Waiting on Wednesday is a book blog event hosted by Breaking the Spine where book enthusiasts talk about the books they cannot wait to be released.
Today I'm going to talk about Rooms by Lauren Oliver.
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.
This books is set to be published on September 23, 2014 and I cannot wait. I have read and enjoyed Lauren Oliver's Delirium series and I hope I will enjoy this books. It's a little different from what is currently on my bookshelf but I'm very excited to get my hands on this book.
What is on your waiting list?