Today is R day! Once’t again I’m rushing because I have a busy day at the bookstore. The books I have for you are:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Returning by Christine Hinwood, Rift by Andrea Cremer, and Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.
They all look good, no? I think, however, my vote goes to The Returning, which sounds like it might be a quiet sleeper:
An intense story of love, loss and turmoil in the aftermath of war. A first novel by a uniquely talented author.
Vivid, compassionate and totally absorbing, Bloodflower follows the fortunes of young Cam Attling and all those whose fates entwine with his.
Cam has a hunger, an always-hunger; it drives him from home, to war, from north to south. When he returns from war alone – all his fellow soldiers slain – suspicion swirls around him. He’s damaged in body and soul, yet he rides a fine horse and speaks well of his foes. What has he witnessed? Where does his true allegiance lie? How will life unfold for his little sister, his closest friend, his betrothed, his community, and even the enemy Lord who maimed him?
Thanks to Goodreads for that synopsis. What do you think?