Good morning everyone!
I have the utter joy of being on the blog tour for Lightning Falls, the brand new adventure from Amy Wilson. I am a massive fan of Amy’s books and Lightning Falls is no different! Her books are always so full of magic and wonder… and let me tell you, this one is just brilliant too! Amy is here today to share with us some of her most recent reads!
Valerie has been living at Lightning Falls nearly all her life. She’s perfectly happy helping Meg and the rest of the family to haunt the guests who come to stay there at the crumbling Ghost House. One night, she sees a strange boy, Joe, up on the viaduct. There she discovers that beneath the river is a bridge – one that will take her to the world of Orbis, which Joe claims is her real home. A world that is under threat. Plunged into a dangerous adventure, as the link between the two worlds begins to crumble, Valerie is forced to confront the truth about herself . . .
Most recent reads
I’ve got so many books in the house that I’m reading, or have read recently. They’re all over the place, completely disorganised, and it always takes me a while to find the one I’m looking for – also, I don’t use bookmarks or fold corners so finding the right page is always a bit of an adventure in itself! Here are some of my most recent reads:
Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke. Absolutely loved this one, the halls with their tides and dangers felt mythical and otherworldly, while also having the ring of truth about them. Settings are so important, and I think this one is very special indeed.
(M)Otherhood, by Pragya Agarwal. This is my current read, and it’s gripping. There’s so much to learn and to understand, and I don’t think there’s a better way to do that than with a brilliantly written book.
The Raven Heir, by Stephanie Burgis. I adored this middle grade adventure. Cordelia is such a bold, brave character and her journey through shape-shifting and danger to find her place is really wonderfully done.
Home Body, by Rupi Kaur. This is one to keep close and dip into, I love Kaur’s writing, it’s powerful and urgent; devastating, and also comforting in its wisdom.
Mina and the Undead, by Amy McCaw. The nineties vibe is brilliant in this, as someone who was there! Gothic and creepy, full of mystery to be solved, I’m passing it to my 14 year old daughter next and I know she’ll love it too.
Keeper of Secrets by Sarah J Dodd. A middle-grade adventure of loss and change, and of finding new friends, and new patterns. I really enjoyed an early read of this one, which is out any day now.
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, by Jonathan Stroud. I love Stroud’s writing, his dialogue is so sharp and witty, and having been a massive fan of the Lockwood series I was really keen to read more by him. The world-building in this is brilliant, it’s wonderfully creepy, and Scarlett is a real favourite for me – it’s definitely one to race through.
A massive thanks to Amy for this brilliant blog post! I have read a few of these, but I have a fair few to add to my list now!
Make sure you check out the rest of the blog tour (info below) and get yourself a copy of Lightning Falls, the brand new book NOW!!