Welcome to TBR Thursdays at Twilight Sleep! Since this is my first TBRT post, let me do a tiny blurb about it. Not every Thursday, but any Thursday when there’s something I really want/need to read waiting on my “to be read” pile, I’ll feature it here. Seems easy enough, right?
This week’s TBR title is The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher. I was fortunate enough to be approved for an ARC of this book and since it releases soon, I really need to finish Fragments so that I can get to it!
Release date: April 23
Jake’s father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger … The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn’s estate: Sarah – a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne – who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror’s power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans. But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.
I really liked Catherine’s book Incarceron – and although I’ve yet to read/finish the second book in that series, I knew when I saw this that it would be an automatic read. I love how she blends the mystery of scientific experimentation with a little fantasy and a dash of steampunk for good measure. I’m really looking forward to reading this – and to writing my first ARC review. :]
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