Goldsboro Books Subscriptions – April 2021

Oh this month was all about those stenciled edged. Again!

I know I go on about them a lot but the Goldsboro edges are always so epic and they in themselves are worth the price of the subscription for me.

I’m still rereading a lot so from now on just assume I’ve not read the monthly books! 🙈

April Prem1er – Tall Bones – Anna Bailey

Prem1er subscription details can be found here.

I’m thinking of keeping this one for spooky season! I’m a big True Crime fan and this sounds very true crime-ish!

I love the transparent dust jacket and the printed cover but the whole book, end pages and sprayed edges, is kind of epic.

When seventeen-year-old Emma leaves her best friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes, like most girls her age, that their lives are just beginning. Many things will happen that night, but Emma will never see her friend again.

Abi’s disappearance cracks open the façade of the small town of Whistling Ridge, its intimate history of long-held grudges and resentment. Even within Abi’s family, there are questions to be asked – of Noah, the older brother whom Abi betrayed, of Jude, the shining younger sibling who hides his battle scars, of Dolly, her mother and Samuel, her father – both in thrall to the fire and brimstone preacher who holds the entire town in his grasp. Then there is Rat, the outsider, whose presence in the town both unsettles and excites those around him.

Anything could happen in Whistling Ridge, this tinder box of small-town rage, and all it will take is just one spark – the truth of what really happened that night out at the Tall Bones…

Tall Bones by Anna Bailey

April GSFF – Sistersong – Lucy Holland (Trade Edition)

Waitlist for the GSFF subscription and buying options for previous picks can be found here.

I’d like to read this one soon as I’ve heard amazing things about it apparently it’s very matriarchal so I’m all over that!

535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador’s children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans.

Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal.

Keyne battles to be seen as the king’s son, when born a daughter.

And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold – a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It’s a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.

Sistersong by Lucy Holland

This month had a very blue theme and the end pages for Sistersong really complemented Tall Bones. Also love the dedication in this one!

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