Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 129: Rooms

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Rooms
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Ecco
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014
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The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways 

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.

My Thoughts:
I am a huge fan of creepy stories, that is, when they're done right. I have high hopes for this book, since I know that the author of Before I Fall can write so wonderfully and tragically when she needs to. That being said, I cannot wait to get my hands on Room!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Mystery, suspense, and ghosts a great combination (: looking forward to this new read!

  2. Nice! This is new to me! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  3. I haven't had the best experience with Oliver's two YA series, but I'm interested in her adult book. I'm not sure if I'm going to read it though. I hope you love it when you read it!

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  4. Adding this one to my list...I love when a book can give me goosebumps!

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