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The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Part Secret History, part Brideshead Revisited for the 21st century, The Bellwether Revivals is a page-turning, romantic, eerie tale of genius and, possibly, madness; a stunning debut for fans of Sarah Waters, Donna Tartt, and Lauren Goff.

The Bellwether Revivals opens and closes with bodies. The story of whose bodies and how they come to be spread about an elegant house on the river near Cambridge is told by Oscar, a young, bright working class man who has fallen in love with an upper-class Cambridge student, Iris, and thereby become entangled with a group of close friends, led by Iris’s charismatic, brilliant, possibly dangerous brother. For Eden Bellwether believes he can heal — and perhaps more — through the power of music.

In this masterful debut, we too are seduced by this gilded group of young people, entranced by Eden’s powerful personality and his obvious talent as a musician, and caught off guard by the strangeness of Iris and Eden’s parents. And we find ourselves utterly unsure as to whether Eden Bellweather is a saviour or a villain, and whether Oscar will be able to solve this mystery in time to save himself, if not everyone else.

The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood: Amazon | BD | Goodreads

Thanks Viking!

Fun Books!

I actually received The Night Circus last week and was a complete ditz and forgot to put it in my IMM – although somehow I managed to remember the horse image?!?! (which makes me look like a horse lover all the more.. serious #FAIL there LOL) So Amanda (@ Letters Inside Out) sent me this one, and I’m SO completely stoked to read it, I have it like sitting next to me at all times now and I keep petting it.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Amazon | BD | Goodreads

This next book, Dark Eden is a be-lated Christmas gift from my aunt. I haven’t seen her in awhile so this was the first opportunity she’s had to give it to me. I was so excited when I opened the bag and saw what book it was! I’ve been psyched to read this ever since I first heard about it. It sounds completely fascinating and I can’t wait to read it and download the app that goes with it.
Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality.

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman: Amazon |BD | Goodreads
Have a great week and happy reading!


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  1. Dark Eden was pretty good! Enjoy all your goodies! My IMM:
    Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader recently posted..In my Mailbox (44)

  2. Pretty covers! I hope you enjoy The Night Circus!

    • Thanks! Yes the covers on all of them are really nice, the Dark Eden one has shiny rainbow lettering I keep moving it back and forth in the light 😀 I hope I love the Night Circus too it’s been on my WL for quite awhile 😀 Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  3. The Bellwether Revivals sounds good, it really seems like Brideshead Revisited for the 21st century! 🙂
    Petra recently posted..Review: A Greyhound of a Girl

    • I haven’t ever read the Brideshead, but I seriously LOOOOVE The Secret History, so I’m so stoked to read this! I’ll have to look into the Brideshead! Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  4. Enjoy your IMM haul April! I have really been wanting to read The Night Circus– it sounds very interesting and that cover just calls to me haha 😉

    You can check out my IMM for this week at the link below! 🙂

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland
    Lea recently posted..In My Mailbox! (15)

    • I agree LC! The cover of the Night Circus was one of my favorites last year. I’ve been dying to read it and so excited I have a copy now! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  5. I really like the Night Circus! Hope you like it too!
    Kyle @ A Reader’s Pensieve recently posted..TGIF: Required Reading

    • I hope I like it, it’s definitely gotten a lot of hype, and the cover is awesome. I just hope it measures up to my expectations 😀 Thanks for stopping in – good to know you liked Night Circus!

  6. LOVED The Night Circus!! I pet it a lot too when I first got it, but then I didn’t like the fingerprints I made. Oh brother, right? lol. I hope you love it!
    Christy @ Love of Books recently posted..Review: Pure

    • haha yeah, I’ll be wiping my prints off it periodically probably LOL Glad to hear you loved it too! I really hope I do too otherwise I think my heart might break 😀 The anticipation has been killing me 😀 Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  7. I pet your copy of The Night Circus a lot too!!! 😀 So you officially have a book that’s been pet by me.


  8. That’s awesome that it was your fav of last year! I seriously hope I fall in love with it as so many others have 😀 Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  9. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Haven’t read any of these! Hope you enjoy em all! Happy Reading!

    My IMM will be up tomorrow so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

  10. I have had the Night Circus in my tbr pile forever, actually planned to read it in Jan..epic Nice haul my dear!
    kimba88 recently posted..Young Adult Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop

    • Yes! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re reading other books and the books you love end up on the TBR stack collecting dust haha I think I’m going to try and set aside August as a “read whatever I want/fun” month 😀 That’s the plan as of now anyway 😉 LOL

  11. Wow, some great books. They all look and sound interesting. Especially Night Circus. Great haul this week.

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    Jennifer Bielman recently posted..In My Mailbox #3: Vampire Memorabilia

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m super intrigued by The Bellwether Revivals, I haven’t seen it around very many blogs yet so I hope it’s amazing! 😀

  12. The night circus was an amazing read, I hope you’ll like it as much as I did. Enjoy all new reads!

    My IMM
    melliane recently posted..In My Mailbox

  13. I’ll just repeat after everyone else here, – The Night Circus is gorgeous, so I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did! Lovely book haul!
    kara-karina recently posted..IMM#26

  14. Hmmmm… I am intrigued by The Bellweather Revivals. I had not heard of that book before.
    Beth S. recently posted..In My Mailbox (63)

    • I’m intrigued by The Bellwether Revivals too, THe Secret History by Donna Tartt is one of my favorite books of all time, so if it’s being compared to that I’m stoked!! 😀 Thanks for dropping in 😀

  15. The Night Circus looks sooooo good! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my IMM!

  16. Lindsay @ Turning the Pages says:

    Night Circus is PHENOMINAL!! Enjoy!

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages recently posted..In My Mailbox #37

  17. I so want Dark Eden. I think it would go perfect with my Horror/Thriller reading challenge. I hope you enjoy your books!

    Mary @SweepingMe recently posted..In My Mailbox {23}

  18. The Night Circus is totally excellent. I hope you absolutely fall in love with it! 🙂

    Happy reading!
    April Books & Wine recently posted..Across The Universe Beth Revis Book Review

  19. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! I can’t wait to read Dark Eden! Come check out my IMM!
    Paige recently posted..In My Mailbox (22)

    • Thanks, I’m super excited about Dark Eden it’s so interesting that it’s got an app to go with it to enhance the experience! 😀 Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  20. Fictitious Musings says:

    Great books. The Night Circus is awesome. I haven’t read Dark Eden but it sounds really good. Enjoy your new goodies.
    Fictitious Musings recently posted..In My Mailbox: Breathless Reads plus some

  21. Thanks for stopping in 🙂 I hope that Dark Eden and Night Circus are as good as the hype 😀

  22. Awww thanks 😀 Thanks so much for dropping in 🙂

  23. njoy all

  24. Ooh, The Bellwether Revivals sounds AMAZING. Definitely adding that on GR!

    My IMM

    • Yes, I was totally excited when I read the synopsis on netgalley! I felt like I’d discovered a little gem, I love The Secret History so much and if this compares in any way I’m going to be in loooove 😀

  25. I hadn’t heard of these before. I’m definitely going to have to check them out.

    Hope you enjoy them!

    My IMM

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time
    Danica Page recently posted..In My Mailbox (14)

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m really excited for Dark Eden and The Night Circus, and The Bellwether Revivals is so intriguing I hope I love them too 😀 (Otherwise people will probably clobber me for not liking Night Circus at least LOL) 😀

  26. Oh my goodness, April! EPIC MAILBOX! The Night Circus! I hear such amazing thinggs… and Dark Eden? OK, I’d been fascinated by the gorgeous cover and hype before, but this is the first time I’ve read the blurb… ah… wow? It SOUNDS AMAZING! Can’t wait for your review! ♥

    • I know! When I opened the bag from my aunt, and saw it was Dark Eden I was seriously SQUEEING! LOL It does sound amazing and I’m SOOO interested in the premise it sounds creepy in a fantastic way 😀 Thanks for stopping by *jumps up and down* 😀 PS I’ve heard you’re reading The Fever series which is OMGGGGGGGGGGG *dances* I read that at the tail end of last year, the last book the first week of January and it was SOOOOOO AMAZINGTASTIC! I almost have no words, SOO SOO GOOD 😀 I’m SOOO stoked you’re reading it!! VA and Fever are definitely two of my fav series of all time 😀 OK I’ve seriously rambled enough hahhaha

  27. Thanks! I’ve heard great stuff too so I’m hoping I love it like everyone else 😀 Thanks for stopping in 😀

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