Waiting on Wednesday - Rooms

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Although I wasn't in love with Lauren's latest book, I am so interested in what she will do with her first Adult book!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13579626-rooms

https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11458773/a-flurry-of-ponderings

14 comments

  1. Yep yep! Me too! I actually posted this on one of my WoW's! Great Minds think alike, we do that a lot, don't we! Lol!! Can't wait to see if Oliver can pull it off, an adult fiction, that is! We'll see....
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    xoxo Michelle

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  2. I'm excited to see how an adult book is from her too!

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  3. I added this book on my schedule for BEA! Cannot wait!

    Check out our WOW.

    Also, enter to win a copy of After the End by Amy Plum

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  4. I just finished reading Before I Fall a week back and I absolutely love it so I'm definitely picking this one up :3

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  5. I'm happy to see her moving into the adult field. I will be checking this one out. :)

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  6. Just because it's a Lauren Oliver book I must give this a try. She's written in every age group now that I think about it. Good for her! Thanks for sharing (:

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  7. I'm excited for this one too. It will be interesting to see how she does. :)

    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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  8. This looks great. And I loved The Lovely Bones so I give this book another thumbs up.

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  9. Ooo! I didn't know Lauren had an adult novel coming. Huh. Wonder what it'll be like!?

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  10. Oh I didn't know this one but it sounds interesting!

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  11. YES! I want this book SO bad! :)

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  12. This looks interesting! I wasn't a fan of Panic and that's the only Lauren Oliver book I've read so far, buuuut, I would like to read something else of hers to compare it with!

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  13. I have had this book on TBR list forever! I can't wait to read it :) Great pick!

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  14. Ohh, I do like this cover :D Pretty. Sounds like an interesting book as well. Sort of ;p I do hope you will love it sweetie. <3 Amazing pick :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog a while ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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