Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at You Should Be Reading and you can find it here.
I have found four books this week, that I would really like to add to my collection.
White is for Witching is by Helen Oyeyemi, who is one of Waterstones 25 authors for the Future.
Her first novel The Icarus Girl was written whilst she was studying for her A levels. This book was written during a year Helen spent doing volunteer work in South Africa. She got the idea from the house she was staying in .
Here is a synopsis of the book.
In a vast, mysterious house on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the hole punched into its heart. Lily is gone and her twins, Miranda and Eliot, and her husband, the gentle Luc, mourn her absence with unspoken intensity. All is not well with the house, either, which creaks and grumbles and malignly confuses visitors in its mazy rooms, forcing winter apples in the garden when the branches should be bare. Generations of women inhabit its walls. And Miranda, with her new appetite for chalk and her keen sense for spirits, is more attuned to them than she is to her brother and father. She is leaving them slowly –
Slipping away from them –
And when one dark night she vanishes entirely, the survivors are left to tell her story.
A real spine tingling tale, with Gothic roots.
Here is a synopsis of it.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Prepare yourself. From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story.
I do love a spooky story!
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch William. I read about this book on Lost in Books which you will find here
I am absolutely intrigued by this book.