Good Morning and happy weekend! Its time again for us to join Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves, a way to highlight the new reads we have picked up! I have one book from the library, and one from my roommate, a birthday gift (yaaaa getting books as presents).
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan looks ADORBS and has a great blurb about mysterious twins, creepy mansions, and premonitions---I can't wait.
My roommate gave Erik Larson's newest historical fiction an American ambassador in Germany witnesses the growing injustices against Jews in 1933 Germany. If you have heard of The Devil in the White City, Larson's insanely good historical fiction about the 1893 Chicago Worlds Exposition and a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer, this is the same author. The blurb for In The Garden of Beasts is long, but check out this section:
"Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror" (GoodReads)
These books couldn't be more different, but as we like to say at Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours, we are omnivorous readers! :-) What books are new to your shelves this week?