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AS I AM NOW CO-HOSTING EXPLORING MY BOOKS WITH ADDLEPATES AND BOOK NERDS, OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK IS

A book I’m not sure about

9781101998298_Riverkeep_HC_CvLib.inddFor this week’s topic, I’ve decided to go with a book I am currently reading. It was one of the first books that sprang to mind when I contemplated this topic,  Riverkeep by Martin Stewart. I received this as an ebook from penguin. I’ve hardly started (only about a chapter in),  but I’m already unsure about it. It has started off a lot creepier than I had been expecting. (Creepier than the first chapter of Goblet of Fire, which was one I couldn’t read at night alone.) At this point, I’m not even sure I’ll be able to bring myself to finish the book.

 

Riverkeep BY Martin Stewart

From Goodreads

The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the current Riverkeep, is proud of this work. Wull dreads it. And in one week, when he comes of age, he will have to take over.
Then the unthinkable happens. While recovering a drowned man, Wull’s father is pulled under—and when he emerges, he is no longer himself. A dark spirit possesses him, devouring him from the inside. In an instant, Wull is Riverkeep. And he must care for his father, too.
When he hears that a cure for his father lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, he embarks on an epic journey down the river that his family has so long protected—but never explored. Along the way, he faces death in any number of ways, meets people and creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and finds courage he never knew he possessed.

Which book weren’t you sure about?

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To participate in the Exploring Your Bookshelf meme hosted by Addlepates and Bookworms and myself, here’s what you do:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too).
  2. We’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc.
  3. Then give us the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, come back to one of our posts and send us a link! We promise to check out all of your posts!
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