Aaaaaah my August Prem1er has FINALLY arrived, on 30th December 2021.
I’ve decided, given how much joy the delivery gave me (even late), I’m going to keep going with these subscriptions in 2022. It’s really not the fault of the shop (or only their fault anyway) and they are a great investment.
That being said, I was in the mood to read these in August and not so much now. Mrs March is kind of speaking to me though so might not be too long.
August Prem1er – Mrs. March by Virginia Feito
Prem1er subscription details can be found here.
A twenty-first-century Highsmith, Virginia Feito conjures the unforgettable Mrs. March, an Upper East Side housewife whose life is shattered by her husband’s latest novel.
In this astonishing debut, the venerable but gossipy New York literary scene is twisted into a claustrophobic fun house of paranoia, horror, and wickedly dark humor. George March’s latest novel is a smash. No one is prouder than Mrs. March, his doting wife. But one morning, the shopkeeper of her favorite patisserie suggests that his protagonist is based on Mrs. March herself: “But . . . ―isn’t she . . .’ Mrs. March leaned in and in almost a whisper said, ‘a whore?” Clutching her ostrich-leather pocketbook, she flees, that one casual remark destroying her belief that she knew everything about her husband―as well as herself. Suddenly, Mrs. March is hurled into a harrowing journey that builds to near psychosis, one that begins merely within the pages of a book but may uncover both a killer and the long-buried secrets of her past.Mrs. March by Virginia Feito
August GSFF – The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse
Waitlist for the GSFF subscription and buying options for previous picks can be found here.
My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.
All my life, I have been torn between two legacies: that of my father, whose roots trace back to the right hand of the Emperor. That of my mother’s family, who reject the oppressive Empire and embrace the resistance.
I can choose between them – between protecting my family, or protecting my people – or I can search out a better path . . . a magical path, filled with secrets, unbound by Empire or resistance, which could shake my world to its very foundation.
But my search for freedom will entangle me in a war between the gods themselves . . .The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse
I’m not that excited about this one. The book itself is beautiful and it sounds perfectly fine but it also sounds like a million other books I’ve read. I’m hoping it’s a very vague synopsis so that it will be surprising. The problem with that is I can’t see it climbing up my very large TBR anytime soon. I’d be very happy if it ended up being a book I was annoyed about not reading sooner though! 😀