Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

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Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Publish Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Ecco

I've had good and just okay experiences with Lauren Oliver. But I still think she's an incredibly talented author and beautiful writer. I'm excited to check out her first adult novel..

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.


  1. As a huge Lauren Oliver fan, I am so excited for this book. I'm really happy to see that she's writing an adult book because I've been feeling like I'm a bit too old for reading mostly YA.

  2. I've had this book on my TBR for a little while now - it sounds really, really cool! :D

  3. This sounds like something I would LOVE. I also really like the cover, thank you sooo much for introducing me to this :)

  4. I've really enjoyed all the YA titles I've read from Oliver (Before I Fall, Panic and Delirium) so I'm definitely looking forward to reading her first adult title.
    Thanks for sharing this one :)

  5. I love Lauren's writing and will read anything she puts out. This one sounds interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  6. Hmm, could be interesting - I do like a good ghost story.

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  7. I've only read her Panic, which I didn't like at all, but I'm not giving up yet. This sounds more my type anyway. :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  8. This sounds excellent. I was so disappointed that i missed out on this at BEA, but I'm hoping it will be out soon enough.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  9. No way! Lauren Oliver wrote a new book??? I have to get it. She has such a nice writing style.
    -Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies

  10. I have not yet read Lauren Oliver...and I'm not a YA fan....but this adult novel sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I liked the Delirium trilogy, despite not entirely liking the ending. I am excited to see what this book is like.

  12. Definitely excited for this one as well! I even posted it as one of my WoW's too. It's by Lauren Oliver, I mean, come on! I'm interested to see how she does with an adult novel....Can't wait!!
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    Michelle @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

  13. I've seen this one around! I absolutely love Lauren Oliver.

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  14. This one looks thrilling, and i hear that Lauren Oliver is a great writer so hopefully it's as good as it sounds. Great pick!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  15. I enjoyed her Delirium trilogy but didn't love it. Still excited to read her adult work!

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  16. I love Lauren Oliver, and I absolutely can't wait for this book to come out.
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  17. Nice! Haven't read this author but hear good things! Hope you enjoy it!

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  18. I really like Lauren Oliver's writing and am looking forward to seeing what this book has to offer :) I hope you enjoy it!

  19. I heard about this one, too bad I'm a little bit afraid of giving it a try after Delirium :)

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