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Fall 2014 Book Guide

1 August, 2014
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Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms hc cSeptember 23, 2014 from Ecco Books

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.


Lauren Oliver is an absolute heavyweight when it comes to YA fiction.  She has been hitting solid home runs out of the park with her work since Before I Fall and Delirium were first published.  When it was announced that she had penned a adult title, I was all over it.  Having read it already, I can honestly say that there is a reason her work continues to be on the bestseller list!

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  • http://www.writingwhimsy.com/ writingwhimsy

    Lauren Oliver’s first book was actually Before I Fall not Delirium :) it was a big success too and I would read anything she wrote, can’t wait for Rooms!

    • http://www.nicoleabouttown.com Nicole About Town

      Thanks for correcting me Zoe! I forgot about that one because when I first started her work the craze was all about Delirium! I’ve made the change!

  • http://www.acertainromance.net A Certain Romance

    I am SO excited to read Amy Poehler’s book! She’s hilarious and beautiful!

    • http://www.nicoleabouttown.com Nicole About Town

      Amy Poehler is absolutely hysterical. I usually read one or two biographies/memoirs each publishing season and this is certainly on my list for when it comes out!

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    love how you formated this post!!
    broken monsters and of bone and thunder look good

    • http://www.nicoleabouttown.com Nicole About Town

      Thanks Jenn! I decided to try something different. I think I will do them like this from now on. Much easier to scroll through and focus on one book at a time! Broken Monsters and Of Bone and Thunder are both really good. You should add them to your TBR list!

      • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

        for sure! its going on the goodreads list.

  • http://www.swatchandreview.com/ Julie from Swatch and Review

    Such a cool way to scroll through reviews!!! Now I have a long list to read on the plane ride to Aus.

    • http://www.nicoleabouttown.com Nicole About Town

      Thanks Julie! Trying something new and it seems to have worked out so I think I’ll stick with it. You do now have a lot of books to read on the plane ride. You know I’m always good for a book recommendation!

  • http://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com/ Evie Seo

    OK, so the Jewel? Skip it. It’s pretty bad, the writing is worse than what you had in Selection and the story is really just a mash up of stuff that’s all have been done before. I was stupid enough to sign up for the tour for this, but if I didn’t, I would’ve dnfed it after 50 pages.

    Yes to Retribution – can’t wait!!! Also Belzhar and Little White Lies look great :) thanks for putting this together :)