Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.
When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, “Gabriel’s Inferno” is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible…forgiveness and love.
Guta: Me before You, Jojo Moyes
Maeva: The Book of Broken Hearts, Sarah Ockler
I read this month:
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jennifer E. Smith
- Sea Fever, Sarah Mason
- Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver
- Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard
- 15 books for work
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
- Dare You To, Katie McGarry
It’s giveaway time on Murphy’s Library!
Every time we check our daily pageviews we see that lots of people come to see our blog, read our posts, spend time with our ideas, but don’t share what they think about it with us
It’s sad, but we want to change it! How? Every month we will have a giveaway that will show our love for your comments.
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Waiting on Wednesday, but we decided not to have a specific day for it,
and we modified a few details from the original. On Is it out yet?
we’ll talk a little bit about a book we’re anxious to be released and why.
Attention! This is the forth book of a series of a Vampire Academy series spin-off,
so if you haven’t read the series, Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, and The Indigo Spell
yet and don’t want to know spoilers, don’t read this post!
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her…
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
How it’s going to work: We’ll post an excerpt of the book,
without spoilers, and we’ll make a little note about our reading,
with an expected publication date for the review, if any.
My book for today’s Coming up next… is Sarah Mason’s Sea Fever, a book I’ve been wanting to read for some months now. I liked it very much but, at the same time, I think I was expecting to love it, and got a little frustrated in my expectations.
There’s an excerpt below:
“You can’t come with me (…) because if I spent another week with you then I wouldn’t be able to let you go. And that really wouldn’t be fair on you. You deserve someone who can look after you.”
My review of Sea Fever should be up in the beginning of next month.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
that we gave up on reading. If you like the idea, please, feel free to share your
Murphy’s favorite books too.
Important: This post shows our opinion, and our opinion only. We would like to note that people can (and probably will) like these books for the same reasons we didn’t like it. It’s not a flame, we don’t have the intention of bad-mouth the author or their books. It’s a review, but it is not under the Reviews category because we couldn’t finish reading or took a long time to do it. Sometimes a book that one of us liked can be featured here because the other didn’t like it. Again: it is just our opinion.
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost—how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers… to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash…
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked: Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss—maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it’s his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.
Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship.
And then one night everything changes… And none of them will ever be the same.