to South-East Queensland. Her novels are centred around mystery, intrigue and secrets that have been buried in the past which are now being uncovered. The Lake House starts with the mystery of a missing child that goes unsolved for many years, until 70 years later when the secrets of the past are beginning to unravel. It is shaping up to be another fabulous read. Truly a book to get lost in...you won't want it to end. - Roxanne
The Girl With All The Gifts by MR Carey:
The Girl With All The Gifts is one of those stories where every character is so well constructed, so fascinating, that you find yourself liking even the most likely candidates for the role of "bad guy." This is an amazing novel that I struggle to classify, but I feel it is best suited to the genre of "urban fantasy" or "apocalyptic". I can't really say much else without spoiling it's wonderful opening twist, so I implore you to read it until the penny drops. And trust me, it only gets better from there. - Chris
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas:
I bought Queen of Shadows the other day and started reading it on my break and I'm already hooked! I'm only up to the first chapter but I've already found it hard to put down, so much action! I absolutely can't wait to finish it. - Bree
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
A thought-provoking and compelling classic that shatters all presumptions of the bolt-headed monster you see at Halloween. This novel expertly explores what compromises humanity, curiosity and creation within one sweep of inspiring literature. - Jess