According to Amazon, I wasn’t going to get my Kindle until next week, but it was here when I got home from work! I am super psyched to play with my Kindle and finally read some ebooks. Some of these are only available in ebook form, others are ones I’ve seen online at the library and have been waiting to have a Kindle so I could read them. Hopefully they will all be awesome.
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer- Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want–except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice. Zeus calls Hades “lord” of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
So a retelling of the Persephone myth with a lesbian love story involved? Sounds good to me! I also follow this lovely author on twitter, so I’m dying to try something of hers.
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey- Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie’s help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper’s horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.
This is one I’ll be getting from the library. It just sounds interesting. I was so bummed it wasn’t an audiobook and it’s been sitting on my wishlist ever since I first saw it. It reminds me of a Stephen King book. What can I say, I’m a sucker for coming of age books.
The Skeleton Clock by Justin Richards- After the flood…
Creatures stir in the watery depths, and monsters stalk the night. The City was once a thriving capital. Then the water rose and the ground fractured. At the ancient cathedral of Whispers, Jake and his friends Sarah and Geoff witness a murder. But as monstrous creatures rise from the murky depths, will they realise they have found the key to an ancient mystery? Will Jake discover the truth of what they have discovered? Will Sarah escape from the White Tower? And who will unleash the awesome power of the Skeleton Clock? Everything has its Time…
Okay, I guess Justin Richards isn’t so cool in America because otherwise there would certainly be reviews of this ebook. I love his other work and the idea that this well known author’s book is cheaper than ebooks by some less known people is both stunning and great to me. I downloaded this as soon as I got out my Kindle.
Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman- In a small New Jersey town, a lonely teen walking along a highway one autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who happens to have died decades ago and haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With a cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love.
Another one that has interested me for a while. I love a good ghost story, but they sometimes tend to be just more and more of the same. I’m hoping this one will be interesting.