WHAT ARE WE READING? Books of the Week


E. Shaver, Bookseller has curated a collection of three enthralling books that have captivated readers with their unique themes and storytelling styles. These novels are "Weyward" by Emilia Hart, "Bunny" by Mona Awad, and "Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky. These books were chosen for their ability to transport readers into new worlds and immerse them in thought-provoking narratives. From Hart's exploration of family relationships and secrets to Awad's darkly humorous take on female friendships and Tchaikovsky's epic tale of survival and evolution, these books are sure to captivate readers with their captivating stories. So, let's dive into these spellbinding novels and see what makes them a must-read for any book lover.

"Weyward" by Emilia Hart tells a story of a girl named Alex who experiences intense emotional pain due to her father's death. Alex's father was a Shakespearean actor, and Alex found solace in his performances, which made her feel closer to him. However, after his death, she discovered a manuscript in his belongings, which exposes family secrets that lead her on a journey to uncover the truth. "Weyward" explores themes of grief, love, and familial relationships. The book highlights the significance of family, the impact of secrets, and the consequences of hiding the truth. Hart's narrative style is intriguing, and the story is engaging, making it difficult to put down. Overall, "Weyward" is a book that will capture your heart and make you reflect on the importance of family and honesty.

"Bunny" by Mona Awad is a darkly humorous novel that delves into the complexities of female friendship. The story is centered around Samantha, a graduate student at Warren University, who is invited to join a prestigious writing workshop led by her favorite professor. Samantha quickly becomes enmeshed in a clique of four women, who call themselves the "Bunnies." The "Bunnies" are strange and otherworldly, with a peculiar interest in the occult. As Samantha becomes increasingly involved with them, she discovers that their connection runs deeper than she thought. "Bunny" explores themes of friendship, identity, and power. Awad's writing style is imaginative and unique, with a touch of magical realism. The book is a page-turner, and the plot twists will leave you on the edge of your seat. "Bunny" is a brilliant exploration of the complexities of female relationships and the lengths we will go to feel accepted.

"Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a science fiction novel that tells the story of humanity's struggle for survival in a universe that has turned against them. In the book, humans leave a dying Earth to find a new home on a distant planet. However, the planet is already inhabited by an intelligent species, and the two must coexist if they are to survive. The novel explores themes of evolution, colonization, and the relationship between humans and nature. Tchaikovsky's world-building is exceptional, and the story is both thought-provoking and thrilling. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is engaging, making it a must-read for any science fiction fan. "Children of Time" is an epic tale of survival and evolution that will keep you engaged until the very end.

Whether you're a fan of mystery, dark humor, or science fiction, these books are a must-read. Visit eshaverbooks.com or stop by the shop at 326 Bull St.

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