The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire

“Rose Marshall lived. Rose Marshall died. And as of the time of this writing, Rose Marshall does not yet rest in peace.”

Girl in the Green Silk Gown Cover

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Once and twice and thrice around,
Put your heart into the ground.
Four and five and six tears shed,
Give your love unto the dead.
Seven shadows on the wall,
Eight have come to watch your fall:
One’s for the gargoyle, one’s for the grave,
And the last is for the one you’ll never save.
 
For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows.  She’s been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown.

The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won’t let him die, and he’s looking for the one who got away.  When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there’s going to be hell to pay—possibly literally.

Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight.  Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down?  Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker’s luck runs out?

There’s only one way to know for sure.

Nine will let you count the cost:
All you had and all you lost.
Ten is more than time can tell,
Cut the cord and ring the bell.
Count eleven, twelve, and then,
Thirteen takes you home again.
One’s for the shadow, one’s for the tree,
And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.

5 STARS

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Friday for Funsies || Follow Friday!!

Friday for Funsies

Look, I’m going to keep trying this until it works. I don’t give up easily.

Anyways, in case you haven’t seen the past few attempts, Follow Friday on this blog is for discovering new blogs, and then leaving behind MORE BLOGS for other people to discover. All you have to do is comment with up to five blogs you want other people to know about, and then it’s encouraged to check other comments to see if there are blogs there you’d like to starting following!

And hey, I’ll make it easy this week and recommend five blogs I really like so you’ve got somewhere to start. Check these stars out!

Sophie @ Beware of the Reader

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm

Rain @ Bookdragonism

 

Have a great Friday, folks, and spread the blog love!

Not a Book! Thursday || Illumicrate Magic and Mayhem Unboxing

Not a Book

Here I am, lawless once more, using Not a Book! Thursday to talk about something that’s tangentially book related!

As if I can be stopped from talking about the Illumicrate Magic and Mayhem box, though. Especially after waiting for it for a month and a half.

Shall we dive in? Are you prepared for the spoilers and incredible content below? I sure hope so.

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Vengeful by VE Schwab

“I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.” 

Vengeful Illumicrate Cover

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Eli Ever and Victor Vale were only medical students when their mutual discovery that near-death experiences can, under the right conditions, manifest extraordinary abilities.

They were best friends, and rivals, and then enemies. They were dead, then alive, and then—Eli killed Victor, once and for all.

Or so he thought—but Sydney Clarke felt otherwise, and used her own superpower to tip the scales. Now, a trio hides in the shadows, while another takes advantages of post-death life to take over the city of Merit.

If there can be life after death—will there be calm after vengeance, or will chaos rule?

4 STARS

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